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DUMB laws...

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posted on Jul, 16 2005 @ 11:53 PM
I cant remember where this one came from, but it was somewhere in the South

* A woman may not drive a car unless a man drive another car ahead waving a red lace ...


posted on Jul, 17 2005 @ 01:19 PM
I'm not entirely sure where I got these laws, but here they are!

1. If there are five or more Indians in your yard, you can legally shoot them.

2. Frogs are not allowed to croak after 3:00 AM

3. You cannot ride a Donkey through (town) while eating an ice cream cone, on sunday.

Thats all I can remember at the moment. I'll try and remember more later.

posted on Dec, 14 2005 @ 02:01 PM
Here is a list of some stupid laws in my home state of Tennesee:

The definition of "dumb animal" includes every living creature. (Repealed)

Interracial marriages are illegal. (Repealed)

Tattooing a minor is a misdemeanor. (Repealed)

It is illegal to dare a child to purchase a beer.

Skunks may not be carried into the state.

Hollow logs may not be sold.

More than 8 women may not live in the same house because that would constitute a brothel.

It is illegal to use a lasso to catch a fish.

Ministers are to be dedicated to God and therefore are not eligible to hold a seat in either House of the Legislature.

Any person who participates in a duel may not hold any public office in the state.

Giving and receiving oral sex is still prohibited by law.

Stealing a horse is punishable by hanging.

No Christian parent may require their children to pick up trash from the highway on Easter day.

Driving is not to be done while asleep.

It is legal to gather and consume road-kill.

It is illegal for a woman to call a man for a date. (Dyersburg)

You may not have more than five inoperable vehicles on a piece of property. (Fayette County)

In front of their buildings, all businesses must have a "hitching post." (Knoxville)

Illegal for a woman to drive a car unless there is a man either running or walking in front of it waving a red flag to warn approaching motorists and pedestrians. (Memphis)

It's illegal for frogs to croak after 11 PM. (Memphis)

Panhandlers must first obtain a $10 permit before begging on the streets of downtown Memphis. (Memphis)

It is illegal to give any pie to fellow diners. It is also illegal to take unfinished pie home. All pie must be eaten on the premises. (Memphis)

No person may keep a cheetah as a pet. (Nashville)

Males may not be sexually aroused in public. (Nashville)

Anyone rollerblading may not tie his or herself to a moving vehicle on a highway. (Nashville)

No person may roller skate and listen to a personal cd player at the same time. (Nashville)

Throwing stones is prohibited as it might break a window. (Nashville)

To play pinball, one must be 18 years old. (Nashville)

All persons riding scooters must ride in single file. (Nashville)

An ordinance forbids anyone to sing the song "It Ain't Goin' To Rain No Mo'." (Oneida)

(taken from here, it also has a list of other state's stupid laws here)

This site has some more also.

"Crimes against nature" are prohibited.

You can't shoot any game other than whales from a moving automobile.

No one may eat ice cream on the sidewalk.

Spitting on the sidewalk is prohibited.

[edit on 12/14/2005 by hatchedcross]

[edit on 12/14/2005 by hatchedcross]

posted on Dec, 14 2005 @ 07:17 PM
Here are some dumb laws from my home state of West Virginia

1. No children may attend school with their breath smelling of "wild onions.

2. When a railroad passes within 1 mile of a community of 100 or more people in it, they must build a station and stop there regularly to pick up and drop off passengers.

3. Any person who commits adultery shall be fined at least twenty dollars.

4. It is legal for a male to have sex with an animal as long as it does not exceed 40 lbs. (That's just gross)

5. A tax of 1 cent is levied for every 16 and 9 ounces of coke sold in a store.

6. A person may be placed in jail for up to six months for making fun of someone who does not accept a challege.

7. It is illegal to snooze on a train.

8. A person may not hold public office if he or she has ever participated in a duel.

9. For each act of public swearing a person shall be fined one dollar.

10. According to the state constitution, it is unlawful for anyone to own a red or a black flag.

11. If you wear a hat inside a theater, you may be fined.

12. Roadkill may be taken home for supper.

13. Whistling underwater is prohibited.

Dumb City And County Laws of West Virginia

Alderson - One may not walk a lion, tiger or leopard, even on a leash. Huntington - Firemen may not whistle or flirt at any woman passing a firehouse. It is legal to beat your wife so long as it is done in public on Sunday, on the courthouse steps.
Nicholas County - No member of the clergy is allowed to tell jokes or humorous stories from the pulpit during a church service.

posted on Dec, 15 2005 @ 07:44 AM
i found some and i couldn't stop laughing!

In Alabama, it is illegal to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church.

In Texas, it is illegal to curse in front of, or indecently expose oneself to, a corpse.

In Michigan, a man legally owns his wife's hair.

Kansas law prohibits shooting rabbits from a motorboat.

In Idaho, the law states all boxes of candy given as romantic gifts must weigh more than 50 pounds.

It's against the law to catch fish with your bare hands in Kansas.

In California, animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school or place of worship.

In Washington state, it's against the law to sleep in an outhouse without the owner's permission.

Putting salt on a railroad track can be punishable by death in the state of Alabama.

In Texas, it's illegal to put graffiti on someone else's cow.

In Alabama, dominoes may not be played on Sunday.

In New York City, it's illegal to shake a dust mop out a window.

In Connorsville, Wisconsin a man is legally prohibited from shooting a gun while his female partner is having an orgasm.

In New York, it's against the law to throw a ball at someones head for fun.

In Pueblo, Colorado, it is illegal to let a dandelion grow within city limits.

In the state of Washington, it's illegal to catch a fish by throwing a rock at it.

It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on in North Dakota.

In Berkeley, California, you can't whistle for an escaped bird before 7:00 a.m.

An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take anything other than backwards steps while dancing.

In California, it is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.

In Florida, having sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal.

San Francisco bans any "mechanical device that reproduces obscene language."

In Nogales, Arizona, it is illegal to wear suspenders.

In Atlanta, Georgia, it is illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or street lamp.

In Logan County, Colorado, it's illegal for a man to kiss a woman while she's asleep.

There's a San Francisco law that states it's illegal to play poker in public or gamble in a barricaded room.

In the state of Texas, it is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time while standing.

A person is not eligible to become governor in Pennsylvania if they have participated in a duel.

It's against the law for a woman to drive in a house coat in California.

In Texas, it's illegal to milk another person's cow.

source of information

oni x x

posted on Dec, 15 2005 @ 08:04 AM
I read one that said something like;

"Its is illegal to look at a butterfly on Sunday mornings." - Can't remember the state.

No age of concent in Japan?? Thats sick!!!

posted on Dec, 18 2005 @ 12:22 AM

Originally posted by EnronOutrunHomerun

14.) In North Carolina, it is illegal to sing off key.

Uh oh. I live in North Carolina. Hmm, I'm going to have to check out this law.

posted on Dec, 18 2005 @ 12:30 AM
I wonder if there is a law on the books here that bans our state police from having high powered cars? This is because every time they would get a fleet of new ones, the new cars would end up either damaged or totaled by the end of the month.

posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 08:03 PM
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.

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