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25 Loony Laws

Some of these are old, but they were all actual laws not too long ago!

  1. In Nichols County, West Virginia, no minister shall tell a funny story from the pulpit.
  2. Beanshooters are forbidden by law in Arkansas.
  3. In Compton, California, dancing cheek to cheek is prohibited.
  4. It is illegal to hunt or shoot camels in Arizona.
  5. In Los Angeles, a customer of a meat market is prohibited by city ordinance from poking a turkey to see if it is tender.
  6. In Lake Charles, Louisiana, the law makes it illegal to let a rain puddle remain in your front yard for more than twelve hours.
  7. In Springfield, Massachusetts, it is against the law to ride on the roof of your automobile.
  8. In Hanford, California, people may not interfere with children jumping over water puddles.
  9. It is against the law in Pueblo, Colorado, to raise or permit a dandelion to grow within the city limits.
  10. It is against the law to slap a man on the back in Georgia.
  11. In Walden, New York, it is illegal to give a drink of water to anyone unless you have a permit.
  12. It is against the law in Illinois for a conductor to collect fares without his hat on.
  13. In Branford, Connecticut, it is against the law to appear on the street unless covered from shoulder to knee.
  14. In Vermont, it is illegal to whistle underwater.
  15. All taxicabs must carry a broom and a shovel in the District of Columbia.
  16. In Fort Madison, Iowa, a law requires the fire department to practice fifteen minutes before attending a fire.
  17. In Key West, Florida, turtle racing is prohibited.
  18. It is against the law to gargle in public in Louisiana.
  19. In Rochester, Michigan, anyone bathing in public must first have his suit inspected by a police officer.
  20. In Kentucky, it is illegal to sleep in a restaurant.
  21. Rochester, New York firemen must wear neckties on duty.
  22. It is illegal in Kentucky to marry the same man more than 3 times.
  23. In California, it is illegal to set a mousetrap without a hunting license.
  24. In Tennessee, it is illegal to use Lassos to catch a fish. (A rusty hook is far more humane…)
  25. If a man is wearing a striped suit, you cannot throw a knife at him in Natoma, Kansas.
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