Strange Laws


It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a



Requires it's citizens to register with the state before going

into the business of selling cocaine, marijuana, heroin or other

illegal drugs.


Community leaders passed an ordinance that makes it illegal for

anyone to try and stop a child from playfully jumping over

puddles of water.


You can be stopped by the police for biking over 65 miles per hour.

You are not allowed to walk across a street on your hands.


Women may be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer, as can

the salon owner.


A special law prohibits unmarried women from parachuting on

Sunday or she shall risk arrest, fine, and/or jailing.


If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee

has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.


It is illegal to sing in a public place while attired

in a swimsuit.

Women must address bachelors as master instead of mister,

according to an Illinois state law.

No woman may go in public without wearing a corset in Norfolk,


A Helena, Montana law states that a woman cannot dance on a

saloon table unless her clothing weighs more than three

pounds, two ounces.

Men may not be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.


It is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats,

and other domesticated animal kept as pets.


Bathing is prohibited during the winter.

Citizens are not allowed to attend a movie house or theater nor

ride in a public streetcar within at least four hours after

eating garlic.


Kisses may last for as much as, but no more than, five minutes.


By law, anyone who has been drinking is "sober" until he or she

"cannot hold onto the ground."

It is illegal to transport an ice cream cone in your pocket.


It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller

with a water pistol.

Biting someone with your natural teeth is "simple assault," while

biting someone with your false teeth is "aggravated assault."

In Cleveland, Ohio women are not allowed to wear patent-leather



Mourners at a wake may not eat more than three sandwiches.

Snoring is prohibited unless all bedroom windows are closed and

securely locked.

An old ordinance declares goatees illegal unless you first pay a

special license fee for the privilege of wearing one in public.


A parent can be arrested if his child cannot hold back a burp

during a church service.

New Mexico:

Females are strictly forbidden to appear unshaven in public.

New York:

A fine of $25 can be levied for flirting. This old law

specifically prohibits men from turning around on any city street

and looking "at a woman in that way." A second conviction for a

crime of this magnitude calls for the violating male to be forced

to wear a "pair of horse-blinders" wherever and whenever he goes

outside for a stroll.

No woman may go in public without wearing a corset in Norfolk,


In Cleveland, Ohio women are not allowed to wear patent-leather


North Dakota:

Beer & pretzels can't be served at the same time in any bar or



Women are prohibited from wearing patent leather shoes in public.


Violators can be fined, arrested or jailed for making ugly faces

at a dog.

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.


A special cleaning ordinance bans housewives from hiding dirt and

    dust under a rug in a dwelling.

No man may purchase alcohol without written consent from his wife.


A city ordinance states that a person cannot go barefoot without

    first obtaining a special five-dollar permit.

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



Lawmakers made it obligatory for everybody to take at least one bath

    each week -- on Saturday night.


All lollipops are banned.

A law to reduce crime states: "It is mandatory for a motorist with

    criminal intentions to stop at the city limits and telephone the

    chief of police as he is entering the town.

West Virginia:

No children may attend school with their breath smelling of "wild


In Indiana it is illegal to ride public

transportation for at least 30 minutes after eating garlic.

In Minnesota it is illegal to cross state lines with a duck on your head.

(Geese, however, are perfectly acceptable)

It's now legal in West Virginia to hunt with your car. The legislature

has passed a law making it legal for motorists in that state to eat most

anything they hit while driving. If drivers "can be encouraged to eat

their own road kill," say proponents of the new law, the state will save

money on carcass removal.

An Iranian man has a right to kill his wife if found with another man.

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 unacquainted."

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 not match.

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 hands.

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 permission.

In Pennsylvania, "any motorist driving along a country road at

night must stop every mile and send up a rocket signal, wait 10

minutes for the road to be cleared of livestock, and continue."

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."