This has reference to certain discussions we were having in one of the live set thread about laws in America, whats legal and Illegal... and more appropriately Crazy laws.
Am listing dwn a few for all of you.
State - Alabama
Dominoes may not be played on Sunday.
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
Men may not spit in front of the opposite sex
You may not wear blue jeans down Noble Street.
It is illegal for a husband to beat his wife with a stick larger than the diameter of his thumb.
It is illegal to sell peanuts in Lee County after sundown on Wednesday.
State - Arizona
There is a possible 25 years in prison for cutting down a cactus
When being attacked by a criminal or burglar, you may only protect yourself with the same weapon that the other person possesses.
It is unlawful to refuse a person a glass of water.
No more than six girls may live in any house.
A decree declares that anyone caught stealing soap must wash himself with it until it is all used up.
An ordinance prohibits the wearing of suspenders.
One must be 18 years old to buy spray paint.
It is illegal for men and women over the age of 18 to have less than one missing tooth visible when smiling.
Women may not wear pants.
State - Arkansas
A law provides that schoolteachers who bob their hair will not get a raise.
A man can legally beat his wife, but not more than once a month
Dogs may not bark after 6 PM.
Flirtation between men and women on the streets of Little Rock may result in a 30-day jail term.
It is unlawful to walk one's cow down Main Street after 1:00 PM on Sunday.
State - California
Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.
Women may not drive in a housecoat.
Peacocks have the right of way to cross any street, including driveways.
You are not permitted to wear cowboy boots unless you already own at least two cows.
It is illegal to spit, except on baseball diamonds.
Ice cream may not be eaten while standing on the sidewalk.
Women may not wear high heels while in the city limits.
It is prohibited to sleep in a parked vehicle
One may not use one's own restroom if the window is open.
You are forbidden to spit on the ground within 5 feet of another person.
It is illegal for a man to beat his wife with a strap wider than 2 inches without her consent.
You cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time.
You may not hunt moths under a streetlight.
It is illegal to cry on the witness stand.
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.
Roosters may not crow in the city limits.
It is illegal for a secretary to be alone in a room with her boss.
Two bathtubs may not be installed in the same house.
Motor vehicles may not drive on city streets unless a man with a lantern is wallking ahead of it.
One may not carry a lunch down the street between 11 and 1 o'clock.
Persons classified as "ugly" may not walk down any street.
It is illegal to pile horse manure more than six feet high on a street corner.
It is illegal to have more than two cats or dogs.
State - Colorado
To own a dog over three months of age, one must obtain a license.
Establishments that sell alcohol must have enough lighting to read text inside them.
The dogcatcher 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.
It is unlawful to lend your vacuum cleaner to your next-door neighbor.
You may not drive a black car on Sundays.
It is illegal to mistreat rats in Denver, Colorado.
It is illegal for a man to kiss a woman while she is asleep.
Cats may not run loose without having been fit with a taillight.
State - Connecticut
It is illegal to dispose of used razor blades.
You cannot buy any alcohol after 8pm or on Sundays.
It is unlawful to walk backwards after sunset.
You aren't allowed to cross a street while walking on your hands.
You may not educate dogs.
It is illegal for a man to kiss his wife on Sunday.
It is illegal for fire trucks to exceed 25mph, even when going to a fire.
It is illegal for any beautician to hum, whistle, or sing while working on a customer.
State - Delaware
It is illegal to fly over any body of water, unless one is carrying sufficient supplies of food and drink.
It is illegal to wear pants that are "firm fitting" around the waist.
On Halloween, children may only "trick-or-treat" from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, and if Halloween falls on a Sunday, they must "trick-or-treat" on October 30 during this same time interval.
No person shall pretend to sleep on a bench on the boardwalk.
Six-year-old girls may not run around without being fully clothed.
State - Florida
Women may be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer, as can the salon owner.
A special law prohibits unmarried women from parachuting on Sunday or she shall risk arrest, fine, and/or jailing.
If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.
It is illegal to sing in a public place while attired in a swimsuit.
Men may not be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.
Having sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal.
It is illegal to skateboard without a license.
You may not fart in a public place after 6 P.M. on Thursdays.
It is considered an offense to shower naked.
