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Crazy Florida Laws

Updated on July 25, 2018
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Crazy laws

1. It is illegal to show your breast in a topless dance.

2. Babies are not allowed to be nude on the beach.

3. It is illegal to sell your children.

4. Men may not be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown..

5. It is illegal to sing in a public place while attired in a swimsuit.

6. It's illegal for you to tow anything on a bike.

7. You may not fart in a public place after 6 P.M.

8. It's illegal to walk slowly in Hialeah.

9. Women may be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer, as can the salon owner.

10. The penalty for horse theft is death by hanging.

11. Men may not be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.

12. Having sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal.

13. A $50 fine will be levied on anyone who allows a couch to sit in their carport.

14, Chickens are considered a ‘protected species’ in Key West.

15. No one may bring a pig with them to the beach.

16. If you notice an ice-cream man attempting to sell his cold concoctions in a cemetery, call the police immediately, it is illegal in Destin.

17. Owning a flower pot with water in it that isn’t capable of draining is considered a public nuisance.

18. It is against the city ordinance to hang your clothes outside on a clothesline in Cape Coral.

19. Selling oranges Persons face up to thirty days in jail for selling oranges on the sidewalk in Miami Beach.

20. It is considered an offense to shower naked.

Now that we have had our fun and laughed at these crazy, silly, outrageous laws it's time to get serious. Some of these laws are no longer on the books, however some of them are still there, forgotten and set on the back burner.

This segment is all in fun.



Crystal River is the only place in North America where it is legal to have a supervised swim with gentle manatees.

Disney World
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Places to visit in Florida

They are literally hundreds of places to visit in Florida the land of sun, surf, and, beautifully warm weather, and breathtaking oceanviews. Florida has something for everyone no matter what type of vacation you are looking for. Florida is a family vacation paradise. They are famous for their theme parks and exciting nightlife as well as their quite secluded beaches and luxurious hotels.

Theme Parks

Disney World

Sea World

Islands of Adventure

Universal Studio

Silver Springs

Busch Gardens

Wild Waters

Miami Seaquarium

Kennedy Space Center

Weeki Watchee

I named the most popular ones, there are many more you can visit while in Florida.

Points of Interest

Hemingways House

Daytona Speedway

Winter Park has a wonderful boat tour

Alligator Farm

Old Town Trolley Tours

Key West

The Bat House

Clearwater

St Augustine

There is truly something for everyone. The camping and state parks are beautiful and the fishing is unbelievable. Not to mention the boating and of course deep sea fishing. You could vacation in Florida year after year and never do the same things twice.

No matter where you are in Florida you are never more than 60 miles from the ocean.

Beautiful St, Augustine
Beautiful St, Augustine | Source

Interesting Florida Fun Facts

  • St. Augustine is the oldest European settlement in North America.
  • Clearwater, Florida has the highest rate of lightning strikes per capita in the U.S.
  • The first commercial airline flight in history took place in Florida, between Tampa and St. Petersburg, in 1914.
  • Gatorade was named after the University of Florida Gators where the drink was first developed.
  • Florida” means “flowery” in the Spanish language. Ponce de León referred to the newly discovered peninsula as “La Florida” because he was celebrating the Easter season, and the spring flowers were in bloom.
  • The first Snapper lawn mower was developed in Florida by Neil and Montverde Smith.
  • Florida is the only state in the continental United States to have extensive shallow coral reef formations near its coasts.
  • Florida's capitol, Tallahassee, was the only southern capitol east of the Mississippi that stayed in southern hands for the whole Civil War.
  • The first graded road built in Florida was Old Kings Road in 1763. It was named for King George of England.
  • The St. John's River in northeast Florida is one of the few rivers in the world that flows north instead of south.
  • The Olustee Battlefield State Historic Site commemorates the largest battle fought in Florida during the American Civil War.
  • Benwood, is the most popular shipwreck for divers in Florida is located in the Florida keys on the French Reef.




In 1959, the United States Postal Service attempted to deliver mail by cruise missile and successfully shipped cargo from New Jersey to Florida in 22 minutes.

The youngest United States citizen to receive a life sentence was Florida’s Lionel Tate, due to accidentally killing his neighbor while wrestling. At the time of the accident, he was only 12 years old.

© 2010 Susan Hazelton

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    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      goego, I'm ready - just let me know when.

    • goego profile image

      goego 

      6 years ago from Loserland

      well lets grab a horse and a couple of singing swimsuits, little no-doze, tt bar here we come

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      WD, I didn't know it ws illegal to spit on the sidewalk but I do agree with the sentiment.

    • WD Curry 111 profile image

      WD Curry 111 

      6 years ago from Space Coast

      It's illegal to spit on the sidewalk, too.

    • rasta1 profile image

      Marvin Parke 

      6 years ago from Jamaica

      This was very funny. Having a laugh is good.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      WD, my mistake. Still, I find it a shame that you hve to cover your shoulders.

    • WD Curry 111 profile image

      WD Curry 111 

      6 years ago from Space Coast

      Excuse me, I don't wear strapless gowns. They are illegal. I am forced to cover my shoulders around here. We still have the right to bare arms.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      WD Curry 111, I live in Florida too. I'm mighty glad to hear you don't wear full shouldered dresses.

    • WD Curry 111 profile image

      WD Curry 111 

      6 years ago from Space Coast

      I live in Florida. That is why I walk fast and wear full shouldered dress.

      Don't steel my horse . . . it is enforceable in Brevard County!

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      cashmere, thanks for visiting. Although they are on the books I'm pretty sure they overlook offenders. At least I hope so, some of them are pretty bizarre.

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      cashmere 

      8 years ago from India

      MY God. Are these really laws in practice? How weird is that!!!

      Thanks for stopping by on my hub.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thanks, Patti Ann. There will be more.

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      Patti Ann 

      8 years ago from Florida

      Too funny!! Thanks for a great hub! I love to have a good laugh first thing in the morning - it makes my day.

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