Stupid laws in your hometown!

Discussion in 'Vintage Topic Archive (Sept - 2009)' started by 4095fanatic, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. Baltimore, MD:

    It is illegal to take your lion to the movies.

    It is illegal to throw bales of hay from a second story window within city limits.
  2. base871

    base871 Guest

    Savannah, Ga,(my hometown) It is illegal to hang your underwear on the clothesline to dry on Sundays.

  3. masfonos

    masfonos Member

    IIRC, Ohio law still dictates that when you come to an intersection you must get out, stand in the middle of the intersection and wave your lantern around so that it can be seen from all directions before proceeding though.
  4. Strangerous

    Strangerous Member

    South Carolina
    * Every citizen is obliged to carry his gun to church.
    * No horses are allowed into Fountain Inn unless they are wearing pants.
    (I just moved from Fountain Inn. rimfirehunter can vouch for me! No horses in the city limits due to the horse's crap trail. The only time horses are allowed into the city limits is during the Christmas-time horse drawn carriage rides (a big deal down here), and then the horses are fitted with a hanging diaper or "pants", for lack of a better term)
    * In Charleston, all carriage horses must wear diapers.

    SHOOTER Z Well-Known Member

    In Maine It is illegal to spit on the ground in public [health risk]
  6. Okla Laws

    It is illegal to have the hind legs of farm animals in your boots.

    Dogs must have a permit signed by the mayor in order to congregate in groups of three or more on private property.

    Whaling is illegal.

    Violators can be fined, arrested or jailed for making ugly faces at a dog.

    Molesting an automobile is illegal.
  7. Nashville, Tn,
    It is illegal:
    -for anyone under the age of 18 to play a pinball machine.
    -to throw stones.
    -for a man to have an erection in public.
    -to possess wildlife on or about their premises within Metro area.
    -to spit on sidewalks.

    In Tennessee,
    It is illegal:
    -to dare a child to buy or otherwise procure a beer.
    -to give a child have a tattoo.
    -to be in an inter-racial marriage, since revoked.
    -to gather and consume roadkill.
    -to sleep and drive, duh.
    -to, in time of peace, require a person to perform any service to the public on any day set apart by his religion as a day of rest.
    -to steal a horse. Penalty is hanging.
    -to give or recieve oral sex.
    -for more than 8 women to reside in a house because it would then constitute a brothel.
    -to sell a hollow log, because men were buying to sodomize and ended up in the hospital with splintered and infected penises.
    -to shoot any game animal EXCEPT whales from a moving car.
    -to use a lasso to catch a fish.
    -to commit coitus with anyone under the age of 16, unless they are a virgin, then they have to be 12 years or older.
    -for a woman to call a man for a date.
    -for frogs to croak after 11PM.

    Go to, where you can do a search by state.
  8. In Texas......

    It is illegal to sell ones eye.

    It is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time while standing.

    It is illegal for one to shoot a buffalo from the second story of a hotel.

    A recently passed anticrime law requires criminals to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and to explain the nature of the crime to be committed.

    The entire Encyclopedia Britannica is banned in Texas because it contains a formula for making beer at home.
  9. blkhwkfxr

    blkhwkfxr Guest

    Lexington, KY. still has this law on the books...
    It is illegal to walk down the streets in town with an icecream cone in your pocket.
  10. More Oklahoma Laws

    Tissues are not to be found in the back of one's car.

    Cars must be tethered outside of public buildings. (Repealed)

    It is against the law to read a comic book while operating a motor vehicle.

    You may not open a soda bottle without the supervision of a licensed engineer.
  11. I'm pretty sure Clark County is the only county in Nevada that outlaws prostitution--is that the kind of thing you had in mind?
  12. salisbury, nc

    it's illegal to beat a woman on sundays...
    it's illegal to beat a woman with anything bigger then a toothpick...
    it's illegal to have sex in a bathtub
  13. nj
    pickels outlawed on sunday
    no giving whiskey or smokes to zoo animals
    Cats must warn birds of their whereabouts

  14. front legs OK :shock:

  15. Is that so they can't get away? :p
  16. Yes........ Errrrrr not that I would know personally :oops: :oops: :lol: :lol: :lol:
  17. browwiw

    browwiw Member

    That one gets trotted out a lot. Most people get around it by putting their icecream in a paper cup when transporting it in their pocket. Easy work around.
  18. AndrewST

    AndrewST Guest

    Myrtle Creek, Oregon.

    This is about 20 miles south of where I live.

    "One may not engage in any type of boxing, including kickboxing with a kangaroo in Myrtle Creek, Oregon."

    Here are a few others a little farther away...

    Dogs are not allowed to be in groups of three or more on private property without have the mayor signing a special permit.

    Occording to Yamhill Oregon’s occult laws, it is illegal to analyze another person! No shrinks or counselors!

    5.08.110 Occult Arts.

    (A) “Occult arts†means the use or practice of fortune
    telling, astrology, phrenology, palmistry, clairvoyance,
    mesmerism, spiritualism, or any other practice or practices
    generally recognized to be unsound and unscientific whereby
    an attempt or pretense is made:

    (1) To reveal or analyze past incidents or events.

    (2) To analyze or define the character or personality of a

    (3) To foretell or reveal the future.

    (4) To locate by such means lost or stolen property.

    (5) To give advice or information concerning any matter or

    (B) No person shall for hire or profit engage in the
    practice of occult arts, either public or private.

    (C) Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit
    or prevent:

    (1) A duly organized and recognized religious organization
    which promulgates religious teachings or beliefs involving
    spiritualism or similar media from holding its regular
    meetings or services.

    (2) A school, church, fraternal, charitable or other
    benevolent organization from utilizing occult arts for a
    bazaar or other money-raising project, provided that all
    money so received is devoted exclusively to the
    organization sponsoring the affair. In such case, the money
    so received shall be considered as a donation for
    benevolent and charitable purposes.

    (D) Violation of this Section is considered to be
    an “unclassified misdemeanorâ€.

    (Ord. 361, ?10, 1985; Ord. O-430, ?1(part), 1998)

    It is illegal for more than two people to share a single beverage.

    One must acquire a special permit if any animals are to have six within the city of Stanfield
  19. p7196

    p7196 Guest

    More from TN.
    Panhandlers must first obtain a $10 permit before begging on the streets of downtown 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)

    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)

    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)

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

    It is illegal to dare a child to purchase a beer.
  20. Wisconsin:

    No butter substitutes are allowed in state prisons.

    In Winona Lake, Wisconsin, it is illegal to eat ice cream at a counter on Sunday.

    In Connorsville, Wisconsin, it's illegal for a man to shoot off a gun when his female partner has an orgasm.

    In Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, it is illegal to manufacture a nuclear weapon.