Dumb Laws - Part 2

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State - Kentucky Lexington
By law, anyone who has been drinking is "sober" until he or she "cannot hold onto the ground."

A woman may not buy a hat without her husband's permission.

State - Louisiana Stealing an alligator could land a person in jail for up to ten years.
Prisoners who hurt themselves could serve an additional two years in jail.
Jefferson Parish

All garbage must be cooked before it can be fed to any hogs.
New Orleans

It illegal for a woman to drive a car unless her husband is waving a flag in front of it.

State - Maine You may not step out of a plane in flight.
After January 14th you will be charged a fine for having your Christmas decorations still up.

Shoelaces must be tied while walking down the street.

State - Maryland Baltimore
It's illegal to take a lion to the movies.
Baltimore City

Though you may spit on a city roadway, spitting on city sidewalks is prohibited.
You may not curse inside the city limits.

You cannot have an antenna exposed outside of your house yet you can have a 25' satellite dish.
Though clotheslines are banned, clothes may be draped over a fence.
Ocean City

Eating while swimming in the ocean is prohibited.

State - Michigan A woman isn't allowed to cut her own hair without her husband's permission.
It is legal for a robber to file a lawsuit, if he or she got hurt in your house.
You may not swear in front of women and children. (Repealed)

There is a law that makes it legal for a farmer to sleep with his pigs, cows, horses, goats, and chickens.

Willfully destroying your old radio is prohibited.
It is illegal for a man to scowl at his wife on Sunday.

It is against the law to serenade your girlfriend.

The head of police must have inspected all bathing suits.

Smoking while in bed is illegal.

State - Minnesota It is illegal to stand around any building without a good reason to be there.
Cottage Grove

Residents of even numbered addresses may not water their plants on odd-numbered days excluding the thirty-first day where it applies.
St. Cloud

Hamburgers may not be eaten on Sundays.

State - Mississippi Columbus
The fine for waving a gun in public is higher than actually shooting it.

It is unlawful to shave in the Center of Main Street.

State - Missouri Buckner
In this small town of only 4,000, yard waste may be burned any day except Sunday.

One may not drink in a bar between 2:00 and 6:00 AM.

Minors can buy rolling paper and tobacco but not lighters.

It is illegal for more than four unrelated persons to occupy the same dwelling (The Brothel Law).
St. Louis

A milkman may not run while on duty.

State - Idaho
Illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing less than fifty pounds.
You may not fish on a camel's back.
Riding a merry-go-round on Sundays is considered a crime.

A law passed in 1912 provided that "The carrying of concealed weapons is forbidden, unless some are exhibited to public view."
A person may not be seen in public without a smile on their face.

State - Montana In Montana, it is illegal for married women to go fishing alone on Sundays, and illegal for unmarried women to fish alone at all.
Seven or more Indians are considered a raiding or war party and it is legal to shoot them.

City - Billings

It is illegal to use speed-dial in the city phone system.
No person shall raise pet rats.

City - Excelsior Springs

Balls may not be thrown within the city limits

City - Helena

No item may be thrown across a street.

State - Nebraska
   If a child burps during church, his parent may be arrested.
It is illegal for bar owners to sell beer unless they are simultaneously brewing a kettle of soup.

City - Omaha

Sneezing or burping is illegal during a church service.
A man is not allowed to run around with a shaved chest.

City - Waterloo

Barbers are forbidden from eating onions between 7 A.M. and 7 P.M.

State - Nevada It is illegal to drive a camel on the highway.
It's still "legal" to hang someone for shooting your dog on your property.

City - Elko

Everyone walking the streets is required to wear a mask.

City - Eureka

Men who wear moustaches are forbidden from kissing women.

City - Nyala

A man is forbidden from buying drinks for more than three people other than himself at any one period during the day.
State - New Hampshire You may not tap your feet, nod your head, or in any way keep time to the music in a tavern, restaurant, or cafe.
Any cattle that crosses state roads must be fitted with a device to gather its feces.
It is illegal to pick seaweed up off of the beach
You may not run machinery on Sundays.
On Sundays citizens may not relieve themselves while looking up.

State - New Jersey It is illegal to wear a bullet-proof vest while committing a murder.
It is against the law for a man to knit during the fishing season.
Car dealerships are forbidden from opening on Sunday.
You may not slurp your soup.

City - Bernards Township

It is illegal to frown as the town is a "Frown-Free Town Zone".

City - Cranford

Citizens are not permitted to park their own boat on their lawn.

City - Cresskill

All cats must wear three bells to warn birds of their whereabouts

City - Newark

It is illegal to sell ice cream after 6pm, unless the customer has a note from his doctor.

City - Ocean City

People may not slurp their soup.
Pinball machines are not to be played on Sunday.

City - Trenton

Pickles are not to be consumed on Sundays.

State - New Mexico State officials ordered 400 words of "sexually explicit material" to be cut from Romeo and Juliet.

