Washington Dumb Laws

WashingtonIt is illegal to paint polka dots on the American flag.

People may not buy a mattress on Sunday.

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

When two trains come to a crossing, neither shall go until the other has passed.

All lollipops are banned.

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.”

Bremerton: You may not shuck peanuts on the street.

Everett: It is illegal to display a hypnotized or allegedly hypnotized person in a store window.

Lynden: Dancing and drinking may not occur at the same establishment.

Seattle: You may not carry a concealed weapon that is over six feet in length

Seattle: Women who sit on men’s laps on buses or trains without placing a pillow between them face an automatic six-month jail term.

Seattle: No one may set fire to another person’s property without prior permission.

Seattle: It is illegal to carry a fishbowl or aquarium onto a bus because the sound of the water sloshing may disturb other passengers.

Spokane: TV’s may not be bought on Sundays.

Waldron Island: No structure shall contain more than two toilets that use potable water for flushing.

Wilbur: You may not ride an ugly horse.