Stupid Laws http://stupid-laws.laws.com Stupid Laws- Stupid State Laws, Stupid Laws in the US, Stupid Laws in Texas Sat, 30 May 2015 15:27:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.18 What are Strange Laws? http://stupid-laws.laws.com/strange-laws http://stupid-laws.laws.com/strange-laws#comments Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:57:43 +0000
What are Strange Laws?
Strange laws refer to any law, ordinance, or statute that is considered archaic. Typically strange laws are left “on the books” and are never altered to meet a modern society. These laws are thus considered antiquated, because the rules or violations which they cover are no longer relevant.
Strange laws exhibit a uniqueness or weirdness because of the content and the violations in which they cover. In most senses these laws are either viewed as strange because the offense covered is so egregious that it would not be considered an every-day maneuver, or the context and subject matter of the law is obsolete.
Strange laws are typically found in local court systems, meaning they vary based on state. The following are some examples of strange laws and the state’s which currently maintain their legality issues:
A strange law in California states that it is illegal for any member of the state to attempt to stop a child from playfully jumping in a puddle of water.
Strange laws in Florida state that women may be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer by a salon owner. Additionally, strange laws in Florida also consist of a special law which prohibits unmarried women from parachuting on Sunday.
As a result of the ridiculous subject matter and nature of such violations, there are rarely any consequences for violating such laws. Although they are affirmed in statutes or ordinances the strangeness and antiquated nature to which they were created offer an impediment for exercise.

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Can You Believe These Weird Laws? http://stupid-laws.laws.com/weird-laws/weird-laws http://stupid-laws.laws.com/weird-laws/weird-laws#comments Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:57:43 +0000
Alabama is a state that has some weird laws that are random in nature.
         It is illegal to play the game of dominoes on a Sunday afternoon.
         I blind folded operator of a vehicle is committing a crime.
         Wearing a fraudulent mustache in church with the intentions of making someone laugh is illegal.
California is a large state that incorporates weird laws into their justice system that  effect both people and animals.
         A woman is not allowed to operate a vehicle wearing a house coat.
         While hunting, people are prohibited from shooting any animal from a moving vehicle except whales.
         It is illegal for a resident of this state to install a bath house.
         It is illegal for animals to mate within 15,000 feet of educational buildings, worship buildings, and bars.
         It is illegal for any person to be denied sunshine.
Florida is a state that has accumulated weird laws that deal a lot with public interactions between people.
         When women get their hair done at the salon, it is illegal for them to fall asleep under the hair dryer.
         Salon owners that let women fall asleep under a hair dryer in their salon are breaking the law.
         Single women that parachute on Sundays are subject to fines and incarceration.
         Elephants are considered equivalent to cars when attached to a parking meter.
         When wearing swimming gear, it is illegal to sing in a public place.
         A man wearing a strapless dress in public will be subjected to criminal charges.
         It is illegal for porcupines and humans to have sexual relations.
         Like driving, it is illegal to skate on a skateboard without a license.
         Missionary sex is legal, but any other position is illegal.
 
Kansas
         Citizens cannot shoot rabbits while riding in a motor boat.
         It is illegal to pee outside of buildings in Derby Kansas.
         In Derby Kansas, drivers are not allowed to burn rubber with their tires.
         Citizens that spit on the sidewalk in Dodge City Kansas are breaking the law.
         Citizens are not allowed to drive vehicles through parade routes while a parade is in progress.
 
Louisiana is a state that treats its weird laws very seriously, with many of them resulting in jail time.
         Make believe wrestling is illegal.
         It is illegal to use a water pistol to shoot bank employees after a robbery.
         Peeing in the drinking water is illegal and will land a person twenty years in prison.
         Stealing alligators is a criminal offense worthy of ten years of imprisonment.

