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  1. Robert Musil

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    Was really hoping it was just her, so she could retire from being Queen but still keep people guessing if she was gonna push the button. Or go freelance. Sounds like an ideal retirement gig. Queen Mum and Private Nuclear Deterrence for Hire, serious inquiries only.
     
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  3. big soft moose

    big soft moose An Admoostrator Staff Supporter Contributor Community Volunteer

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    its so hot here a couple of hobbits just came by and threw a ring into our office
     
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    Best. Line. Of. The. Day.

    Stealing it immediately.
     
  5. GrahamLewis

    GrahamLewis Survivor Contributor

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    Speaking of birds, a pair of house finches decided to nest in a hanging flowerpot over our front porch (under an eave). Had I caught it earlier, I would have removed the nest to discourage them. But by the time I found it, it had three eggs in it. In this post-Roe-repeal era I didn't dare deny the eggs their right to life, so I watered around them (the mother flies off every time I open the door or otherwise draw near). Two more eggs appeared, and today they have begun hatching, little gray balls of fluff. So if all goes well, two or so more weeks of careful watering, then off they will fly. I have, btw, named the little ones Atticus 1-5.
     
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    I've been researching odd laws for a story. Here's some I have come across.

    In Indiana, one-armed piano players must perform for free.

    In Alabama, it is illegal to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church.

    In Kentucky, one may not dye a duckling blue and offer it for sale unless more than six are for sale at once.

    In Kansas, the state gaming board prohibits the use of mules to hunt ducks.

    https://freiwaldlaw.com/blog/50-dumbest-laws

    And according to the criminal code of Canada, it is illegal to scare the Queen.

    https://www.canadianaffair.com/blog/top-10-quirky-canadian-laws-origins/
     
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  7. Catriona Grace

    Catriona Grace Heading for the Hills Contributor

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    Personal favorites in Wyoming law:

    WY Stat § 23-3-201 (d) No person shall take, wound or destroy any fish of Wyoming with a firearm of any kind or nature.

    WY Stat § 6-9-202
    A person is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00) if he opens and neglects to close a gate or replace bars in a fence which crosses a private road or a river, stream or ditch.
     
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    Dynamite still good, as always?
     
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    She turned it off and turned it back on again?
     
  10. Catriona Grace

    Catriona Grace Heading for the Hills Contributor

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    Smart aleck. :rolleyes: Nope, she hunted down the only guy who knew the password hadn't been reset for that particular computer and pried the information from him as he tried to hide out and eat his lunch.
     
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    Another smart aleck. :supertongue:

    I've never seen anyone dynamite for fish, but my husband tells a tale of getting together with a Vietnam vet demolition expert to blow up an old 1950s console TV with dynamite. He said when they went to clean up after that particular adventure, they could've picked up most of the pieces with tweezers. Ah, the simple pleasures of living in a rural state.
     
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  13. Vince Higgins

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    In English three days of the week are named for Norse gods.
     
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    In Norse five of the days of the week have the same origin of their English counterparts.
     
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    I don’t think it’s quite accurate to say they were named after Norse gods. They were common Germanic gods.
     
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    There is little ambiguity of where Mondag and Sundag got their names. I'm sure ancient people regarded them as gods. Possibly many among the flat earth crowd do today.

    Norse is the language with which English shares the most vocabulary.
     
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    As I understand the issues of cattle and gates and fencing, I don't think that law is odd; an open gate could lead to all sorts of expensive consequences, from missing cattle to car-cow collisions. IMHO.
     
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    Am I the only one who can't stand vessel sinks? They look ridiculous.
     
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    I agree.

    I think they are trying to look "historic" while at the same time trying to look mod and chic.

    Fail!
     
  20. Iain Aschendale

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    Oh man, I kind of like them. For a long time they were a sign of a "better" restaurant here, so I guess I associate them with a touch of class.

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  21. Catriona Grace

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    Didn't say it was an odd law; said it was among my favorites. We raise cattle and have equines as well. A while back, I went out to feed the critters and had to take off after a dog that was chasing the guineas. I shut the gate properly, but didn't notice my son had installed an extra lock. That afternoon, got a call that the equines were out. One of the mules has learned to open the regular gate fasteners at will, so all are doubled up now. Rotter.

    This is also a fence-out state. If you don't want someone's livestock wandering onto your property, you have to fence your property. This is one of those things that drives "moved to Wyoming to live the dream, which has little to do with Wyoming" folks crazy.
     
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