53 Dumb Crazy Stupid Laws

Many dumb, crazy, stupid laws are antiquated and old-fashioned because they are based on the standards and mores of the past, particularly laws prohibiting work or other such activity on Sunday – the so-called blue laws. Others restrict the activity of women. Most are so crazy you have to wonder how and why they were ever enacted.

When I decided to research “dumb laws,” I found literally, thousands of them – some repealed but many still on the books, simply not enforced. Here are the 53 most hilarious dumb laws I found. Hope you laugh as hard as I did when discovering and writing about them.

A FUNNY FAKE moustache? I resemble that remark.
A FUNNY FAKE moustache? I resemble that remark.

In Alabama, it's illegal to wear a funny fake mustache to church. So if you’re a God-fearing man, don’t wear a fake mustache to church, and above all, don’t wear one that’s funny.

In Alabama, putting salt on a railroad track may be punishable by death. Could we call this condemnation by condiment?

In Fairbanks, Alaska, it's illegal to give a moose alcohol and it's also illegal for moose to have sex on city streets. This one makes a little sense. If you get the moose plastered, no telling what he or she will do – on or off the streets.

In Arizona, donkeys cannot sleep in bathtubs. Was there a lot of this happening?

There is a possible 25 years in prison for cutting down a cactus in Arizona. How about if I just insult it a little?

You are not allowed to suddenly start or stop a car in front of a McDonald's or any other drive-in restaurant in Little Rock, Arkansas. That law was probably sponsored by Chili’s, Applebee’s, Denny’s and all the other sit-down restaurants in town lacking drive-ins.

In Arkansas, a man can legally beat his wife, but not more than once a month. Ladies! You’re under no such restrictions!

No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour in California. How often do you see a vehicle exceed 0 miles per hour without a driver?

In Denver, Colorado, next-door neighbors may not lend each other vacuum cleaners. How did that law get on the books in the first place? Was it supported by the vacuum cleaner companies who wanted to sell more vacuums and “clean up”?


Crazy Laws

You can be stopped by the police for biking over 65 miles per hour in Connecticut. If they stop you, they should give you a medal and a TV interview!

In Connecticut, In order for a pickle to officially be considered a pickle, it must bounce. Do Heinz and Vlasic know about this?

No one may use a white cane, unless they are blind in Connecticut. It they are blind, how will they know if they are using a white cane?

Penalty for horse theft is death by hanging in Florida. Does that mean hanging the horse?

If an elephant is parked at or tied to a parking meter in Florida, the parking fee must be paid just as if a car had parked there. This is not as far-fetched as it may seem. The Ringling Circus Museum is located on the property where John Ringling once lived in Sarasota , Florida . Porsches, Pontiacs, or pachyderms – no difference.

Having sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal in Florida. Having sexual relations with a porcupine is not only illegal; it is impossible – unless you’re a porcupine, too.

It is considered an offense to shower naked in Florida. Move to Indiana . You can take a bath there during the months of April and September.*

* Baths may not be taken between the months of October and March in Indiana. Was this law sponsored by the deodorant companies? Move to Florida . You can take a shower there. Just don’t get naked!

It is Illegal in Idaho for a man to give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing less than fifty pounds. Must be a lot of fat happy broads there.

Chicago, Illinois forbids fishing while sitting on a giraffe's neck. Wonder if that would apply if you are sitting atop an elephant – or a water buffalo – or a hippopotamus?

One-armed piano players who perform in Iowa must do so for free. Now, that is definitely unfair, biased and prejudiced. Why should they perform for free? One-handed piano players of the world, unite!

In Louisiana, you could go to jail for up to a year for making a false promise. So be sure you mean it when you say your vows at your wedding. “I do, I do, I swear, sweetheart, I do.”

It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol in Louisiana. So it’s O.K. to use a real gun?

In Massachusetts no gorilla is allowed in the back seat of any car. How about if I put him in the front seat? With a seat belt?

Beavers in Michigan could be fined up to $10,000 per day for building unlicensed dams. The state once sent a letter to a landowner in Grand Rapids ordering him to remove unauthorized wood debris dams. The reply sent by the landowner was widely circulated around the Internet as he pointed out that the "wood debris dams" belonged to beavers and he was not responsible. He could have told them, “I am not my beaver’s keeper.”

