Local authorities can impose fines on people hiking nude in the Alps in the conservative canton of Appenzell.
You can be fined $20 for swearing in public.
Police in the town of 22,000 will be writing tickets bearing fines in that amount to those who foul its public places with profanity after residents voted 183-50 in June 2012 that they were mad as *#%@& and weren’t going to take it anymore.
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…
One may not whistle in the bathroom
No person shall stand or climb on any closet, closet seat, basin, partition, or other furniture or fitting; or loiter about, or push, crowd, or otherwise act in disorderly manner; or interfere with any attendant in the discharge of his or her duties; or whistle, dance, sing, skate, or swear, or use obscene, loud, and…
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…
It is illegal to gossip within city limits
50-5 Disturbing the peace. It shall be unlawful for any person within the corporate limits of the town to willfully disturb the peace of others by repeating or uttering slander, scandal, malicious gossip or rumour, calculated to provoke a breach of the peace.
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…
Police Offenses Act (repealed)
The nation’s Parliament passed the Police Offenses Act in 1928. It remained in force until a new Act was passed in 1981. The old Police Offenses Act covered a raft of misdemeanors. It was, for example, an offense to allow a mare to be mated within site of a public road. Why it was all…
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.