Dumb Laws By State

Laws are there to protect us. Well, most of the time. These laws are just stupid!

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alabama

Alabama

  • In Alabama, bear wrestling matches are prohibited.
  • Boogers may not be flicked into the wind.
alaska

Alaska

  • In Fairbanks Alaska, It is considered an offense to feed alcoholic beverages to a moose.
  • Persons may not allow “attractive nuisances” to exist.
arizona

Arizona

  • In Arizona, There is a possible 25 years in prison for cutting down a cactus.
  • When being attacked by a criminal or burglar, you may only protect yourself with the same weapon that the other person posseses.
arkansas

Arkansas

  • In Arkansas, A man can legally beat his wife, but not more than once a month.
  • Oral sex is considered to be sodomy.
california

California

  • In California, It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.
  • In San Jose and Sunnyvale it is illegal for grocery stores to provide plastic bags.
colorado

Colorado

  • In Colorado, Car dealers may not show cars on a Sunday.
  • In the city of Alamosa, Keeping a house where unmarried persons are allowed to have sex is prohibited.
connecticut

Connecticut

  • In Connecticut, It is illegal to dispose of used razor blades.
  • In Hartford, You aren’t allowed to cross a street while walking on your hands.
delaware

Delaware

  • In Delaware, It is illegal to fly over any body of water, unless one is carrying sufficient supplies of food and drink.
  • In Rehoboth Beach, Changing into or out of a bathing suit in a public restroom is prohibited.
florida

Florida

  • In Florida, The state constitution allows for freedom of speech, a trial by jury, and pregnant pigs to not be confined in cages.
  • It is illegal to sing in a public place while attired in a swimsuit.
georgia

Georgia

  • In Georgia, You cannot live on a boat for more than 30 days during the calendar year, even if just passing through the state
  • It is illegal to use profanity in front of a dead body which lies in a funeral home or in a coroners office.
hawaii

Hawaii

  • In Hawaii, Coins are not allowed to be placed in one’s ears.
  • You may only have one alcoholic drink in front of you at a time
idaho

Idaho

  • In Idaho, Riding a merry-go-round on Sundays is considered a crime.
  • If a police officer approaches a vehicle and suspects that the occupants are engaging in sex, he must either honk, or flash his lights and wait for three minutes before approaching the car.
illinois

Illinois

  • Sex offenders in Illinois are prohibited from participating in holiday events like handing out candy at Halloween and Easter or dressing like Santa at Christmas, except under specific circumstances
  • You may be arrested for vagrancy if you do not have at least one dollar bill on your person.
indiana

Indiana

  • In Indiana, Hotel sheets must be exactly 99 inches long and 81 inches wide.
  • One man may not back into a parking spot becasue it prevents police officers from seeing the license plate.
iowa

Iowa

  • In Iowa, A man with a moustache may never kiss a woman in public.
  • Doctors who treat a person with gonorrhea must report this to the local board of health and include the disease’s “probable origin”.
kansas

Kansas

  • In Kansas, Pedestrians crossing the highways at night must wear tail lights.
  • Hitting a vending machine that stole your money is illegal.
kentucky

Kentucky

  • In Kentucky, A woman may not buy a hat without her husband’s permission.
  • It is illegal to fish with a bow and arrow.
louisiana

Louisiana

  • In Louisiana, One could possibly land in jail for 20 years upon urinating in the city’s water supply.
  • It is a $500 fine to instruct a pizza delivery man to deliver a pizza to your friend without them knowing.
maine

Maine

  • In Maine, After January 14th you will be charged a fine for having your Christmas decorations still up.
  • Dog leashes may not be over eight feet in length.
maryland

Maryland

  • In Maryland, It is a park rule violation to be in a public park with a sleeveless shirt.
  • It is illegal to use profane language on a playground.
massachusetts

Massachusetts

  • Candy may not contain more than 1% of alcohol.
  • Snoring is prohibited unless all bedroom windows are closed and securely locked.
minnesota

Minnesota

  • A person may not cross state lines with a duck atop his head.
  • Residents of even numbered addresses may not water their plants on odd-numbered days excluding the thirty first day where it applies.
mississippi

Mississippi

  • No one may bribe any athlete to “rig” a game, match, tournament, etc.
  • Private citizens may personally arrest any person that disturbs a church service.
missouri