No one may cross Minnesota state lines with a duck on top of their head. If you wander around with a duck on the top of your head, you can expect to run afoul – get it, afowl - of the law in any state.

Donut holes may not be sold in Lehigh, Nebraska. So in Lehigh, do as the Lehighans do – be prepared to eat the (w)hole donut and nothing but the donut.

It is illegal to sleep naked in Minnesota. Where do we go to join the “naked police”?

In Reno, Nevada, the sale of sex toys, which includes "any device ... designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs," is forbidden. This law is rather ironic. Brothels are legal in Nevada where you can buy the services of someone to “stimulate” you. But you can't buy a “toy” to “stimulate” yourself.

It is illegal to drive a camel on the highway in Nevada. Better stay on the side streets.

In New Hampshire, you may not tap your feet, nod your head or in any way keep time with the music played in a tavern, restaurant or cafe. The only actions they left out of this law were humming, whistling, singing, dancing and breathing.

New York residents may not greet one another by putting their thumb to their nose and wiggling their fingers. Guns and knives – okay. But thumbs are a no-no.

While riding in an elevator, one must talk to no one, and fold his hands while looking toward the door in New York. Might make more sense to look toward your wallet and your handbag.

Elephants may not be used to plow cotton fields in North Carolina. So keep your elephant at home and use your tractor instead.

A person may be jailed in Fargo, North Dakota for wearing a hat while dancing or wearing a hat to an event where dancing is taking place. I doubt that this law is enforced any more but don’t take any chances. Don’t wear a hat. Just be sure you’re wearing pants.

In North Dakota, It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on. In South Carolina, It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep in a cheese factory. Just to be on the safe side, take off your shoes in North Dakota. And stay awake when you visit cheese factories in South Carolina.

In Ohio, it is illegal to get a fish drunk. I’m bewildered. How do you get a trout tipsy? a pike pickled? a perch pie-eyed? a bass blotto? a walleye wasted? a salmon smashed? A catfish cockeyed? More significantly, how do you know if you succeeded?

In Oregon, a person may not test their physical endurance while driving a car on a highway. Does that mean racing your car or some other interesting (?) activity?

It is illegal to sleep on top of a refrigerator outdoors in Pennsylvania. I can’t think of a comment that would be funnier than this dumb law.

Horses may not be kept in bathtubs in South Carolina. You can lead a horse to water, but how in the world would you get him into a bathtub?

Skunks may not be carried into the state of Tennessee. Guess it’s okay if the skunks wander across the state line under their own power.

In Tennessee, driving is not to be done while asleep. Wish they would enforce that one during rush hour in all 50 states.

An anti-crime law in Texas requires criminals to give their victims notice, oral or written, 24 hours in advance of the crime they are planning to commit and the nature of that crime. "Dear Mr. Bank President, I'm planning to rob your bank tomorrow. Please leave the vault door open.”

In Texas, It is illegal for one to shoot a buffalo from the second story of a hotel. Shoot all the buffalo you want from the first floor.

In Texas, It is illegal to drive without windshield wipers. You don't need a windshield, but you must have the wipers. And, pray tell, where would you fasten them?

It is illegal to milk another person's cow in Texas. Thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s cow.

Birds have the right of way on all highways in Utah. Is that where we got the expression: “jay walking”?

In Vermont, whistling underwater is illegal. That one I’d like to see for myself.

It is illegal to tickle women in Virginia. I guess it’s OK to tickle men.

In Waynesboro, Virginia, it was once illegal for a woman to drive a car up Main Street unless her husband walked in front of the car waving a red flag. This law may have been enacted by a disgruntled wife looking for a sure-fire way to eliminate her spouse.

It is mandatory for a motorist with criminal intentions driving around the state of Washington to stop at city limits and telephone the local chief of police before entering town. Just like the previously mentioned Texas anti-crime law, the police want criminals to RSVP.

You may not take a picture of a rabbit during the month of June in Wyoming. Unless, of course, you get it to sign a release.

And my all-time favorite: Road kill may be taken home for supper in West Virginia. Whatever you do, do not accept that invitation for a home-cooked dinner.

