Dumb Laws

Tennessee Dumb Laws

TennesseeYou can’t shoot any game other than whales from a moving automobile.

It is illegal to use a lasso to catch a fish.

Driving is not to be done while asleep.

It is legal to gather and consume road kill

The age of consent is 16, but 12 if the girl is a virgin.

Hollow logs may not be sold.

More than 8 women may not live in the same house because that would constitute a brothel.

Stealing a horse is punishable by hanging.

Dyersburg: It is illegal for a woman to call a man for a date.

Fayette County: You may not have more than five inoperable vehicles on a piece of property.

Lenoir City: When you pull up to a stop sign you must fire a gun out the window to warn horse carriages that you are coming.

Lexington: No one may eat ice cream on the sidewalk.

Lexington: Spitting on the sidewalk is prohibited.

Knoxville: In front of their buildings, all businesses must have a “hitching post.”

Memphis: Illegal for a woman to drive a car unless there is a man either running or walking in front of it waving a red flag to warn approaching motorists and pedestrians.

Memphis: It’s illegal for frogs to croak after 11 PM.

Memphis: Panhandlers must first obtain a $10 permit before begging on the streets of downtown Memphis.

Memphis: It is illegal to give any pie to fellow diners. It is also illegal to take unfinished pie home. All pie must be eaten on the premises.

Oneida: An ordinance forbids anyone to sing the song “It Ain’t Goin’ To Rain No Mo’.”

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