Missouri

  • Installation of bathtubs with four legs resembling animal paws is prohibited.
  • It is illegal for more than four unrelated persons to occupy the same dwelling (The Brothel Law).
mivhigan

Michigan

  • Adultery is illegal, but can only be punished upon a complaint by the affected husband or wife.
  • A woman isn’t allowed to cut her own hair without her husband’s permission.
montana

Montana

  • Prostitution is considered a “crime against the family”.
  • It is illegal for a man and a woman to have sex in any other position other than missionary style.
nebraska

Nebraska

  • Drivers on mountains should drive with caution near the right hand edge of the highway –there are no mountains in Nebraska!
  • If a child burps during church, his parent may be arrested.
nevada

Nevada

  • A man is forbidden from buying drinks for more than three people other than himself at any one period during the day.
  • It is illegal to lie down on the sidewalk.
new-hampshire

New Hampshire

  • On Sundays citizens may not relieve themselves while looking up.
  • If a person is caught raking the beaches, picking up litter, hauling away trash, building a bench for the park, or many other kind things without a permit, he/she may be fined $150 for ”maintaining the national forest without a permit”.
new-jersey

New Jersey

  • Handcuffs may not be sold to minors.
  • It is against the law for a man to knit during the fishing season.

 

new-mexico

New Mexico

  • State officials ordered 400 words of “sexually explicit material” to be cut from Romeo and Juliet.
  • It’s forbidden for a female to appear unshaven in public.
new-york

New York

  • It is against the law to throw a ball at someone’s head for fun.
  • It is illegal for a woman to be on the street wearing “body hugging clothing”.
north-carolina

North Carolina

  • Oral sex is considered a crime against nature.
  • A marriage can be declared void if either of the two persons is physically impotent.
north-dakota

North Dakota

  • It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on.
  • Beer and pretzels can’t be served at the same time in any bar or restaurant.
ohio

Ohio

  • It is illegal for more than five women to live in a house.
  • No civil arrests may be made on Sunday or on the Fourth of July
oklahoma

Oklahoma

  • Females are forbidden from doing their own hair without being licensed by the state.
  • Oklahoma will not tolerate anyone taking a bite out of another’s hamburger.
oregon

Oregon

  • One may not test their physical endurance while driving a car on a highway.
  • It is illegal to whisper “dirty” things in your lover’s ear during sex.
pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

  • It is contrary to Pennsylvania law to discharge a gun, cannon, revolver or other explosive weapon at a wedding.
  • 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.
rhode-island

Rhode Island

  • Cap guns are illegal.
  • You cannot smoke a pipe after sunset.
south-carolina

South Carolina

  • It is a capital offense to inadvertently kill someone while attempting suicide.
  • It is considered an offense to get a tattoo.
south-dakota

South Dakota

  • Movies that show police officers being struck, beaten, or treated in an offensive manner are forbidden.
  • No horses are allowed into Fountain Inn unless they are wearing pants.
tennessee

Tennessee

  • It is a crime to share your Netflix password in Tennessee.
  • Any person who participates in a duel may not hold any public office in the state.
texas

Texas

  • It is illegal to sell one’s eye
  • A recently passed anticrime law requires criminals to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and to explain the nature of the crime to be committed.
utah

Utah

  • No one may have sex in the back of an ambulance if it is responding to an emergency call.
  • A husband is responsible for every criminal act committed by his wife while she is in his presence.
vermont

Vermont

  • Women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth.
  • It is illegal to deny the existence of God.
virginia

Virginia

  • It is illegal to tickle women.
  • Not only is it illegal to have sex with the lights on, one may not have sex in any position other than missionary.
washington

Washington

  • The harassing of Bigfoot, Sasquatch or other undiscovered subspecies is a felony punishable by a fine and/or imprisonment.
  • No person may walk about in public if he or she has the common cold.
west-virginia

West Virginia

  • Roadkill may be taken home for supper.
  • It is legal for a male to have sex with an animal as long as it does not exceed 40 lbs.
wisconsin

Wisconsin

  • Margarine may not be substituted for butter in restaurants unless it is requested by the customer.
  • It is a class A misdemeanor to wave a burning torch around in the air.
wyoming

Wyoming

  • Junk dealers may not make any business transactions with drunk persons.
  • It is illegal to wear a hat that obstructs people’s view in a public theater or place of amusement.
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