Thursday, February 5, 2009

Absurd Laws...

I came across a site today that revealed dumb laws in each and every state of this country.  Though there were many favorites, I picked one law from each state and posted it here. I know a lot of laws we consider 'dumb', but these are just absolutely ridiculous. These are REAL laws that were put in effect at some time during history; though I doubt the local police would get you in trouble for them, he could if he wanted to! (scary) Read & Enjoy!

  • Alabama: It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.
  • Alaska: It is considered an offense to feed alcoholic beverages to a moose.
  • Arizona: Donkeys cannot sleep in bathtubs.
  • Arkansas: A man can legally beat his wife, but not more than once a month.
  • California: It is a misdemeanor to shoot any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.
  • Colorado: Keeping a house where unmarried persons are allowed to have sex is prohibited.
  • Connecticut: You can be stopped by the police for biking over 65 miles per hour.
  • Delaware: Alcohol may not be served in nightclubs if dancing is occurring on the premises at the same time.
  • Florida: Women may be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer, as can the salon owner.
  • Georgia: All sex toys are banned.
  • Hawaii: Coins are not allowed to be placed in one's ears.
  • Idaho: You may not fish on a camel's back.
  • Illinois: One may not pee in his neighbor's mouth.
  • Indiana: If any person has a puppet show, wire dancing or tumbling act in the state of Indiana and receives money for it, they will be fined $3 under the Act to Prevent Certain Immoral Practices.
  • Iowa: A man with a moustache may never kiss a woman in public.
  • Kansas: The state game rule prohibits the use of mules to hunt ducks.
  • Kentucky: One may not dye a duckling blue and offer it for sale unless more than six are for sale at once.
  • Louisiana: One could possibly land in jail for 20 years upon urinating in the city's water supply.
  • Maine: After January 14th you will be charged a fine for having your Christmas decorations still up.
  • Maryland: It's illegal to throw bales of hay from a second-story window within the city limits.
  • Massachusetts: It is illegal to give beer to hospital patients.
  • Michigan: There is a law that makes it legal for farmers to sleep with his pigs, cows, horses, goats, and chickens.
  • Minnesota: A person may not cross state lines with a duck atop his head.
  • Mississippi: If one is a parent to two illegitimate children, that person will go to jail for at least one month.
  • Missouri: Single men between the ages of twenty-one and fifty must pay an annual tax of one dollar (enacted 1820).
  • Montana: It is illegal to have a sheep in the cab of your truck without a chaperon.
  • Nebraska: If a child burps during church, his parent may be arrested.
  • Nevada: It is illegal to drive a camel on the highway.
  • New Hampshire: It is illegal to pick seaweed up off the beach.
  • New Jersey: It is illegal to wear a bullet-proof vest while committing a murder.
  • New Mexico: It's forbidden for a female to appear unshaven in public.
  • New York: Citizens may not greet each other by "putting one's thumb to the nose and wiggling the fingers".
  • North Carolina: While having sex, you must stay in the missionary position and have the shades pulled.
  • North Dakota: Beer and pretzels can't be served at the same time in any bar or restaurant.
  • Ohio: The Ohio driver's education manual states that you must honk the horn whenever you pass another car.
  • Oklahoma: It is illegal for the owner of a bar to allow anyone inside to pretend to have sex with a buffalo.
  • Oregon: It is illegal to place a container filled with human fecal matter on the side of any highway.
  • Pennsylvania: It is illegal to sleep on top of a refrigerator outdoors.
  • Rhode Island: Riding a horse over any public highway for the purpose of racing, or testing the speed of the horse is illegal.
  • South Carolina: It is perfectly legal to beat your wife on the court house steps on Sundays.
  • South Dakota: It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep in a cheese factory.
  • Tennessee: It is illegal to use a lasso to catch a fish.
  • Texas: It is illegal to see one's eye.
  • Utah: A husband is responsible for every criminal act committed by his wife while she is in his presence.
  • Vermont: Women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth.
  • Virginia: It is illegal to tickle women.
  • Washington: All lollipops are banned.
  • West Virginia: It is legal for a male to have sex with an animal as long as it does not exceed 40 lbs.
  • Wisconsin: While all cheese making requires a license, Limburger cheese making requires a master cheese maker's license.
  • Wyoming: Any person who fails to close a fence is subject to a fine of up to seven hundred and fifty dollars.
Well... I know what you're thinking - how the hell are these possible? How could they possibly be true? Well... there are a lot of dumb people out there, and a few of those oh so special people made and enacted these absolutely ridiculous laws, never put anything past the mind of a 'dumb' person :)


DavidToesrus said...

Maryland, you forgot the sodomy law, which is any anal or oral sex between two consenting (and married) adults is considered sodomy, and therefore is illegal.

AlexMaza said...

Minnesota: A person may not cross state lines with a duck atop his head. OMG I haven't laughed ths hard in a while!! LOVES IT!

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