Year: It Seems Like Forever
New York State has an entire set of bizarre laws on the books, some of which date from colonial times, and some of which address out-of-date, one-of-a-kind, or simply strange circumstances:
When one is in a elevator, one is not permitted to talk to anyone and must look straight ahead at the door with one's arms crossed.
You are not allowed to divorce for irreconcilable difference unless the parties agree to it.
It is illegal for people to stand in public with two or more other people with their faces covered by masks or disguising their identity.
Slippers are not to be worn after 10pm
It is legal for women to be topless in public, as long as it is not for business purposes.
People cannot greet each other with their thumb up against their nose while wiggling their fingers.
It is against the law to throw a ball at someone's face for fun.
A license must be purchased before hanging clothes on a clothesline.
A person is not allowed to walk around Sundays with an ice cream cone in his or her pocket.
A $25 fine can be levied for flirting.
It is illegal for women to wear body hugging clothing.
Jumping off a building is illegal and punishable by death.
In 1980, the State Senate passed a resolution to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Brooklyn Dodgers’ 1955 world championship. The resolution expressed the desire that someday the Dodgers will return to “their one and only true home.”