America’s loony laws
America’s Loony Laws
In Oklahoma, dogs must have a permit signed by the mayor in order to congregate on private property in groups of three or more.
It is illegal to walk down the street in Maine with your shoelaces undone.
In Pennsylvania, it is illegal for a man to purchase alcohol without written consent from his wife.
In Nebraska, a parent can be arrested in his or her child can’t hold back a burp during a church service. It is also against the law to sneeze in a Nebraska church. Meanwhile in God-fearing Alabama, it is illegal to wear a false moustache which causes laughter in church.
When a man meets a cow in Minnesota, he is required by law to remove his hat.
In Texas, it is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time while standing.
In Ohio, women are prohibited from wearing patent leather shoes in public. In Cleveland, Ohio, it is illegal to catch mice without a hunting licence.
In California, it is illegal to threaten a butterfly, let alone kill one.
In North Dakota, it is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on.
No store is Providence, Rhode Island, is allowed to sell a toothbrush on a Sunday. But they can sell toothpaste and mouthwash on the Sabbath.
In Atlanta, Gerogia, it is forbidden to dress a mannequin without first pulling down the window blinds. It is also illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or street lamp.
It is illegal to spit into the wind in Nebraska.
In Kansas, it’s against the law to catch fish with your bare hands.
In Oklahoma, it is illegal to get a fish drunk. You also risk arrest, a fine or a jail sentence if you are caught making “ugly faces” at a dog.
You may not eat cottage cheese after 6pm on a Sunday in Tampa Bay, Florida.
In California it is illegal to peel an orange in your hotel room.
In Milwaukee, residents must keep pet elephants on a leash while walking them on public streets.
In Atwoodville, Connecticut, it is illegal to play Scrabble while wailting for a politician to speak.
In Mobile, Alabama, it is illegal to howl at ladies inside the city limits.
In Muncie, Indiana, it is illegal to carry fishing tackle in a cemetery.
In Chicago, it is illegal to go fishing while wearing pyjamas.
It is strictly against the law to allow lions to run wild on the streets of Alderson, West Virginia.
In New York, a fine of $25 may still be levied for flirting. This old law prohibits men from turning around on any city street and looking “at a woman in that way”. A second conviction for this crime requires the offender to wear a pair of racehorse blinkers whenever he goes out!.
A law at Kirkland, Illinois, forbids bees from flying over the town.
In California, it is illegal for anyone to try and prevent a child from playfully jumping over a puddle of water.
In Tusla, you may not open a soda bottle without the supervision of a licensed engineer.
An Ohio law states that pets have to carry lights on their tails at night.
In Florida, women may be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer. And men may not be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.
In Vermont, it is illegal for a woman to wear false teeth without first obtaining written permission from her husband.
In Massachusetts, snoring it prohibited unless all bedroom windows are closed and securely locked. In the same state, goatee beards are banned unless you pay a special licence fee for the privilege of wearing one in public.