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Weird, Fishy Laws Easy To Break

There are many weird and bizarre laws out there. For example, did you know that in Illinois you `cannot kiss or nuzzle your reptile.'

There are many weird and bizarre laws out there. For example, did you know that in Illinois you `cannot kiss or nuzzle your reptile.'

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 0:57 GMT

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – There are so many weird, fishy laws out there, it’s impossible to be a rule-abiding citizen at all times.

That’s the verdict from attorney Nathan Belofsky, author of The Book Of Strange And Curious Legal Oddities (Perigee), out August 3.

The lawyer says that with so many stupid laws in place – like in Canada, where it’s illegal to pay for something with more than 25 pennies – everyone’s bound to be a criminal sometime.

Belofsky is constantly shocked by the odd rules that govern, but chalks it up to humans liking order no matter how ridiculous.

In Rome, for example, spherical fishbowls have been banned since 2004 when it was decided that making fish swim around in a circle was “animal cruelty.” Square aquariums, however, are perfectly fine.

Meanwhile, in New Orleans it’s unlawful to throw rodents during a parade and in South Carolina you can’t go fishing with a yo-yo.

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