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Stupid Laws from South Carolina

It is illegal to display a confederate flag on a courthouse.

By law, if a man promises to marry an unmarried woman, the marriage must take place.

Railroad companies may be held liable in some instances for scaring horses.

A railroad my not remove itself from a town of more than five hundred people.

Fortune tellers are required to obtain a special permit from the state.

Dance halls may not operate on Sundays.

No work may be done on Sunday.

An exception to the above law is that light bulbs may be sold.

Musical instruments may not be sold on Sunday.

Performing a U-turn within 1,000 feet of an intersection is illegal.

It is considered an offense to get a tattoo.

Horses may not be kept in bathtubs.

It is illegal to sell any alcoholic beverages on Sunday, unless you own a private club.

A permit must be obtained to fire a missile.

When approaching a four way or blind intersection in a non-horse driven vehicle you must stop 100 ft from the intersection and discharge a firearm into the air to warn horse traffic.

It is perfectly legal to beat your wife on the court house steps on Sundays.

Every adult male must bring a rifle to church on Sunday in order to ward off Indian attacks.

It is a capital offense to inadvertently kill someone while attempting suicide.

A person must be eighteen years old to play a pinball machine.

The Fire Department may blow up your house. This law was made so that the fire department could create a fire brake. (Charleston )

It is against the law to drive a motorized vehicle on King Street. (Charleston )

Lifeguards must be present at apartment complex pools, but only after 11:00 PM. (Clemson )

Sexually oriented businesses may not open for business on Sundays. (Clemson )

Bitches in heat shall be confined. (Clemson )

Horses are to wear pants at all times. (Fountain Inn )

The drinking age on Furman University campus is 60 years old. (Greenville )

It is illegal to dance in public in Lancaster. (Lancaster County )

Eating watermelons in the Magnolia Street cemetery is forbidden. (Spartanburg )