20 April 2013


It seems that every state in the union has odd, antiquated, or humorous laws which are still in force.  Here is a sampling, one such law from each of the fifty states ~

  • Alabama ~ Incestuous marriages are legal.
  • Alaska ~ It is considered an offense to feed alcoholic beverages to a moose.
  • Arizona ~ It is unlawful to refuse a person a glass of water.
  • Arkansas ~ Oral sex is considered to be sodomy.
  • California ~ No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 mph.
  • Colorado ~ It is illegal to allow a llama to graze on public property.
  • Connecticut ~ It is unlawful to walk backwards after sunset.
  • Delaware ~ No person shall change clothes in his or her vehicle.
  • Florida ~ It is illegal to sell your children.
  • Georgia ~ Donkeys may not be kept in bathtubs.
  • Hawaii ~ Residents may be fined for not owning a boat.
  • Idaho ~ You may not fish from a camel's back.
  • Illinois ~ Law forbids eating in a place that is on fire.
  • Indiana ~ The value of Pi is 3.
  • Iowa ~ A one-armed piano player must perform for free.
  • Kansas ~ If two trains meet on the same track, neither shall proceed until the other has passed.
  • Kentucky ~ Dogs may not molest cars.
  • Louisiana ~ It is illegal to rob a bank with a water pistol.
  • Maine ~ To stroll down the street playing a violin is against the law.
  • Maryland ~ It is illegal to take a lion to the movies.
  • Massachusetts ~ All men must carry a rifle to church on Sunday.
  • Michigan ~ A woman isn't allowed to cut her own hair without her husband's permission.
  • Minnesota ~ It is illegal to sleep naked.
  • Mississippi ~ Cattle rustling is punishable by hanging.
  • Missouri ~ It is not illegal to speed.
  • Montana ~ It is illegal to have a sheep in the cab of your truck without a chaperone.
  • Nebraska ~ It is illegal to go whale fishing.
  • Nevada ~ Sex toys are outlawed.
  • New Hampshire ~ On Sundays citizens may not relieve themselves while looking up.
  • New Jersey ~ You may not slurp your soup.
  • New Mexico ~ Idiots may not vote.
  • New York ~ The penalty for jumping off a building is death.
  • North Carolina ~ It is against the law to sing off key.
  • North Dakota ~ It is legal to shoot an Indian on horseback, provided you are in a covered wagon.
  • Ohio ~ An ordinance prohibits the installation and use of slot machines in outhouses.
  • Oklahoma ~ It is illegal for the owner of a bar to allow anyone inside to pretend to have sex with a buffalo.
  • Oregon ~ Babies may not be carried on the running boards of a car.
  • Pennsylvania ~ You may not sing in the bathtub.
  • Rhode Island ~ No person may bite off another's leg.
  • South Carolina ~ A permit must be obtained to fire a missile.
  • South Dakota ~ It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep in a cheese factory.
  • Tennessee ~ Skunks may not be carried into the state.
  • Texas ~ It is illegal to sell one's eye.
  • Utah ~ It is illegal to detonate any nuclear weapon.
  • Vermont ~ All residents shall bathe every Saturday night.
  • Virginia ~ It is illegal to tickle women.
  • Washington ~ All lollipops are banned.
  • West Virginia ~ Roadkill may be taken home for supper.
  • Wisconsin ~ State law forbade serving apple pie in restaurants without cheese.
  • Wyoming ~ You may not take a picture of a rabbit from January to April without an official permit.
Here is the website, which lists many more such laws within the U.S.

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