You are not allowed to break more than three dishes per day, or chip the edges of more than four cups and/or saucers.
A woman can be fined (only after death), for being electrocuted in a bathtub because of using self-beautification utensils.
Beer may not be sold between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m.
State - Georgia Gainesville
Chicken must be eaten with the hands.
It is illegal to say "Oh, Boy."
Though it is illegal to spit from a car or bus, citizens may spit from a truck.
State - Illinois
You must contact the police before entering the city in an automobile.
The English language is not to be spoken.
Law forbids eating in a place that is on fire.
It is illegal to give a dog whiskey.
Humming on public streets is prohibited on Sundays.
If one wishes to plant new sod in his or her yard in the summer months, that person may not use the city's water to water it. Additionally, the resident must obtain a permit from the city to water the lawn with outside water sources.
A man with a moustache may not kiss a woman.
Bowling is forbidden.
It is illegal to go trick-or-treating on Halloween.
It is unlawful to change clothes in an automobile with the curtains drawn, except in case of fire.
It is unlawful for "Negroes" to be within county boundaries from sundown to sunrise.
There is a $1,000 dollar fine for beating rats with baseball bats.
No person may keep a smelly dog.
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.
Bees are not allowed to fly over the village or through any of Kriland's streets.
It is against the law to make faces at dogs.
State - Indiana
One may not sniff glue.
Baths may not be taken between the months of October and March.
It is illegal to sell cars on Sunday.
A man over the age of 18 may be arrested for statutory **** if the passenger in his car is not wearing her socks and shoes, and is under the age of 17.
It is illegal for a liquor store to sell cold soft drinks.
Smoking in the state legislature building is banned, except when the legislature is in session.
No one may catch a fish with his bare hands.
Men are prohibited from standing in a bar.
You are not allowed to carry a cocktail from the bar to a table. The waiter or waitress has to do it.
Drinks on the house are illegal.
Drinking from your own bottle in a bar can lead to your arrest.
You are required to pour your drink into a glass.
All males 18 to 50 years old must work six days a year on public roads.
Mustaches are illegal if the bearer has a tendency to habitually kiss other humans.
Hotel sheets must be exactly 99 inches long and 81 inches wide.
It is forbidden to eat watermelon in the park.
It is illegal for barbers to threaten to cut off kid's ears.
While driving on Main Street you may not have your lights on.
Within four hours of eating garlic, a person may not enter a movie house, theater, or ride a public streetcar.
State - Iowa
A man with a moustache may never kiss a woman in public.
One-armed piano players must perform for free.
Kisses may last for no more than five minutes.
The fire department is required to practice fire fighting for fifteen minutes before attending a fire.
Within the city limits, a man may not wink at any woman he does not know.
State - Kansas
If two trains meet on the same track, neither shall proceed until the other has passed.
Hitting a vending machine that stole your money is illegal.
It is against the law to leave your car running unattended.
The installation of bathtubs is prohibited.
Before proceeding through the intersection of Douglas and Broadway, a motorist is required to get out of their vehicle and fire three shot gun rounds into the air.
State - Kentucky
By law, anyone who has been drinking is "sober" until he or she "cannot hold onto the ground."
A woman may not buy a hat without her husband's permission.
State - Louisiana
Stealing an alligator could land a person in jail for up to ten years.
Prisoners who hurt themselves could serve an additional two years in jail.
All garbage must be cooked before it can be fed to any hogs.
It illegal for a woman to drive a car unless her husband is waving a flag in front of it.
State - Maine
You may not step out of a plane in flight.
After January 14th you will be charged a fine for having your Christmas decorations still up.
Shoelaces must be tied while walking down the street.
State - Maryland
It's illegal to take a lion to the movies.
Though you may spit on a city roadway, spitting on city sidewalks is prohibited.
You may not curse inside the city limits.
You cannot have an antenna exposed outside of your house yet you can have a 25' satellite dish.
Though clotheslines are banned, clothes may be draped over a fence.
Eating while swimming in the ocean is prohibited.
State - Michigan
A woman isn't allowed to cut her own hair without her husband's permission.
It is legal for a robber to file a lawsuit, if he or she got hurt in your house.
