Monday, December 19, 2005

Crazy Laws

Following in the vein of the PostSecret blog, I found some crazy laws that might be of interest to you. Some of these were obviously written hundreds of years ago, due to the nature of them. Some of them really make you wonder how stupid people really are. I mean, must there be a law for everything? Here are my favorites:

Alabama: Boogers may not be flicked into the wind
Alaska: It is an offense to push a live moose out of a moving airplane
Arizona: Donkeys cannot sleep in bathtubs
Arkansas: Alligators may not be kept in bathtubs
California: It is illegal anyone to stop children from playfully jumping over puddles of water
Colorado: Tags may be ripped off of pillows and mattresses (the Gov. celebrated this by ripping a tag off of a pillow)
Connecticut: Any dogs with tattoos must be reported to the police
Delaware: It is illegal to get married on a dare
Florida: If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee must be paid just as it would for a vehicle
Georgia: No one may carry an ice cream cone in their back pocket on Sunday
Hawaii: All residents may be fined for not owning a boat
Idaho: State law makes it illegal for a person to give another person a box of candy weighing less than 50 pounds
Illinois: In Chicago, it is illegal to eat in a place that is on fire
Indiana: Bathing is prohibited in winter (What?!)
Iowa: A man with a moustache may never kiss a woman in public
Kansas: In Natoma, it is illegal to throw knives at men wearing striped suits
Kentucky: All nude people in your house must be registered with the state (Huh?!)
Louisiana: Biting someone with your natural teeth is considered "simple assault," while biting someone with your false teeth is considered "aggravated assault."
Maine: It is illegal to have Christmas decorations up after January 14
Maryland: It is illegal to take a lion to the movies
Massachusetts: All men must carry a rifle to church on Sunday
Michigan: In Detroit, it is illegal to loiter in the city morgue (Is that really a problem?)
Minnesota: Citizens may not enter Wisconsin with a chicken on their head
Mississippi: It is illegal to drive around the town square more than 100 times in a single session
Missouri: Hard objects may not be thrown by hand (So I guess baseball is out of the question)
Montana: Balls may not be thrown within the city limits (So no baseball here, either)
Nebraska: If a child burps during church, his parents may be arrested
Nevada: In Las Vegas, it is against the law to pawn your dentures
New Hampshire: You cannot sell the clothes you are wearing to pay off a gambling debt (So what if it's credit card debt?)
New Jersey: You may not walk your cattle in the street on Sunday
New Mexico: It's forbidden for a female to appear in public unshaven
New York: You must purchase a license to hang clothes on a clothesline
North Carolina: Elephants may not be used to plow cotton fields
North Dakota: It is illegal to fall down and fall asleep with your shoes on
Ohio: It is illegal to catch mice without a hunting license
Oklahoma: Whaling is illegal (Whaling? I wasn't aware there were whales in Oklahoma)
Oregon: People may not whistle underwater
Pennsylvania: All fire hydrants must be checked one hour before a fire
Rhode Island: Any marriage where either of the parties is an idiot or lunatic is null and void
South Carolina: Musical instruments may not be sold on Sunday
South Dakota: No horses are allowed into Fountain Inn unless they are wearing pants
Tennessee: Driving is not to be done while sleeping
Texas: Obnoxious odors may not be emitted while in an elevator
Utah: It is illegal not to drink milk (Well, lock me up!)
Vermont: It is illegal to deny the existence of God (Maybe they need to brush up on this one)
Virginia: In Culpeper, no one may wash a mule on the sidewalk
Washington: It is illegal to catch a fish by throwing a rock at it
West Virginia: It is legal to take roadkill home for dinner
Wisconsin: Citizens may not murder their enemies
Wyoming: You may not take a picture of a rabbit during the month of June Pin It


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

    I am sure your dad could have claimed our marriage null and void had we lived in RI...because there have certainly been periods of lunacy and/or idiocy! Guess they don't publicize this law much, because it would negate the need for as many divorce lawyers!

  2. Anonymous4:59 PM

    What do you do all day?? dont you have a job or something??


  3. For your information, I write these in the evenings and post them with a time stamp. So there.