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Location: Abilene, Texas
It is illegal to idle or loiter anyplace within the corporate limits of the city for the purpose of flirting or mashing.
This law still exists.

Location: Acworth, Georgia
All citizens must own a rake.
This law still exists.

Location: Acworth, Georgia
One man may not be on another man's back.
This law still exists.

Location: Ada, Oklahoma
If you wear New York Jets clothing, you may be put in jail.
This law still exists.

Location: Aguascalientes, Mexico
Any kind of nude artistic display is illegal.
This law still exists.

Location: Alabama
It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.
This law still exists.

Location: Alabama
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.
This law still exists.

Location: Alabama
Boogers may not be flicked into the wind.
This law still exists.

Location: Alaska
While it is legal to shoot bears, waking a sleeping bear for the purpose of taking a photograph is prohibited.
This law still exists.

Location: Alaska
It is considered an offense to push a live moose out of a moving airplane.
This law still exists.

Location: Alberta,Canada
You may never use dice to play craps.
This law still exists.

Location: Alberta,Canada
Businesses must provide rails for tying up horses.
This law still exists.

Location: Alderson, West Virginia
One may not walk a lion, tiger or leopard, even on a leash.
This law still exists.

Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
There is a ban on men becoming aroused in public.
This law still exists.

Location: Antibes, France
It is illegal to take photos of police officers or police vehicles, even if they are just in the background.
This law still exists.

Location: Arizona
When being attacked by a criminal or burglar, you may only protect yourself with the same weapon that the other person posseses.
This law still exists.

Location: Arizona
Any misdemeanor committed while wearing a red mask is considered a felony. This goes back in the days of the Wild West.
This law still exists.

Location: Arizona
You may not have more than two dildos in a house. .
This law still exists.

Location: Arkansas
A law provides that school teachers who bob their hair will not get a raise.
This law still exists.

Location: Arkansas
A man may "LEGALLY" beat his wife once a month.
This law still exists.

Location: Arkansas
The Arkansas River can rise no higher than to the Main Street bridge in Little Rock.
This law still exists.

Location: Arkansas
Oral sex is considered to be sodomy.
This law still exists.

Location: Atlanta, Georgia
One man may not be on another man's back.
This law still exists.

Location: Auburn, Indiana
It is illegal to bike, roller-skate, skateboard, or inline skate in a commercially zoned area. For these offesnses, there is a fine of no more than $5 or the impounding of one's bicycle for a period not to exceed 30 days.
This law still exists.

Location: Auburn, Washington
Men who deflower virgins, regardless of age or marital status, may face up to five years in jail.
This law still exists.

Location: Augusta, Maine
To stroll down the street playing a violin is against the law.
This law still exists.

Location: Austin, Texas
Wire cutters can not be carried in your pocket.
This law still exists.

Location: Australia
A life sentence is 25 years
This law still exists.

Location: Australia
Wearing black clothes, felt shoes and black shoe polish on your face is illegal because these items are the tools of a cat burglar.
This law still exists.

Location: Australia
Bars in Australia are required to stable, water and feed horses of their patrons
This law still exists.

Location: Australia
The legal age for straight sex is 16, unless the person is is in the care/custody of the older person, in which case it is 18.
This law still exists.

Location: Australia
Children may not purchase cigarettes, but they may smoke them.
This law still exists.

Location: Australia
Walking on the right side of a footpath is illegal.
This law still exists.

Location: Australia
Taxi cabs must carry a bale of hay in the trunk of their car.
This law still exists.

Location: Bahrain
When a Doctor in this country examines a woman's genitals he is not allowed to view them directly but instead thru the reflection of a mirror.
This law still exists.

Location: Baldwin Park, California
Nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool.
This law still exists.

Location: Baltimore City, Maryland
Though you may spit on a city roadway, spitting on city sidewalks is prohibited.
This law still exists.

Location: Baltimore City, Maryland
You may not curse inside the city limits.
This law still exists.

Location: Baltimore, Maryland
It's illegal to throw bales of hay from a second-story window within the city limits.
This law still exists.

Location: Baltimore, Maryland
It's illegal to take a lion to the movies.
This law still exists.

Location: Baltimore, Maryland
It is a park rule violation to be in a public park with a sleeveless shirt. $10 fine. This would include joggers that go shirtless.
This law still exists.

Location: Baltimore, Maryland
No person who is a "tramp" or "vagrant" shall loiter in any park at any time. They define tramp as a person who roves for begging purposes and a vagrant as an idle person who is able-bodied living without labor. It's a $50 fine. I guess the tramp would have to beg for the money to pay the fine
This law still exists.

Location: Baltimore, Maryland
It is a violation of city code to sell chicks or ducklings to a minor within 1 week of the Easter holiday.
This law still exists.

Location: Barber, North Carolina
Fights between cats and dogs are prohibited.
This law still exists.

Location: Barre, Vermont
All residents shall bathe every Saturday night.
This law still exists.

Location: Bay Village, Ohio
It is illegal to walk a cow down Lake Road.
This law still exists.

Location: Beaconsfield, Canada
You may not own a log cabin.
This law still exists.

Location: Beaumont, Texas
Collegiate football is banned at Lamar University.
This law still exists.

Location: Beaverton, Oregon
You must buy a $10 permit to be allowed to install a burglar alarm.
This law still exists.

Location: Beech Grove, Indiana
It is forbidden to eat watermelon in the park.
This law still exists.

Location: Beijing, China
Drivers of power-driven vehicles who stop at pedestrian crossings are liable to a fine of up to five yuan, or a warning. -Article 40 of the Beijing Traffic Laws.
This law still exists.

Location: Belgium
A driver who needs to turn through oncoming traffic has the right of way unless he slows down or stops.
This law still exists.

Location: Bernard's Township, New Jersey
It is illegal to frown as the town is a "Frown-Free Town Zone".
This law still exists.

Location: Bexley, Ohio
Ordinance number 223, of 09/09/19 prohibits the installation and usage of slot machines in outhouses.
This law still exists.

Location: Big Pine Key, Florida
It is illegal to molest a Key deer. If caught one will be fined or will have to go to jail.
This law still exists.

Location: Blythe, California
You are not permitted to wear cowboy boots unless you already own at least two cows
This law still exists.

Location: Boise, Idaho
Residents may not fish from a giraffe's back.
This law still exists.

Location: Borger, Texas
It is against the law to throw confetti, rubber balls, feather dusters, whips or quirts (riding crop), and explosive firecrackers of any kind.
This law still exists.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
It is illegal to play the fiddle.
This law still exists.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Two people may not kiss in front of a church.
This law still exists.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Two people may not kiss in front of a church.
This law still exists.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
No more than two baths may be taken within the confines of the city.
This law still exists.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Anyone may let their sheep and cows graze in the public gardens/commons at any time except Sundays.
This law still exists.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
It is illegal to eat peanuts in church.
This law still exists.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
An old law prohibits the taking of baths on Sunday.
This law still exists.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duels to the death permitted on the common on Sundays provided that the Governor is present.
This law still exists.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Women may not wear heels over 3 inches in length while on the common.
This law still exists.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
No one may take a bath without a prescription.
This law still exists.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
It is illegal for any citizen to own more than three dogs.
This law still exists.

Location: Bremerton, Washington
You may not shuck peanuts on the street.
This law still exists.

Location: British Columbia, Canada
It is illegal to kill a sasquatch.
This law still exists.

Location: Buckner, Missouri
In this small town of only 4,000, yard waste may be burned any day except Sunday.
This law still exists.

Location: Burlingame, California
It is illegal to spit, except on baseball diamonds
This law still exists.

Location: Burlington, Massachusetts
You may not walk around with a "drink".
This law still exists.

Location: Caldwell, New Jersey
You may not dance or wear shorts on the main avenue.
This law still exists.

Location: California
In California, animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school or place of worship.
This law still exists.

Location: California
No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour
This law still exists.

Location: California
In California, animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school or place of worship.
This law still exists.

Location: California
City Council order reads: "No dog shall be in a public place without its master on a leash"
This law still exists.

Location: Canada
You can not pay for any 50cent item with pennies.
This law still exists.

Location: Canada
Wooden logs may not be painted
This law still exists.

Location: Canada
It is required to be given a gun with bullets and a horse so you can ride out of town when you are released from prison.
This law still exists.

Location: Cape Coral, Florida
It is against the city ordinance to hang your clothes outside on a clothesline.
This law still exists.

Location: Cape Coral, Florida
It it illegal to park a pick-up truck in your driveway or in front of your house on the street. This law is limited to only those who do not own the house.
This law no longer exists.

Location: Carlisle, Pennsylvania
In the middle of town, one must pay a fee of $50 dollars a year to park on a particular block. At night, however, the cars must be moved for street cleaning. This law is enforced even if snow or ice prevents the cars from being moved.
This law still exists.

Location: Carmel, California
Ice cream may not be eaten while standing on the sidewalk. (Repealed when Clint Eastwood was mayor)
This law no longer exists.

Location: Carmel, New York
A man can't go outside while wearing a jacket and pants that do not match.
This law still exists.

Location: Carrizozo, New Mexico
It's forbidden for a female to appear unshaven in public.
This law still exists.

Location: Champaign, Illinois
One may not pee in his neighbor's mouth.
This law still exists.

Location: Charleston, South Carolina
It is against the law to drive a motorized vehicle on King Street.
This law still exists.

Location: Charleston, South Carolina
The Fire Department may blow up your house. This law was made so that the fire department could create a fire brake.
This law still exists.

Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Women must have their bodies covered by at least 16 yards of cloth at all times.
This law still exists.

Location: Chester, England
You can only shoot a Welsh person with a bow and arrow inside the city walls and after midnight.
This law still exists.

Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming
Citizens may not take showers on Wednesdays.
This law still exists.

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Law forbids eating in a place that is on fire.
This law still exists.

Location: Chicago, Illinois
It is illegal to give a dog whiskey.
This law still exists.

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Kites may not be flown within the city limits.
This law still exists.

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Spitting is forbidden
This law still exists.

Location: Chicago, Illinois
In the Pullman area, it is illegal to drink beer out of a bucket while sitting on the curb.
This law still exists.

Location: Chicago, Illinois
It is forbidden to fish while sitting on a giraffe's neck.
This law still exists.

Location: Chicago, Illinois
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.
This law still exists.

Location: Chico, California
Detonating a nuclear device within the city limits results in a $500 fine.
This law still exists.

Location: China
You will have to pay a fine for having more than one child
This law still exists.

Location: China
You must be intelligent to go to college
This law still exists.

Location: Cicero, Illinois
Humming on public streets is prohibited on Sundays.
This law still exists.

Location: Cincinnati,, Ohio
Anal intercourse is banned.
This law still exists.

Location: Clarendon, Texas
It is illegal to dust any public building with a feather duster.
This law still exists.

