Stupid Laws from West Virginia
No children may attend school with their breath smelling of "wild onions."
Unmarried couple who live together and "lewdly associate" with one another may face up to a year in prison.
When a railroad passes within 1 mile of a community of 100 or more people in it, they must build a station and stop there regularly to pick up and drop off passengers.
Any person who commits adultery shall be fined at least twenty dollars.
A tax of 1 cent is levied for every 16 and 9 ounces of coke sold in a store.
A person may be placed in jail for up to six months for making fun of someone who does not accept a challenge.
It is illegal to snooze on a train.
A person may not hold public office if he or she has ever participated in a duel.
For each act of public swearing a person shall be fined one dollar.
According to the state constitution, it is unlawful for anyone to own a red or a black flag.
If you wear a hat inside a theater, you may be fined.
Road-kill may be taken home for supper.
Firemen may not whistle or flirt at any woman passing a firehouse. (Huntington)
It is legal to beat your wife so long as it is done in public on Sunday, on the courthouse steps. (Huntington)
No member of the clergy is allowed to tell jokes or humorous stories from the pulpit during a church service (Nicholas County)