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Have You Heard About These Wacky Laws? http://stupid-laws.laws.com/wacky-laws/wacky-laws http://stupid-laws.laws.com/wacky-laws/wacky-laws#comments Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:57:43 +0000
Wacky laws are, for the most part, rules and regulations of a time passed that are still on the books but have been forgotten. At one time, these laws had a practical application. However, they are now inconsistent as a means of achieving the greater good. Wacky laws are a product of a changing society that no longer need the protections as written in the legal texts. Some wacky laws clearly had a practical need and could be explained in a historical context. Other wacky laws regulate seemingly benign behaviors.
Many of these laws reflect the politically incorrect attitudes of times past and are funny as a result of their incongruities with the modern socio-political climate. The best wacky laws are the ones that do not have any explanations. The Internet is laden with websites that discuss wacky laws that remain on the books. Many of these websites warn their readers that the purpose of publishing wacky laws is for entertainment purposes only because they are not legal scholars.
It would be impractical to discuss wacky laws with a lawyer, even on his or her free time, because it is unlikely that they have ever made practical use of those laws. Chances are that police officers, lawyers, and even judges have similar attitudes towards wacky laws since the cases involving these laws are seldom instances if not all.
Iconographic depictions of Lady Justice attribute qualities of fairness, equality, and non-bias to the abstract concept of justice. Pragmatism is often associated with a non-ideological approach to law. Laws that function best are often pragmatic. Wacky laws, however, do not fit these qualities of the civilizing effect of the rule of law. It should be remembered that even lawmakers do the occasional social faux-pas of drafting wacky legislation.
Wacky laws are a result of both carelessness and stupidity. The publishing of wacky laws on the Internet has embarrassed many local and state governments and they have appointed measures to strike these arcane laws from the law books. Other jurisdictions have resolved to keep wacky laws on their books because they enjoy the humor of these laws. Wacky laws prove that anything could be funny and should be read solely for entertainment purposes.
The following are the top twenty wackiest laws in America compiled from the wacky laws commonly discussed on the Net.
20. Fairbanks, Alaska has a law that bans moose from engaging in sexual intercourse.
19. Hallucinogenic drug peyote may be used in religious ceremonies among members of certain Native American religious organizations in the United States. The drug may only be taken for sacramental purposes. The Supreme Court case US v. Warner (1984) confirmed the legality of this practice due to its connection to the First Amendment.
18. Nudity is banned in Stanford Crest, Florida unless nudity is required in a "bona fide" theatrical performance.
17. US federal prohibits the decimation of false weather reports. This law protects the public from panic resulting from false reports of severe weather. Weather reports are predictions based on mathematical calculations and are thus subject to inaccuracies. Proving a weather report false is therefore extremely difficult but the FBI has investigated people who submit false reports to the National Weather Service.
16. A law that survives from the English Colony of New Haven, now Connecticut, 16-year-old boys may be put to death for disobeying, striking, or cursing his parents. Other rebellious behaviors apply.
15. Dog catchers in Denver, Colorado must notify dogs three days in advance of catching them. He or she must do this by posting signs where it is visible to dogs.
14. A car door may not be opened for longer than necessary in Oregon.
13. Killing dogs in retaliation for attacking chickens is legal in Michigan. All methods of killing the canine are legal with the exception of decompression chambers and electrocution.
12. Shooting ranges may not have targets that resemble the human form in Massachusetts. Only exception to this rule are police shooting ranges.
11. Condoms may not be sold in vending machines in Maryland except in places in which alcohol is sold for consumption.
10. Bear wrestling is illegal in Alabama. Any act associated with the odd sport is illegal; that includes training and promoting.
9. Toledo, Ohio has a law on the books that bans women from wearing patent leather shoes in public.
8. Road kill may be taken home for food in West Virginia. Passed by the West Virginia State Legislature in 1998, one of the more recent wacky laws.
  
7. No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour in California.
6. As long as there is a chaperon, a sheep may not ride in the cab of a truck.
  