Location: Clark County, Nevada
An ordinance makes bringing a concealable fire arm into the county illegal unless it is registered with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. In order to register a handgun, however, it must be brought in to the police station. Furthermore, you may not register a gun on the weekends, but the police may prosecute you at that time.
This law still exists.

Location: Clawson, Michigan
There is a law that makes it legal for a farmer to sleep with his pigs, cows, horses, goats, and chickens.
This law still exists.

Location: Cleveland, Ohio
It's illegal to catch mice without a hunting license!
This law still exists.

Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Women are forbidden from wearing patent leather shoes, lest men see reflections of their underwear
This law still exists.

Location: Clinton County, Ohio
Any person who leans against a public building will be subject to fines.
This law still exists.

Location: Clinton, Oklahoma
Molesting an automobile is illegal.
This law still exists.

Location: Coeur d' Alene , Idaho
If a police officer approaches a vehicle and suspects that the occupants are engaging in sex, he must either honk, or flash his lights and wait for three minutes before approaching the car.
This law still exists.

Location: Colorado
Tags may be ripped off of pillows and mattresses
This law still exists.

Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
It is permissable to wear a holstered six-gun within city limits, except on Sunday, Election Day, or holidays.
This law still exists.

Location: Columbia, Maryland
You can not have a antenna exposed outside of your house yet you can have a 25' satellite dish.
This law still exists.

Location: Columbia, Maryland
Though clotheslines are banned, clothes may be draped over a fence.
This law still exists.

Location: Columbus, Georgia
Can't cut off a chicken's head on Sunday.
This law still exists.

Location: Columbus, Georgia
It is illegal to carry a chicken by it's feet down Broadway on Sunday.
This law still exists.

Location: Columbus, Mississippi
The fine for waving a gun in public is higher than actually shooting it.
This law still exists.

Location: Columbus, Ohio
It is illegal for stores to sell corn flakes on Sunday.
This law still exists.

Location: Connecticut
You cannot buy any alcohol after 8pm or on Sundays
This law still exists.

Location: Connecticut
It is deemed unlawful for a person or persons to walk across a street on your hands. -But I'm so good at it!
This law still exists.

Location: Connecticut
In order for a pickle to officially be considered a pickle, it must bounce.
This law still exists.

Location: Connecticut
No one may use a white cane, unless they are blind
This law still exists.

Location: Connellsville, Pennsylvania
One's pants may be worn no lower than five inches below the waist.
This law still exists.

Location: Cranford, New Jersey
Citizens are not permitted to park their own boat on their lawn.
This law still exists.

Location: Cresskill, New Jersey
All cats must wear three bells to warn birds of their whereabouts.
This law still exists.

Location: Crete, Illinois
It is considered an offense to attempt to have sex with one's dog.
This law still exists.

Location: Crete, Illinois
Cars may not be driven through the town.
This law still exists.

Location: Cripple Creek, Colorado
It is illegal to bring your horse or pack mule above the ground floor of any building.
This law still exists.

Location: Culpeper, Virginia
No one may wash a mule on the sidewalk.
This law still exists.

Location: Dallas, Texas
It's illegal to possess realistic dildos.
This law still exists.

Location: Dallas, Texas
It's illegal to possess realistic dildos.
This law still exists.

Location: Danville, Pennsylvania
All fire hydrants must be checked one hour before all fires.
This law still exists.

Location: Dayton Beach, Florida
The molestation of trash cans is banned.
This law still exists.

Location: Dayton, Virginia
A person of color may not be oustide or within the city limits after 7 pm.
This law still exists.

Location: Delaware
It is illegal to fly over any body of water, unless one is carrying sufficient supplies of food and drink.
This law still exists.

Location: Denmark
Attempting to escape from prison is not illegal, however getting caught constitutes serving the remainder of the sentence.
This law still exists.

Location: Denmark
You are required to check lights, brakes, steering and honk your horn before starting your car. And you also need to make a visual check to make sure there are no children underneath the car.
This law still exists.

Location: Denmark
No one may start a car while someone is underneath the vehicle.
This law still exists.

Location: Denmark
Encrypting data files, owning, distributing etc. of encryption programs and creating such programs for any electronic medias is now against the law in Denmark due to fear for terrorists, left and right wing extremist, fundamentalists and distributors of illegal pornography
This law still exists.

Location: Denmark
Headlights must be on whenever a vehicle is being operated in order to distinguish it from parked cars.
This law still exists.

Location: Denmark
Any carport added to a building increases the value of the building by 15.5 times the cost of building the addition.
This law still exists.

Location: Denver, Colorado
The dog catcher must notify dogs of impounding by posting, for three consecutive days, a notice on a tree in the city park and along a public road running through said park.
This law still exists.

Location: Denver, Colorado
It is illegal to mistreat rats in Denver, Colorado.
This law still exists.

Location: Denver, Colorado
It is unlawful to lend your vacuum cleaner to your next-door neighbor.
This law still exists.

Location: Denver, Colorado
You may not drive a black car on Sundays.
This law still exists.

Location: Des Plaines, Illinois
Wheelbarrows with For-Sale signs may not be chained to trees.
This law still exists.

Location: Detroit, Michigan
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.
This law still exists.

Location: Detroit, Michigan
Willfully destroying your old radio is prohibited.
This law still exists.

Location: Detroit, Michigan
It is illegal for a man to scowl at his wife on Sunday.
This law still exists.

Location: Detroit, Michigan
It is illegal to let your pig run free in Detroit unless it has a ring in its nose. According to history and animal husbandry, it prevents them from "rooting" in the ground for their food.
This law still exists.

Location: Devon, Connecticut
It is unlawful to walk backwards after sunset.
This law still exists.

Location: Dubuque, Iowa
Any hotel in the city limits must have a water bucket and a hitching post in front of the building.
This law still exists.

Location: Durango, Colorado
It is illegal to go in public dressed in clothes "unbecoming" on one's sex.
This law still exists.

Location: Dyersburg, Tennessee
It is illegal for a woman to call a man for a date.
This law still exists.

Location: El Paso, Texas
Churches, hotels, halls of assembly, stores, markets, banking rooms, railroad depots, and saloons are required to provide spittoons "of a kind and number to efficiently contain expectorations into them."
This law still exists.

Location: Elizabeth, New Jersey
It is forbidden for a woman, on a Sunday, to walk down Broad Street without wearing a petticoat.
This law still exists.

Location: Elko, Nevada
Everyone walking the streets is required to wear a mask.
This law still exists.

Location: Elon College, North Carolina
There is to be no rollerblading during daylight hours, on the roads, or on the bricks. All the sidewalks at this college are made of brick. (
This law no longer exists.

Location: England
With the exception of carrots, most goods may not be sold on Sunday
This law no longer exists.

Location: England
It is illegal to be drunk in a bar or a pub.
This law still exists.

Location: England
Chelsea Pensioner may not be impersonated.
This law still exists.

Location: England
It is illegal for two adult men to have sex in the same house as a third person.
This law still exists.

Location: England
On Christmas Day, it is forbidden to eat Mince Pie.
This law still exists.

Location: England
Picking up abandoned baggage is an act of terrorism
This law still exists.

Location: England
Anal sex is prohibited.
This law still exists.

Location: England
You may not make out in public.
This law still exists.

Location: England
Committing suicide is classified as a capital crime.
This law no longer exists.

Location: Eugene, Oregon
It is illegal to show movies or attend a car race on Sundays
This law no longer exists.

Location: Eugene, Oregon
It is legal to conduct a horse race or a symphony concert.
This law still exists.

Location: Eureka, Illinois
A man with a moustache may not kiss a woman.
This law still exists.

Location: Eureka, Nevada
Men who wear moustaches are forbidden from kissing women.
This law still exists.

Location: Evanston, Illinois
Bowling is forbidden.
This law still exists.

Location: Evanston, Illinois
It is illegal to go trick-or-treating on Halloween.
This law still exists.

Location: Evanston, Illinois
It is unlawful to change clothes in an automobile with the curtains drawn, except in case of fire.
This law still exists.

Location: Evansville, Indiana
While driving on Main Street you may not have your lights on.
This law still exists.

Location: Everett, Washington
It is illegal to display a hypnotized or allegedly hypnotized person in a store window.
This law still exists.

Location: Excelsior Springs, Missouri
Hard objects may not be thrown by hand.
This law still exists.

Location: Excelsior Springs, Missouri
Worrying squirrels is not tolerated.
This law still exists.

Location: Fairbanks , Alaska
It is considered an offense to feed alcoholic beverages to a moose.
This law still exists.

Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Moose are not allowed to perform sexual acts on city streets.
This law still exists.

Location: Fairview Park, Ohio
It's against the law to honk your horn "excessively". A grandmother was fined for honking her horn twice at her neighbor.
This law still exists.

Location: Fairview Park, Ohio
Items left on a tree lawn become city property. A young man was fined for removing an item from a tree lawn even though he had the owner's permission.
This law still exists.

Location: Fargo, North Dakota
One may be jailed for wearing a hat while dancing, or even for wearing a hat to a function where dancing is taking place.
This law still exists.

Location: Fayette County, Tennessee
You may not have more than five inoperable vehicles on a piece of property.
This law still exists.

Location: Florida
If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.
This law still exists.

Location: Florida
Men may not be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.
This law still exists.

Location: Florida
It is illegal to skateboard without a license.
This law still exists.

Location: Florida
You may not fart in a public place after 6 P.M. on Thursdays.
This law still exists.

Location: Florida
You are not allowed to break more than three dishes per day, or chip the edges of more than four cups and/or saucers.
This law still exists.

Location: Florida
You may not kiss your wife's breasts.
This law still exists.

Location: Florida
A special law prohibits unmarried women from parachuting on Sunday or she shall risk arrest, fine, and/or jailing.
This law still exists.

Location: Florida
It is illegal to sing in a public place while attired in a swimsuit
This law still exists.

Location: Florida
Having sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal.
This law still exists.

Location: Florida
When having sex, only the missionary position is legal.
This law still exists.

Location: Florida
It is considered an offense to shower naked.
This law still exists.

Location: Florida
Oral sex is illegal.
This law still exists.

Location: Forest City, North Carolina
You must stop and call City Hall before entering town in an automobile. This is so the townspeople will have time to go out and hold their horses until you get through town.
This law still exists.

Location: Fort Madison, Iowa
The fire department is required to practice fire fighting for fifteen minutes before attending a fire.
This law still exists.

Location: Fountain Inn, South Carolina
Horses are to wear pants at all times.
This law still exists.

Location: France
No pig may be addressed as Napoleon by its owner.
This law still exists.

Location: France
70% of music on the radio must be by French artists between the hours of 8am and 8pm.
This law still exists.

Location: Freeport, Illinois
It is illegal to expectorate from any second-story window.
This law still exists.

Location: Galesburg, Illinois
There is a $1,000 dollar fine for beating rats with baseball bats.
This law still exists.