If you find any dumb, crazy, stupid laws I haven't mentioned, just add a comment and let me know. I'll add them and credit you in a future Hub.

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r.s. 6 years ago

I am really enjoying your website. Love the blue laws. It will take me awhile to cover everything. Like your sense of humor.


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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida Author

Thanks, R.S. I just posted the 2nd in this series - 74 more Dumb Crazy Stupid Laws - Part 2. Good thing there's no dumb law prohibiting my writing about dumb laws ...yet.


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jayjay40 6 years ago from Bristol England

Loved this hub-whistling under water my favorite. we have some mad laws here in Britain, it is illegal to be drunk in possession of a cow or to enter parliament in full armour. To name just 2


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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida Author

Happy you liked it, jj40. I'm working on a hub of some more dumb, crazy laws around the world and will be including the U.K. Discovered that the U.S. is not alone in the dumb law category.


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TheLawyerLink 6 years ago

these are great. Thanks for posting. I can see how most of them came about, believe it or not, but think we need some simple system to get these types of laws off the books once they've served their purpose


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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida Author

Thank you, TheLawyerLink, for your comment and your visit.

I agree with you that it makes no sense to keep funny, un-enforceable and no longer valid (if they ever were) laws on the books.

Perhaps we can start a movement based in Washington, DC. The most appropriate folks to lead it would be the local, loony, loopy lawmakers.


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Mersaydee 6 years ago from Europe

Hahhah some of these are just ridiculously hilarious. I especially like "An anti-crime law in Texas requires criminals to give their victims notice." Nice hub choice.


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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida Author

Thank you, for visiting, Mersaydee, nice to meet you. Delighted you enjoyed these funny dumb crazy laws. What were those lawmakers (?) thinking?


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suny51 6 years ago

Isn't it too much beating your wife on 31st Dec and 1st Jan,or do you call it once a year.


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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida Author

Don't think it matters too much, suny, if it's love taps and she enjoys it!!!


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suny51 6 years ago

is it punishable according to 'rule#7' in Arkansas,or would it be taken as once in a month/year?drbj this is very important for me, my wife is a lawyer and wants to know about this law.


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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, suny. the crazy law I think you are referring to in Arkansas does state that a man can legally beat his wife, but not more than once a month. 2 or 3 times a month or every week - that is punishable. But at present the law does exist with the once a month caveat.

If your sweet wife is concerned, stay OUT of Arkansas! :)


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ACSutliff 6 years ago

Drbj,

I have always found dumb laws to be funny too. My favorites are:

It is illegal to milk another person's cow in Texas. Thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s cow. (Your comment made this law so so funny!)

Birds have the right of way on all highways in Utah. Is that where we got the expression: “jay walking”? (This made me think about the high school band trip I took. THe bus driver hit a bird so hard, the cracked the wind shield! Of course, we all thought it was funny, poor bird.)

It is illegal to tickle women in Virginia. I guess it’s OK to tickle men. (Virginia, here I come! I hate to be tickled, and I would love it if I had some way to deter my husband from constantly torturing me!)

Thank you for the fun and entertainment! This was a hoot!


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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida Author

So happy to see you here, AC, and delighted you found my comments funny. Then I have done my job.

I've heard of planes hitting birds, but a school bus? Either that bird was really low, or the bus driver was really high!

You could wear steel-plated armor to deter ticklers but it's very uncomfortable, hot and probably unattainable. Or I could hypnotize you by long distance not to feel ticklish. However, I must caution that the last time I did that, although the recipient did lose the sense of being ticklish, she also lost the desire for chocolate, May not be a price you want to pay!


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ACSutliff 6 years ago

Steel plates or hypnotism.... That's a tough call, drbj! The steel plates are probably not practical for my job (I could never pay for them!) I love chocolate, but the tickles just kill me! I will have to sleep on it.

The bus driver was really high! What a funny thing to say! Thank you for making me laugh again!

~AC


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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida Author

AC, m'luv, any time. It is MY pleasure!


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Entourage_007 5 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

Wow so many stupid laws in this hub that frustrate me lol. Great Hub, this must have taken quite a bit of time to research.