You may not swear in front of women and children. (Repealed)
There is a law that makes it legal for a farmer to sleep with his pigs, cows, horses, goats, and chickens.
Willfully destroying your old radio is prohibited.
It is illegal for a man to scowl at his wife on Sunday.
It is against the law to serenade your girlfriend.
The head of police must have inspected all bathing suits.
Smoking while in bed is illegal.
State - Minnesota
It is illegal to stand around any building without a good reason to be there.
Residents of even numbered addresses may not water their plants on odd-numbered days excluding the thirty-first day where it applies.
Hamburgers may not be eaten on Sundays.
State - Mississippi
The fine for waving a gun in public is higher than actually shooting it.
It is unlawful to shave in the Center of Main Street.
State - Missouri
In this small town of only 4,000, yard waste may be burned any day except Sunday.
One may not drink in a bar between 2:00 and 6:00 AM.
Minors can buy rolling paper and tobacco but not lighters.
It is illegal for more than four unrelated persons to occupy the same dwelling (The Brothel Law).
A milkman may not run while on duty.
State - Idaho
Illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing less than fifty pounds.
You may not fish on a camel's back.
Riding a merry-go-round on Sundays is considered a crime.
A law passed in 1912 provided that "The carrying of concealed weapons is forbidden, unless some are exhibited to public view."
A person may not be seen in public without a smile on their face.
State - 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.
Seven or more Indians are considered a raiding or war party and it is legal to shoot them.
City - Billings
It is illegal to use speed-dial in the city phone system.
No person shall raise pet rats.
City - Excelsior Springs
Balls may not be thrown within the city limits
City - Helena
No item may be thrown across a street.
State - Nebraska
If a child burps during church, his parent may be arrested.
It is illegal for bar owners to sell beer unless they are simultaneously brewing a kettle of soup.
City - Omaha
Sneezing or burping is illegal during a church service.
A man is not allowed to run around with a shaved chest.
City - Waterloo
Barbers are forbidden from eating onions between 7 A.M. and 7 P.M.
State - Nevada
It is illegal to drive a camel on the highway.
It's still "legal" to hang someone for shooting your dog on your property.
City - Elko
Everyone walking the streets is required to wear a mask.
City - Eureka
Men who wear moustaches are forbidden from kissing women.
City - Nyala
A man is forbidden from buying drinks for more than three people other than himself at any one period during the day.
State - 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.
Any cattle that crosses state roads must be fitted with a device to gather its feces.
It is illegal to pick seaweed up off of the beach
You may not run machinery on Sundays.
On Sundays citizens may not relieve themselves while looking up.
State - New Jersey
It is illegal to wear a bullet-proof vest while committing a murder.
It is against the law for a man to knit during the fishing season.
Car dealerships are forbidden from opening on Sunday.
You may not slurp your soup.
City - Bernards Township
It is illegal to frown as the town is a "Frown-Free Town Zone".
City - Cranford
Citizens are not permitted to park their own boat on their lawn.
City - Cresskill
All cats must wear three bells to warn birds of their whereabouts
City - Newark
It is illegal to sell ice cream after 6pm, unless the customer has a note from his doctor.
City - Ocean City
People may not slurp their soup.
Pinball machines are not to be played on Sunday.
City - Trenton
Pickles are not to be consumed on Sundays.
State - New Mexico
State officials ordered 400 words of "sexually explicit material" to be cut from Romeo and Juliet.
City - Las Cruces
You may not carry a lunchbox down Main Street.
State - New York
A license must be purchased before hanging clothes on a clothesline.
While riding in an elevator, one must talk to no one, and fold his hands while looking toward the door.
Slippers are not to be worn after 10:00 P.M.
City - Carmel
A man can't go outside while wearing a jacket and pants that do not match.
City - New York
You may not smoke within 100 feet of the entrance to a public building.
City - Ocean City
It is illegal to eat in the street in residential neighborhoods, and the only beverage you can drink on the beach is water in a clear plastic bottle.
City - Staten Island
You may only water your lawn if the hose is held in your hand.
State - North Carolina
Persons in possession of illegal substances must pay taxes on them. However, paying taxes on these items does not make them legal
It's against the law to sing off key.
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.
