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Stupid Laws from Tennessee

The definition of "dumb animal" includes every living creature. (Repealed)

Interracial marriages are illegal. (Repealed)

Tattooing a minor is a misdemeanor. (Repealed)

It is illegal to dare a child to purchase a beer.

Skunks may not be carried into the state.

Hollow logs may not be sold.

More than 8 women may not live in the same house because that would constitute a brothel.

It is illegal to use a lasso to catch a fish.

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 punishable by hanging.

No Christian parent may require their children to pick up trash from the highway on Easter day.

Driving is not to be done while asleep.

It is legal to gather and consume road-kill.

It is illegal for a woman to call a man for a date. (Dyersburg)

You may not have more than five inoperable vehicles on a piece of property. (Fayette County)

In front of their buildings, all businesses must have a "hitching post." (Knoxville)

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. (Memphis)

It's illegal for frogs to croak after 11 PM. (Memphis)

Panhandlers must first obtain a $10 permit before begging on the streets of downtown Memphis. (Memphis)

It is illegal to give any pie to fellow diners. It is also illegal to take unfinished pie home. All pie must be eaten on the premises. (Memphis)

No person may keep a cheetah as a pet. (Nashville)

Males may not be sexually aroused in public. (Nashville)

Anyone rollerblading may not tie his or herself to a moving vehicle on a highway. (Nashville)

No person may roller skate and listen to a personal cd player at the same time. (Nashville)

Throwing stones is prohibited as it might break a window. (Nashville)

To play pinball, one must be 18 years old. (Nashville)

All persons riding scooters must ride in single file. (Nashville)

An ordinance forbids anyone to sing the song "It Ain't Goin' To Rain No Mo'." (Oneida)