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Entourage_007, thank you for stopping by. I found so many dumb, crazy, stupid and funny laws when I started researching them, that the one hub I planned to write turned into five. Four in the U.S. and one worldwide.

Thanks for your comments - take a look at the others, too, and have some more chuckles about how foolish some lawmakers could be.


cons11 5 years ago

one you may want to add in your next crazy laws hub is that it is illegal in Britain to eat a mince pie on christmas day


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida Author

Thank you, cons11, I will add the ban on eating a mince pie in the UK on Christmas day to my worldwide crazy laws hub. And give you the credit. Appreciate your visit and the info.


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Ivorwen 5 years ago from Hither and Yonder

I wonder just how hard one has to try to get fresh road kill in West Virgina... and do you have to stay on the road in order to count it as road kill?


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Ivorwen, what a pleasure to see you. Although I do not have any current statistics on the numbers of road kill in West Virginia, I suspect it would not be difficult to find fresh dead critters.

I base this supposition on two factors: 1) there are many trees, woods and forests with said critters that surround the roads. And 2) There is a lot of moonshine generated in those woods so the drivers of autos there might not always be in full possession of their faculties (whatever that means). :)

Does the road kill have to be on the road? Well, m'luv, as far as i"m concerned, road kill is road kill wherever you find it!


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susannah42 5 years ago from Florida

Very funny hub. I guess there where reasons for thses laws at the time they were passed, but it's hard to figure.


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida Author

Hello, susannah, that's part of the reason these dumb, funny, crazy laws are so dumb, funny and crazy. Whatever the original reasons might have been for enacting them, no one now knows the reasons. Hard to figure is right! :)

Thanks for visiting - you are appreciated.


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Dolores Monet 5 years ago from East Coast, United States

I love to read ridiculous laws and these are great! Thanks for the good laugh!


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, sweet Dolores, If you have come here to read ridiculous, funny, dumb, crazy laws, you are in the right place. Delighted you love to read them and you are entirely welcome for the good laugh.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

How do you have sex with a porcupine? Carefully!


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida Author

Thank you, Micky, for that enchanting 'piece' of animal lore.

Now I have a question for you. How do you know? :)


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Tammy L 5 years ago from Jacksonville, Texas

The law in Pennsylvania prohibits sleeping on top of a refrigerator. It must be perfectly fine to sleep inside of one though.


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida Author

Of course, Tammy, as long as you keep the fridge inside the house. The law says you can't sleep on top of one outside.


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

What a great way to begin my day! If this fantastically funny hub doesn't make you laugh, nothing will. Bookmarking this and sharing with my friends. Thanks drbj!


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida Author

Thank you, Audrey. for visiting and laughing. Makes me feel good all over. Well, almost all over.

Delighted you are sharing with your friends. We all need more humor and laughter in this world.

Be sure to stop by the other four hubs in this series - they are guaranteed to provide chuckles or guffaws as well. :)


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana

Drbj- wow, we really did pick mostly the same laws! I'm looking forward to finally getting to read all of you "law" hubs. I purposefully stayed away so I wouldn't accidently copy, and yet... I'm going with the "great minds.." excuse. :)

I love your law comments (I knew I would)!!


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida Author

Hey. sue, the great minds excuse has always worked for me. Happy to see you here - visit the other 4 crazy laws if you get time. Thanks for loving my comments - there's that 'great minds' thing working again.

I've added a link to your series above and will do the same on my other crazy dumb laws sites. :)


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana

Drbj- I cannot imagine anyone NOT loving your comments! The fact that you think anything I write is worth reading is a bigger compliment than you can imagine..

That our minds would run parallel at any time in this universe is beyond cool! I hope my pea brain picked up some pointers!


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denise mohan 5 years ago from California

Very cute! You know what they say, "Rules are made to be broken."


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida Author

That's true, denise, rules are made to be broken - and most are worth less than the cost of a token. But I guess we need them so we know just which rules we are breaking. :) Thanks for the visit and the 'very cute.'


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Drbj - thank you for posting! I have been breaking laws all over the United States! I'm going to have to stop sleeping outdoors on refrigerators, no more gorillas in the back seat while in Massachusetts, and well you know the porcupine thing;)! Haha!

