Your guide to finding outrageous city ordinances and silly state statutes
Where every state -- including this one -- has loony laws on the books
Misery breeds company but it better not bring on a smorgasbord binge! Mourners at a wake may not eat more than three sandwiches.
Snoring is prohibited unless all bedroom windows are closed and securely locked.
An old ordinance declares goatees illegal unless you first pay a special license fee for the privilege of wearing one in public.
And from the town that brought you the Salem Witch Trials, in Salem even married couples are forbidden from sleeping in the nude in rented rooms.
In Boston it is illegal to take a bath unless one has been ordered by a physician to do so.
In 1659, the State outlawed Christmas... I'm guessing retailers got really ticked off at that one.
From an Associated Press news wire: The state of Massachusetts is drafting regulations prohibiting large-scale bakers to allow the odor of bread to be released into the atmosphere because it contains ethanol, which can break down into ozone, a component of smog. "If people have such a visceral response to this smell, they can bake their own bread," said the engineer at the state Department of Environmental Protection who drafted the regulation.