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Stupid Laws

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It is illegal to wear a fake mustache in church that causes laughter. Was it a big enough problem that they had to write a law against mustaches in church


It is illegal for a moose to walk on the sidewalk downtown . I presume this means they are supposed to walk in the street.


Hunting camels is prohibited. Apparently this dates back to the 1800s when the Army tried to use camels for infantry soldiers


It is illegal to mispronounce Arkansas while in Arkansas. Nobody pronounces Arkansas correctly - get over it


Community leaders passed an ordinance that makes it illegal for anyone to try and stop a child from playfully jumping over puddles of water.


It is illegal for a woman wearing a red dress to be out on the streets after 7 PM. Been to Colorado lately? I think they have given up on enforcing this law.


You are not allowed to walk across a street on your hands. Another law that makes you wonder if there really was enough of a problem to pass a law against it


Getting married on a dare is grounds for an annulment. What about temporary insanity?


Women may be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer, as can the salon owner.


Members of the state assembly cannot be ticketed for speeding while the state assembly is in session.


In Hawaii you will be fined if you do not own a boat.


Riding a merry-go-round on Sundays is considered a crime.


It is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats, and other domesticated animal kept as pets.


Bathing is prohibited during the winter. One would think they might be referring to outdoor baths - but no


Kisses may last for as much as, but no more than, five minutes.


It is illegal to put ice cream on cherry pie in Kansas. No doubt the apple producers are behind this law.


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


Biting someone with your natural teeth is "simple assault," while biting someone with your false teeth is "aggravated assault."


You may not step out of a plane in flight. Whatever the penalties are they won't matter.


You cannot swear while inside the city limits of Baltimore. Been the Baltimore lately?


You may not, at any time take a crap on your neighbor. There goes my plans for tomorrow


It is legal for the blind to hunt, and they don't need anyone with them.


It is illegal to walk across the Minnesota-Wisconsin border with a duck on your head.


A man may not seduce a woman by lying, and claiming he will marry her


Single men between the ages of twenty-one and fifty must pay an annual tax of one dollar (enacted 1820).


It is illegal to have a sheep in the cab of your truck without a chaperone.


A parent can be arrested if his child cannot hold back a burp during a church service


It's still "legal" to hang someone for shooting your dog on your property.

New Hampshire

One must not collect seaweed

New Jersey

It is illegal to wear a bulletproof vest while committing a murder

New Mexico

Females are strictly forbidden to appear unshaven in public

New York

A fine of $25 can be levied for flirting. This old law specifically prohibits men from turning around on any city street and looking "at a woman in that way." A second conviction for a crime of this magnitude calls for the violating male to be forced to wear a "pair of horse-blinders" wherever and whenever he goes outside for a stroll.

North Carolina

Elephants may not be used to plough cotton fields.

North Dakota

Beer & pretzels can't be served at the same time in any bar or restaurant.


Women are prohibited from wearing patent leather shoes in public.


Violators can be fined, arrested or jailed for making ugly faces at a dog.


You may not bathe without wearing "suitable clothing," i.e. that which covers one's body from neck to knee


A special cleaning ordinance bans housewives from hiding dirt and dust under a rug in a dwelling.

Rhode Island

Any marriage where either of the parties is an idiot or lunatic is null and void.

South Carolina

Horses may not be kept in bathtubs

South Dakota

If there are more than 5 Native Americans on your property you may shoot them.


You can't shoot any game other that whales from a moving automobile


It is illegal to take more that three sips of beer while standing


A husband is responsible for every criminal act committed by his wife while she is in his presence.


Lawmakers made it obligatory for everybody to take at least one bath each week -- on Saturday night.


There is a state law prohibiting "corrupt practices of bribery by any person other than candidates."


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".

West Virginia

No children may attend school with their breath smelling of "wild onions".


Unless a customer orders it specifically, it's against the law to serve margarine instead of butter at a restaurant (the dairy state)


It is illegal for women to stand within five feet of a bar while drinking.


And lets not forget our friend and neighbor to the North