I love your hubs - all of them!


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida Author

OMG, RH, you have been sleeping on refrigerators - outdoors? Transporting gorillas in Massachusetts in the back seat of your car? And I can't go into the porcupine thing either - much too sensitive!

So happy you are reading about all these crazy laws before it's too late. If you happen to land in jail, I will get you out if it takes a hundred years. Promise!

Thanks for loving my hubs - that makes you a BFF - whether you like it or not!


ben 5 years ago

no chewing/bubble gum is allowed in Singapore.


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Ben. No chewing bubble gum in Singapore? How about chewing just plain old regular non-bubble gum?

I didn't know about this one but I did find four other funny Singapore laws. See my hub, "Dunb Crazy Laws Worldwide."

Thanks for the visit.


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Megan Kathleen 5 years ago from Los Gatos, CA

I came for the dumb laws and stayed for your even more hilarious comments. Off to read more!


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida Author

Oh, Megan, you are my newest BFF. Now there are two of us who believe these are 'hilarious' comments. Thanks, dear, for the visit and the kind words.

Do visit the other four hubs in this series and let me know your astute thoughts.


J.Rocco 5 years ago

Terrific Hub on crazy and stupid laws. I could not believe we actually have these very funny and ridiculous laws still on the books. Coming from a law enforcement background I found your hub very amusing and entertaining.kudos to you for a great job. I will continue to follow all that you write. I enjoy reading them. Thank you.


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida Author

You made my day J. with your comments. Thank you for enjoying these funny, crazy laws. Even more so, since you have a law enforcement background.

I appreciate your visit and your continued support. Have a dynamite weekend.


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Judi Burton 5 years ago from Myrtle Beach

Great hub. Loved it.


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida Author

Ah, a woman of few words but mighty nice words at that. Thank you, Judi. Be my guest and check out the other 4 hubs in the Crazy Laws series. :)


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Neil Sperling 5 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

Chuckles for sure -- a doughnut without the hole -- sounds good to me.


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Neil, thanks for finding this. The chuckles are on me. Take a look at the other four in my crazy laws series and I guarantee additional mirth.


Judi burton 5 years ago

Sure, I'll check it out. I also shared it with a few lawyer friend of mine. They loved it too.


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habee 5 years ago from Georgia

With a porcupine??? OUCH!! The laws are priceless, and your responses are even better! I danced on your buttons.


chassylynn116 4 years ago

in Mashellton iowa its illegal for a horse to eat a fire hydrant


Alana 4 years ago

OMG the Michigan law "Beavers in Michigan could be fined up to $10,000 per day for building unlicensed dams" is super ridiculous. I went from laughing to crying haha. I am imagining a beaver in Michigan as a lawyer, a cashier, doctor, and waiter.


Hubertsvoice 4 years ago

In Ft Collins, Colorado it's illegal to spit on sidewalk or to walk on College Ave carrying a lunch bucket.


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ethel smith 4 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

Hahahaha the world is nuts, but funny


tanklv 4 years ago

The law against cutting a cactus is NOT a weird law - too many people used to take them for personal landscaping use and they are endangered - just like here in Nevada its illegal to cut down ANY desert plant, period.

Very wise laws.

The rest of the list seem just as described.


Tracy kn 4 years ago

Ohio • A policeman may bite a dog to quiet him. However, the reverse is not true, even if it's a police dog.


bethony 4 years ago

you guys are morrons


sponge bob 4 years ago

haha goods lawsss


The king 4 years ago

In kansas it is legal to throw knives at people wearing stripped suits as long as you dont hit them


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Jon Kohan 4 years ago from Pittsburgh Pa

i think the best law or the funniest is: In Arkansas, a man can legally beat his wife, but not more than once a month".

sure it's not funny to beat women but just to picture telling the cops that "it's okay officer, it's that time of the month for me to beat my girl" and then having the officer agree.


almosthuman 4 years ago

Luv it all I'll just go make luv with a porcipine and pick up a gorrillla and chuck him on the backseat on the way home then we'll get the road kill and go home for a doughtnut with no hole in.


