Weird United States Laws

Alabama

  • It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.
  • Dominoes may not be played on Sunday.
  • It is illegal to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church.

California

  • Sunshine is guaranteed to the masses.
  • Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.
  • Bathhouses are against the law. [Get the full text of this law.]
  • It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.
  • Women may not drive in a house coat.

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.
  • When having sex, only the missionary position is legal.

Kansas

  • Prohibits shooting rabbits from a motorboat.

Louisiana

  • It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol.

Indiana

  • It is illegal for a liquor store to sell cold soft drinks.
  • Liquor stores may not sell milk.

Michigan

  • You may not swear in front of women and children in the state of Michigan.

Nebraska

  • It is illegal for bar owners to sell beer unless they are simultaneously brewing a kettle of soup.

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.
  • It is against the law to throw a ball at someone’s head for fun.
  • A license must be purchased before hanging clothes on a clothesline.
  • The penalty for jumping off a building is death.

North Dakota

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

Ohio

  • It is illegal to fish for whales on Sunday.
  • It is illegal to get a fish drunk.

Pennsylvania

  • A person is not eligible to become Governor if he/she has participated in a duel.

Texas

  • It is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time while standing.
  • It is illegal to drive without windshield wipers. You don’t need a windshield, but you must have the wipers.
  • It is illegal for one to shoot a buffalo from the second story of a hotel.
  • It is illegal to milk another person’s cow.
  • 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.
  • The entire Encyclopedia Britannica is banned in Texas because it contains a formula for making beer at home.

Wisconsin

  • You must manually flush all urinals in a building.
  • Butter substitutes are not allowed to be served in state prisons.

via Lawguru

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