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Stupid Laws in America

Dr. Sumaiya Khan Nov 1, 2018
There is no dearth of dumb and stupid laws in America. Find out some of the most crazy laws in your state or city in the US.
Imagine walking down the streets of New York while reading a book and getting arrested for it, or eating a lollipop in Washington and being questioned by the police for doing so. As unbelievable as it may seem, some of the lawmakers are busy formulating the weirdest laws in the world! So, given is a list of such laws, that might make you laugh.


» It is illegal for a person driving to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.

» Sprinkling salt on a railway track may be punishable by death.

» An alligator cannot be chained to a fire hydrant.
» It is legal to drive the wrong way on a one way street, provided you have a lantern in front of your car.
» It is illegal to play dominoes on a Sunday.

» You cannot wear a fake mustache in church, if it evokes laughter.
» You cannot carry an ice cream in your back pocket at any point of time.


» It is illegal for anyone to stop a child from playfully jumping over puddles of water.

» It is illegal to eat an orange in a bathtub.

» A 500 USD fine is applicable on anyone who detonates a nuclear device within city limits.

» It is illegal to skateboard on walls and other vertical surfaces.
» Wearing a sweatshirt inside-out is deemed to be a 'threatening misdemeanor'.

» You cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time in Los Angeles.

» It is illegal in Redwood City to fry gravy.

» Bicycles cannot be ridden in Santa Clara County, if it doesn't have 'appropriate fashion accessories'.
» In Blythe, a person must own two cows, if he wishes to wear cowboy boots in public.

» In Los Angeles, a man is legally entitled to beat his wife with a leather belt or strap, however, the strap cannot be more than two inches wide, unless he has his wife's consent to beat her with a wider strap.
» It is illegal to whistle for a lost canary before 7 am in Berkeley.

» It is against the law in L.A. to complain through mail about a hotel having cockroaches, even if it's true.


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

» It is illegal to throw shoes at weddings in Colorado.

» In Denver, it is against the law to lend your vacuum cleaner to your neighbor.

» It is illegal to swim during the daytime in a pool or a river within the city limits of Durango.


» It is illegal to fish for whales on a Sunday.

» It is illegal to shake a snake at someone but it is legal to throw a snake at someone.

» It is illegal to get a fish drunk.
» It is illegal for more than five women to live together in a house.
» No one can be arrested on a Sunday or the fourth of July.

» It is illegal to kill a housefly within 160 feet distance of a church without a license for doing so.

» In Columbus, it is illegal to sell Cornflakes on a Sunday.

» Owners of tigers must notify authorities within one hour if the tiger escapes.
» In Marion, you cannot eat a donut and walk backwards on the street.

» In Strongsville, Catch 22 is banned.

» In Bay Village, it is illegal to walk a cow down Lake Road.


» No man can purchase alcohol without written consent from his wife.

» In Mount Pocono, any group of five or more Native Americans are considered to be a raiding party and may be killed on the spot.
» All fire hydrants must be checked one hour before  all fires.

» It is illegal to sleep on top of a refrigerator outdoors.

» In Philadelphia, you can't put pretzels in a bag.

» One cannot run for governor unless he/she has participated in a duel.
Although it is said that some of these laws have been repealed, most of them still do exist and are strictly followed.