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Funny and Outrageous Laws From all Around

Updated on October 21, 2012

This is a funny collection of some crazy laws from around our country. My comments are in parenthesis. Please enjoy!

· Texas

  • When two trains meet each other at a railroad crossing, each shall come to a full stop, and neither shall proceed until the other has gone.
  • Obnoxious odors may not be emitted while in an elevator. (Oops!)

· California

  • No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour. (Can dogs get a license?)
  • City Council order reads: “No dog shall be in a public place without its master on a leash. (Can I choose my own collar?)
  • Men who wear moustaches are forbidden from kissing women. (What, they can only kiss men?)
  • It is illegal to drive more than two thousand sheep down Hollywood Boulevard at one time. (Oh, but 1,999 is ok?)
  • It is illegal for a man to beat his wife with a strap wider than 2 inches without her consent. (?)

· New York

  • You may not smoke within 100 feet of the entrance to a public building. (It’s New York, there’s not 100 feet between buildings, so does this mean no smoking anywhere?)

· Kansas

  • · Before proceeding through the intersection of Douglas and Broadway, a motorist is required to get out of their vehicle and fire three shot gun rounds into the air. (But they would probably get a ticket for carrying the gun)

Random Places

  • · Horses are forbidden to eat fire hydrants in Marshalltown, Iowa. (But he’s gotta sharpen his teeth somehow!)
  • · In Tulsa, Oklahoma, it is against the law to open a soda bottle without the supervision of a licensed engineer. (I understand this one, have you ever tried opening one those dang things?)
  • · Texas law forbids anyone to have a pair of pliers in his possession. (I better go bury mine in the yard before the rangers get here)
  • · In Atlanta it's against the law to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or a street lamp. (Well, just where do I tie my pet then?)
  • · In McLough, Kansas, it's illegal to wash your false teeth in a public drinking fountain. (EWWWW)
  • · You can't use elephants to plow cotton fields in North Carolina. (ya think?)


  • It Is Illegal in Oklahoma To Have A sleeping Donkey In Your Bathtub After 7pm (Well, he's not gettin the bed!)

  • · In the state of Alabama people are not allowed to drive while blindfolded. (Heck, they do where I live!)
  • · In Bozeman, Montana, a law prohibits all sexual activity from the front yard of a home after sundown. (You can only do this during the day, so your nosey neighbors won’t miss anything!)
  • · In Texas, It is illegal to sell one’s own eye. (Ebay said I can!)


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    • melbelle profile image

      melbelle 5 years ago from Southern United States

      These were great. It makes you wonder how many more outrageous laws are out there -- I am sure there are tons.

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Lol, this is outrageous! Hello, America! Makes you think what the law makers are thinking. Nuts! I'll vote funny on this and thanks for a good Sunday laugh. (:

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      B Lucy 5 years ago from Podunk, Virginia

      Hahaha!! This gave me a wonderful Sunday chuckle!! Voted and Shared!!

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      traslochimilano 5 years ago from USA

      Very funny. LOL

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      Linda 5 years ago from Texas

      You can find these all over the internet, I picked a few I thought were pretty funny. Thanks for reading, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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      April Reynolds 5 years ago from Arizona

      This is hilarious! I thouroughly enjoyed reading, thanks for sharing...where did you find these laws? I think there is an old one in Pennsylvania that says you have to pull over and cover your car if there is a horse passing by...don't want to frighten the horse with your fancy (and noisy) contraption!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania


      Exactly, good call! :)

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      Linda 5 years ago from Texas

      Thanks Josh... How would they know if he was in the tub? lol

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania


      Very funny hub! The donkey can't sleep in the tub?! LOL

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      So funny and a joy to read. Grins and smiles were produced here!!

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      Linda 5 years ago from Texas

      I'm from MA, moved to Texas in 1971! Thanks for commenting and adding to the list!

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      DMartelonline 5 years ago

      I live in MA and we have some dilly's such as "Taxi drivers are prohibited from making love in the front seat of their taxi during their shifts." or "An old ordinance declares goatees illegal unless you first pay a special license fee for the privilege of wearing one in public." and better yet "At a wake, mourners may eat no more than three sandwiches." There are some others that are equally crazy ;)

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      Linda 5 years ago from Texas

      I'm not really sure but a lot of these are left over, forgotten laws from back in the day. And, this list doesn't show the 'whole' law, just a piece of each one... I'm sure if we saw the whole thing, some of them might actually make sense!

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      Derrick Bennett 5 years ago

      Funny, where do they come up with stuff?

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      Linda 5 years ago from Texas

      I know, too funny!

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      Kathy 5 years ago from Jordan MN

      ha ha ha, you have to wonder why they had to make laws like these