Strange/Dumb laws in YOUR state

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SawInRedNeck just told me about a strange law in his state about if you are speeding you could be charged with manslaughter even if no accident.

This got me to wondering about 'blue' laws, and odd laws on the books.
Here is the web site I found, you can research your own state to see whats there:

Here are a few from 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.

It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale. (does this include fat people? I invite everyone to come and help out OPEN SEASON, NO TAGS REQUIRED!)

Women may not drive in a house coat.

No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour.

Dishes must drip dry

It is illegal to whisper “dirty” things in your lover’s ear during sex

Ice cream may not be eaten on Sundays
From my home state, Ala-damn-bama...

- Men who deflower virgins, regardless of age or marital status, may face up to five years in jail.

- You may not have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at any time.

- Bear wrestling matches are prohibited. (remember Bear Bryant?)

From my adopted state, North Cara-friggin'-lina...

- It’s against the law to sing off key.

- While having sex, you must stay in the missionary position and have the shades pulled.

- 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. (Woops, I guess I was married to her after all!)

- Oral sex is considered a crime against nature.

- Persons in possession of illegal substances must pay taxes on them.

- Women must have their bodies covered by at least 16 yards of cloth at all times. (Charlotte)

Still, I love the South.
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We can do anything in Louisiana.

wow I think your right. Their are alot of laws there.

Here is one I like

Biting someone with your natural teeth is “simple assault,” while biting someone with your false teeth is “aggravated assault.
If one is a parent to two illegitimate children, that person will go to jail for at least one month.

It is illegal to teach others what polygamy is. I took Marriage and Family and Sociology this semester, both tought it!

One may be fined up to $100 for using “profane language” in public places.

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.

Unnatural intercourse, if both parties voluntarily participate, results in a maximum sentence of 10 years and $10,000

It is illegal for a male to be sexually aroused in public.

My city has an ordinance that offers a $500 fine for brandishing a gun, but only a $250 fine for discharging the gun. (You aren't charged with both if you discharge it).
It is illegal to entice girls away from the Maple Lane School for girls.


You may not carry a concealed weapon that is over six feet in length.


When two trains come to a crossing, neither shall go until the other has passed.

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.

Now those two I agree with....I mean, that's just common sense safety.
Town records may not be kept where liquor is sold.

You can be stopped by the police for biking over 65 miles per hour.

In order for a pickle to officially be considered a pickle, it must bounce.

It is illegal to dispose of used razor blades.

It is illegal to discharge a firearm from public highways.
Couple from London.....1. A pregnant lady shall be allowed to urinate in a policeman's helmet if she is caught short in public. 2. All london taxi cabs shall have a bail of straw in the trunk.
It is perfectly legal to beat your wife on the court house steps on Sundays.

I'd heard of this one, hmmm...

Every adult male must bring a rifle to church on Sunday in order to ward off Indian attacks. :lol:

Billboards are outlawed.

All residents may be fined as a result of not owning a boat.

Coins are not allowed to be placed in one’s ears.
It is illegal to use profanity in front of a dead body which lies in a funeral home or in a coroners office.

Donkeys may not be kept in bathtubs.
Rabbits may not be shot from motorboats.

Pedestrians crossing the highways at night must wear tail lights.

No one may catch fish with his bare hands.

The state game rule prohibits the use of mules to hunt ducks.

And this seems to be a recurring theme:

If two trains meet on the same track, neither shall proceed until the other has passed.

I cannot remember where, but one state it is illegal o own property across the road.

Quakers and witches are banned.

At a wake, mourners may eat no more than three sandwiches.

A woman can not be on top in sexual activities.

No gorilla is allowed in the back seat of any car.

Snoring is prohibited unless all bedroom windows are closed and securely locked.
In Virginia...
Not only is it illegal to have sex with the lights on, one may not have sex in any position other than missionary.

There is a state law prohibiting “corrupt practices of bribery by any person other than candidates.

You may not engage in business on Sundays, with the exception of almost every industry.

If one is not married, it is illegal for him to have sexual relations.

You may not have oral or anal sex.

In Ohio...

Women are prohibited from wearing patent leather shoes in public.

It is illegal to fish for whales on Sunday.

It is illegal to get a fish drunk.
The Ohio driver’s education manual states that you must honk the horn whenever you pass another car.

Participating or conducting a duel is prohibited.

Breast feeding is not allowed in public.

It is illegal for more than five women to live in a house.

It is illegal to mistreat anything of great importance.

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