Charts & Graphs

When in Rome

Statutes still on the books.

  • No man may buy drinks for more than three people in any single round.

    Nyala, NV

  • No man may marry until he proves himself worthy by hunting and killing either six blackbirds or three crows.

    Truro, MS

  • No fireman may rescue a woman who is wearing a nightgown. If a woman wants to be rescued, she must be fully clothed.

    St. Louis, MO

  • No child may burp during a church service. Failure to comply may result in a parent’s arrest.

    Omaha, NE

  • No driver may run out of gas.

    Youngstown, OH

  • No man may simultaneously eat peanuts and walk backward while a concert is being performed.

    Greene, NY

  • No child under the age of seven may attend college.

    Winston-Salem, NC

  • No one except a baby may ride in a baby carriage.

    Roderfield, WV

  • No one may tickle a girl under the chin with a feather duster.

    Portland, ME

  • No woman may hang her lingerie in public view.

    Los Angeles, CA