1…. Canada’s Criminal Code states that anyone, “offending a public place with a bad smell” is liable to two years in jail. If that’s true where are the Feds when someone stinks up a grocery store aisle with a “silent but deadly”?
2…. One old law in British Columbia makes it illegal to kill a Sasquatch (big foot). Another in Toronto makes it illegal for pigs to run in the streets. This became law in 1834 and has never been changed. I’ll have to remember that the next time my neighbors take their pot bellied pig out for a run.
3…. Margarine was banned from Canada in 1886. However, in Quebec it is illegal for margarine to be the same color as butter. For years, it was illegal in that province to have margarine in your refrigerator. It costs $100,000 per month for Quebec to produce non-butter colored margarine. I knew about the Quebec law, but I didn’t know about margarine being banned in all of Canada. That law must have changed ’cause I have margarine in my fridge.
4…. In Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, all cyclists are required to carry a kerosene lantern, which can be seen plainly. Oh that must be fun when they wipe out!
5…. You cannot release ten or more helium-filled balloons in any City of Toronto park within a 24 hour period. But, I have Compulsive Obsessive disorder and I MUST release eleven helium-filled balloons every day or else the world will stop turning! What am I going to do if I get caught?
6…. In Fort Qu’ Appelle, Saskatchewan all teenagers walking down the main street must have their shoes tied. Tied to what? I’m picturing a row of teens walking, each with one shoe tied to their nearest neighbors shoe.
7…. According to a British law passed in 1845, attempting to commit suicide was a capital offense. Offenders could be hanged for trying. LOL what irony.
8…. In Michigan, it is illegal to chain an alligator to a fire hydrant.
9…. On the island of Jersey it’s against the law for a man to knit during the fishing season.
10…. In Fairbanks, Alaska it is illegal to feed a moose alcoholic beverages.
11…. It is illegal to hunt camels in the state of Arizona.
12…. Mailing an entire building has been illegal in the U.S. since 1916 when a man mailed a 40,000-ton brick house across Utah to avoid high freight rates.
13…. and finally … In Texas it is illegal to have sex with a fish; in Florida it is illegal to get a fish drunk; and N.Carolina thought both laws were so good so they passed a law stating it’s illegal to have sex with a drunk fish.
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