Strange State Laws (A – H)

July 23, 2009 by  
Filed under Odd Factoids

Reading this list makes you wonder about the sanity of our elected officials, regardless of when these laws were enacted.

Alabama

  • It is illegal to play dominoes and solitaire on Sundays.
  • It is illegal to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church.
  • Bear wrestling matches are prohibited.
  • If you put salt onto a railroad track, you may be punishable by death.
  • It is illegal for a man to spit in front of a woman.
  • Alaska

  • Huskies are not permitted in school buildings.
  • No child may build a snowman taller than himself on school property.
  • It is illegal to give alchol to a Moose in Fairbanks.
  • Arizona

  • Any misdemeanor comitted while wearing a red mask is considered a felony.
  • It’s unlawful to refuse a person a glass of water.
  • In Globe it’s illegal to play cards in the street with a Native American.
  • In Hayden it’s illegal to disturb bullfrogs or cottentailed rabbits with in the city limits.
  • In Nogales you are not permitted to wear suspenders.
  • In Tucson women can’t wear pants.
  • Arkansas

  • A man can beat his wife yet only once per month.
  • In Little Rock dogs can’t bark after 6pm.
  • In Little Rock if a man and woman flirt with each other on the streets they could be jailed for 30 days.
  • California

  • It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.
  • It is illegal to set a mousetrap without a hunting license.
  • Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet from a tavern, school or place of worship.
  • A woman can’t drive while wearing a housecoat.
  • It’s illegal to eat an orange while in the bathtub.
  • It’s illegal to prevent children from playfully jumping over puddles of water.
  • In Blyth a person must own two cows before s/he is permitted to wear cowboy boots in public.
  • In Pacific Grove, “molesting” butterflies can result in a $500 fine.
  • In┬áPasadena it’s illigal for a secratary to be alone in a room with her boss.
  • In Long Beach, it is illegal to curse on a mini-golf course.
  • In┬áLos Angeles it’s illegal to cry on a witness stand in any state court.
  • In Los Angeles it’s also illegal to bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time.
  • In San Fransisco it’s illegal to beat a rug in front of your house.
  • Colorado

  • In Denver it’s illegal to mistreat rats.
  • In Denver it’s also against the law to loan your next door neighbor your vacuum.
  • In Pueblo, it is illegal to let a dandelion grow within city limits.
  • In Sterling a loose a pet cat must have a tail light.
  • In Logan County, it is illegal for a man to kiss a woman while she is asleep.
  • Connecticut

  • A husband may not kiss his wife on Sundays in Hartford.
  • It’s illegal to dispose of used razorblades.
  • Any one riding a bicycle in excess of 65mph will be ticketed.
  • It is illegal to walk backwards after sunset in Devon.
  • In Hartford it’s illegal to educate a dog. (I guess there are no attorneys in Hartford…)
  • Delaware

  • Drive in theaters are not allowed to show R-rated movies.
  • In Lewes it’s illegal to wear pants that are “form fitting” around the waist. (also known as the “muffin top” law)
  • You are not permitted whisper in church in Rehoboth.
  • Florida

  • You cannot sing in a public place while wearing a swimsuit.
  • Women and salon owners can be fined for falling asleep under a hairdryer.
  • If you are a single, widowed or divorced woman, it is illegal for you to parachute on Sunday afternoons.
  • You may not skateboard without a license.
  • It’s illegal to put livestock on a school bus.
  • Georgia

  • It’s illegal for a barber to advertise his prices.
  • It’s illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole.
  • It’s illegal to change the cloths on a store storefront mannequin unless the shades are drawn.
  • In Johnsboro it’s illegal to say “Oh,boy”.
  • In Quitman it’s illegal for chickens to cross the road. Really.
  • Hawaii

  • It’s illegal to put pennies in your ear.
  • It’s illegal to wear only swimming trunks in public.
  • Residents may be fined for not owning a boat.
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