Friday, May 23, 2008

Weird Kentucky Laws: Bathing Suits and Highways

For many years, there was a Kentucky law (Kentucky Revised Statute 436.140) that stated:

"No female shall appear in a bathing suit on any highway within this state unless she be escorted by at least two officers or unless she be armed with a club."

Later on, however, this absurd law was amended thusly:

"The provisions of this statute shall not apply to females weighing less than 90 pounds nor exceeding 200 pounds, nor shall it apply to female horses."

Well, I'm sure that much-needed clarification made everyone breathe a sigh of relief.

Although many stupid laws remain on the books to this day, this one finally got weeded out on January 1, 1975.

To illustrate this entry, I was going to get one of my models to pose in the road in a Wicked Weasel, but I didn't have time. So instead you get this old photo of the infamous "Red Bikini Woman" statue in Peoria, Illinois.

(Sadly, she's no longer in a bikini now and has since been dressed in a red sweater and blue skirt.)

1 comment:

Ed said...

Ky needs more women with bodies shaped like that statue's standing by the road in their bathing suits.