 
5. The City of San Francisco has a copyright on its own name. Anything published with the name San Francisco must pay royalties to the city for the use of the name.
4. It is illegal to shoot game from a moving vehicle in Tennessee, except whales. That does not read like a wacky law considering that Tennessee is a landlocked state.
3. Alabama marriage law stipulates that a person performing a marriage rite is entitled to $2 fee per marriage.
 2. Pet rats are illegal in Billings, Montana. Therefore, selling, keeping or giving away rats as pets is illegal. However, the keeping of rats for laboratory purposes is legal.
1. In Baltimore, MD it is illegal to scrub or wash a sink. No matter how dirty it gets, the act of washing a sink is illegal.

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The Different Types of Stupid Laws http://stupid-laws.laws.com/Stupid-Laws/the-different-types-of-stupid-laws http://stupid-laws.laws.com/Stupid-Laws/the-different-types-of-stupid-laws#comments Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:57:43 +0000
Dumb Laws
 
All laws do not begin as dumb laws. When all laws are drafted, they are made with a purpose. A law becomes dumb after it loses its purpose; this happens as time goes on. Many dumb laws are archaic laws that are no longer applicable to modern society. Laws do not have to be old to be dumb; a law will become stupid as a result of no longer having a purpose of interest to the community. In a utopia, for example, all laws are dumb because the protective force of the law would no longer be necessary.
 
Crazy Laws Weird Laws
Weird Laws in many states are still widely used today. Each state throughout the United States seems to tailor their laws to a specific group or situation. For example some states enforce weird laws that deal with fishing regulations, public interactions, people, and animals. Most weird laws still have a purpose in the justice system and often times help protect the community as a whole. Even if particular crimes do not occur often, the presence of these weird laws deters citizens from committing those crimes in the first place.
 
Funny Laws:
 
Funny laws are an international phenomenon. Funny laws typically regulate behaviors that are generally perceived as benign. Funny laws are laws that have illogical flow to their language. The grammar and language of legal text can be confusing to many and requires excellent skills of linguistic interpretation. Clearly defining the purpose or meaning of funny laws is a task that escapes some of the most skilled lawyers and legal scholars. Some funny laws have easily comprehensible language; however, their purpose may be somewhat of a mystery. Funny laws control behaviors that are absurd, leading someone to wonder the frequency of these disturbances that legislation had to be written to deter subsequent absurd actions.
 
Prohibition
 
 
The outlawing of liquor in the United States during the nineteen hundreds was a hasty decision on the government's part. They attempted to rid the country of alcohol and ended up being unsuccessful. People still found ways to get alcohol and participate in social drinking. This was a period in history when almost everyone broke the law to drink. Many people thought this law was a stupid law because it was more detrimental to the economy than anything else in the United States. Once the government realized that alcohol production, sharing, and consumption was beneficial to the economy, they repealed the Constitutional Amendment, and allowed the legal use of alcohol in the United States.This amendment remains the only repealed amendment in history.
Blue Laws
 
 
Blue laws have contributed to a lot of other regulations and ordinances that exist in the United States and abroad. Many states throughout the United States still use blue laws today. The difference between the past and the present is that today religion is much more complex than it was in the 1800's. This fact coupled with the progression of the human race has changed the scope of blue laws entirely. The move from religion, toward relaxation is prevalent in most areas across the country. Blue laws are used today as a means to achieve peace and clarity. The modern world is extremely busy compared to early life on the American colonies.
Strange Laws
 
Strange laws come as a result of cultural shifts in the way lives are lived. Law always reflects the needs of the majority of the community. Essentially, law's purpose is to serve the greater good. Strange laws are often archaic laws that may seem alien to modern society. Many strange laws reflect attitudes unsavory to the modern palette. Strange laws often reflect previous attitudes towards women, sexuality, and animal cruelty. Many strange laws that remain on the books may seem out of context due to technological changes.
 
Silly Laws
There are silly laws in every state and they usually serve a unique purpose. For the most part, silly laws are used to protect the public from people that may potentially commit silly crimes. Many involve animals, profanity, indecent exposure, and the like. These silly crimes have the potential of being violated, and when they are, it is important that there are laws available to punish people by. Additionally, silly laws may be in place to protect a certain group or industry as well. Silly laws that have a religious base, were used a long time ago to protect certain religions, within a given state. In some of these states different religions have emerged, but the laws remain particular to earlier religions in order to protect their rights. As silly as laws may seem, often times they are necessary for either reference or direct use.
 
