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You may not tie an alligator to a fire hydrant: 101 real dumb laws

You may not tie an alligator to a fire hydrant: 101 real dumb laws

Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > England and Wales > From Henry VIII (1547) to ca. 1775

Edition Details

  • Creators or Attribution (Responsibility): Andy Powell, Ward Schumaker, Jeff Koon
  • Biografical Information: Jeff Koon will graduate from high school in 2002. His favorite subject is history. Appearing on the Montel Williams Show with Andy in summer 2001 crowned his dot.com career. He lives in Georgia.
  • Language: English
  • Publication Information: New York : The Free Press, ©2002
  • Publication Type (Medium): Humor
  • Type: Book
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/you-may-not-tie-an-alligator-to-a-fire-hydrant-101-real-dumb-laws/ (Stable identifier)

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Online version: Koon, Jeff, 1984- You may not tie an alligator to a fire hydrant. New York: The Free Press, ©2002 (OCoLC)777381110

Short Description

156 pages : ILlustrations ; 19 cm

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Useful for students learning an area of law, You may not tie an alligator to a fire hydrant: 101 real dumb laws is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: Jeff Koon, Andy Powell ; illustrated by Ward Schumaker.
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Number of Editions: 6 editions
  • First edition Date: 2002
  • Last edition Date: 2005
  • Languages: British English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD612
  • ISBN: 0743230655 9780743230650
  • OCLC: 49225586

Publisher Description:

You May Not Tie an Alligator to a Fire Hydrant is a collection of the 101 dumbest real federal, city, and state laws in America, compiled by Jeff Koon and Andy Powell, a couple of high school seniors with a Web site VIsited by hundreds of thousands of browsers every month. These laws will astonish, possibly outrage, and certainly amuse citizens everywhere.
Here you will learn that forgetting to close a gate is against the law in Nevada
that flying a kite is ILlegal in Schaumburg, Illinois
and that shaking carpets in the street in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is strictly forbidden. You probably haven't tried cutting off your arm to make people feel sorry for you — but if you live in Alabama, it is against the law. Many Texans will be surprised to learn that their hoes must be no less than four feet long. Perhaps more disturbingly, Indianans will be forced to recognize that being sexually aroused in public could get them arrested. With so many potential legal pitfalls around us all, it is comforting, finally, to learn in these pages that, in Alaska, the people who make laws have sagely concluded that emergencies are “held to a minimum and are rarely found to exist.”
This hilarious compilation features forty-six original ILlustrations by award-winning artist Ward Schumaker that brilliantly capture the absurdity of so many of our laws with a light and elegant touch.
WARNING
These laws, all verified by the authors and presented along with a reference to the corresponding federal, state, or city statute, may cause readers to lose any desire to pursue a career in law.

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People 13
Animals 67
Things 103.

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From Henry VIII (1547) to ca. 1775

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