Location: Gary, Indiana
Within four hours of eating garlic, a person may not enter a movie house, theater, or ride a public streetcar.
This law still exists.

Location: Georgia
It is illegal to use profanity in front of a dead body which lies in a funeral home or in a coroners office.
This law still exists.

Location: Georgia
You have the right to commit simple battery if provoked by "fighting" words.
This law still exists.

Location: Georgia
Members of the state assembly cannot be ticketed for speeding while the state assembly is in session.
This law still exists.

Location: Georgia
No one may carry an ice cream cone in their back pocket if it is Sunday.
This law still exists.

Location: Germany
A pillow can be considered a "passive" weapon.
This law still exists.

Location: Germany
It is illegal to wear a mask.
This law still exists.

Location: Germany
Every office must be small and have a view of the sky.
This law still exists.

Location: Glendale, Arizona
Cars may not be driven in reverse.
This law still exists.

Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
It is illegal to shout offensive words in any public place.
This law still exists.

Location: Guelph, Canada
The city is classified as a no-pee zone.
This law still exists.

Location: Guilford, Connecticut
Only white Christmas lights are allowed for display.
This law still exists.

Location: Haifa, Israel
It is forbidden to bring bears to the beach.
This law still exists.

Location: Harper Woods, Michigan
It is illegal to paint sparrows to sell them as parakeets.
This law still exists.

Location: Hartford, Connecticut
You aren't allowed to cross a street while walking on your hands.
This law still exists.

Location: Hartford, Connecticut
It is illegal for a man to kiss his wife on Sunday.
This law still exists.

Location: Hartford, Connecticut
You may not educate dogs.
This law still exists.

Location: Hawaii
All residents may be fined as a result of not owning a boat.
This law still exists.

Location: Hawaii
Coins are not allowed to be placed in one's ears
This law still exists.

Location: Hawthahorne, Oklahoma
It is unlawful to put any hypnotized person in a display window.
This law still exists.

Location: Hayden, Arizona
If you bother the cottontails or bullfrogs, you will be fined.
This law still exists.

Location: Helena, Montana
Balls may not be thrown within the city limits.
This law still exists.

Location: Hibbing, Minnesota
It shall be the duty of any policeman or any other officer to enforce the provisions of this Section, and if any cat is found running at large, or which is found in any street, alley or public place, it shall be the duty of any policeman or other officer of the city to kill such cat.
This law still exists.

Location: Hingham, Massachusetts
You may not have colored lights on your house if it can be seen from Main Street. Only white lights may be visible.
This law still exists.

Location: Hingham, Massachusetts
If you live on Main Street and want to paint your house, the colors must be approved by the historical society.
This law still exists.

Location: Hollywood, California
It is illegal to drive more than two thousand sheep down Hollywood Boulevard at one time.
This law still exists.

Location: Homer, Illinois
It is against the law to use a slingshot unless your are a law enforcement officer.
This law still exists.

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Within the limits of any public park, it is unlawful to annoy any bird.
This law still exists.

Location: Hood River, Oregon
Juggling is strictly prohibited without a license.
This law still exists.

Location: Hopkinton, Massachusetts
Though horses and cows are allowed on the common, dogs are prohibited.
This law still exists.

Location: Hornytown, North Carolina
Massage parlors have been banned
This law still exists.

Location: Houston, Texas
Beer may not be purchased after midnight on a Sunday, but it may be purchased on Monday.
This law still exists.

Location: Houston, Texas
It is illegal to sell Limburger cheese on Sunday.
This law still exists.

Location: Hunington, West Virginia
Firemen may not whistle or flirt at any woman passing a firehouse
This law still exists.

Location: Hunington, West Virginia
It is legal to beat your wife so long as it is done in public on Sunday, on the courthouse steps.
This law still exists.

Location: Idaho
It is illegal for a man to give his special lady friend a box of candy weighing less than fifty pounds. -I'm glad my girl doesn't like choclate.
This law still exists.

Location: Idaho
Illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing less than fifty pounds.
This law still exists.

Location: Idaho
You may not fish on a camel's back.
This law still exists.

Location: Idaho
Riding a merry-go-round on Sundays is considered a crime.
This law still exists.

Location: Illinois
You may be arrested for vagrancy if you do not have at least one dollar bill on your person.
This law still exists.

Location: Illinois
You may be convicted of a Class 4 felony offense, punishable by up to three years in state prison, for the crime of "eavesdropping" on your own conversation
This law still exists.

Location: Illinois
You must contact the police before entering the city in an automobile.
This law still exists.

Location: Illinois
The English language is not to be spoken.
This law still exists.

Location: Indiana
Baths may not be taken between the months of October and March.
This law still exists.

Location: Indiana
It is illegal to sell cars on Sunday.
This law still exists.

Location: Indiana
Oral sex is illegal.
This law still exists.

Location: Indiana
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.
This law still exists.

Location: Indiana
It is against the law to pass a horse on the street.
This law still exists.

Location: Indiana
It is illegal for a liquor store to sell cold soft drinks
This law still exists.

Location: Indiana
Liquor stores may not sell milk
This law still exists.

Location: Indiana
One man may not back into a parking spot becasue it prevents police officers from seeing the license plate.
This law still exists.

Location: Indiana
Smoking in the state legislature building is banned, except when the legislature is in session.
This law still exists.

Location: Indiana
Check forgery can be punished with public flogging up to 100 stripes.
This law still exists.

Location: Indiana
Pedestrians crossing the highway at night are prohibited from wearing tail lights.
This law still exists.

Location: Indiana
No one may catch a fish with his bare hands.
This law still exists.

Location: Indiana
Men are prohibited from standing in a bar.
This law still exists.

Location: Indiana
You are not allowed to carry a cocktail from the bar to a table. The waiter or waitress has to do it.
This law still exists.

Location: Indiana
Drinks on the house are illegal.
This law still exists.

Location: Indiana
Drinking from your own bottle in a bar can lead to your arrest.
This law still exists.

Location: Indiana
You are required to pour your drink into a glass.
This law still exists.

Location: Indiana
"Spiteful Gossip" and "talking behind a person's back" are illegal.
This law still exists.

Location: Indiana
State government officials who engage in private duels can be dismissed from their post.
This law still exists.

Location: Indiana
All males 18 to 50 years old must work six days a year on public roads.
This law still exists.

Location: Indiana
Mustaches are illegal if the bearer has a tendency to habitually kiss other humans.
This law still exists.

Location: Indiana
Hotel sheets must be exactly 99 inches long and 81 inches wide.
This law still exists.

Location: Indiana
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.
This law still exists.

Location: Indiana
The value of Pi is 4, and not 3.1415.
This law no longer exists.

Location: Indiana
It is illegal for a man to be sexually aroused in public
This law still exists.

Location: Indianola, Iowa
The "Ice Cream Man" and his truck are banned.
This law still exists.

Location: Indonesia
Its illegal to masterbate, the penalty for this crime is decapitation
This law still exists.

Location: Iowa
Kisses may last for no more than five minutes.
This law still exists.

Location: Iowa
One-armed piano players must perform for free.
This law still exists.

Location: Iowa
One-armed piano players must perform for free.
This law still exists.

Location: Iowa
A man with a moustache may never kiss a woman in public.
This law still exists.

Location: 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.
This law still exists.

Location: Ireland
Any person who shall pretend or exercise to use any type of witchcraft, sorcery, enchantment, or pretend knowledge in any occult or or craft or science shall for any such offense suffer imprisonment at the time of one whole year and also shall be obliged to obscursion for his/her good behaviorEvery office must be small and have a view of the sky.
This law still exists.

Location: Ironton, Ohio
Cross-dressing is against the law.
This law still exists.

Location: Israel
You are required to have a license to ride a bicycle.
This law no longer exists.

Location: Israel
Raising a pig on Israeli soil will result in the murder of said pig.
This law still exists.

Location: Italy
A man can be arrested for wearing a skirt.
This law still exists.

Location: Italy
A man may be arrested for wearing a skirt.
This law still exists.

Location: Italy
Striking someone with a fist is considered a felony.
This law still exists.

Location: Italy
It is illegal to practice the profession of charlantry.
This law still exists.

Location: Italy
There is no age of consent
This law no longer exists.

Location: Italy
The age of consent is now 13.
This law still exists.

Location: Jasper, Alabama
It is illegal for a husband to beat his wife with a stick larger in diameter than his thumb.
This law still exists.

Location: Jasper, Texas
Dogs must be on a leash at ALL times. Fine of 100 dollars.
This law still exists.

Location: Joilet, Illinois
Town fathers, reflecting the pet peeve of hearing their town's name mispronounced 'Jolly-ETTE' when all local folk know it's pronounced 'Joe-lee-ETTE', made pronouncing it Jolly-ette a misdemeanor, punishable by a $5 fine.
This law still exists.

Location: Jonesboro, Georgia
It is illegal to say "Oh, Boy"
This law still exists.

Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
It is against the law to serenade your girlfriend.
This law still exists.

Location: Kansas
Rabbits may not be shot from motorboats.
This law still exists.

Location: Kansas
Pedestrians crossing the highways at night must wear tail lights.
This law still exists.

Location: Kansas
The state game rule prohibits the use of mules to hunt ducks.
This law still exists.

Location: Kansas
If two trains meet on the same track, neither shall proceed until the other has passed.
This law still exists.

Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Minors are not allowed to purchase cap pistols, however they may buy shotguns freely.
This law still exists.

Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Installation of bathtubs with four legs resembling animal paws is prohibited.
This law still exists.

Location: Kaysville, Utah
You must have identification to enter a convienence store after dark.
This law still exists.

Location: Kenilworth, Illinois
A rooster must step back three hundred feet from any residence if he wishes to crow. Hens that wish to cackle must step two hundred feet back from any residence.
This law still exists.

Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Every head of household must possess a firearm of some kind
This law still exists.

Location: Kenosha, Wisconsin
No male is allowed to be in a state of arousal in public.
This law still exists.

Location: Kentucky
You are considered "sober" until "you can no longer hold on to the ground." -I can honestly now say there are only a handful of times I was not "sober"
This law still exists.

Location: Kentucky
Any person who appears on any highway, or upon the street of any city that has no police protection, when clothed only in ordinary bathing garb, shall be fined no less than five dollars nor more than twenty-five dollars
This law no longer exists.

Location: Kentucky
It is illegal to fish with a bow and arrow in Kentucky.
This law still exists.

Location: Kentucky
It's illegal to fish in the Ohio River in Kentucky without an Indiana Fishing License.
This law still exists.

Location: Kentucky
All bees entering Kentucky shall be accompanied by certificates of health, stating that the apiary from which the bees came was free from contagious or infectious disease
This law still exists.

Location: Kiriat Motzkin, Israel
No loud voices or big lights are allowed during weekends.
This law still exists.

Location: Kirkland, Illinois
Bees are not allowed to fly over the village or through any of Kriland's streets.
This law still exists.

