It is illegal not to smile in public

In 1948, the Mayor of the City of Pocatello, George Phillips, passed an ordinance making it illegal not to smile in Pocatello. The “Smile Ordinance” was passed tongue in cheek as a result of an exceptionally severe winter, which had dampened the spirit of city employees and citizens alike. The ordinance unintentionally remained on the […]

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Clove or other non-harmful cigarettes are illegal

The Federal government wants to make sure plenty of people are still funneling their money towards’ big tobacco’s products, even if they do kill them. SEC. 907. TOBACCO PRODUCT STANDARDS. ‘(a) In General- ‘(1) SPECIAL RULES- ‘(A) SPECIAL RULE FOR CIGARETTES- Beginning 3 months after the date of enactment of the Family Smoking Prevention and […]

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Every business must have spitoons and clean them every 24 hours

§ 378-5 D.Every corporation, proprietor or other person owning, operating or controlling any store, factory, theater or other building or room which is used in common by the public or any depot or railroad station shall provide a sufficient number of nonabsorbent receptacles for expectoration and shall provide for the thorough cleansing and disinfection thereof […]

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It was illegal to bathe within sight of your own house in the daytime (Repealed)

Chapter 113 § 6 Sec 6. No person shall within the view of any dwelling house or of any public road, street or wharf, in the day time, bathe or swim without necessity, or expose his person indecently in dressing or undressing for the purpose of swimming or bathing, or otherwise, without necessity.

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