Curfew Laws
Curfew laws tend to be very controversial especially when it comes to dealing with juvenile delinquents. Every state has incorporated curfew laws in one way or another to regulate society. Some people believe they are used as a means to which the government gains control of  its citizens. Others understand the need for it, especially in emergency situations. Curfew laws differ from state to state, proving that every state reserves the right to make their own laws.Curfew laws are most effective when enforced at the local level because regulations can be more specific. However, curfew laws exist on all three levels of the justice system; local, state, and national.

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The Dumbest Laws of California http://stupid-laws.laws.com/stupid-laws/california-dumb-laws http://stupid-laws.laws.com/stupid-laws/california-dumb-laws#comments Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:57:42 +0000

Every state has laws that are considered dumb or archaic. The state of California is no exception to this statement, for the sunshine state possesses numerous stupid laws. The following list is a few examples of dumb laws in California:


All animals are banned from mating within 1,500 feet of a tavern, place of worship, or school.


It is a misdemeanor to shoot any kind of game from a moving vehicle.


Women may not drive in a house coat.


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


In Alhambra, California an example of dumb laws is it is illegal to leave your car on the street overnight without a specialized permit.


Peacocks have the right of way to cross any street.


Nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a public swimming pool.


Belvedere, California has stupid laws pertaining to dogs or pets in public places.


It is illegal to own a smelly animal hide.


Bowling on the sidewalk is illegal.


These are just a few examples of stupid laws in California. 


Stupid laws has more examples of stupid laws throughout the country.




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The Silliest English Laws http://stupid-laws.laws.com/silly-laws/english-law http://stupid-laws.laws.com/silly-laws/english-law#comments Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:57:42 +0000
There are a variety of antiquated English laws that are still on record. The following are some examples of silly English laws that have yet to be officially abolished:
1.       English law states that an individual wearing a full suit of armor is not permitted to enter the House of Parliament.
2.       English law states that any whales that happen to become beached on any British shore are deemed property of the Royal Family; the head of whale is given to the King, while the tale is considered to be the property of the Queen.
3.       English Law states that applying a postage stamp upside-down on any piece of mail is considered to be a punishable act of treason.
4.       English law states that taxis and other varieties of livery vehicles are prohibited from transporting rapid dogs or corpses.
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You Won’t Believe these Funny Laws http://stupid-laws.laws.com/funny-laws/funny-laws http://stupid-laws.laws.com/funny-laws/funny-laws#comments Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:57:42 +0000
The root of all comedy is absurdity. Law has always been an exalted institution since the days of Babylon. Laws are intended to serve the purposes of the greater good. However, sometimes that greater good may seem strange, unclear, or archaic. It leads one to wonder where these funny laws came from in the first place. Laws regulate all forms of human interaction and protect people from all forms of harm.
Political scientists and philosophers always had an admiration for the rule of law and the law's ability to control. However, some of these laws fail in their ability to control behavior because they are enforceable with the consent of the public. Most websites covering funny laws exclusively discuss funny American laws; but there is an entire world of funny laws out there. Funny laws are truly an international phenomenon, proving that Americans are not the only people capable of silly legislation.
In Singapore, a person who is guilty of littering three times, must clean the streets wearing a bib that reads "I'm a litterer". This form of public humiliation apparently works as Singapore is one of the cleanest countries in all of Asia.
In the United Kingdom, a law from the Middle Ages is still on the books that requires all males over the age of 14 to be trained in shooting a long bow. This is a funny law that remains on the books to this day and dates back to a time when England did not have a professional military.
The law apparently paid off at the battle against France at Agincourt in 1415 where English long bowmen dominated. The Battle of Agincourt is also known as the place where the English long bowmen taunted French prisoners of war with the finger used to pull the bowstring.
It also illegal, in the United Kingdom, to die in either house of Parliament. Scottish homeowners must allow entry of people who need to use the toilet. In Wales, it is illegal to call any Welsh person English.
A 1366 law from Ireland prevents English people from marrying Irish people.
Bangladeshi children, 15 and older, can be sent to jail for cheating on their final exams. This funny law is apparently a no-laughing matter; apparently, a blemish on one's permanent record can give someone a criminal record.
In Australia, men are free to cross-dress as long as their dresses are not strapless. The reason behind this funny law is possibly a measure to prevent a cross dressing male's wardrobe from "malfunctioning."
In Florida, USA it is illegal for a divorced or widowed woman to skydive on a Sunday afternoon.
In Switzerland, it is illegal to flush a toilet after 10PM. Also, people who forget their car keys in an open car will be subject to fine.
In Canada, any comic book that depicts illegal activity is banned.
In Argentina, there is a law that states that Argentine night clubs must play the same amount of tango music as all other forms of music combined. Talking about having passion to dance the national dance.
It is on the books in China that a person must be intelligent to go to college.
Married New Yorkers cannot get divorced on grounds of irreconcilable differences unless both marriage partners agree on those grounds.
Lawmakers in Tennessee passed a law that makes it legal to carry a loaded firearm into a bar. It might be more appropriate to call that one a stupid law rather than a funny law but there's a thin line between funny and stupid.
In Denmark, it is legal to escape from prison. However, if a fugitive is caught, that prisoner must serve the remainder of his or her sentence. Quite frankly, what is the difference? Not all funny laws have to be archaic.
In Norway, there is a law that protects all female dogs and cats from being spayed. Only male cats and dogs may be neutered. Norwegians are very proud of their Viking heritage that they forgot to change some of their oldest laws.
An example of a ancient Norwegian law still on the books is the law that obliges all Norwegians to go out on expeditions to rape and plunder at least once every five years. The comedy of this law is that it is still on the books, as Aristotle once said, "Ancient laws remain in force long after the people have the power to change them."
In France, it is illegal to name a pig Napoleon. Apparently, this is disparaging to the name the great French general and emperor.

