Some laws go back to the 1600’s and are still on the books, due to some oversight, or someone still felt that they have some validity today, or for some other unknown reason.
BE CAREFUL, warns Dr. Marks, since any law on the books can be enforced and prosecuted by over-zealous prosecutors, who are either ignorant, or looking to make a name for themselves. The tragedy here is that one can be prosecuted for some action that they had no idea was against the law, and was indeed a crime. The stories can be fodder for jokes and are very funny, unless you are the one being prosecuted for harming society.
So, which state wants your teeth to rot out of your mouth?……………………………. FINISH -->
Some other odd laws make it illegal for a cop to bite a dog, unless he feels it will calm the dog down. It is illegal in Texas to sell your eyeballs. In New Mexico it’s illegal for a woman to be unshaven in public. In Wyoming, it is illegal to take a picture of a rabbit between January and April without a permit. In Indiana it is illegal to be in public within 4 hours of eating garlic or onions. In San Antonio, you can go to jail for flirting. In the state of Washington, a motorist must stop and call the chief of police if he has criminal intentions as he enters the city. In Eurika, Nevada, it is illegal to kiss a woman if you have a moustache. And finally, you can be arrested in Washington if it is proven that you were harassing Bigfoot.
As a dentist, I will go out on a limb to state that the Rhode Island law against buying toothpaste and a tooth brush, is the most heinous, as it can cause you to develop tooth decay, periodontal disease, discolored teeth, pain, bad breath, bleeding gums, and dry mouth disease. So if you have just come back form RI, and need some dental help, please CONTACT US.