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snigdhal 4 years ago from hyderabad - India

hahahah love it! Although it did put a damper on my fishing plans in chicago :)


Bonnie 4 years ago

These are the funniest laws i have ever seen! i luv your comments. My favorite is While riding in an elevator, one must talk to no one, and fold his hands while looking toward the door in New York. Might make more sense to look toward your wallet and your handbag.


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dahoglund 4 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

It would be interesting to know the story behind old laws. Many probably had some particular person or act in mind, I think of the Roy beans on the bench. The one about the salt on railroad trackes. If it was block salt it might de-rail the train. Maybe some train robber did this.


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jainismus 4 years ago from Pune, India

A great collection of stupid laws. Voted up and shared with followers.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

I see a lot of laws pertain the the state of Florida. I need to be more careful. I sure don't want to break any laws!

I voted this UP, and you know the rest.


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divacratus 4 years ago from India

Haha! Quite enjoyed this one. We live in a crazy world, don't we?


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

I'll have to remember those Florida laws! Porcupines and showers. Hmmm? I didn't know that. The other laws are funny and fabulous! Excellent compilation hub drbj! As always thank you for the laughs! :)


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jennzie 4 years ago from Lower Bucks County, PA

Wow, I would like to know who thought of these laws! I wonder which of these are still in existence. Well, just in case I will avoid sleeping outside on top of a refridgerator since I live in Pennsylvania...

Very amusing hub- voted up and more!


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garage-remotes 4 years ago from Los Angeles, California

Argh! These are hilarious and oh so sad at the same time. Great hub!


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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida

Okay, drbj, if you cannot carry a skunk into Tennessee can you drag one?? O, my...someone had too much time on their hands thinking up these laws. This is too funny. pinned and funny


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Hey, judi - you have lawyer friends who have a sense of humor? Just kidding, of course. One of my best friends is my attorney who also happens to be my grandson. So I AM biased.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Your OUCH, Holle, reminds me of that old, old joke: How do you have sex with a porcupine? Answer - very carefully!

Thanks for enjoying my responses to these priceless laws and dancing on my buttons. Love that.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Thank you, chassylynn for sharing that crazy Mashellton, Iowa law that it is illegal for a horse to eat a fire hydrant in that fair city. How about parking meters? Are they fair game? Just wonderin'.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Alana - so you were crying from laughing so hard at the Michigan law that would fine beavers for building dams without a license?

I love your image of beavers applying for licenses as a lawyer, cashier, doctor, and waiter. But the question is, my dear, would they have the patience to wait in line?


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Thank you, Hubertsvoice, for adding that In Ft. Collins, Colorado it's illegal to spit on a sidewalk or to walk on College Avenue carrying a lunch bucket.

How about if you walk on a different avenue and carry your empty lunch bucket in case you have the urge to spit? Would that work?


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Ethel Smith, you are a philosopher of profundity. Yes, 'the world is nuts, but funny.' But, for the moment, it's the only world we have.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Thank you, tankly, for providing the rational rationale for the cactus-cutting law in Nevada. I can easily visualize cactus-mad tourists running around purloining every cactus in sight. Thanks for pointing that out.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, Tracy. It's good to know that a policeman in Ohio may bite a dog to quiet him. Do new recruits, I wonder, know that when they first apply to sign up?


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

bethony - you are wrong on two counts, my dear, with your erroneous statement of 'you guys are morrons.' First, I am not a guy, and second I know how to spell morons correctly.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Thanks for the haha, sponge bob, and the 'goods lawsss' comment. Did you go to spelling classes by any chance with bethony. Just wonderin'.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Thanks, The king, for letting me know that in Kansas it is legal to throw knives at people wearing 'stripped' suits as long as you don't hit them. What if the stripes on the suits are horizontal like those convicts used to wear in the old days? Then again, they would have nothing to worry about from me. I couldn't hit the side of a barn.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

That law about legally beating your wife in Arkansas once a month, Jon, might be funny to you and an officer but think about this. There is no restriction about a wife beating her husband EVERY DAY!


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

You say, "I'll just go make luv with a porcupine, pick up a gorillla and chuck him on the backseat on the way home, then we'll get the road kill and go home for a doughtnut with no hole."

