Fun Friday

dumb laws You won’t believe some of the funny, crazy, not to mention dumb laws that are found around the World. While you can find these laws nearly anywhere, today we’re taking a look at the “Only in America” laws that make you go “hmm… what were they thinking when they came up with this one!” Each state has a handful of off-the-wall dumb laws, so today we’ll go through two of these laws for each state.


  • You cannot chain your alligator to a fire hydrant
  • You may not have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at any time


  • It is considered an offense to push a live moose out of a moving airplane
  • While it is legal to shoot bears, waking a sleeping bear for the purpose of taking a photograph is prohibited


  • Hunting camels is prohibited
  • Donkeys cannot sleep in bathtubs


  • It’s illegal to mispronounce the name of the state of Arkansas in the state
  • Flirtation between the members of the opposite sex on the streets of Little Rock may results in a 30-day jail term


  • One may not carry a lunch down the street between 11 and 1 o’clock
  • You may not bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time


  • It is illegal to mistreat rats in Denver
  • It is illegal for a woman wearing a red dress to be out on the streets after 7 PM


  • It is illegal to dispose of used razor blades
  • You may not educate dogs


  • It is illegal to get married on a dare
  • It is illegal to fly over any body of water unless one is carrying sufficient supplies of food and drink


  • It’s a crime to give false weather reports
  • It is unlawful for small boys to throw stones, at any time, at any place in the District of Columbia


  • You may not fart in a public place after 6 PM on Thursdays
  • Failure to tell your neighbor that is house is on fire is illegal


  • It is illegal to change the clothes on a storefront mannequin unless the shades are down
  • You have the right to commit simple battery if provoked by “fighting” words


  • Within the limits of any public park, it is unlawful to annoy any bird
  • All residents may be fined as a result of not owning a boat


  • The town of Idaho Falls, Idaho forbids anyone over the age of eighty-eight to ride a motorcycle
  • Riding a merry-go-round on Sundays is considered a crime


  • It is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats, and other domesticated animals kept as pets
  • Spitting is forbidden


  • Men are prohibited from standing in a bar
  • It is illegal to sell cars on Sunday


  • One-armed piano players must perform for free
  • A man with a moustache may never kiss a woman in public


  • It is illegal to hunt whales
  • It is illegal to put ice cream on cherry pies


  • It is illegal to marry the same man more than 3 times
  • It is illegal to fish with a bow and arrow


  • It is illegal to gargle in public places
  • Snoring is prohibited unless all bedroom windows are closed and securely locked


  • After January 14th you will be charged a fine for having your Christmas decorations still up
  • You may not step out of a plane in flight


  • In Baltimore, it is illegal to mistreat oysters
  • You may not curse inside the city limits


  • Alcohol drink specials are illegal
  • All men must carry a rifle to church on Sunday


  • A Michigan law states that a wife’s hair legally belongs to her husband
  • Smoking while in bed is illegal


  • All men driving motorcycles must wear a shirt
  • All bathtubs must have feet


  • It is illegal to drive around the town square more than 100 times in a single session
  • Horses are not to be housed within 50 feet of an road


  • Hard objects may not be thrown by hand
  • Minors can buy rolling paper and tobacco but not lighters


  • Balls may not be thrown within the city limits
  • It is illegal to have a sheep in the cab of your truck without a chaperone


  • It is illegal to go whale fishing
  • If a child burps during church, his parent may be arrested


  • It is against the law to pawn your dentures
  • It is illegal to drive a camel on the highway

New Hampshire

  • It is illegal to pick seaweed up off of the beach
  • You cannot sell the clothes you are wearing to pay off a gambling debt

New Jersey

  • Automobiles are not to pass horse drawn carriages on the street
  • It is illegal to slurp soup

New Mexico

  • It is forbidden for a female to appear unshaven in public
  • Gambling on bicycle races is legal

New York

  • You need a permit to transport carbonated beverages
  • It is against the law to throw a ball at someone’s head for fun

North Carolina

  • It is against the law to sing off key
  • You may not ride a bicycle without having both your hands on the handle bars

North Dakota

  • It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on
  • Beer and pretzels can’t be served at the same time in any bar or restaurant


  • It is illegal to ride on the roof of a taxi cab
  • It is illegal to run out of gas


  • If you wear New York Jets clothing, you may be put in jail
  • Molesting an automobile is illegal


  • You must let your dishes drip dry
  • No more than two people may share a single drink


  • No one is allowed to sleep on a refrigerator
  • Singing in the bathtub is prohibited

Rhode Island

  • It is considered an offense to throw pickle juice on a trolley
  • You may not sell toothpaste and a toothbrush to the same customer on a Sunday

South Carolina

  • It is legal to beat your wife on a Sunday morning on the steps of the state house
  • No work may be done on Sunday.  An exception is that light bulbs may be sold

South Dakota

  • It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep in a cheese factory
  • Movies that show police officers being struck, beaten, or treated in an offensive manner are forbidden


  • It is illegal to catch a fish with a lasso
  • It is illegal to gather and consume road kill


  • It is illegal to milk another person’s cow
  • It is illegal to drive without windshield wipers – you don’t need a windshield, but you must have the wipers


  • It is illegal not to drink milk
  • Women may not swear


  • It is against the law to whistle under water
  • Women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth


  • Children are not to go trick-or-treating on Halloween
  • Driving while not wearing shoes is prohibited


  • All lollipops are banned
  • It is illegal to pretend that one’s parents are rich

West Virginia

  • Road kill may be taken home for supper
  • If you wear a hat inside a theater, you may be fined


  • It is illegal to wake a fireman when he is asleep
  • Cheese making requires a cheese maker’s license


  • You may not take a picture of a rabbit during the month of June
  • Citizens of Cheyenne may not take showers on Wednesdays