Location: Klamath Falls, Oregon
It's illegal to walk down a sidewalk and knock a snakes head off with your cane.
This law still exists.

Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Spitting on the sidewalk is prohibited.
This law still exists.

Location: La Crosse, Wisconsin
It is illegal to tie up your horse along Third Street (Now a major bar strip).
This law still exists.

Location: La Crosse, Wisconsin
It is illegal to display an unclothed mannequin in a store window.
This law still exists.

Location: La Crosse, Wisconsin
It is illegal to play checkers in public.
This law still exists.

Location: La Crosse, Wisconsin
You cannot "worry a squirrel."
This law still exists.

Location: Lancaster County, South Carolina
It is illegal to dance in public in Lancaster.
This law still exists.

Location: Las Angeles, California
It is a crime for dogs to mate within 500 yards of a church. Breaking this law is punishable by a fine of $500 and/or six months in prison.
This law still exists.

Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico
You may not carry a lunchbox down Main Street.
This law still exists.

Location: Lawrence, Kansas
All cars entering the city limits must first sound their horn to warn the horses of their arrival.
This law still exists.

Location: Lawrence, Kansas
No one may wear a bee in their hat.
This law still exists.

Location: Lebanon
It's legal for men to have sex with FEMALE animals. If you do the hokey pokey with a male animal the penalty is death. -Thats understandable.
This law still exists.

Location: Lebanon, Virginia
It is illegal to kick your wife out of bed.
This law still exists.

Location: LeFors, Texas
It is illegal to take more than three swallows of beer while standing.
This law still exists.

Location: Lehigh, Nebraska
Doughnut holes may not be sold
This law still exists.

Location: Lenoir County, Tennessee
When you pull up to a stop sign you must fire a gun out the window to warn horse carriages that you are coming.
This law still exists.

Location: Lewes, Delaware
Getting married on a dare is grounds for an annulment.
This law still exists.

Location: Lewes, Delaware
It is illegal to wear pants that are "firm fitting" around the waist.
This law still exists.

Location: Lexington, Kentucky
It is illegal to transport an ice cream cone in your pocket.
This law still exists.

Location: Lexington, Kentucky
By law, anyone who has been drinking is "sober" until he or she "cannot hold onto the ground."
This law still exists.

Location: Lexington, Tennessee
No one may eat ice cream on the sidewalk.
This law still exists.

Location: Lexington, Tennessee
Spitting on the sidewalk is prohibited.
This law still exists.

Location: Lima, Ohio
Any map that does not have Lima clearly stated on the map cannot be sold.
This law still exists.

Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Dogs may not bark after 6 PM.
This law still exists.

Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Flirtation between men and women on the streets of Little Rock may result in a 30-day jail term.
This law still exists.

Location: Liverpool, England
Women are allowed to be topless but only as clerks in tropical fish stores.
This law still exists.

Location: Liverpool, England
It is illegal for a woman to be topless in public except as a clerk in a tropical fish store.
This law still exists.

Location: Logan, Colorado
It is illegal for a man to kiss a woman while she is asleep.
This law still exists.

Location: Logan, Utah
Women may not swear.
This law still exists.

Location: Los Angeles, California
A man can legally beat his wife with a leather strap as long as it is less than or equal to 2 inches wide.
This law still exists.

Location: Louisiana
It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol.
This law still exists.

Location: Louisiana
Biting someone with your natural teeth is "simple assault," while biting someone with your false teeth is "aggravated assault."
This law still exists.

Location: Louisiana
It is illegal to gargle in public places.
This law still exists.

Location: Lowell, Ohio
It is unlawful to run a horse over five miles per hour.
This law still exists.

Location: Lubbock County, Texas
It is illegal to drive within an arm's length of alcohol - including alcohol in someone else's blood stream.
This law still exists.

Location: Lynden, Washington
Dancing and drinking may not occur at the same establishment.
This law still exists.

Location: Maine
After January 14th you will be charged a fine for having your Christmas decorations still up.
This law still exists.

Location: Maine
You may not step out of a plane in flight.
This law still exists.

Location: Maine
Shotguns are required to be taken to church in the event of a Native American attack.
This law still exists.

Location: Manville, New Jersey
It is illegal to offer whiskey or cigarettes to animals a the local zoo.
This law still exists.

Location: Marceline, Missouri
Minors can buy rolling paper and tobacco but not lighters.
This law still exists.

Location: Marietta, Georgia
Though it is illegal to spit from a car or bus, citizens may spit from a truck.
This law still exists.

Location: Marion, Oregon
Ministers are forbidden from eating garlic or onions before delivering a sermon.
This law still exists.

Location: Marlboro, Massachusetts
It is illegal for any citizen to own more than two dogs.
This law still exists.

Location: Marlboro, Massachusetts
It is illegal to buy, sell or possess a squirt gun.
This law still exists.

Location: Marlboro, Massachusetts
One may not detonate a nuclear device in the city.
This law still exists.

Location: Marquette, Missouri
It is illegal for more than four unrelated persons to occupy the same dwelling (The Brothel Law).
This law still exists.

Location: Marshaltown, Iowa
Horses are forbidden to eat fire hydrants
This law still exists.

Location: Maryland
It is illegal to sell condoms from vending machines, unless the machines are in a place where alcohol is served and consumed.

I know I always use my best logic when I am drinking in a bar.

This law still exists.

Location: Maryland
Oral sex can not be given or received anywhere.
This law still exists.

Location: Maryland
Thistles may not grow in one's yard.
This law still exists.

Location: Massachusetts
At a wake, mourners may eat no more than three sandwiches.
This law still exists.

Location: Massachusetts
Snoring is prohibited unless all bedroom windows are closed and securely locked.
This law still exists.

Location: Massachusetts
An old ordinance declares goatees illegal unless you first pay a special license fee for the privilege of wearing one in public.
This law still exists.

Location: Massachusetts
Taxi drivers are prohibited from making love in the front seat of their taxi during their shifts.
This law still exists.

Location: Massachusetts
All men must carry a rifle to church on Sunday.
This law no longer exists.

Location: Massachusetts
Hunting on Sundays is prohibited.
This law still exists.

Location: Massachusetts
It is illegal to go to bed without first having a full bath.
This law still exists.

Location: Massachusetts
A woman can not be on top in sexual activities.
This law still exists.

Location: Massachusetts
No gorilla is allowed in the back seat of any car.
This law still exists.

Location: Massachusetts
Tattooing and body piercing is illegal.
This law still exists.

Location: Massachusetts
Children may smoke, but they may not purchase cigarettes.
This law still exists.

Location: Massachusetts
Tomatoes may not be used in the production of clam chowder.
This law still exists.

Location: Massachusetts
Bullets may not be used as currency.
This law still exists.

Location: Massachusetts
Massachusetts liquor stores can only open on Sundays if they are in Berkshire, Essex, Franklin, Middlesex or Worcester counties and are within 10 miles of the Vermont or New Hampshire borders.
This law still exists.

Location: Massachusetts
Alcoholic drink specials are illegal.
This law still exists.

Location: Massachusetts
Affiliation with the Communist party is illegal
This law still exists.

Location: Massachusetts
It is unlawful to injure a football goal post, doing so is punishable by a $200 fine
This law still exists.

Location: Massachusetts
Defacing a milk carton is punishable by a $10 fine
This law still exists.

Location: Massachusetts
It is illegal to frighten a pigeon
This law still exists.

Location: McDonald, Ohio
Your goose may not paraded down Main Street.
This law still exists.

Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Illegal for a woman to drive a car unless there is a man either running or walking in front of it waving a red flag to warn approaching motorists and pedestrians.
This law still exists.

Location: Memphis, Tennessee
It's illegal for frogs to croak after 11 PM.
This law still exists.

Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Panhandlers must first obtain a $10 permit before begging on the streets of downtown Memphis. (Passed in 1996)
This law still exists.

Location: Memphis, Tennessee
It is illegal to give any pie to fellow diners. It is also illegal to take unfinished pie home. All pie must be eaten on the premises.
This law still exists.

Location: Mesa, Arizona
It is illegal to smoke cigarettes within 15 feet of a public place unless you have a Class 12 liqueur licensehouse
This law still exists.

Location: Mesquite, Texas
It is illegal for children to have unusual haircuts.
This law still exists.

Location: Michigan
A woman isn't allowed to cut her own hair without her husband's permission.
This law still exists.

Location: Michigan
There is a 10 cent bounty for each rat's head brought into a town office.
This law still exists.

Location: Michigan
It is legal for a robber to file a law suit, if he or she got hurt in your house.
This law still exists.

Location: Michigan
You may not swear in front of women and children in the state of Michigan.
This law still exists.

Location: Michigan
Any person over the age of 12 may have a license for a handgun as long as he/she has not been convicted of a felony.
This law still exists.

Location: Milford, Massachusetts
Peeping in the windows of automobiles is forbidden.
This law still exists.

Location: Millville, Pennsylvania
One may not shoot any dog that is found wandering the streets.
This law still exists.

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
An old ordinance forbids parking for over two hours unless a horse is tied to the car.
This law still exists.

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
It is against the law to play a flute and drums on the streets to attract attention.
This law still exists.

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
It is illegal to purchase or use Sparklers in the city, yet you can buy fully disassembled automatic machine guns.
This law still exists.

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Red cars can not drive down Lake Street
This law still exists.

Location: Minnesota
A person may not cross state lines with a duck atop his head.
This law still exists.

Location: Minnesota
All men driving motorcycles must wear shirts.
This law still exists.

Location: Minnesota
All bathtubs must have feet.
This law still exists.

Location: Minnesota
It is illegal to sleep naked.
This law still exists.

Location: Minnesota
Oral sex is prohibited.
This law still exists.

Location: Mississippi
Cattle rustling is punishable by hanging.
This law still exists.

Location: Mississippi
Adultery or Fornication (living togeather while not married or having sex with someone that is not your spouse) results in a fine of $500 and/or 6 months in prison. -Sec. 97-29-1
This law still exists.

Location: Mississippi
Unnatural intercourse, if both parties voluntarily participate, results in a maximum sentence of 10 years and $10,000. -Sec. 97-29-59
This law still exists.

Location: Mississippi
Horses are not to be housed within 50 feet of any road.
This law still exists.

Location: Mississippi
Vagrancy is punishable by either 30 days in prison or a $201 fine. -Sec. 97-35-37
This law still exists.

Location: Mississippi
It is illegal for a male to be sexually aroused in public.
This law still exists.

Location: Missouri
It is illegal to have oral sex.
This law still exists.

Location: Missouri
It is not illegal to speed.
This law no longer exists.

Location: Missouri
It is illegal to have oral sex.
This law still exists.

Location: Moline, Illinois
Ice skating at the Riverside pond during the months of June and August is prohibited.
This law still exists.

Location: Moline, Illinois
There is a ban on unnecessary repetitive driving on 23rd Avenue.
This law still exists.

