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U.S. Dumb Laws Compilation

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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:

  1. Alabama Dumb Laws
    “It is illegal to stab yourself to gain someone’s pity.”
  2. Alaska Dumb Laws
    “Kangaroos are not allowed in barber shops at any time.”
  3. 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.”
  4. Arkansas Dumb Laws
    “A man can legally beat his wife, but not more than once a month.”
  5. California Dumb Laws
    “Nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool.”
  6. Colorado Dumb Laws
    “It is illegal for a woman wearing a red dress to be out on the streets after 7 PM.”
  7. Connecticut Dumb Laws
    “You may not educate dogs.”
  8. Delaware Dumb Laws
    “It is illegal to fly over any body of water, unless one is carrying sufficient supplies of food and drink.”
  9. Florida Dumb Laws
    “If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.”
  10. Georgia Dumb Laws
    “It is against the law to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or street lamp.”
  11. Hawaii Dumb Laws
    “All residents may be fined as a result of not owning a boat.”
  12. Idaho Dumb Laws
    “A person may not be seen in public without a smile on their face.” – My favorite one 😛
  13. Illinois Dumb Laws
    “You may be arrested for vagrancy if you do not have at least one dollar bill on your person.”
  14. Indiana Dumb Laws
    “Check forgery can be punished with public flogging up to 100 stripes.”
  15. Iowa Dumb Laws
    “The fire department is required to practice fire fighting for fifteen minutes before attending a fire.”
  16. Kansas Dumb Laws
    “If two trains meet on the same track, neither shall proceed until the other has passed.”
  17. Kentucky Dumb Laws
    “All bees entering Kentucky shall be accompanied by certificates of health, stating that the apiary from which the bees came was free from contagious or infectious disease.”
  18. Louisiana Dumb Laws
    “You may not tie an alligator to a fire hydrant.”
  19. Maine Dumb Laws
    “You may not step out of a plane in flight.”
  20. Maryland Dumb Laws
    “It’s illegal to throw bales of hay from a second-story window within the city limits.”
  21. Massachusetts Dumb Laws
    “It’s illegal to take a lion to the movies.”
  22. Michigan Dumb Laws
    “It is legal for a robber to file a law suit, if he or she got hurt in your house.”
  23. Minnesota Dumb Laws
    “It is illegal to sleep naked.”
  24. Mississippi Dumb Laws
    “Cattle rustling is punishable by hanging.”
  25. Missouri Dumb Laws
    “It shall be unlawful to provide beer or other intoxicants to elephants.”
  26. Montana Dumb Laws
    “Seven or more Indians are considered a raiding or war party and it is legal to shoot them.”
  27. Nebraska Dumb Laws
    “If a child burps during church, his parent may be arrested.”
  28. Nevada Dumb Laws
    “It is illegal to drive a camel on the highway.”
  29. New Hampshire Dumb Laws
    “You cannot sell the clothes you are wearing to pay off a gambling debt.”
  30. New Jersey Dumb Laws
    “Automobiles are not to pass horse drawn carriages on the street.”
  31. New Mexico Dumb Laws
    “State officials ordered 400 words of “sexually explicit material” to be cut from Romeo and Juliet.”
  32. New York Dumb Laws
    “The penalty for jumping off a building is death.”
  33. North Carolina Dumb Laws
    “Elephants may not be used to plow cotton fields.”
  34. North Dakota Dumb Laws
    “It is legal to shoot an Indian on horseback, provided you are in a covered wagon.”
  35. Ohio Dumb Laws
    “Owners of tigers must notify authorities within one hour if the tiger escapes.”
  36. Oklahoma Dumb Laws
    “Dogs must have a permit signed by the mayor in order to congregate in groups of three or more on private property.”
  37. Oregon Dumb Laws
    “Canned corn is not to be used as bait for fishing.”
  38. Pennsylvania Dumb Laws
    “Dynamite is not to be used to catch fish.”
  39. Rhode Island Dumb Laws
    “It is considered an offense to throw pickle juice on a trolley.”
  40. South Carolina Dumb Laws
    “Horses may not be kept in bathtubs.”
  41. South Dakota Dumb Laws
    “Movies that show police officers being struck, beaten, or treated in an offensive manner are forbidden.”
  42. Tennessee Dumb Laws
    “It is illegal to use a lasso to catch a fish.”
  43. Dumb Laws in Texas
    “It is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time while standing.”
  44. Utah Dumb Laws
    “It is against the law to fish from horseback.”
  45. Vermont Dumb Laws
    “Whistling underwater is illegal”
  46. Virginia Dumb Laws
    “It is illegal for a woman to drive a car up Main Street unless her husband is walking in front of the car waving a red flag.”
  47. Washington Dumb Laws
    “It is illegal to pretend that one’s parents are rich.”
  48. West Virginia Dumb Laws
    “Doctors and dentists may not place a woman under anesthesia unless a third person is present.”
  49. Wisconsin Dumb Laws
    “After 3:00 a.m., you have to send a rocket signal in the air after every mile you drive.”
  50. Wyoming Dumb Laws
    “You may not take a picture of a rabbit during the month of June.”
  51. Washington DC Dumb Laws
    “A D.C. federal judge has ruled that begging is a form of free speech protected by the Constitution.”


  • Resha

    “It is illegal to pretend that one’s parents are rich.” I love that dumb laws and it seems on reality basis. But people says that it’s nice to pretend to be rich although deep inside are the poorest one. I hope it will implement here in my place because there are as lot people who are great pretender on their status. Thus, to avoid inequality and injustice.

  • Funny Things

    Thanks for sharing this! I have heard a lot about dumb laws but never seen so many of them in one place. Thanks again 🙂

  • Sasa Espinoza

    There are many laws that was recently created, there are tutorials and lessons you can get via Scottsdale Lawyer that you can take to be familiar with those new laws.

  • bratari argint

    “If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle”.

    That’s not fair, because an elephant will take a lot more space for “parking” 🙂 . I would go for at least 2 parking tickets for an elephant

    These laws are very funny things. Make me wonder why they have written them after all.

  • Kathy

    Dumb Laws are very interesting. But these days new laws are passing are just dumb and useless. Like “You may not take a picture of a rabbit during the month of June”.

  • Benjamin Koshkin

    Remember, the politicians that we elected are currently passing some laws that are probably just as dumb.

    Benjamin Koshkin

  • neathh

    My bro broke the Cali law the other day he went riding his bike in a swimming pool. luckily no police showed up.

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