The mere possession of a lottery ticket is illegal in North Carolina and may result in a $2,000 fine.
City - Charlotte
Women must have their bodies covered by at least 16 yards of cloth at all times.
City - Kill Devil Hills
You may not ride a bicycle without having both your hands on the handle bars.
City - Rocky Mount
It is required that you must pay a property tax on your dog.
State - North Dakota It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on.
It is legal to shoot an Indian on horseback, provided you are in a covered wagon.
City - Fargo
One may be jailed for wearing a hat while dancing, or even for wearing a hat to a function where dancing is taking place.
State - Ohio Women are prohibited from wearing patent leather shoes in public.
It is illegal for more than five women to live in a house.
No one may be arrested on Sunday or on the Fourth of July.
City - Bay Village
It is illegal to walk a cow down Lake Road.
City - Canton
Electric fences are banned.
It is a misdemeanor to play any game in a public park without the Superintendent's permission.
City - Cleveland
It's illegal to catch mice without a hunting license!
City - Clinton
Any person who leans against a public building will be subject to fines.
City - Columbus
It is illegal for stores to sell corn flakes on Sunday
City - Lowell
It is unlawful to run a horse over five miles per hour.
City - Paulding
A policeman may bite a dog to quiet him.
City - Youngstown
You may not run out of gas
State - Oklahoma
Females are forbidden from doing their own hair without being licensed by the state.
Residents are taxed for the furniture in their homes, and any other personal belongings.
People who make "ugly faces" at dogs may be fined and/or jailed.
Cars must be tethered outside of public buildings.
Tattoos are banned.
It is illegal to wear your boots to bed.
Tissues are not to be found in the back of one's car.
City - Ada
If you wear New York Jets clothing, you may be put in jail.
City - Bartlesville
No person may own more than two adult cats.
City - Tulsa
You may not open a soda bottle without the supervision of a licensed engineer.
City - Wynona
One's mode of transportation must be tied up while not attended.
State - Oregon
Dishes must drip dry.
Ice cream may not be eaten on Sundays.
City - Eugene
It is illegal to show movies or attend a car race on Sundays.
City - Hood River
Juggling is strictly prohibited without a license
City - Marion
Ministers are forbidden from eating garlic or onions before delivering a sermon.
City - Portland
Minors may not enter a room where a "social game" is being played.
Trucks may not be parked on the street.
City - Salem
Women may not wrestle in Salem.
City - Springfield
It is illegal to own a reptile within the city limits, unless you are a school or city, as a pet.
City - Stanfield
No more than two people may share a single drink.
City - Yamhill
It is illegal to predict the future.
State - 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.
A special cleaning ordinance bans housewives from hiding dirt and dust under a rug in a dwelling.
You may not sing in the bathtub.
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.
All liquor stores must be run by the state.
Motorized vehicles are not to be sold on Sundays.
You may not catch a fish with your hands.
You may not catch a fish by any body part except the mouth.
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.
City - Morrisville
It is required that a woman have a permit to wear cosmetics.
State - Rhode Island
One must make a loud noise before passing a car on the left.
Professional sports, except ice polo and hockey, must obtain a license to play games on Sunday.
City - Newport
You cannot smoke a pipe after sunset.
City - Providence
You may not sell toothpaste and a toothbrush to the same customer on a Sunday.
City - Scituate
It is illegal to drive down any street with beer in your car, even if it is unopened.
State - South Carolina
By law, if a man promises to marry an unmarried woman, the marriage must take place.
Dance halls may not operate on Sundays.
No work may be done on Sunday.
Musical instruments may not be sold on Sunday.
Performing a U-turn within 1,000 feet of an intersection is illegal.
It is considered an offense to get a tattoo.
It is perfectly legal to beat your wife on the court house steps on Sundays.
Every adult male must bring a rifle to church on Sunday in order to ward off Indian attacks.
City - Charleston
It is against the law to drive a motorized vehicle on King Street.
City - Clemson
Lifeguards must be present at apartment complex pools, but only after 11:00 PM.
City - Fountain Inn
Horses are to wear pants at all times.
City - Spartanburg
Eating watermelons in the Magnolia Street cemetery is forbidden.
State - South Dakota
No horses are allowed into Fountain Inn unless they are wearing pants.