City - Las Cruces

You may not carry a lunchbox down Main Street.
State - New York A license must be purchased before hanging clothes on a clothesline.
While riding in an elevator, one must talk to no one, and fold his hands while looking toward the door.
Slippers are not to be worn after 10:00 P.M.

City - Carmel

A man can't go outside while wearing a jacket and pants that do not match.

City - New York

You may not smoke within 100 feet of the entrance to a public building.

City - Ocean City

It is illegal to eat in the street in residential neighborhoods, and the only beverage you can drink on the beach is water in a clear plastic bottle.

City - Staten Island

You may only water your lawn if the hose is held in your hand.

State - North Carolina

Persons in possession of illegal substances must pay taxes on them. However, paying taxes on these items does not make them legal
It's against the law to sing off key.
If a man and a woman who aren't married go to a hotel/motel and register themselves as married then, according to state law, they are legally married.
The mere possession of a lottery ticket is illegal in North Carolina and may result in a $2,000 fine.

City - Charlotte

Women must have their bodies covered by at least 16 yards of cloth at all times.

City - Kill Devil Hills

You may not ride a bicycle without having both your hands on the handle bars.

City - Rocky Mount

It is required that you must pay a property tax on your dog.
State - North Dakota It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on.
It is legal to shoot an Indian on horseback, provided you are in a covered wagon.

City - Fargo

One may be jailed for wearing a hat while dancing, or even for wearing a hat to a function where dancing is taking place.

State - Ohio Women are prohibited from wearing patent leather shoes in public.
It is illegal for more than five women to live in a house.
No one may be arrested on Sunday or on the Fourth of July.

City - Bay Village

It is illegal to walk a cow down Lake Road.

City - Canton

Electric fences are banned.
It is a misdemeanor to play any game in a public park without the Superintendent's permission.

City - Cleveland

It's illegal to catch mice without a hunting license!

City - Clinton

Any person who leans against a public building will be subject to fines.

City - Columbus

It is illegal for stores to sell corn flakes on Sunday

City - Lowell

It is unlawful to run a horse over five miles per hour.

City - Paulding

A policeman may bite a dog to quiet him.

City - Youngstown

You may not run out of gas

State - Oklahoma

Females are forbidden from doing their own hair without being licensed by the state.
Residents are taxed for the furniture in their homes, and any other personal belongings.
People who make "ugly faces" at dogs may be fined and/or jailed.
Cars must be tethered outside of public buildings.
Tattoos are banned.
It is illegal to wear your boots to bed.
Tissues are not to be found in the back of one's car.

City - Ada

If you wear New York Jets clothing, you may be put in jail.

City - Bartlesville

No person may own more than two adult cats.

City - Tulsa

You may not open a soda bottle without the supervision of a licensed engineer.

City - Wynona

One's mode of transportation must be tied up while not attended.

State - Oregon

Dishes must drip dry.
Ice cream may not be eaten on Sundays.

City - Eugene

It is illegal to show movies or attend a car race on Sundays.

City - Hood River

Juggling is strictly prohibited without a license

City - Marion

Ministers are forbidden from eating garlic or onions before delivering a sermon.

City - Portland

Minors may not enter a room where a "social game" is being played.
Trucks may not be parked on the street.

City - Salem

Women may not wrestle in Salem.

City - Springfield

It is illegal to own a reptile within the city limits, unless you are a school or city, as a pet.

City - Stanfield

No more than two people may share a single drink.

City - Yamhill

It is illegal to predict the future.
State - Pennsylvania Any motorist driving along a country road at night must stop every mile and send up a rocket signal, wait 10 minutes for the road to be cleared of livestock, and continue.
A special cleaning ordinance bans housewives from hiding dirt and dust under a rug in a dwelling.
You may not sing in the bathtub.
Any motorist who sights a team of horses coming toward him must pull well off the road, cover his car with a blanket or canvas that blends with the countryside, and let the horses pass. If the horses appear skittish, the motorist must take his car apart, piece by piece, and hide it under the nearest bushes.
All liquor stores must be run by the state.
Motorized vehicles are not to be sold on Sundays.
You may not catch a fish with your hands.
You may not catch a fish by any body part except the mouth.
Though you do not need a fishing license to fish on your own land, but a hunting license is required to hunt on your own land.

City - Morrisville

It is required that a woman have a permit to wear cosmetics.

State - Rhode Island

One must make a loud noise before passing a car on the left.
Professional sports, except ice polo and hockey, must obtain a license to play games on Sunday.

City - Newport

You cannot smoke a pipe after sunset.

City - Providence

You may not sell toothpaste and a toothbrush to the same customer on a Sunday.

City - Scituate

It is illegal to drive down any street with beer in your car, even if it is unopened.
State - South Carolina By law, if a man promises to marry an unmarried woman, the marriage must take place.
Dance halls may not operate on Sundays.
No work may be done on Sunday.
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.
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.

City - Charleston

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

City - Clemson

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

City - Fountain Inn

Horses are to wear pants at all times.

City - Spartanburg

Eating watermelons in the Magnolia Street cemetery is forbidden.