Location: Monroe, Utah
Daylight must be visible between partners on a dance floor.
This law still exists.

Location: Montana
Seven or more indians are considered a raiding or war party and it is legal to shoot them.
This law no longer exists.

Location: Montana
It is illegal for a man and a woman to have sex in any other position other than missionary style
This law no longer exists.

Location: Montana
In Montana, it is illegal for married women to go fishing alone on Sundays, and illegal for unmarried women to fish alone at all.
This law still exists.

Location: Montana
It is a misdemeanor to show movies that depict acts of felonious crime.
This law still exists.

Location: Montana
It is a felony for a wife to open her husband's mail.
This law still exists.

Location: Montana
It is illegal to have a sheep in the cab of your truck without a chaperone.
This law still exists.

Location: Montreal, Canada
Cars parked in public places must be locked, and their windows must be down to less than the width of a hand.
This law still exists.

Location: Morocco
Anyone in company with someone who possesses narcotics, even if they are unaware that their companion has them, can be tried for the same crime.
This law still exists.

Location: Morrisville, Pennsylvania
It is required that a woman have a permit to wear cosmetics.
This law still exists.

Location: Morton Grove, Illinois
You may not own a handgun
This law still exists.

Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
One may not box with a kangaroo.
This law still exists.

Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Males may not be sexually aroused in public.
This law still exists.

Location: Natchez, Missouri
It shall be unlawful to provide beer or other intoxicants to elephants
This law still exists.

Location: Nebraska
If a child burps during church, his parent may be arrested.
This law still exists.

Location: Nebraska
It is illegal for bar owners to sell beer unless they are simultaneously brewing a kettle of soup.
This law still exists.

Location: Nebraska
It is illegal for a mother to give her daughter a perm without a state license.
This law still exists.

Location: Netherlands
Prostitution is legal but prostitutes must pay taxes. -Of course, no one gets a free ride!(no pun intended)
This law still exists.

Location: Netherlands
It is semi-legal to smoke pot.
This law still exists.

Location: Netherlands
Prostitution is legal but the prostitutes must pay taxes like any other business
This law still exists.

Location: Netherlands
Mixed drinks are available, but it is not legal to sell beer or wine on Sunday.
This law still exists.

Location: Nevada
It's still "legal" to hang someone for shooting your dog on your property.
This law still exists.

Location: Nevada
It is illegal to drive a camel on the highway. Right now I live in NV
This law still exists.

Location: New Britian, Connecticut
It is illegal for fire trucks to exceed 25mph, even when going to a fire.
This law still exists.

Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Driving on the roads is not allowed.
This law still exists.

Location: New Hampshire
You may not tap your feet, nod your head, or in any way keep time to the music in a tavern, restaurant, or cafe.
This law still exists.

Location: New Hampshire
You cannot sell the clothes you are wearing to pay off a gambling debt.
This law still exists.

Location: New Hampshire
It is illegal to pick seaweed up off of the beach.
This law still exists.

Location: New Hampshire
It is considered an offense to check into a hotel under an assumed name.
This law still exists.

Location: New Hampshire
Any cattle that crosses state roads must be fitted with a device to gather its feces.
This law still exists.

Location: New Hampshire
You may not run machinery on Sundays.
This law still exists.

Location: New Hampshire
On Sundays citizens may not relieve themselves while looking up.
This law still exists.

Location: New Hampshire
If a person is caught raking the beaches, picking up litter, hauling away trash, building a bench for the park, or many other kind things without a permit, he/she may be fined $150 for ''maintaining the national forest without a permit''.
This law still exists.

Location: New Jersey
You cannot pump your own gas. All gas stations are full service and full service only
This law still exists.

Location: New Jersey
On a highway you can not park under a bridge.
This law still exists.

Location: New Jersey
It is against the law for a man to knit during the fishing season.
This law still exists.

Location: New Jersey
It is against the law to "frown" at a police officer.
This law still exists.

Location: New Jersey
If you have been convicted of driving while intoxicated, you may never again apply for personalized license plates.
This law still exists.

Location: New Jersey
Car dealerships are forbidden from opening on Sunday.
This law still exists.

Location: New Jersey
You may not slurp your soup.
This law still exists.

Location: New Jersey
Automobiles are not to pass horse drawn carriages on the street.
This law still exists.

Location: New Jersey
It is illegal to delay or detain a homing pigeon.
This law still exists.

Location: New Mexico
State officials ordered 400 words of "sexually explicit material" to be cut from Romeo and Juliet.
This law still exists.

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
You may not tie an alligator to a fire hydrant.
This law still exists.

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
It illegal for a woman to drive a car unless her husband is waving a flag in front of it.
This law still exists.

Location: New York
If a man flirts with a woman or looks at a woman "in that way" he can expect a $25 fine. If that doesn't calm his hormones: a second offense will have him wearing a pair of horse blinders when he leaves his house.
This law still exists.

Location: 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.
This law still exists.

Location: New York
It is against the law to throw a ball at someone's head for fun.
This law still exists.

Location: New York
A license must be purchased before hanging clothes on a clothesline.
This law still exists.

Location: New York
The penalty for jumping off a building is death.
This law still exists.

Location: New York
New Yorkers cannot dissolve a marriage for irreconcilable differences, unless they both agree to it. That rarely happens, since one party regularly says "no" to the other, or there wouldn't be a reason to dissolve the marriage. If one of the spouses says "no" to the divorce, the other party has to prove that the spouse saying "no" was at fault. Fault could be one of four terrible things. If the spouse has abandoned the other spouse, that is, left the house for a year or if there hasn't been sexual relations for a year (how do you prove that?). Another one of the four terrible things, an oft cited fault, is to assert that the spouse has treated the other spouse with physical or mental cruelty. This is usually the case in most deteriorating marriages, but for the court's purposes, yelling and screaming is not usually enough; pictures of bruises taken in the emergency room might suffice. Divorce will be easy if the spouse has been imprisoned for two or three years. Much more difficult is the last fault, adultery. This keeps a lot of private detectives in business, since lipstick on the collar is not proof. It also means that lawyers get paid to "prove" fault, or on the other side, to show how lame the opposing side's "fault" claim is.
This law still exists.

Location: New York
A person may not walk around on Sundays with an ice cream cone in his/her pocket.
This law still exists.

Location: New York
While riding in an elevator, one must talk to no one, and fold his hands while looking toward the door.
This law still exists.

Location: New York
Slippers are not to be worn after 10:00 P.M.
This law still exists.

Location: New York, New York
It is illegal for a woman to be on the street wearing "body hugging clothing."
This law still exists.

Location: New York, New York
You may not smoke within 100 feet of the entrance to a public building.
This law still exists.

Location: New York, New York
Women may go topless in public, providing it is not being used as a business.
This law still exists.

Location: New York, New York
Citizens may not greet each other by "putting one's thumb to the nose and wiggling the fingers".
This law still exists.

Location: Newark, New Jersey
It is illegal to sell ice cream after 6pm, unless the customer has a note from his doctor.
This law still exists.

Location: Newport, Rhode Island
You cannot smoke a pipe after sunset.
This law still exists.

Location: Newton, Massachusetts
All families must be given a hog from the town's mayor.
This law still exists.

Location: Newtown, Pennsylvania
Every outlet or switch (which can be purchased for 59 cents) that is installed requires an electrical inspection fee of 1 dollar and 33 cents.
This law still exists.

Location: Nicholas County, West Virginia
No member of the clergy is allowed to tell jokes or humorous stories from the pulpit during a church service.
This law still exists.

Location: Norfolk, Virginia
A man may face 60 days in jail for patting a woman's derriere.
This law still exists.

Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Women must wear a corsette after sundown and be in the company of male chaperone.
This law still exists.

Location: Normal, Illinois
It is against the law to make faces at dogs.
This law still exists.

Location: North Andover, Massachusetts
An ordinance prohibits the use of space guns.
This law still exists.

Location: North Canton, Ohio
It is against the law to roller skate without notifying the police.
This law still exists.

Location: North Carolina
Apparently it is illegal to plow a cotton field with an elephant.
This law still exists.

Location: North Carolina
It's against the law to sing off key.
This law still exists.

Location: North Carolina
Elephants may not be used to plow cotton fields.
This law still exists.

Location: North Carolina
While having sex, you must stay in the missionary position and have the shades pulled.
This law still exists.

Location: North Carolina
If a man and a woman who aren't married go to a hotel/motel and register themselves as married then, according to state law, they are legally married.
This law still exists.

Location: North Carolina
It is illegal to have sex in a churchyard.
This law still exists.

Location: North Carolina
Oral sex is considered a crime against nature.
This law still exists.

Location: North Carolina
A marriage can be declared void if either of the two persons is physically impotent
This law still exists.

Location: North Dakota
Beer and pretzels can't be served at the same time in any bar or restaurant
This law still exists.

Location: North Dakota
It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on.
This law still exists.

Location: North Dakota
It is legal to shoot an Indian on horseback, provided you are in a covered wagon
This law still exists.

Location: Norway
You may neuter your male dog or cat, however, you may not spay your female dog or cat.
This law still exists.

Location: Nyala, Nevada
A man is forbidden from buying drinks for more than three people other than himself at any one period during the day.
This law still exists.

Location: Nyala, Nevada
A man is forbidden from buying drinks for more than three people other than himself at any one period during the day.
This law still exists.

Location: Ocean City, Maryland
A law from the early 1900's prohibits men from going topless on the Boardwalk
This law no longer exists.

Location: Ocean City, Maryland
Eating while swimming in the ocean is prohibited.
This law still exists.

Location: Ocean City, New Jersey
Pinball machines are not to be played on Sunday.
This law still exists.

Location: Ohio
Women are prohibited from wearing patent leather shoes in public.
This law still exists.

Location: Ohio
It is illegal to fish for whales on Sunday.
This law still exists.

Location: Ohio
It is illegal to get a fish drunk.
This law still exists.

Location: Ohio
The Ohio driver's education manual states that you must honk the horn whenever you pass another car.
This law still exists.

Location: Ohio
Participating or conducting a duel is prohibited
This law still exists.

Location: Ohio
It is illegal for more than five women to live in a house.
This law still exists.

Location: Ohio
No one may be arrested on Sunday or on the Fourth of July.
This law still exists.

Location: Oklahoma
Violators can be fined, arrested or jailed for making ugly faces at a dog.
This law still exists.

Location: Oklahoma
Females are forbidden from doing their own hair without being licensed by the state.
This law still exists.

Location: Oklahoma
Dogs must have a permit signed by the mayor in order to congregate in groups of three or more on private property.
This law still exists.

Location: Oklahoma
Oklahoma will not tolerate anyone taking a bite out of another's hamburger.
This law still exists.

Location: Oklahoma
It is illegal to have the hind legs of farm animals in your boots.
This law still exists.

Location: Oklahoma
Residents are taxed for the furniture in their homes, and any other personal belongings
This law no longer exists.