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Why are there Curfew Laws? http://stupid-laws.laws.com/curfew-laws/curfew-laws http://stupid-laws.laws.com/curfew-laws/curfew-laws#comments Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:57:42 +0000
Curfew laws pertain to time limits placed on people. These time limits usually dictate to citizens of a given state or locale what amount of time they are allowed in public places.  These public places can be anything from street corners to actual businesses.
In Many instances curfew laws affect businesses as well. If a curfew is placed on citizens that do not allow them to be in a public place, and it happens to be a business, than usually that business has the same curfew. Most curfew laws make sense in this way, because if people are not allowed in a business, how is it supposed to grow and profit during that time? Often times these curfew laws work in the favor of businesses.  
There are three categories in which curfew laws are established, juvenile, emergency, and business.  
Curfew laws given to juveniles are usually enacted at the lower levels of government, being local or state. They pertain to children under the age of eighteen, and usually involve specific restrictions. Typically, juvenile curfews will restrict minors from a certain public area, or business. Time limits are given to ensure clarity of these laws. 
The purpose of juvenile curfews is to ensure the safety of minors, as well as prevent crime, and regulate society. Keeping juvenile curfew laws at the local level make it easier to regulate issues from area to area. This is important because different areas have to focus on different issues. It is vital to the success of the law enforcement that these are relevant, hence the local enforcement. Often the restrictions given are legal before the given time, but require general stipulations after hours like; 
         The presence of a parent, guardian, or an adult over the age of twenty one. 
         Underage teens driving a motor vehicle. 
         School attendance or religious participation 
         The running of errands alone instead of with an adult. 
         Emergency situations. 
Punishment for violating curfew when one is a juvenile differs from state to state and even locale to locale, however the basics include; 
         Monetary Fines that differ depending on the violation and the amount of times the law is broke.  
         Volunteer or community service work 
         Programs that must be attended after school, or enrollment in a school activity to distract a juvenile.
         Restrictions and suspensions of driving permits or licenses. 
         Parent or guardian penalties.  
In some states juvenile curfews are only given on a need basis. This means that local governments reserve the right to chose when these laws take effect. They can remain in effect all year or only during the summer or vacation months when kids are home most. 
Most juvenile laws give state and local governments the authority to be as strict or as sympathetic as possible. This gives an officer the authority to help a kid out and slap them on the wrist,suggest parent and child counseling and alike. 
Juvenile curfew laws have been fought due to different reasons that are circumstantial to each case. However, the most noted reasons that citizens fight juvenile curfew include;  
         When the law is too general for children and parents to understand fully. 
         A law that doesn't allow parents to make their own decisions regarding their child. In this instance, most people fight that the government is interfering with their personal right to parent. 
         When racial profiling is at the base of law enforcement. 
         When traveling between states.  
Emergency curfew laws are  enforced on all level of government, being local, state, and national. These curfew laws are enforced in response to a problem. These problems can include a local, state, or national crisis, natural disaster, or general disturbance that is continuous in nature. These can include; 
         Hurricane warnings that require citizens to remain indoors for safety. 
         After hurricanes so that cities and states can clean up quickly, and safely.
         During revolutions and movements that get out of hand.  

