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retired opfinistic
08-06-2006, 12:42 PM
So you think some of our laws are stupid? We haven’t even scratched the surface. The USA is awash with dumb laws that, once again, still apply. There are far too many to mention here, so we’ve given you a choice selection…..for now. We’ll update this shortly to give you more laws to marvel at.
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It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.

It is illegal to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church.

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Moose may not be viewed from an airplane.

It is considered an offence to push a live moose out of a moving airplane.

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When being attacked by a criminal or burglar, you may only protect yourself with the same weapon that the other person possesses.

It is illegal for men and women over the age of 18 to have less than one missing tooth visible when smiling.


A man can legally beat his wife, but not more than once a month.

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Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.
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It is illegal for a secretary to be alone in a room with her boss.

Persons classified as "ugly" may not walk down any street.

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In order for a pickle to officially be considered a pickle, it must bounce.

You may not educate dogs.


It is illegal to fly over any body of water, unless one is carrying sufficient supplies of food and drink.

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If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.
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You may not fart in a public place after 6 P.M. on Thursdays.

It is considered an offence to shower naked.

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It is illegal for a chicken to cross the road.

Though it is illegal to spit from a car or bus, citizens may spit from a truck.


Coins are not allowed to be placed in one's ears.

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It is illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing less than fifty pounds. (I like that one! – ED)

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


Law forbids eating in a place that is on fire.

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It is illegal for a liquor store to sell cold soft drinks.
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Within four hours of eating garlic, a person may not enter a movie house, theatre, or ride a bus

It is illegal for barbers to threaten to cut off kid's ears.

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One-armed piano players must perform for free.

A man with a moustache may never kiss a woman in public.


If two trains meet on the same track, neither shall proceed until the other has passed.

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All bees entering Kentucky shall be accompanied by certificates of health, stating that the apiary from which the bees came was free from contagious or infectious disease.

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

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It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol.

You may not tie an alligator to a fire hydrant.

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You may not step out of a plane in flight.

Shoelaces must be tied while walking down the street.

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It's illegal to take a lion to the movies.

You may not curse inside the city limits.

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It's illegal to keep a mule on the second floor of a building not in a city unless there are 2 exits.
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No gorilla is allowed in the back seat of any car.

Peeping in the windows of automobiles is forbidden.

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A woman isn't allowed to cut her own hair without her husband's permission.

Smoking while in bed is illegal.


Hamburgers may not be eaten on Sundays.


It is illegal to drive around the town square more than 100 times in a single session.

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Hard objects may not be thrown by hand.

Four women may not rent an apartment together.


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

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If a child burps during church, his parent may be arrested.

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

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It is illegal to drive a camel on the highway.

A man is forbidden from buying drinks for more than three people other than himself at any one period during the day.

New Hampshire
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You cannot sell the clothes you are wearing to pay off a gambling debt.

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

It is against the law to "frown" at a police officer.

New Mexico
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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
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The penalty for jumping off a building is death.
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A person may not walk around on Sundays with an ice cream cone in his/her pocket.

Slippers are not to be worn after 10:00 P.M.

North Carolina
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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.

Fights between cats and dogs are prohibited.

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

It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on.

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It is illegal to get a fish drunk.
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No one may be arrested on Sunday or on the Fourth of July.
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You cannot eat a doughnut and walk backwards on a city street.

A policeman may bite a dog to quiet him.

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Violators can be fined, arrested or jailed for making ugly faces at a dog.
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It is illegal to wear your boots to bed.

Fish may not be contained in fishbowls while on a public bus.

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People may not whistle underwater.

One may not box with a kangaroo.

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You may not sing in the bathtub.
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You may not catch a fish by any body part except the mouth.

No one is allowed to sleep on a refrigerator.

Rhode Island
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It is considered an offence to throw pickle juice on a trolley.

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

South Carolina
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It is a capital offence to inadvertently kill someone while attempting suicide.

Horses may not be kept in bathtubs.

South Dakota

It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep in a cheese factory.

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Driving is not to be done while asleep.
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It is illegal for a woman to call a man for a date.

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

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It is illegal to drive without windshield wipers. You don't need a windshield, but you must have the wipers.

It is illegal to milk another person's cow.

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It is illegal not to drink milk.

Throwing snowballs will result in a $50 fine.


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

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Driving while not wearing shoes is prohibited.

It is illegal to tickle women.


It is illegal to pretend that one's parents are rich.

West Virginia

Doctors and dentists may not place a woman under anaesthesia unless a third person is present.


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


You may not take a picture of a rabbit during the month of June.

08-06-2006, 06:47 PM
Quit scary isn't it.

08-06-2006, 08:11 PM
a law in NC, my old home town--it is against the law to drive a boat down main street!

Also, all professional hookers must use condoms and have blood test (very old law from the late 1800s that is still on the books but Hookers are not allowed in NC)_