State - South Dakota No horses are allowed into Fountain Inn unless they are wearing pants.
Movies that show police officers being struck, beaten, or treated in an offensive manner are forbidden.
If there are more than 5 Native Americans on your property you may shoot them.

City - Spearfish

If three or more Indians are walking down the street together, they can be considered a war party and fired upon.

State - Tennesse You can't shoot any game other than whales from a moving automobile.
Hollow logs may not be sold.
"Crimes against nature" are prohibited.
Ministers are to be dedicated to God and therefore are not eligible to hold a seat in either House of the Legislature.
Stealing a horse is punishible by hanging.
No Christian parent may require their children to pick up trash from the highway on Easter day.

City - Dyersburg

It is illegal for a woman to call a man for a date.

City - Fayette County

You may not have more than five inoperable vehicles on a piece of property.

City - Lenior County

When you pull up to a stop sign you must fire a gun out the window to warn horse carriages that you are coming.

City - Lexington

No one may eat ice cream on the sidewalk.

City - Memphis

Illegal for a woman to drive a car unless there is a man either running or walking in front of it waving a red flag to warn approaching motorists and pedestrians.
It's illegal for frogs to croak after 11 PM.

City - Nashville

No person may keep a cheetah as a pet
All persons riding scooters must ride in single file.

State - Texas
   When two trains meet each other at a railroad crossing, each shall come to a full stop, and neither shall proceed until the other has gone.
It is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time while standing.
You can be legally married by publically introducing a person as your husband or wife 3 times.
It is illegal for one to shoot a buffalo from the second story of a hotel.
The entire Encyclopedia Britannica is banned in Texas because it contains a formula for making beer at home.

City - Austin

Wire cutters can not be carried in your pocket.

City - Clarendon

It is illegal to dust any public building with a feather duster.

City - Galveston

Landing an airplane on the beach is illegal.
No person shall inhale fumes from model glue.
Any person who sits on a sidewalk may be fined up to $500.
It is illegal to drive a motor car down Broadway before noon on Sundays.

City - Jasper

Dogs must be on a leash at ALL times. Fine of 100 dollars.

City - Mesquite

It is illegal for children to have unusual haircuts.

City - Port Arthur

Obnoxious odors may not be emitted while in an elevator

City - Richardson

It is illegal to do "U Turns".
It is now illegal to place a "for sale" sign on a car if it visible from the street.

City - Temple

Cattle thieves may be hanged on the spot.
You can ride your horse in the saloon.
No one may ride a horse and buggy through the town square.


Owners of horses may not ride them at night without tail lights.
Utah It is illegal not to drink milk.
A husband is responsible for every criminal act committed by his wife while she is in his presence.


Daylight must be visible between partners on a dance floor.

Throwing snowballs will result in a $50 fine.
Salt Lake County

No one may walk down the street carrying a paper bag containing a violin

Vermont Women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth.

All residents shall bathe every Saturday night.


Driving while not wearing shoes is prohibited.
It is illegal to tickle women.


It is illegal to kick your wife out of bed.


Spitting on a sea gull is not tolerated.

A man may face 60 days in jail for patting a woman's derriere.


It is illegal to flip a coin in a restaurant to see who pays for a coffee.

Stafford County

It is legal for a man to beat his wife on the courthouse steps so long as it is before 8:00 pm.

Washington All lollipops are banned.
A law to reduce crime states: "It is mandatory for a motorist with criminal intentions to stop at the city limits and telephone the chief of police as he is entering the town."

You cannot buy meat of any kind on Sunday.

No person may walk about in public if he or she has the common cold.


You may not carry a concealed weapon that is over six feet in length.

Women who sit on men's laps on buses or trains without placing a pillow between them face an automatic six-month jail term.

No one may set fire to another person's property without prior permission.

West Virginia No children may attend school with their breath smelling of "wild onions."
A person may be placed in jail for up to six months for making fun of someone who does not accept a challenge.


One may not walk a lion, tiger or leopard, even on a leash.


Firemen may not whistle or flirt at any woman passing a firehouse.

It is legal to beat your wife so long as it is done in public on Sunday, on the courthouse steps.

The state definition of rape stated that it was a man having sex with a woman he knows not to be his wife. That would mean that women could not be guilty of rape and neither could men who thought they were married to the woman.


It is illegal to wake a fireman when he is asleep.

Women may not walk down a public street at night without being accompanied by a man.

St. Croix

Women are not allowed to wear anything red in public.


It is illegal for women to stand within five feet of a bar while drinking.
You may not take a picture of a rabbit from January to April without an official permit.


Citizens may not take showers on Wednesdays.

-misha IF-Sizzlerz

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LOL LOL funny
queenbee Goldie

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OMG.. these had me in splits... ABSURD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!
Khushalay Goldie

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they r amazing. but what were the reasons for those laws.
|Persephone| IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 02 March 2005 at 3:41pm | IP Logged
i don't get why someone would waste their time enmake such stupid laws...
fatty1 Goldie

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good job!Clap
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