Many cities and towns create acts that give mayors, governors, presidents and other state officials the right to enact laws for a moment to protect the majority. For example during a terrorist attack, or a flu outbreak, a temporary law may be enacted. These emergency laws are usually only temporary and need based. Additionally, if crime, specifically killing sprees and mass murders are occurring in an area, an emergency curfew will be enforced. These laws are issued when people are in a state of panic and danger, and give officials control over sensitive situations. 
Business curfew laws are those that require businesses to close during given hours. Many times they are required to close for the safety of the employees and the business itself. In areas where the crime rate is high, and the population is large and diverse, these laws become necessary. A time frame is usually given to these businesses so that during late hours, when crime is highest, people are not put in danger. 
These laws usually apply to restaurants, drug stores, twenty four hour corner stores like seven eleven, or other places where loitering can cause danger. Giving curfews to a business can sometimes hurt profit for a business owner, but for the most part it protects it. The idea is that more money will be lost if an opportunity for theft and or crime presents itself, than if they close during earlier hours. Business curfew laws are not always enforced year round but on an as need basis. 

Laws regarding curfews of all kinds can be found on national, state, and local websites. To aid citizens in better understanding why they exist, governments usually provide the actual PDF of the laws online. Citizens can read through the law and view amendments that have been written to change them. Additionally, schedules or enforcement, and or special circumstances are normally listed as well. If certain governments do not post these items online will provide the same information in their government offices. Curfew Laws are not always followed. However, they do serve a purpose to protect citizens and prevent crime.

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Get a Load of These Crazy Laws! http://stupid-laws.laws.com/crazy-laws/crazy-laws http://stupid-laws.laws.com/crazy-laws/crazy-laws#comments Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:57:42 +0000

In America and abroad many laws exist within state and national constitutions that are many times outdated, circumstantial, or just plain ridiculous. Many of these laws were written during a time when life was a lot simpler. A law that existed in the nineteen twenties or even earlier, does not apply to society today. Since life has become increasingly complex, these crazy laws are very rarely used in a court of law. Crazy laws without relevance today are rarely used and are often very miscellaneous in nature. 


         In Salt Lake County Utah it is illegal to carry a violin in a paper bag.


         In Florida it is illegal to fart in public after six o'clock in the evening on Sundays


         In Massachusetts it is illegal to go to bed without bathing, however, in the same state, law prohibits bathing on Sundays


         In New York when a person jumps off a building it is against the law and they are sentenced to death. 


         In Alabama it is illegal to wear a fake mustache to make people laugh in church.


         In Alabama it illegal to throw salt on railroad tracks, and death is the penalty. 


