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    U.S. Dumb Laws Compilation

    Each State in the U.S. has it’s own laws. Some of those laws have been created a long time ago and now sound ridiculous. Here is a list of each State’s dumb laws along with one example for each: Alabama Dumb Laws “It is illegal to stab yourself to gain someone’s pity.” Alaska Dumb Laws “Kangaroos are not allowed in barber shops at any time.” Arizona Dumb Laws “When being attacked by a criminal or burglar, you may only protect yourself with the same weapon that the other person possesses.” Arkansas Dumb Laws “A man can legally beat his wife, but not more than once a month.” California Dumb Laws…

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    Virginia Dumb Laws

    You cannot sell lettuce on Sunday, but you can sell beer, wine etc. Driving while not wearing shoes is prohibited. It is illegal to tickle women. It is illegal to sell peanut brittle on Sundays. Culpeper: No one may wash a mule on the sidewalk. Lebanon: It is illegal to kick your wife out of bed. Norfolk: Spitting on a sea gull is not tolerated. Norfolk: A man may face 60 days in jail for patting a woman’s derriere. Norfolk: Women must wear a corset after sundown and be in the company of male chaperone. Richmond: It is illegal to flip a coin in a restaurant to see who pays…

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    North Carolina Dumb Laws

    Elephants may not be used to plow cotton fields. 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. All couples staying overnight in a hotel must have a room with double beds that are at least two feet apart. Making love in the space between the beds is strictly forbidden. It’s against the law to sing off key in North Carolina. Barber: Fights between cats and dogs are prohibited. Chapel Hill: It is a misdemeanor to urinate or defecate publicly. Charlotte: Women must have their bodies covered by at least 16 yards…

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    Oregon Dumb Laws

    Canned corn is not to be used as bait for fishing. Dishes must drip dry. Ice cream may not be eaten on Sundays. One may not bathe without wearing “suitable clothing,” i.e., that which covers one’s body from neck to knee. Eugene: It is illegal to show movies or attend a car race on Sundays. Eugene: It is legal to conduct a horse race or a symphony concert. Hood River: Juggling is strictly prohibited without a license. Klamath Falls: It’s illegal to walk down a sidewalk and knock a snakes head off with your cane. Portland: It’s against the law for a wedding ceremony to be performed at a skating…

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    South Carolina Dumb Laws

    Horses may not be kept in bathtubs. By law, if a man promises to marry an unmarried woman, the marriage must take place. It is a capital offense to inadvertently kill someone while attempting suicide. Every adult male must bring a rifle to church on Sunday in order to ward off Indian attacks. When approaching a four way or blind intersection in a non-horse driven vehicle you must stop 100 ft from the intersection and discharge a firearm into the air to warn horse traffic. It is considered an offense to get a tattoo. Performing a U-turn within 1,000 feet of an intersection is illegal. Musical instruments may not be…

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    Dumb Laws in Idaho

    It’s illegal to hunt from the back of an animal. Illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing less than fifty pounds. You may not fish on a camel’s back. Riding a merry-go-round on Sundays is considered a crime. Boise: Residents may not fish from a giraffe’s back. Coeur d’ Alene: If a police officer approaches a vehicle and suspects that the occupants are engaging in sex, he must either honk, or flash his lights and wait for three minutes before approaching the car. Idaho Falls, Idaho: If you’re 88 years of age or older, it’s illegal for you to ride your motorcycle. Pocatello: A…

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    New York Dumb Laws

    It is against the law to throw a ball at someone’s head for fun. The penalty for jumping off a building is death. A person may not walk around on Sundays with an ice cream cone in his/her pocket. While riding in an elevator, one must talk to no one, and fold his hands while looking toward the door. Slippers are not to be worn after 10:00 P.M. A fine of $25 can be levied for flirting. This old law specifically prohibits men from turning around on any city street and looking “at a woman in that way.” A second conviction for a crime of this magnitude calls for the…

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    Montana Dumb Laws

    It is a felony for a wife to open her husband’s mail. It is illegal to have a sheep in the cab of your truck without a chaperone. Seven or more Indians are considered a raiding or war party and it is legal to shoot them. In Montana, it is illegal for married women to go fishing alone on Sundays, and illegal for unmarried women to fish alone at all. It is a misdemeanor to show movies that depict acts of felonious crime. Excelsior Springs: Balls may not be thrown within the city limits. Helena: No item may be thrown across a street. Helena: A woman can’t dance on a…

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    Maryland Dumb Laws

    Thistles may not grow in one’s yard. A woman may not go through her husband’s pockets while he is sleeping. Annapolis: It’s illegal to throw bales of hay from a second-story window within the city limits. Baltimore: You cannot swear while inside the city limits. Baltimore: It is illegal to mistreat oysters. Baltimore: It is illegal to wash or scrub sinks no matter how dirty they get. Baltimore: It’s illegal to throw bales of hay from a second-story window within the city limits. Baltimore: It’s illegal to take a lion to the movies. Baltimore: It is a park rule violation to be in a public park with a sleeveless shirt.…

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    New Jersey Dumb Laws

    You cannot pump your own gas. All gas stations are full service and full service only. On a highway you can not park under a bridge. If you have been convicted of driving while intoxicated, you may never again apply for personalized license plates. There is no horse racing allowed on the New Jersey Turnpike. It is against the law for a man to knit during the fishing season. Automobiles are not to pass horse drawn carriages on the street. It is illegal to delay or detain a homing pigeon. Bernards Township: It is illegal to frown as the town is a “Frown-Free Town Zone”. Caldwell: You may not dance…

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    South Dakota Dumb Laws

    It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep in a cheese factory. Movies that show police officers being struck, beaten, or treated in an offensive manner are forbidden. If there are more than 5 Native Americans on your property you may shoot them. Spearfish: If three or more Indians are walking down the street together, they can be considered a war party and fired upon.

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    Colorado Dumb Laws

    It is illegal to ride a horse while under the influence. It is illegal for liquor stores to sell food or grocery stores to sell any alcohol except beer that is at most 3.2% alcohol. It is illegal for a woman wearing a red dress to be out on the streets after 7 PM. Colorado law requires that wine be sold in containers of at least 24 ounces and spirits in containers at least a fifth of a gallon. But, at the same time, it also decrees that no alcohol beverage can be stored in hotel minibars in anything larger than miniature containers. Colorado Springs: It is permissible to wear…