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beach sand
There are a lot of silly laws on the books. Take this one, for example from the Municipal Code of the City of Manhattan Beach, California:

12.08.300 – Throwing missiles.

No person shall throw, or otherwise propel, any missile, or mud or sand anywhere on the beach.

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frog jump jumping
Plenty of people eat frogs legs. Be forewarned, though, if you live in California, there are some frogs legs you can’t legally eat? Huh?, you must be wondering. Well, as set forth in The California Fish and Game Code:

6883.  Any person may possess any number of live frogs to use in

frog-jumping contests, but if such a frog dies or is killed, it must

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disc golf
There’s a certain part of Helena, Montana where – let’s just say if you’re going there, LEAVE YOUR DISC AT HOME, lest you be accused of folfing.  You really don’t know what “folf” means? Well, as defined by the Helena Montana Code, folf is “A game formally called disc golf. It is played with golf discs and simulates the game of golf in accordance with the rules of golf on a course usually containing nine (9) to eighteen (18) “holes” or “tones”. The holes or tones are predesignated stationary targets. The purpose of the game is to hit each of the targets with the golf disc with a minimum number of throws.”

But you can’t just folf anywhere. No sir.


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cigarette smoking ashes burning lit
You probably just assumed The Juice was talking about somewhere in the United States, didn’t you? It’s always about us! Well, this time it’s about Taiwan, as reported in The China Post:

Motor vehicle drivers caught smoking while driving on busy roads will soon be fined NT$600, according to a package of amendments coming into force next year aimed at raising the penalties for various offenses affecting traffic safety.

Amendments to the Road Traffic Management and Penalty Act (道路交通管理處罰條例部分條文修正案) passed in the Legislative Yuan after their third reading yesterday.

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junk junkyard yard
Like it’s not hard enough to make a living as a junk dealer.  In Wyoming, apparently you have to breathalyze the person before you can buy the junk!  And why just junk dealers?  Here’s the law:

33-18-105. Purchase from intoxicated persons.

No person, firm or corporation engaged in the buying or selling of junk metals, rubber, rags or paper, shall purchase any articles from any person appearing to be intoxicated, nor from any person known to have been convicted of larceny or theft, and when any person is found to be the owner of stolen property, which had been so sold, the property shall be returned to the owner thereof without the payment of any money on the part of the owner.

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steam whistle
Please keep in mind that this is the same town, Kure Beach, North Carolina, that outlawed thong bathing suits. Anyway, way back when (way pre-thong), folks must have been going crazy with their steam whistles.  Why would the Juice hazard this guess? This is from the Kure Beach nuisance laws:

Sec. 11-31. Certain noises prohibited.

(a) The creation and continuation of any loud, disturbing and unnecessary noises in the town is hereby prohibited…

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If you are prone to occasionally jostling, you’ll want to stay out of Topeka, Kansas. Why? The long (non-jostling) arm of the law, that’s why. From the Topeka Municipal Code:

9.45.060 Jostling, crowding.

It shall be unlawful to be found jostling or roughly crowding or pushing any person in any public place.

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all you can eat buffet
What, you think The Juice is joking? No my friend, this subject is way too serious to joke about. Per the International Business Times:

A Saudi cleric named Saleh al-Fawzan has issued fatwa against all-you-can-eat buffets in Saudi Arabia. He made the statement on a Saudi Quranic TV station.

Fawzan said the value and quantity of the food sold should be predetermined before hand.

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child kid drinking beer alcohol
The Juice does not have a problem with parents letting an older teenager have a drink in their own home. But this New Zealand law goes way, way beyond that, and extends outside of the home. In fact, it’s not clear what the outer limits are. As reported by The Otago Daily Times (New Zealand):

A Dunedin man was shocked when a health adviser confirmed young children could be supplied alcohol by a ”responsible” guardian. Steve Hayward contacted the Health Promotion Agency information line after finding their pamphlet on ”under-18” drinking in a Dunedin bar. ”I couldn’t believe what I was reading.”

The pamphlet in question detailed law changes concerning supplying alcohol for under-18s, which came into effect on December 18.  The brochure noted as long as the person supplying the alcohol was the parent or guardian, alcohol could be supplied in a responsible manner.  The brochure also noted that if consent was needed from a parent or guardian, then an email or text was sufficient.