Movies that show police officers being struck, beaten, or treated in an offensive manner are forbidden.
If there are more than 5 Native Americans on your property you may shoot them.
City - Spearfish
If three or more Indians are walking down the street together, they can be considered a war party and fired upon.
State - Tennesse
You can't shoot any game other than whales from a moving automobile.
Hollow logs may not be sold.
"Crimes against nature" are prohibited.
Ministers are to be dedicated to God and therefore are not eligible to hold a seat in either House of the Legislature.
Stealing a horse is punishible by hanging.
No Christian parent may require their children to pick up trash from the highway on Easter day.
City - Dyersburg
It is illegal for a woman to call a man for a date.
City - Fayette County
You may not have more than five inoperable vehicles on a piece of property.
City - Lenior County
When you pull up to a stop sign you must fire a gun out the window to warn horse carriages that you are coming.
City - Lexington
No one may eat ice cream on the sidewalk.
City - Memphis
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.
It's illegal for frogs to croak after 11 PM.
City - Nashville
No person may keep a cheetah as a pet
All persons riding scooters must ride in single file.
State - 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.
It is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time while standing.
You can be legally married by publically introducing a person as your husband or wife 3 times.
It is illegal for one to shoot a buffalo from the second story of a hotel.
The entire Encyclopedia Britannica is banned in Texas because it contains a formula for making beer at home.
City - Austin
Wire cutters can not be carried in your pocket.
City - Clarendon
It is illegal to dust any public building with a feather duster.
City - Galveston
Landing an airplane on the beach is illegal.
No person shall inhale fumes from model glue.
Any person who sits on a sidewalk may be fined up to $500.
It is illegal to drive a motor car down Broadway before noon on Sundays.
City - Jasper
Dogs must be on a leash at ALL times. Fine of 100 dollars.
City - Mesquite
It is illegal for children to have unusual haircuts.
City - Port Arthur
Obnoxious odors may not be emitted while in an elevator
City - Richardson
It is illegal to do "U Turns".
It is now illegal to place a "for sale" sign on a car if it visible from the street.
City - Temple
Cattle thieves may be hanged on the spot.
You can ride your horse in the saloon.
No one may ride a horse and buggy through the town square.
Owners of horses may not ride them at night without tail lights.
Utah It is illegal not to drink milk.
A husband is responsible for every criminal act committed by his wife while she is in his presence.
Daylight must be visible between partners on a dance floor.
Throwing snowballs will result in a $50 fine.
Salt Lake County
No one may walk down the street carrying a paper bag containing a violin
Vermont Women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth.
All residents shall bathe every Saturday night.
Driving while not wearing shoes is prohibited.
It is illegal to tickle women.
It is illegal to kick your wife out of bed.
Spitting on a sea gull is not tolerated.
A man may face 60 days in jail for patting a woman's derriere.
It is illegal to flip a coin in a restaurant to see who pays for a coffee.
It is legal for a man to beat his wife on the courthouse steps so long as it is before 8:00 pm.
All lollipops are banned.
A law to reduce crime states: "It is mandatory for a motorist with criminal intentions to stop at the city limits and telephone the chief of police as he is entering the town."
You cannot buy meat of any kind on Sunday.
No person may walk about in public if he or she has the common cold.
You may not carry a concealed weapon that is over six feet in length.
Women who sit on men's laps on buses or trains without placing a pillow between them face an automatic six-month jail term.
No one may set fire to another person's property without prior permission.
No children may attend school with their breath smelling of "wild onions."
A person may be placed in jail for up to six months for making fun of someone who does not accept a challenge.
One may not walk a lion, tiger or leopard, even on a leash.
Firemen may not whistle or flirt at any woman passing a firehouse.
It is legal to beat your wife so long as it is done in public on Sunday, on the courthouse steps.
The state definition of **** 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 **** and neither could men who thought they were married to the woman.
It is illegal to wake a fireman when he is asleep.
Women may not walk down a public street at night without being accompanied by a man.
Women are not allowed to wear anything red in public.
It is illegal for women to stand within five feet of a bar while drinking.
You may not take a picture of a rabbit from January to April without an official permit.
Citizens may not take showers on Wednesdays.