Sometimes reality is a little on the weird side.

It is illegal to give beer to hospital patients, I think that goes for pretty much any hospital in this day and age.

It is illegal to frighten a pigeon. You could face a $20 fine or a month of jail time.

Defacing a milk carton is punishable by a $10 fine.

At a wake, mourners may eat no more than three sandwiches. You're there to mourn, not munch. Nothing more unsightly than a grieving person eating more than three sandwiches.

If you snore you are not lucky in this one. Snoring is prohibited unless all bedroom windows are closed and securely locked.

An old ordinance declares goatees illegal unless you first pay a special license fee for the privilege of wearing one in public.

Taxi drivers are prohibited from making love in the front seat of their taxi during their
shifts.

EWWWWW! You may not, at any time take a crap on your neighbor.

You have to wonder how this law came to be. Fowl, particularly roosters, are prohibited from going into bakeries.

Is that a Gorilla in your back seat? Gorillas are not allowed in the back seat of any car.

It is illegal to go to bed without first having a full bath.

Children may smoke, but they may not purchase cigarettes.

Quakers and witches are banned. I knew about the witch one but Quakers too!

Massachusetts liquor stores can only open on Sundays if they are in Berkshire, Essex, Franklin, Middlesex, or Worcester counties and are within 10 miles of the Vermont or New Hampshire borders.

Alcoholic drink specials are illegal. That's why we don't have a ladies night

Public boxing matches are outlawed.


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