Dumb Laws

West Virginia Dumb Laws

West VirginiaDoctors and dentists may not place a woman under anesthesia unless a third person is present.

Road Kill may be taken home for supper.

Whistling underwater is prohibited.

No children may attend school with their breath smelling of “wild onions.”

It is unlawful for chickens to lay eggs before 8AM and after 4PM.

When a railroad passes within 1 mile of a community of 100 or more people in it, they must build a station and stop there regularly to pick up and drop off passengers.

It is illegal to snooze on a train.

According to the state constitution, it is unlawful for anyone to own a red or a black flag.

If you wear a hat inside a theater, you may be fined.

Alderson: One may not walk a lion, tiger or leopard, even on a leash.

Nicholas County: No member of the clergy is allowed to tell jokes or humorous stories from the pulpit during a church service.

Huntington: Firemen may not whistle or flirt at any woman passing a firehouse. It is legal to beat your wife so long as it is done in public on Sunday, on the courthouse steps.

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