STUPID LOCAL LAWS
In Ottumwa, Iowa, "It is unlawful for any male person, within the corporate
limits of the (city), to wink at any female person with whom he is
In Los Angeles, you cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time.
In Zion, Ill., it is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats,
and other domesticated animals kept as pets.
In Carmel, N.Y., a man can't go outside while wearing a jacket and pants that do
In St. Louis, it's illegal to sit on the curb of any city street and drink beer
from a bucket.
In Hartford, Conn., you aren't allowed to cross a street while walking on your
In Baltimore, it's illegal to throw bales of hay from a second-story window
within the city limits. It's also illegal to take a lion to the movies.
In Oxford, Ohio, it's illegal for a woman to strip off her clothing while
standing in front of a man's picture.
In Carrizozo, N.M., it's forbidden for a female to appear unshaven in public
(includes legs and face).
In Pennsylvania it is illegal to have over 16 women live in a house together
because that constitutes a brothel...however up to 120 men can live together,
without breaking the law.
In Michigan, a woman isn't allowed to cut her own hair without her husband's
In New York, it is against the law to throw a ball at someone's head for fun.
The state of Washington has passed a law stating it is illegal, I repeat,
illegal, to paint polka dots on the American flag.
In order for a pickle to officially be considered a pickle in Connecticut, it
To keep any of the incarcerated beast from picking up bad habits, the town of
Manville , NJ decreed that it is illegal to feed whiskey or offer cigarettes to
animals at the local zoo.
If you sell hollow logs in Tennessee, you are breaking the law.
Compulsive gamblers stay out of Richmond, VA: it is even illegal to flip a coin
in a restaurant to see who pays for the coffee.
Don't bother the butterflies in Pacific Grove, CA unless you have a n extra $500
for the offense.
The same is true for bullfrogs and cottontails in Hayden, AZ. disturbing them in
the city limits is against the law.
Have it your way, but don't share it in OK. This state forbids a person from
taking a bite out of another person's hamburger.
Need a radio on Sunday? In Spokane, WA, you can buy one on the Sabbath, but
forget about purchasing a television!
In the state of New York, you need a license to use a clothesline outdoors.
What happens to doughnut holes? Well, they won't be found in Lehigh NE. Selling
doughnut holes in this city is verboten.
And if any retirees from the circus are thinking about settling down and farming
in NC, they are forewarned right here and now that it is against the law in this
state to use elephants to plow cotton fields!
It is illegal to take more than 2 baths a month within Boston confines.
Two people cannot kiss in front of a church.
All Public Displays of Affection (PDAs) are forbidden on Sunday.
Pedestrians always have the right of way.
Anyone may let their sheep and cows graze in the public gardens/commons at any
time except Sundays.
In Calgary there is a by-law that is still on the books that requires businesses
within the city to provide rails for tying up horses.
In the England it is illegal to sell most goods on a Sunday, (this law is mostly
ignored), it is however legal to sell a carrot. It is also legal to sell it at
any price and to give free gifts with it, such as anything else one might want
to buy on a Sunday!
In certain sections of Pennsylvania many years ago, the Farmer's Anti-Automobile
society set up some "rules of the road." In effect, they said:
1. "Automobiles traveling on country roads at night must send up a rocket
every mile, then wait ten minutes for the road to clear."
2. "If a driver sees a team of horses, he is to pull to one side of the
road and cover his machine with a blanket or dust cover that has been painted to
blend into the scenery."
3. "In the event that a horse refuses to pass a car on the road, the owner
must take his car apart and conceal the parts in the bushes."
It is against the law to fish from horseback.
In Bexley, Ordinance number 223, of 09/09/19 prohibits the installation and
usage of slot machines in outhouses.
Back in 1924, a monkey was convicted in South Bend of the crime of smoking a
cigarette and sentenced to pay a 25 dollar fine and the trial costs.
No one may catch fish with his bare hands in Kansas.
In 1930, the City Council of Ontario passed an ordinance forbidding roosters to
crow within the city limits.
Harthahorne City Ordinance, Section 363, states that it shall be unlawful to put
any hypnotized person in a display window.
In Clawson, Mich., there is a law that makes it LEGAL for a farmer to sleep with
his pigs, cows, horses, goats, and chickens.
In Gary, Ind., persons are prohibited from attending a movie house or other
theater and from riding a public streetcar within four hours of eating garlic.
In Miami, it's illegal for men to be seen publicly in any kind of strapless
In Detroit, couples are banned from making love in an automobile unless the act
takes place while the vehicle is parked on the couple's own property.
In Harford, Conn., you aren't allowed to cross a street while walking on your
In Nicholas County, W. Va., no member of the clergy is allowed to tell jokes or humorous
stories from the pulpit during a church service.
In California, animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a
tavern, school, or place of worship.
In Los Angeles, a man is legally entitled to beat his wife with a leather belt
or strap, but the belt can't be wider than 2 inches, unless he has his wife's
consent to beat her with a wider strap.
In Kentucky, "No female shall appear in a bathing suit on any highway
within this state unless she be escorted by at least two officers or unless she
be armed with a club"
An amendment to the above legislation: "The provisions of this statute
shall not apply to females weighing less than 90 pounds nor exceeding 200
pounds, nor shall it apply to female horses."