38 Unusual USA Laws

Some more crazy laws from the USA… I love them.

1) Florida - It is illegal to sell your children.
2) Kansas - Rabbits can never be shot by a person in a motor boat.
3) Ohio – You may not hunt any whales on Sunday.
4) Ohio – You may never sell beer while dressed in a Santa Claus suit.
5) New Jersey – A sales clerk may never allow a minor to purchase hand cuffs.
6) California – No alcoholic beverages can be displayed within five feet of a cash register in any store that sells both motor oil and alcoholic beverages such as beer or wine.
7) Sioux Falls, South Dakota – All hotels in the city must make sure that every room has two twin beds. The twin beds must be a minimum of at least two feet apart from each other.
8 ) Iowa - If you plan on drinking a lot at a bar, you will not be allowed to run a tab because it is against the law.
9) North Carolina – Singing off key in public is strictly banned by state law.
10) Wyoming – If you get dunk while in a silver or gold mine you could be arrested as such exuberant and reckless behavior is against  Wyoming law.
11) Texas - It is against Texas law to sell your right eye or your left eye.
12) Ohio –  The people of Ohio are concerned about fish. You may never, ever get a fish drunk.  If you are going to keep a bear you must get a license.

13) South Carolina – In the Palmetto State, you must always carry your gun to church. In Charleston, South Carolina all horses must wear super-sized diapers.

14) Utah - While driving in Utah, please keep it in mind that birds always have the right of way.
15) Michigan - Michigan has some odd laws still on record. If a married lady plans on cutting her hair, she must ask for permission from her husband. Failure to ask her husband if she can trim her hair could result in jail time. No cars can be sold on Sunday and one may never be drunk on a train.

16) San Francisco, California – The government of San Francisco is concerned with the happiness of their citizens. They actually have a law that says they guarantee sunshine to the public.
17) Arizona – Clothing rules are stressed in Arizona. No woman is allowed to wear pants and men and women both are not allowed to wear suspenders. Both laws are punishable by fines if broken.
18) Hartford, Connecticut – It is against the law to educate a dog in Hartford.

19) Texas- It is illegal to carry a concealed ice cream cone

20) Baltimore, Maryland – It is illegal to take a lion to the theater
21) Cicero, Illinois – You may not hum on public streets on Sundays
22) California – Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship
23) Joliet, Illinois – You may be fined up to $5 for pronouncing Joliet: Jollyet.
24) Gary, Indiana – Persons are prohibited from attending a movie house or other theater and from riding a public streetcar within four hours of eating garlic
25) Clawson, Michigan – It is legal for a farmer to sleep with his pigs, cows, horses, goats, and chickens
26) Zion, Illinois – It is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats, and other domesticated animals kept as pets
27) St. Louis,Missouri – It is illegal to sit on the curb of any city street and drink beer from a bucket
28) New York – You may not throw a ball at someone’s head for fun
29) Lehigh, Nebraska – It is illegal to sell doughnut holes
30) Utah – You must yield to birds while driving on the highway
31) Tallahassee, Florida – One may have sexual relations with a porcupine
32) New Britain, Connecticut – Fire trucks must travel at a speed of 25 m.p.h., even when going to a fire.
33) Illinois – It is illegal to speak English, American is the officially recognized language
34) California – It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.
35) Tucson, Arizona – It is illegal for women to wear pants.
36) Alaska – It is illegal to push a live moose out of a moving airplane.
37) Iowa – Kisses may last for as much as, but no more than, five minutes.

38) Louisiana – It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol.

Unusual Laws in the USA

Hi All,

Was chatting to a colleague this week about?some unusual driving?law’s that we have hear in the UK, an example of one of the more extreme is,

“it is illegal for a taxi in London to carry Rabid dogs or Corpses”. I assume they have to take the bus ;-)

Anyway it got me thinking, if we have mental laws like the example above then the USA must have some crackers so after a bit of research this is what I discovered.

  1. In?the state of Florida it?is against the law to sing in a public place whilst wearing a swimsuit!
  2. Also in Florida , women can be fined, and also the salon owner, if they fall asleep under a hairdryer!
  3. General rule of thumb in the U.S. , If you tie an elephant to a parking meter, a parking fee must be paid, the same as you would for a vehicle. (this one is obvious though ;-)
  4. In California it is illegal for a vehicle to exceed 60 mph without a driver. (glad about this one, nothing makes me angrier than being cut up by KIT from Knight?Rider)
  5. In Long Beach it is illegal to swear on a mini-golf course.? (If you’ve seen me play Golf, you’ll know I would be locked up on my first swing)
  6. Since 1929 it has been illegal to wiggle while dancing in Stockton .
  7. All over California it is against the law to set a mousetrap unless you have a hunting licence.
  8. In New York the penalty for jumping off of a building is death!
  9. Blind men are forbidden from driving automobiles.

But some of my personal favourites come from Texas .

  1. It is against the law to put graffiti on someone else’s cow.
  2. An anti-crime law in Texas requires criminals to give their victims 24 hrs notice, either orally or written, to explain their actions for why they will commit the crime.
  3. The entire Encyclopaedia Britannica is banned in this state as it contains a formula for making beer at home.
  4. It is illegal for a person to take more than three sips of beer at a time whilst standing.

God bless ‘em :-)

Can you think of any other crazy laws? Which is your Favourite from the list above?



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