Take the 2-minute tour ×
Skeptics Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for scientific skepticism. It's 100% free, no registration required.

According to Metro's Weird fact of the day:

It is against the law to sing off-key in North Carolina.

Is there such a law?

share|improve this question
6  
Would this count? "§ 160A‑184. Noise regulation. A city may by ordinance regulate, restrict, or prohibit the production or emission of noises or amplified speech, music, or other sounds that tend to annoy, disturb, or frighten its citizens. (1971, c. 698, s. 1; 1973, c. 426, s. 25.)"? –  Oddthinking Aug 12 '12 at 3:50
    
@Oddthinking: How'd you access that? –  Casebash Aug 12 '12 at 5:13
    
@Oddthinking: That probably is the answer –  Casebash Aug 12 '12 at 5:19
2  
I searched North Carolina General Assembly's page. I am not excited about calling this an answer, because it merely says a city (there's another statute giving similar rights to counties) could make a law - and clearly it isn't aimed at off-key singing but any annoying noise. (Unless there are cases where it has been applied for off-key singing, which I don't have.) –  Oddthinking Aug 12 '12 at 6:31
    
no but you might get shot. –  Greg McNulty Dec 23 '12 at 2:26

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.