We did some research and found an article from Money Inc. that broke down some of these bizarre laws that are still in effect in the great state of New York. We looked at some of the most memorable, including laws on how to hold a hose in your lawn, how not to treat pigeons, and much, much more. Here`s one for New York`s list of strange laws. For those who believe in lasting entertainment, putting a puppet on your hand and playing with it in your window seemed like a good replacement for the old Zenith TV. Unfortunately, this was not the case. You know the ones I`m talking about: laws prohibiting murder, drunk driving, parking in front of fire hydrants and so on are prudent and help maintain order in society. When someone breaks any of these laws, the usual reaction is, “Really?” In Buffalo, it is illegal to throw a ball at someone`s head. ! So much for the fathers and sons who play catching in the old yard.
Here are ten of Buffalo`s strangest laws. New York State has literally thousands of laws on its books and many are no longer enforced. We found a list of some of these laws and thought we should let you know, you might be breaking the law without even knowing it. I`m sure a lot of people have heard of laws they can`t believe are in the books or ever have been. We know that when the school bus lights are flashing, we have to stop until the lights go out. We all know that you can`t rob or murder anyone, or a host of other laws that are simply public knowledge. You have to go back a long way, when certain laws were included in the books to understand why they are laws in the first place. New York State was a very different place 100 or 200 years ago and some laws fall through the cracks – meaning they`re not enforced and/or they`re so ridiculous they just aren`t. It turns out there are a lot more savage laws we couldn`t talk about, so we compiled a list of ten other bizarre laws that still exist in New York, according to Money Inc.`s article on the subject.
I wonder when someone was last convicted of breaking one of these laws? If so, I would like to talk to them. Repealing laws is no small feat. In fact, some may say that it is much easier to create a law than to repeal it. Regardless, the fact that there are many, many old laws in books today that are obsolete today is important, meaning they have no bearing on how we live today. In fact, there are many laws today that were based solely on superstition and had nothing to do with facts. To give you an idea, let`s now take a look at some of the strangest laws in the books of the great state of New York. In a way, these ridiculous rules are still laws in Buffalo. Here in upstate New York, there are strange, crazy, ridiculous laws that some people probably break all the time.
If I look at some of them, I have certainly broken at least two or three. Thus. Fess Up: Did you break any of those crazy laws in Buffalo? Tell us your rebellious stories in the comments! Thanks for reading our list of New York`s strange laws. As strange as it may seem, the habit of making a law and removing it from books when it is no longer relevant is a difficult cookie to manipulate. No matter how stupid one of these laws is, there may have been a good reason to make them. However, times are changing and many laws are becoming obsolete. We are pretty easy-going people here in Buffalo. Seven meters of snow in one weekend? No problem.
Seventeen years without a playoff series? Well. But if you even remember to greet us by “putting your thumb on your nose and wiggling your fingers”, we will hand you over to the authorities! This is just one of many crazy laws that still exist in Buffalo. Take a look and see if you broke any of them! But somehow, Buffalo, there are several laws that are actually in the books in our beautiful city that you may not know about. And some of them will make you shake your head in astonishment. I shared this strange law with my cousin while we were on FaceTime. She frowned and slowly slid her fingers through her silky hair extensions. Then there are the other laws. These are often outdated, absurd and seem to have been introduced due to a single incident that probably dates back centuries. They were ratified anyway, and often most people even forget that they exist. However, before visiting a new city, I usually familiarize myself with its fundamental laws.
Shame, shame, shame on those of you who love to dye your rabbit skins in different colors. Why would anyone take the time to enact such a law? Only God knows, leave them as they are. Oh good day, we`re sure this will alleviate some of your weekend joys, as you can no longer skydive and jump from planes, cliffs or buildings. However, if Buffalo, NY – Like many New Yorkers, I find myself for the Bills. After all, they`ll likely finish the season with more wins than the Giants and Jets combined. And so I could see a playoff game at Highmark. When you get in an elevator, you don`t need to talk to anyone and cross your hands while looking at the door. It`s just stupid.
The legislature of the state that proposed this should have been impeached. We are all very aware of the long arm of the law. We know most of the things we shouldn`t do. We know that an eight-sided red sign means stopping at an intersection. And that those with the white border are optional. At least, that`s what my father always told me. I think it`s perfectly acceptable to throw a ball at someone as long as you`re not having fun. The next time a stranger smiles and asks for your phone number, you might suggest, “Oh, I understand. You want my number so I can send you a reminder of the $25 flirting penalty you have to pay. Isn`t it? The most interesting thing is that here in the United States, each state varies as much as each county or city. What is illegal in one place may not be illegal in another state. When was the last time you saw a spy in a company? This legislation is probably no longer necessary.
Throwing a ball at someone`s head – If I had known I was a child, I would have ended up with much more than a bar of soap in my mouth. I mean seriously, how are you supposed to play a real dodgeball game with this law? If you can dodge a key, you can dodge a bullet. Don`t throw it at someone`s head. Please, and thanks.PS: This also applies to snowballs In the village of Sag Harbor on Long Island, it is illegal for anyone to bathe in any of the waters within the commercial boundaries of the village, unless they are wearing an appropriate swimsuit or covering, or undressing in any of the streets or public squares or in a car or cart in these Streets. Again, it is very obvious that both sides should agree that they cannot resolve their differences. § 98-8. No person may operate a bootblack kiosk or work, rent or earn as a bootblack in the city, or permit or require any of its employees to perform such work after 1:00 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon.
However, this section does not apply to persons who live. Hanging clothes without permission – So I haven`t hung my clothes outside since I was a kid growing up in my parents` house. Thanks to the wonder of modern technology known as the dryer, this one has not been a problem for me. But if you want to get that crunchy outdoor laundry smell, make sure you have your papers in order. Yes, you know who they are, those pesky finger agitators. Damn thinking in New York to write a law that will keep them in place! Ah, we know who you are, imagine that, comb your pets and go out late at night to sell their hair on the black market. Fortunately, local authorities were informed of this dark activity and a law was passed to stop it. “Well,” she said, “thank God horsehair is still legal!” The offender shows his cup of 7-Eleven.
“Sorry, but I transferred the tomato soup to this cup of slurpee. And so I am just following the orders of this cup. According to the New York City Transit Authority, women are allowed to be topless when they take the subway. New York law states that if a man can be somewhere shirtless, a woman gets the same right. The decision was made and implemented after a group of women were arrested while testing regulations in the subway. This list is equally bizarre, covering several issues with ice cream cones, where a donkey can and can`t sleep, and many other entertaining topics. We would have liked to invent them from scratch, but unfortunately we did not. As far as we know, these are genuine, and we hope you enjoy each and every one of them. “Hey, buddy,” a security guard warns.
“It`s illegal to talk to people while taking this elevator!” If this law had been enforced, how many of us would never have been born? Most men would not know that they were breaking this law. § 352-1. Speed at public road intersections. A steam railroad is not permitted to drive a locomotive or rail cars at a speed greater than six (6) miles per hour on a highway in the City of Buffalo. Carrying an ice cream cone, in my bag on Sundays – I wish I had lived in a time when people walked around with ice cream cones in their pockets on Sundays with reckless dedication. I mean, seriously, it was such a big problem that they had to put this law on the books? 6.