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    In response to the UK thread. US ones are so much funnier!

    Alabama:
    Bear wrestling matches are prohibited.

    Boogers may not be flicked into the wind.

    Dominoes may not be played on Sunday.

    It is legal to drive the wrong way down a one-way street if you have a lantern attached to the front of your automobile.

    You may not have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at any time.

    Alaska
    While it is legal to shoot bears, waking a sleeping bear for the purpose of taking a photograph is prohibited.

    It is considered an offense to push a live moose out of a moving airplane.

    Arizona
    Hunting camels is prohibited.

    There is a possible 25 years in prison for cutting down a cactus.

    Donkeys cannot sleep in bathtubs.

    You may not have more than two dildos in a house.

    (Prescott, Arizona)
    No one is permitted to ride their horse up the stairs of the county court house.

    Arkansas
    The Arkansas River can rise no higher than to the Main Street bridge in Little Rock.

    A man can legally beat his wife, but not more than once a month.

    Oral sex is considered to be sodomy.

    Alligators may not be kept in bathtubs.

    (Little Rock, Arkansas)
    Dogs may not bark after 6 PM.

    Flirtation between men and women on the streets of Little Rock may result in a 30-day jail term.

    It is unlawful to walk one's cow down Main Street after 1:00 PM on Sunday.

    California
    It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.

    No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour.

    (Baldwin Park, California)
    Nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool.

    New Britain, Conneticut
    It is illegal for fire trucks to exceed 25mph, even when going to a fire.

    Florida
    The state constitution allows for freedom of speech, a trial by jury, and pregnant pigs to not be confined in cages.

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

    Having sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal.

    It is considered an offense to shower naked.

    Penalty for horse theft is death by hanging.

    Georgia
    It is illegal to use profanity in front of a dead body which lies in a funeral home or in a coroners office.

    Donkeys may not be kept in bathtubs.

    Hawaii
    All residents may be fined as a result of not owning a boat.

    Idaho
    You may not fish on a camel's back.

    Illionois
    You may be arrested for vagrancy if you do not have at least one dollar bill on your person.

    You must contact the police before entering a city in an automobile.

    The English language is not to be spoken.

    (Chicago, Illinois)
    It is forbidden to fish while sitting on a giraffe's neck.

    It is legal to protest naked in front of city hall as long as you are under seventeen years of age and have legal permits.

    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.

    Anyone 14 or older who profanely curses, damns or swears by the name of God, Jesus Christ or the Holy Ghost, shall be fined one to three dollars for each offense, with a maximum fine of ten dollars per day.

    The value of Pi is 3.

    It is illegal for a man to be sexually aroused in public.

    Baths may not be taken between the months of October and March.

    A man over the age of 18 may be arrested for statutory rape if the passenger in his car is not wearing her socks and shoes, and is under the age of 17.

    Iowa
    It is a violation of the law to sell or distribute drugs or narcotics without having first obtained the appropriate Iowa drug tax stamp.

    A man with a moustache may never kiss a woman in public.

    One-armed piano players must perform for free.

    Kisses may last for no more than five minutes.

    Tanning bed facilities must warn of the risk of getting a sunburn.

    Kansas

    Rabbits may not be shot from motorboats.

    If two trains meet on the same track, neither shall proceed until the other has passed.

    Louisiana

    Stealing an alligator could land a person in jail for up to ten years.

    Maine

    Shotguns are required to be taken to church in the event of a Native American attack.

    You may not step out of a plane in flight.

    Massachusetts
    No gorilla is allowed in the back seat of any car.

    Minnesota
    A person may not cross state lines with a duck atop his head.

    Citizens may not enter Wisconsin with a chicken on their head.

    Montana
    It is illegal to have a sheep in the cab of your truck without a chaperone.

    In Montana, it is illegal for married women to go fishing alone on Sundays, and illegal for unmarried women to fish alone at all.

    Seven or more indians are considered a raiding or war party and it is legal to shoot them.

    It is illegal for a man and a woman to have sex in any other position other than missionary style.

    Nebraska
    It is illegal to fly a plane while drunk.

    It is Illegal to go whale fishing.

    Persons with gonorrhea may not marry.

    It is illegal for bar owners to sell beer unless they are simultaneously brewing a kettle of soup.

    New Jersey
    It is illegal to wear a bullet-proof vest while committing a murder.

    It is illegal to delay or detain a homing pigeon.

    New Mexico
    Idiots may not vote

    New York
    Women may go topless in public, providing it is not being used as a business. (Note: Many do ;yes

    It is illegal for a woman to be on the street wearing "body hugging clothing.

    Citizens may not greet each other by "putting one's thumb to the nose and wiggling the fingers".

    The penalty for jumping off a building is death.

    While riding in an elevator, one must talk to no one, and fold his hands while looking toward the door.

    Slippers are not to be worn after 10:00 PM

    North Carolina
    It's against the law to sing off key.

    Elephants may not be used to plow cotton fields.

    It is illegal to have sex in a churchyard.

    North Dakota
    It is legal to shoot an Indian on horseback, provided you are in a covered wagon.

    It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on.