Now it is easy to figure out, almosthuman how you got your name. Just jokin'.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Happy you found out in time, snigdhal, although it put a damper on your fishing plans in Chicago. Just take your giraffe and fish in another state.

Thanks for the hahaha and loving it.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Nice to meet you, Bonnie. Delighted that these are the funniest laws you have ever seen, and you luv my comments. Just remember to watch your wallet and your handbag while riding in those dangerous New York elevators.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

You and I, Don, could probably write several books about the stories behind old crazy laws still on the books.

Some of them, I am certain, were due to actual events. Maybe some clever train robber like Jesse James, for example, did use block salt on the tracks to derail a train. Stranger things have happened. Thanks for your interesting supposition.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Thank you, Jainismus, for visiting and finding this to be a great collection of stupid, crazy laws. Do appreciate your Up vote and the sharing with your followers.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Dear mary, if by chance, you happen to break any of these many crazy Florida laws, I will get you out of jail . . . if it takes me twenty years! Promise.

Thank you, mluv, for the UP, and 'the rest.'


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Thank you, Divacratus, for enjoying this. Yes, we live in a crazy world, and if you watch much TV these days you can see firsthand how it is getting crazier and crazier.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

We do have more than our share of those crazy laws in Florida, Linda, so keep them in mind re porcupines and taking showers.

Delighted you found this an excellent compilation of crazy, funny, fabulous laws and had some laughs. My pleasure, m'dear.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Nice to meet you, jennzie. All these laws were still on the books when I found them - simply not enforced (I hope).

But as you point out, since you live in PA, if you must sleep atop your refrigerator, please bring it inside. Thanks for finding this very amusing and voting up and more!


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Hi, garage-remotes - what a fascinating name! Thanks for finding these crazy laws hilarious. And the hub great!

But sad? I dunno.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida Author

Do not carry that skunk into the great state of Tennessee, pst, or face the consequences of the law, crazy as it is. Now dragging it, though uncomfortable for the skunk, may save you a penalty. Don't you have to wonder why these crazy laws made it onto the books in the first place?

Thank you, m'dear, for the too funny and the Pin. Do visit the other 4 hubs in this series for more laughs.


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billd01603 3 years ago from Worcester

very funny, voted up and funny


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jainismus 3 years ago from Pune, India

There are Dumb Law Makers everywhere in the world....


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dahoglund 3 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

The one about having to clean up the debris from beavers hit sort of close to home. When I lived in Moline, IL there was a deep ravine running through my property. One day I got a notice from the city that I had to clean up all the debris in the part of the ravine that was on my property because some one had complained about it. Most of what was down there had been there for many years, as long as fifty or more. Additionally practically no body could see it except for the people who lived directly across the ravind from me or someone visiting them.


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MarleneB 3 years ago from Northern California, USA

I was already laughing really hard until I read the Texas anti-crime law. That one had me laughing histerically on the floor and then every law after that kept me roaring from the gut. These laws are so dumb, but they are so worth the laugh. Thanks. I needed that!


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idigwebsites 3 years ago from United States

Hahahaha. Are these lawmakers under the influence or what?!? These are downright absurd. Or they're better off doing comedy than passing these laws. LOL. Voted up, funny and shared. Great job my friend. =)


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida

Since it is Valentine's Day and I'm in the mood for love, I need to go out and find a porcupine, but I'd be breaking the law since I live in Florida, right??? And I need to keep my clothes on to take my shower.

Voted UP all the way!


Karen 3 years ago

OMG so funny I am planning to do my school speech on funny laws


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida Author

Thanks for the Up and the funny, billdo.


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TotalHealth 2 years ago from Hermosa Beach, CA

Hilarious! To think people considered intelligent, reasonable and having influence conjured up these ridiculous laws. Too funny! Thanks for the entertaining laugh. - Voted up.


Sky newhall 2 years ago

My fav crazy law is in Georgia on a Sunday u can't walk down the st. With an ice cream cone in ur BACK pocket nothing about ur front one tho


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Jodah 17 months ago from Queensland Australia

I had to take my teeth out drbj, these demanded a loud bout of laughter. Hillarious stuff and very very silly laws. Those one armed piano players should at least be able to charge half the going rate. Voted up.

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