Dumb Laws

Missouri Dumb Laws

MissouriIn Merryville women are prohibited from wearing corsets because “the privilege of admiring the curvaceous, unencumbered body of a young woman should not be denied to the normal, red-blooded American male.”

Excelsior Springs: Hard objects may not be thrown by hand.

Excelsior Springs: Worrying squirrels is not tolerated.

Kansas City: Minors are not allowed to purchase cap pistols, however they may buy shotguns freely.

Kansas City: Installation of bathtubs with four legs resembling animal paws is prohibited.

Marceline: Minors can buy rolling paper and tobacco but not lighters.

Marquette: It is illegal for more than four unrelated persons to occupy the same dwelling (The Brothel Law).

Mole: Frightening a baby is in violation of the law.

Natchez: It shall be unlawful to provide beer or other intoxicants to elephants.

Purdy: Dancing is strictly prohibited.

St. Louis: A milk man may not run while on duty.

University City: Four women may not rent an apartment together.

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