    Oklahoma
    It is illegal for the owner of a bar to allow anyone inside to pretend to have sex with a buffalo.

    Females are forbidden from doing their own hair without being licensed by the state.

    Dogs must have a permit signed by the mayor in order to congregate in groups of three or more on private property.

    Oklahoma will not tolerate anyone taking a bite out of another's hamburger.

    Cars must be tethered outside of public buildings.

    It is illegal to have sex before you are married.

    Oregon
    Babies may not be carried on the running boards of a car.

    Dishes must drip dry.

    Pennsylvania
    Dynamite is not to be used to catch fish.

    Rhode Island
    One must make a loud noise before passing a car on the left.

    South Carolina
    A permit must be obtained to fire a missile.

    It is perfectly legal to beat your wife on the court house steps on Sundays.

    Every adult male must bring a rifle to church on Sunday in order to ward off Indian attacks.

    It is a capital offense to inadvertently kill someone while attempting suicide.

    South Dakota
    No horses are allowed into Fountain Inn unless they are wearing pants.

    If there are more than 5 Native Americans on your property you may shoot them.

    Tennessee
    Skunks may not be carried into the state.

    Texas
    One must acknowledge a supreme being before being able to hold public office.

    It is illegal to sell one's eye.

    It is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time while standing.

    It is illegal for one to shoot a buffalo from the second story of a hotel.

    It is illegal to milk another person's cow.

    A recently passed anticrime law requires criminals to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and to explain the nature of the crime to be committed.

    The entire Encyclopedia Britannica is banned in Texas because it contains a formula for making beer at home.

    Utah
    It is illegal not to drink milk.

    It is illegal to detonate any nuclear weapon.

    It is a felony to persistently tread on the cracks between paving stones on the sidewalk of a state highway.

    It is illegal to cause a catastrophe.

    Virginia
    No animal may be hunted for on Sunday with the exception of raccoons, which may be hunted until 2:00 AM.

    It is illegal to tickle women.

    West Virginia
    It is legal for a male to have sex with an animal as long as it does not exceed 40 lbs.

    Wyoming
    Any person who fails to close a fence is subject to a fine of up to seven hundred and fifty dollars.

    It is illegal for women to stand within five feet of a bar while drinking.

    You may not take a picture of a rabbit from January to April without an official permit.

    Skiing under the influence of alcohol is prohibited.
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    :rofl: where they stoned when writing some of them or what?
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    (Original post by dh00001)
    :rofl: where they stoned when writing some of them or what?
    I imagine they weren't written as such, more cases that went before courts and existing laws were applied to them. And a lot are quite sensible when you think about it. Examples:

    Bear wrestling matches are prohibited.

    Well, duh - animal cruelty, after all.

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

    Probably some smart arse circus owner tried it and got a ticket. Quite right too.

    One-armed piano players must perform for free.

    Someone hires a piano player, one armed man turns up - which is all they're going to get that night, performs, dispute arises over payment, court holds that a piano player cannot advertise himself as an entirely normal piano player if he has one arm and finds in favour of the hirer.

    It is illegal to fly a plane while drunk.

    No ****?

    It is illegal to tickle women.

    Some weirdo was probably going around doing this in the street and ended up charged with assault or some form of perversion. Again quite right.

    That said, a couple do defy all logical explanation.
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    You may not fish on a camel's back.
    Like you do :rolleyes:
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    Lib North, some of them are logical, but what is bizarre is that the specific circumstances are stated in laws, rather than just covered by umbrella clauses in more general laws.
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    (Original post by Dionysus)

    Pennsylvania
    Dynamite is not to be used to catch fish.
    :rofl:
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    Thanks for just copying and pasting something for us. We are honoured that you took the time.
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    (Original post by Dionysus)
    Lib North, some of them are logical, but what is bizarre is that the specific circumstances are stated in laws, rather than just covered by umbrella clauses in more general laws.
    Which was what I was getting at - they probably aren't specific 'laws' in the way you're thinking of them, ie written in statute. But rather they are likely to be case law that has come before courts and had laws applied to them. I don't think you'd ever find yourself charged with tickling women in Tennessee, but someone has probably found himself in the dock because of it.
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    I'd also be willing to bet that most of these date back to the 19th century or before.
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    it would help if some of them where real

    http://www.snopes.com/legal/arizona.asp

    You might find fishing with dynamite funny and "strange" but it's a serious crime in most countries

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blast_fishing

    I would bet however a lot of these are made-up
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    They're bizarre. :dong:

    The worst law i have heard is about parents having to be present to watch a new married couple have sex for the first time. :dong:

    I can't remember where that is a law though. :hmmmm:
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    (Original post by kitty_koo)
    :rofl:
    you do know that's a common method of fishing in developing parts of the world and is extremely destructive?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blast_fishing
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    (Original post by HenvY)
    you do know that's a common method of fishing in developing parts of the world and is extremely destructive?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blast_fishing
    it sounded funny :ninja: lol
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    Lol. Some of them are quite funny.
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    (Original post by wesetters)
    Birkenhead :sadnod:
    :hmmm: Whatevs French-o :huff:
 
 
 
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