         In Los Angeles courts it is illegal to cry on the stand. 


         In California it is illegal to bath two babies in the same bath at the same time. 


         No alcoholic beverage is allowed within five hundred fee of a cash register in a store that sells both alcohol and gasoline in California.


         In Saratoga, Florida no citizen can sing and wear a swimsuit at the same time. 


         In Illinois it is illegal to walk around without one dollar on them. If a citizens does not have at least one dollar in their possession, they will be charged with vagrancy.


         In Kentucky every citizen is required to take a shower once a year. 


         In Louisiana a woman's' husband has to wave a flag in front of her car before she can drive it anywhere. 


         Crazy laws in Indiana prohibit gossiping, and talking bad about others behind their back. Additionally, anyone (14 and under) who curses, damns, or swears by the name of GOD, Jesus Christ, or the Holy Ghost, are fined two to three dollars per offense. They will also be charged a maximum fine of ten dollars a day. 


Some Crazy laws regarding indecent exposure are often outdated and irrelevant. 


         In Bozeman, Montana it is illegal to have sex in your front lawn after sundown. 


         In Devon, Texas the law prohibits anyone from making furniture while in the nude. 


         In Florida a man wearing a strapless dress, is breaking the law. 


         In Arizona no one can take pictures before twelve o'clock on Sunday afternoons 


         In Florida oral sex is illegal. 


         In Minnesota it is illegal for a human to have sex with a fish. 


         In Tennessee it is illegal for any woman to call a man for a date. 


         In Montana it is illegal for a woman to wear a corset. 


         In Massachusetts it is illegal to have sex with a rodeo clown. 


         In Utah a person can have sex with an animal as long as it is not for cash. 


         In Kentucky all nude people in a household must be registered with the state. 


         In Washington, a law prohibits anyone from having sex with a virgin under any circumstances, including the wedding night. Another law in Somoa prohibits a husband forgetting his wife's birthday.


Crazy laws often echo the past and were only relevant in times before the industrial revolution. 


         In San Fransisco it is illegal to pile horse manure higher than six feet on a street corner. 


         Additionally, in Wilbur, Washington it is illegal to ride an ugly horse. 


         In Oklahoma a citizen can get arrested for making ugly faces at a dog


         In Arizona a man may not beat is wife more than once a month. 


         In Tuscan women may not wear pants. 


         In Arkansas is illegal for any women teachers who "bob" their hair to get a raise. 


         In California, bathhouses are against the law. 


         In Blythe a citizen cannot wear cowboy boots unless they own two cows. 


         In Denver it is illegal to fly over any body of water unless carrying large supplies of food and water. 


         It is illegal to say "O Boy" in Jonesboro, Georgia.


         Crazy laws in Georgia say it is illegal to cut off a chicken's head on Sundays, and also walk down the Broadway street with chickens held upside down by their feet. Additionally, it is illegal to eat a chicken with anything other than a persons hands. 


Crazy laws exist regarding driving in different states, that are very outdated. 


         In California it is illegal for a car without a driver to be going over sixty miles per hour.  


         In Tennessee it is against the law to drive while sleeping. 


         In Alabama it is illegal to drive while barefoot.


         Car dealers may not sell cars on Sundays in Colorado.


         In Long Beach cars are the only items allowed in the garage. 


         In Georgia members of the state assembly cannot get ticketed for speeding when the state assembly is in session. 


         In Illinois it is illegal to enter the state before contacting the police. 


         In Indiana it is illegal to pass a horse on the street. 


         Crazy driving laws in Idaho prohibit a police officer from walking up to a vehicle when he suspects that the occupants are having sex. He must honk three times and flash his lights before approaching the car. If the police officer fails to do this, any charge given to the occupants is null and void. 


Crazy laws exist in every state, for many different reasons. Some other crazy laws are off the books for good and do not apply apply to state law. In most states, when police officers try to force these and other crazy laws on people, the decision is appealed due to the lack of relevance that the law has on the situation. 



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