Location: Oklahoma
Cars must be tethered outside of public buildings.
This law no longer exists.

Location: Oklahoma
People who make "ugly faces" at dogs may be fined and/or jailed.
This law still exists.

Location: Oklahoma
Oral sex is a misdemeanor and is punisable by one year in jail and a $2,500 fine.
This law still exists.

Location: Oklahoma
Anyone arrested for soliciting a hooker must have their name and picture shown on television.
This law still exists.

Location: Oklahoma
It's statutory rape for a man over 18 to have sex with a female under the age of 18, provided she's a virgin. If she's not a virgin, it is okay, but the said person must be over 16. If both parties are under 18, then the law does not apply.
This law still exists.

Location: Oklahoma
Tattoos are banned.
This law still exists.

Location: Oklahoma
No one may spit on a sidewalk.
This law still exists.

Location: Oklahoma
It is illegal to wear your boots to bed.
This law still exists.

Location: Oklahoma
It is illegal to have sex before you are married.
This law still exists.

Location: Oklahoma
Fish may not be contained in fishbowls while on a public bus.
This law still exists.

Location: Oklahoma
Tissues are not to be found in the back of one's car.
This law still exists.

Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Sneezing or burping is illegal during a church service.
This law still exists.

Location: Omaha, Nebraska
A man is not allowed to run around with a shaved chest.
This law still exists.

Location: Oneida, Tennessee
An ordinance forbids anyone to sing the song "It Ain't Goin' To Rain No Mo'."
This law still exists.

Location: Oregon
Dishes must drip dry.
This law still exists.

Location: Oregon
The "Peer Review Statute" prohibits you from finding out details of any written or oral discussion about your medical treatment. Not even a court of law can. All you can access is what the doctor or nurse voluntarily records in your chart.
This law still exists.

Location: Oregon
It is illegal to whisper "dirty" things in your lover's ear during sex.
This law still exists.

Location: Oregon
It is illegal to buy or sell marijuana, but it is legal to smoke it on your own property.
This law still exists.

Location: Oregon
Ice cream may not be eaten on Sundays.
This law still exists.

Location: Oregon
You may not pump your own gas in service stations.
This law still exists.

Location: Oregon
One may not bathe without wearing "suitable clothing," i.e.,that which covers one's body from neck to knee.
This law still exists.

Location: Oregon
Canned corn is not to be used as bait for fishing.
This law still exists.

Location: Orland Park, Illinois
No pool tables are allowed in a public establishment, because it supports gambling.
This law still exists.

Location: Oshawa, Canada
It's illegal to climb trees.
This law still exists.

Location: Ottawa, Illinois
Spitting on the sidewalk is a criminal offense.
This law still exists.

Location: Ottumwa, Iowa
Within the city limits, a man may not wink at any woman he does not know.
This law still exists.

Location: Owensboro, Kentucky
A woman may not buy a hat without her husband's permission.
This law still exists.

Location: Owensboro, Kentucky
One may not receive anal sex.
This law still exists.

Location: Oxford, Mississippi
Motor vehicles on the square are prohibited.
This law still exists.

Location: Oxford, Mississippi
One may not spit on the sidewalks on the square.
This law still exists.

Location: Oxford, Mississippi
Horn honking is not permitted as it might scare horses.
This law still exists.

Location: Oxford, Ohio
It's illegal for a woman to strip off her clothing while standing in front of a man's picture.
This law still exists.

Location: Pacific Coast, California
Molesting butterflies can result in a $500 fine
This law still exists.

Location: Park Ridge, Illinois
Trucks may only park inside closed garages.
This law still exists.

Location: Paulding, Ohio
A policeman may bite a dog to quiet him.
This law still exists.

Location: 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.
This law still exists.

Location: Pennsylvania
It is contrary to Pennsylvania law to discharge a gun, cannon, revolver or other explosive weapon at a wedding.
This law still exists.

Location: Pennsylvania
It it illegal to sleep on top of a refrigerator outdoors.
This law still exists.

Location: 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.
This law still exists.

Location: Pennsylvania
A special cleaning ordinance bans housewives from hiding dirt and dust under a rug in a dwelling.
This law still exists.

Location: Pennsylvania
You may not sing in the bathtub.
This law still exists.

Location: Pennsylvania
Fireworks stores may not sell fireworks to Pennsylvania residents.
This law still exists.

Location: Pennsylvania
A person is not eligible to become Governor if he/she has participated in a duel.
This law still exists.

Location: Pennsylvania
Any motorist who sights a team of horses coming toward him must pull well off the road, cover his car with a blanket or canvas that blends with the countryside, and let the horses pass. If the horses appear skittish, the motorist must take his car apart, piece by piece, and hide it under the nearest bushes.
This law still exists.

Location: Pennsylvania
Ministers are forbidden from performing marriages when either the bride or groom is drunk.
This law still exists.

Location: Pennsylvania
No more than two packages of beer at a time may be purchased, unless you are buying from an official "beer distributor"
This law still exists.

Location: Pennsylvania
All liquor stores must be run by the state.
This law still exists.

Location: Pennsylvania
Motorized vehicles are not to be sold on Sundays.
This law still exists.

Location: Pennsylvania
You may not catch a fish by any body part except the mouth.
This law still exists.

Location: Pennsylvania
Dynamite is not to be used to catch fish.
This law still exists.

Location: Pennsylvania
Though you do not need a fishing license to fish on your own land, but a hunting license is required to hunt on your own land.
This law still exists.

Location: Pensacola , Florida
It is illegal to roll a barrel on any street, fines go up according to the contents of the barrel.
This law still exists.

Location: Pensacola , Florida
Citizens may not be caught downtown without at least 10 dollars on their person.
This law still exists.

Location: Pensacola , Florida
A women can be fined (only after death), for being electrocuted in a bath-tub because of using self-beautification utensils.
This law still exists.

Location: Peoria, Illinois
Basketball hoops may not be instaled on a driveway.
This law still exists.

Location: Pinecrest, Florida
In order to operate a burglar alarm, a permit must be obtained. Sec. 12-23. Registration required; application; transferability; false statements. (a)All persons must complete and submit to the village an emergency contact registration form for their alarm if they operate or cause to be operated an alarm system in the village. A separate registration is required for each alarm system. Upon receipt of a completed registration form, the police department shall issue a numbered alarm sticker to the applicant to facilitate retrieval of registration information. (Ord. No. 97-17, 1, 10-14-97)
This law still exists.

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
It is still illegal to bring a donkey or a mule onto a trolley car.
This law still exists.

Location: Pocatello, Idaho
A person may not be seen in public without a smile on their face.
This law still exists.

Location: Port Arthur, Texas
Obnoxious odors may not be emitted while in an elevator.
This law still exists.

Location: Portland, Maine
Shoelaces must be tied while walking down the street.
This law still exists.

Location: Portland, Oregon
It's against the law for a wedding ceremony to be performed at a skating rink.
This law no longer exists.

Location: Portland, Oregon
People may not whistle underwater.
This law still exists.

Location: Portland, Oregon
You cannot wear roller skates in restrooms.
This law still exists.

Location: Prescott, Arizona
No one is permitted to ride their horse up the stairs of the county court house.
This law still exists.

Location: Providence, Rhode Island
There is not an appeals process for exemtion of property tax due to a disability or poverty.
This law still exists.

Location: Providence, Rhode Island
It is illegal to wear transparent clothing.
This law still exists.

Location: Providence, Rhode Island
You may not sell toothpaste and a toothbrush to the same customer on a Sunday.
This law still exists.

Location: Provo, Utah
Throwing snowballs will result in a $50 fine.
This law still exists.

Location: Prunedale, California
Two bathtubs may not be installed in the same house.
This law still exists.

Location: Purdy, Missouri
Dancing is strictly prohibited.
This law still exists.

Location: Quebec, Canada
No language other than French is permitted to be shown out doors.
This law still exists.

Location: Quitman, Georgia
It is illegal for a chicken to cross the road.
This law still exists.

Location: Racine, Wisconsin
It is illegal to wake a fireman when he is asleep.
This law still exists.

Location: Racine, Wisconsin
Women may not walk down a public street at night without being accompanied by a man.
This law still exists.

Location: Ramat-Hasharon, Israel
The raising of Rotweiller dogs is prohibited.
This law still exists.

Location: Raritan, New Jersey
Profanity is prohibited.
This law still exists.

Location: Rhode Island
Rhode Island recently applied to the US Government to make all the coastal waters of Rhode Island a "No Discharge Zone". The ostensible purpose was to prohibit the discharge of sewage by boats into the state's waters. However, discharge of raw sewage into the state waters was already illegal. What the "No Discharge Zone" actually did was make it illegal to discharge TREATED sewage from a boat into state waters. What now happens is that boats (whose treatment systems far outperform municipal sewage treatment plants) are now required to disable their sewage treatment systems, and carry their sewage to a shore-based facility, which then dumps the partially treated sewage back into Rhode Island's coastal waters.
This law still exists.

Location: Rhode Island
It is illegal to challenge someone to a duel, or accept a duel, even it it is never actually fought. Penalty: Imprisonment for one to seven years.
This law still exists.

Location: Rhode Island
Impersonating a town sealer, auctioneer, corder of wood, or a fence-viewer is against the law. Penalty: $20 to $100 fine
This law still exists.

Location: Rhode Island
It is illegal to place a windmill within twenty-five (25) rods of any traveled street or road. [
This law still exists.

Location: Rhode Island
Riding a horse over any public highway for the purpose of racing, or testing the speed of the horse is illegal. Penalty: Maximum $20 fine and imprisonment for 10 days
This law still exists.

Location: Rhode Island
Exercising any labor, business, or work, or using any game, sport, play, or recreation, or causing any of the above to be done to or by your children, servants, or apprentices on the first day of the week (Sunday) results in a penalty of $5 for the first offense and $10 for the second
This law still exists.

Location: Rhode Island
Professional sports, except ice polo and hockey, must obtain a license to play games on Sunday
This law still exists.

Location: Rhode Island
It is illegal to coast downhill in your car with your transmission in neutral, or with the clutch disengaged
This law still exists.

Location: Rhode Island
Any marriage where either of the parties is an idiot or lunatic is null and void.
This law still exists.

Location: Rhode Island
It is considered an offense to throw pickle juice on a trolley.
This law still exists.

Location: Richardson, Texas
It is illegal to do "U Turns".
This law still exists.

Location: Richardson, Texas
It is now illegal to place a "for sale" sign on a car if it visible from the street.
This law still exists.

Location: Richmond, Virginia
It is illegal to flip a coin in a restaurant to see who pays for a coffee.
This law still exists.

Location: Riverside, California
One may not carry a lunch down the street between 11 and 1 o'clock.
This law still exists.

Location: Rochester, Michigan
All bathing suits must have been inspected by the head of police.
This law still exists.

Location: Rocky Mount, North Carolina
It is required that you must pay a property tax on your dog.
This law still exists.

Location: Salem, Oregon
Women may not wrestle in Salem.
This law still exists.

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
No one may walk down the street carrying a paper bag containing a violin.
This law still exists.

Location: San Antonio, Texas
It is illegal for both sexes to flirt or respond to flirtation using the eyes and/or hands.
This law still exists.

Location: San Antonio, Texas
It is illegal to urinate on the Alamo.
This law still exists.

Location: San Francisco, California
Prohibits elephants from strolling down Market Street unless they are on a leash.
This law still exists.

Location: San Francisco, California
Persons classified as "ugly" may not walk down any street.
This law still exists.

Location: San Francisco, California
Giving or receiving oral sex is prohibited
This law still exists.

Location: San Francisco, California
It is illegal to wipe one's car with used underwear.
This law still exists.

Location: San Francisco, California
It is illegal to pile horse manure more than six feet high on a street corner.
This law still exists.

Location: Sarasota, Florida
You may not catch crabs.
This law still exists.

Location: Sarasota, Florida
If you hit a pedestrian you are fined $78.00.
This law still exists.

Location: Saudi Arabia
Women may not become doctors
This law still exists.

Location: Saudi Arabia
Male doctors may not examine women, and women doctors cannot examine men
This law still exists.

Location: Saudi Arabia
A woman may not drive a car.
This law still exists.

Location: Saudi Arabia
It is considered an offense if a woman appears in public, unless accompanied by a male relative or guardian
This law still exists.

Location: Saudi Arabia
It is illegal to engage in any religious practice other than Islam.
This law still exists.

Location: Saudi Arabia
From Jiddah to Ryadh there are two highways: one for Muslims, another for "infidels".
This law still exists.

Location: Saudi Arabia
If a Muslim is accompanied by an "infidel", both are required to use the highway for infidels.
This law still exists.

Location: Schulter, Oklahoma
Women may not gamble in the nude, in lingerie, or while wearing a towel.
This law still exists.

Location: Scotland
You are presumed guilty until proven innocent for some crimes.
This law still exists.

Location: Scotland
If someone knocks on your door and requires the use of your commode, you must let them enter.
This law still exists.

Location: Scotland
It is illegal to be a drunk in possession of a cow.
This law still exists.

Location: Scotland
You may not fish on Sundays.
This law still exists.

Location: Sea Isle City, New Jersey
There will be no boiling of bones on the property.
This law still exists.

Location: Seattle, Washington
You may not carry a concealed weapon that is over six feet in length.
This law still exists.

Location: Seattle, Washington
Women who sit on men's laps on buses or trains without placing a pillow between them face an automatic six-month jail term.
This law still exists.

Location: Seattle, Washington
No one may set fire to another person's property without prior permission.
This law still exists.

Location: Seattle, Washington
It is illegal to carry a fishbowl or aquarium onto a bus because the sound of the water sloshing may disturb other passengers.
This law still exists.

Location: Singapore
It is illegal to pee in an elevator
This law still exists.

Location: Singapore
Failure to flush a public toilet after use may result in very hefty fines.
This law still exists.

Location: Singapore
It is illegal to come within 50 meters of a pedestrian crossing the street.
This law still exists.

Location: Singapore
If you are convicted of littering three times, you will have to clean the streets on Sundays with a bib on saying,"I am a litterer." This will then be broadcasted on the local news.
This law still exists.

Location: Singapore
You may not walk around your home nude, as it is considered pornographic.
This law still exists.

Location: Singapore
It is considered an offense to enter the country with cigarettes.
This law still exists.

Location: Singapore
The sale of gum is prohibited.
This law still exists.

Location: Soo, Michigan
Smoking while in bed is illegal.
This law still exists.

Location: South Bend, Indiana
It is illegal to make a monkey smoke a cigarette.
This law still exists.

Location: South Carolina
It is a capital offense to inadvertently kill someone while attempting suicide.
This law still exists.

Location: South Carolina
Every adult male must bring a rifle to church on Sunday in order to ward off Indian attacks.
This law still exists.

Location: South Carolina
It is perfectly legal to beat your wife on the court house steps on Sundays.
This law still exists.

Location: South Carolina
When approaching a four way or blind intersection in a non-horse driven vehicle you must stop 100 ft from the intersection and discharge a firearm into the air to warn horse traffic.
This law still exists.

Location: South Carolina
It is illegal to give or receive oral sex in South Carolina.
This law still exists.

Location: South Carolina
It is illegal to sell any alcoholic beverages on Sunday, unless you own a private club.
This law still exists.

Location: South Carolina
Horses may not be kept in bathtubs.
This law still exists.

Location: South Carolina
It is considered an offense to get a tattoo.
This law still exists.

Location: South Carolina
Performing a U-turn within 1,000 feet of an intersection is illegal.
This law still exists.

Location: South Carolina
Musical instruments may not be sold on Sunday.
This law still exists.

Location: South Carolina
No work may be done on Sunday. An exception to this law is that light bulbs may be sold.
This law still exists.

Location: South Carolina
All schools must prepare a suitable program for Francis Willard Day
This law still exists.

Location: South Carolina
Dance halls may not operate on Sundays.
This law still exists.

Location: South Carolina
Merchandise may not be sold within a half mile of a church unless fruit is being sold.
This law still exists.

Location: South Carolina
Fortune tellers are required to obtain a special permit from the state. [
This law still exists.

Location: South Carolina
A railroad my not remove itself from a town of more than five hundred people
This law still exists.

Location: South Carolina
By law, if a man promises to marry an unmarried woman, the marriage must take place
This law still exists.

Location: South Carolina
It is illegal to communicate with a woman using obscene messages
This law still exists.

Location: South Carolina
It is illegal to display a confederate flag on a courthouse.
This law still exists.

Location: South Dakota
No horses are allowed into Fountain Inn unless they are wearing pants.
This law still exists.

Location: South Dakota
It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep in a cheese factory.
This law still exists.

Location: South Dakota
Movies that show police officers being struck, beaten, or treated in an offensive manner are forbidden.
This law still exists.

Location: South Dakota
If there are more than 5 Native Americans on your property you may shoot them.
This law still exists.

Location: South Korea
Traffic police are required to report all bribes that they receive from motorists.
This law still exists.

Location: Southington, Connecticut
Silly string is banned.
This law still exists.

Location: Spartanburg, South Carolina
Eating watermelons in the Magnolia Street cemetery is forbidden.
This law still exists.

Location: Spearfish, South Dakota
If three or more Indians are walking down the street together, they can be considered a war party and fired upon.
This law still exists.

Location: Spokane, Washington
TV's may not be bought on Sundays.
This law still exists.

Location: Springfield, Oregon
It is illegal to own a reptile within the city limits, unless you are a school or city, as a pet.
This law still exists.

Location: St. Cloud, Minnesota
Hamburgers may not be eaten on Sundays.
This law still exists.

Location: St. Croix, Wisconsin
Women are not allowed to wear anything red in public.
This law still exists.

Location: St. Louis, Missouri
It's illegal to sit on the curb of any city street and drink beer from a bucket. This law refers back to the extinct Italian celebration, Hill Day, when beer was served in buckets.
This law still exists.

Location: St. Louis, Missouri
A milk man may not run while on duty.
This law still exists.

Location: St. Mary's, Georgia
No spitting on the sidewalk is permitted after dark.
This law still exists.

Location: Stafford County, Virginia
It is legal for a man to beat his wife on the courthouse steps so long as it is before 8:00 pm.
This law still exists.

Location: Stanfield, Oregon
It is against the law for animals to have sex in the city limits.
This law no longer exists.

Location: Stanfield, Oregon
Cloth towel dispensers are banned from restrooms.
This law still exists.

Location: Stanfield, Oregon
No more than two people may share a single drink.
This law still exists.

Location: Staten Island, New York
You may only water your lawn if the hose is held in your hand.
This law still exists.

Location: Staten Island, New York
It is illegal for a father to call his son a "faggot" or "queer" in an effort to curb "girlie behavior."
This law still exists.

Location: Sterling, Colorado
Cats may not run loose without having been fit with a taillight.
This law still exists.

Location: Strongsville, Ohio
Catch 22 is banned.
This law still exists.

Location: Sweden
While prostituion is legal, it is illegal for anyone to use the services of a prostitue.
This law still exists.

Location: Sweden
It is illegal to repaint a house without a painting license and the governments' permission.
This law still exists.

Location: Sweden
If you release pigs into a acornwood (or a beechnutwood) mutually owned by you and at least one more, and exceeded your quote of allowed pigs, you will have to pay a fine for each each pig to the other owners and to restore any damages caused by the extra pigs.
This law still exists.

Location: Switzerland
Clothes may not be hung to dry on Sunday.
This law still exists.

Location: Switzerland
You may not wash your car on a Sunday.
This law still exists.

Location: Switzerland
It is considered an offense to mow your lawn on a Sunday, because it causes too much noise.
This law still exists.

Location: Switzerland
A man may not relieve himself while standing up, after 10 P.M.
This law still exists.

Location: Switzerland
If you forget you car-keys inside the car and you leave the car open, you will be punished.
This law still exists.

Location: Tampa Bay, Florida
It is illegal to eat cottage cheese on Sunday after 6:00 P.M.
This law still exists.

Location: Tarentum, Pennsylvania
Horses are not to be tied to parking meters.
This law still exists.

Location: Temple, Texas
No one may ride a horse and buggy through the town square.
This law still exists.

Location: Temple, Texas
You can ride your horse in the saloon.
This law still exists.

Location: Temple, Texas
Cattle thieves may be hanged on the spot.
This law still exists.

Location: Tennessee
You can't shoot any game other than whales from a moving automobile. If three or more Indians are walking down the street together, they can be considered a war party and fired upon.
This law still exists.

Location: Tennessee
Hollow logs may not be sold.
This law still exists.

Location: Tennessee
Any person crippling, killing or in any way destroying a proud bitch that is running at large shall not be held liable for the damages due to such killing or destruction.
This law still exists.

Location: Tennessee
More than 8 women may not live in the same house because that would constitute a brothel.
This law still exists.

Location: Tennessee
It is illegal to use a lasso to catch a fish.
This law still exists.

Location: Tennessee
"Crimes against nature" are prohibited.
This law still exists.

Location: Tennessee
Giving and receiving oral sex is still prohibited by law.
This law still exists.

Location: Tennessee
Stealing a horse is punishible by hanging.
This law still exists.

Location: Tennessee
Driving is not to be done while asleep.
This law still exists.

Location: Tennessee
The age of consent is 16, but 12 if the girl is a virgin.
This law still exists.

Location: Tennessee
It is legal to gather and consume roadkill.
This law still exists.

Location: Terre Haute, Indiana
No one may spit on the sidewalk.
This law still exists.

Location: Texarkana, Texas
Owners of horses may not ride them at night without tail lights.
This law still exists.

Location: Texas
When two trains meet each other at a railroad crossing, each shall come to a full stop, and neither shall proceed until the other has gone.
This law still exists.

Location: Texas
A city ordinance states that a person cannot go barefoot without first obtaining a special five-dollar permit.
This law still exists.

Location: Texas
It is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time while standing.
This law still exists.

Location: Texas
You can be legally married by publically introducing a person as your husband or wife 3 times.
This law still exists.

Location: Texas
It is illegal to drive without windshield wipers. You don't need a windshield, but you must have the wipers.
This law still exists.

Location: Texas
It is illegal for one to shoot a buffalo from the second story of a hotel.
This law still exists.

Location: Texas
It is illegal to milk another person's cow.
This law still exists.

Location: Texas
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.
This law still exists.

Location: Texas
The entire Encyclopedia Britannica is banned in Texas because it contains a formula for making beer at home.
This law still exists.

Location: Texas
It is unlawful for a person to consume an alcoholic beverage while operating a motor vehicle upon a public roadway, if the person is observed doing so by a peace officer.
This law still exists.

Location: Thailand
It is illegal to leave your house if you are not wearing underwear.
This law still exists.

Location: Thailand
While driving a car, one must where a shirt.
This law still exists.

Location: Thailand
You must pay a fine of $600 in Thailand if you're caught throwing away chewed bubble gum on the sidewalk. If you do not pay the fine, you are jailed.
This law still exists.

Location: Toledo, Ohio
Throwing a snake at anyone is illegal.
This law still exists.

Location: Tombstone, Arizona
It is illegal for men and women over the age of 18 to have less than one missing tooth visible when smiling.
This law still exists.

Location: Topeka, Kansas
The installation of bathtubs is prohibited.
This law still exists.

Location: Tremonton, Utah
It is illegal to have sex in a moving ambulance and if you are caught the guy is let go and the woman is punished and her name appears in the newspaper.
This law still exists.

Location: Trenton, New Jersey
You may not throw a bad pickle in the street.
This law still exists.

Location: Trenton, New Jersey
Pickles are not to be consumed on Sundays.
This law still exists.

Location: Trout Creek, Utah
Pharmacists may not sell gunpowder to cure headaches.
This law still exists.

Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
You may not open a soda bottle without the supervision of a licensed engineer.
This law still exists.

Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Elephants are not to be taken into the downtown area.
This law still exists.

Location: University City, Missouri
Four women may not rent an apartment together.
This law still exists.

Location: Utah
It is against the law to fish from horseback.
This law still exists.

Location: Utah
When a person reaches the age of 50, he/she can then marry their cousin.
This law still exists.

Location: Utah
It is illegal not to drink milk.
This law still exists.

Location: Utah
It is illegal to detonate any nuclear weapon. You can have them, but you just can't detonate them.
This law still exists.

Location: Utah
Birds have the right of way on all highways.
This law still exists.

Location: Utah
A husband is responsible for every criminal act committed by his wife while she is in his presence.
This law still exists.

Location: Utah
You're not allowed to sell beverages containing more than 3.2% alcohol.
This law still exists.

Location: Utah
It's legal for restaurants to serve wine with meals, but only if you ask for the wine list.
This law still exists.

Location: Utah
It is considered an offense to hunt whales.
This law still exists.

Location: Utah
No one may have sex in the back of an ambulance if it is responding to an emergency call.
This law still exists.

Location: Vermont
Whistling underwater is illegal
This law still exists.

Location: Vermont
It is illegal to deny the existence of God.
This law still exists.

Location: Vermont
At one time it was illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole.
This law still exists.

Location: Vermont
Women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth.
This law still exists.

Location: Victoria, Australia
Hot pink pants are illegal after midday on Sunday.
This law still exists.

Location: Victoria, Australia
Only licensed electricians may change a light bulb. The fine for not abiding by this law is 10 pounds.
This law still exists.

Location: Victoria, Virginia
It is illegal to skate down the sidewalk of Main Street.
This law still exists.

Location: Virginia
Not only is it illegal to have sex with the lights on, one may not have sex in any position other than missionary.
This law still exists.

Location: Virginia
It is illegal to sell peanut brittle on Sundays.
This law no longer exists.

Location: Virginia
You cannot sell lettuce on Sunday, but you can sell beer, wine etc.
This law no longer exists.

Location: Virginia
You may not work on Sunday
This law no longer exists.

Location: Virginia
There is a state law prohibiting "corrupt practices of bribery by any person other than candidates."
This law still exists.

Location: Virginia
It is illegal to spit on sidewalk.
This law still exists.

Location: Virginia
If one is not married, it is illegal for him to have sexual relations.
This law still exists.

Location: Virginia
You may not have oral or anal sex.
This law still exists.

Location: Virginia
Driving while not wearing shoes is prohibited
This law no longer exists.

Location: Virginia
Citizens must honk their horn while passing other cars.
This law still exists.

Location: Virginia
Children are not to go trick-or-treating on Halloween.
This law still exists.

Location: Virginia
It is illegal to tickle women.
This law still exists.

Location: Virginia
You cannot buy hardware of any kind on Sunday.
This law no longer exists.

Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia
If you are drunk and not driving your car, and the person who is driving the car is drunk as well, you may both receive DUI's.
This law still exists.

Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia
It is illegal for a person to ride on the handlebars of a bike.
This law still exists.

Location: Waldron Island, Washington
No structure shall contain more than two toilets that use potable water for flushing. -San Juan County Ordinance NO. 7 -1995
This law still exists.

Location: Washington
There is a ban on lollipops. -More proof people can and will ban anything.
This law still exists.

Location: Washington
All lollipops are banned.
This law still exists.

Location: Washington
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."
This law still exists.

Location: Washington
It is illegal to paint polka dots on the American flag.
This law still exists.

Location: Washington
People may not buy a mattress on Sunday.
This law still exists.

Location: Washington
All motor vehicles must be preceded by a man carrying a red flag (daytime) or a red lantern (nighttime) fifty feet in front of said vehicle.
This law still exists.

Location: Washington
It is illegal to pretend that one's parents are rich.
This law still exists.

Location: Washington
You are not allowed to breast feed in public.
This law still exists.

Location: Washington
When two trains come to a crossing, neither shall go until the other has passed.
This law still exists.

Location: Washington
You cannot buy meat of any kind on Sunday.
This law still exists.

Location: Waterbury, Connecticut
It is illegal for any beautician to hum, whistle, or sing while working on a customer.
This law still exists.

Location: Waterloo, Nebraska
Barbers are forbidden from eating onions between 7 A.M. and 7 P.M.
This law still exists.

Location: Wawa, Canada
It is illegal to show public affection on Sunday.
This law still exists.

Location: Wayland, Michigan
Anyone can keep their cow on Main Street downtown at a cost of 3 cents per day.
This law still exists.

Location: Waynesboro, Virginia
It is illegal for a woman to drive a car up Main Street unless her husband is walking in front of the car waving a red flag.
This law still exists.

Location: West Virginia
Children are not aloud to attend school with the smell of "wild onions" on their breath.
This law still exists.

Location: West Virginia
No children may attend school with their breath smelling of "wild onions."
This law still exists.

Location: West Virginia
When a railroad passes within 1 mile of a community of 100 or more people in it, they must build a station and stop there regularly to pick up and drop off passengers.
This law still exists.

Location: West Virginia
It is legal for a male to have sex with an animal as long as it does not exceed 40 lbs.
This law still exists.

Location: West Virginia
It is illegal to snooze on a train.
This law still exists.

Location: West Virginia
Doctors and dentists may not place a woman under anesthesia unless a third person is present.
This law still exists.

Location: West Virginia
According to the state constitution, it is unlawful for anyone to own a red or a black flag.
This law still exists.

Location: West Virginia
If you wear a hat inside a theater, you may be fined.
This law still exists.

Location: West Virginia
Roadkill may be taken home for supper.
This law still exists.

Location: West Virginia
Whistling underwater is prohibited.
This law still exists.

Location: West Warwick, Rhode Island
It is illegal to use water on even-numbered days for the sole purpose of watering plants, gardens, or lawns. If you break this law there is a fine of $25-$100.
This law still exists.

Location: Wichita, Kansas
Before proceeding through the interesection of Douglas and Broadway, a motorist is required to get out of their vehice and fire three shot gun rounds into the air.
This law still exists.

Location: Wichita, Kansas
Any person caught using or carrying bean snappers or the like shall upon conviction, be fined
This law still exists.

Location: Wilbur, Washington
You may not ride an ugly horse.
This law still exists.

Location: Wisconsin
You must manually flush all urinals in a building.
This law still exists.

Location: Wisconsin
Butter substitutes are not allowed to be served in state prisons.
This law still exists.

Location: Wisconsin
Citizens may not murder their enemies.
This law still exists.

Location: Wisconsin
Whenever two trains meet at an intersection of said tracks, neither shall proceed until the other has.
This law still exists.

Location: Wisconsin
Condoms were considered an obsene article and had to hidden behind the pharmacist's counter.
This law still exists.

Location: Wisconsin
State Law made it illegal to serve apple pie in public restaurants without cheese.
This law still exists.

Location: Wisconsin
The state definition of rape stated that it was a man having sex with a woman he knows not to be his wife. That would mean that women could not be guilty of rape and neither could men who thought they were married to the woman.
This law still exists.

Location: Wisconsin
While all cheese making requires a license, Limburger cheese making requires a master cheese maker's license.
This law still exists.

Location: Wisconsin
It is illegal to kiss on a train.
This law still exists.

Location: Wisconsin
It is illegal to cut a woman's hair.
This law still exists.

Location: Wisconsin
Car dealerships cannot sell cars on Sunday.
This law still exists.

Location: Woburn, Massachusetts
In bars, it is actually illegal to "walk around" with a beer in your hand.
This law no longer exists.

Location: Wynona, Oklahoma
One's mode of transportation must be tied up while not attended.
This law still exists.

Location: Wynona, Oklahoma
Mules may not drink out of bird baths.
This law still exists.

Location: Wynona, Oklahoma
Clothes may not be washed in bird baths.
This law still exists.

Location: Wyoming
It is illegal to wear a hat that obstructs people's view in a public theater or place of amusement.
This law still exists.

Location: Wyoming
It is illegal for women to stand within five feet of a bar while drinking.
This law still exists.

Location: Wyoming
You may not take a picture of a rabbit during the month of June.
This law still exists.

Location: York, England
It is legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow except on Sundays.
This law still exists.

Location: Youngstown, Ohio
Riding on the roof of a taxi cab is not allowed.
This law still exists.

Location: Youngstown, Ohio
You may not run out of gas.
This law still exists.

Location: Yukon, Oklahoma
It is illegal to tie a horse in front of city hall.
This law still exists.

Location: Yukon, Oklahoma
While passing another vehicle, you must honk your horn.
This law still exists.

Location: Zion, Illinois
It is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats, or any other domesticated animals.
This law still exists.

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