Weird Laws - Collection 1 (articles) Alabama
In Jasper, it is illegal for a husband to beat his wife with a stick larger in diameter than his thumb.
It is illegal to play Dominos on Sunday.
It is illegal to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in a church.
Putting salt on a railroad track may be punishable by death.


In Fairbanks, it is illegal to feed alcoholic beverages to a moose.
It is illegal to a wake a bear for the purpose of photography, although it is legal to shoot a sleeping bear.


In Tucson, it is illegal for women to wear pants.
In Globe, it is illegal to play cards in the street with a Native American.
In Glendale, it is illegal to drive a car in reverse.
In Nogales, it is illegal to wear suspenders.
In Phoenix, every man who enters the city limits must wear pants.
In Hackberry, it is illegal for women to eat raw onions while drinking buttermilk on Sunday.


A man can legally beat his wife, but not more than once a month.
It is illegal to mispronounce the name of the state of Arkansas.
It is illegal for the Arkansas River to raise higher than the Main Street bridge in Little Rock.
In Fayetteville, it is illegal to kill any living creature, including insects.
In Little Rock, if a man and a woman flirt with each other in the streets, the could be jailed for 30 days.


In Los Angeles, a man may legally beat his wife with a leather strap, as long as it is less than two inches wide, or she gives him permission to use a larger strap.
It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless it's a whale.
In Pacific Grove, "molesting" butterflies can result in a $500 fine.
In Pasedena, it is illegal for a secretary to be alone in a room with her boss.
It is illegal to set a mousetrap without a hunting license.
In Long Beach, it is illegal to curse on a mini-golf course.
In San Francisco, it is illegal to wipe one's car with used underwear.
It is illegal to cry on the witness stand in Los Angeles.
It is illegal to eat oranges in a bathtub.


In Durango, it is illegal to go out in public dressed in clothing unbecoming to one's gender.
In Logan County, it is illegal for a man to kiss a woman while she is asleep.
In Pueblo, it is illegal to let a dandelion grow within city limits.

In Hartford, it is illegal to educate a dog.
It is illegal to dispose of used razor blades.
In New Britain, the speed limit for fire trucks in 25 mph, even when going to a fire.
In Hartford, it is illegal for a man to kiss his wife on a Sunday.

In Lewes, it is illegal to wear pants that are form-fitting around the waist.
It is illegal to fly over a body of water unless sufficient supplies of food and water are on board.

In Miami, it is illegal for a man to wear of any kind of strapless gown.
Unmarried women who parachute on Sundays may be jailed.
Topless walking within a 150 foot zone between the beach and the street is prohibited
It is illegal to jog with your eyes closed.
In Sarasota, it is illegal to sing while wearing a bathing suit.


All males in the state between the ages of 16 and 50 are required to work on public roads.
In Columbus, it is illegal to sit on one's porch in an indecent position.
In Quitman, it is illegal for a chicken to cross the road.
It is illegal to change the clothes on a storefront mannequin unless the shades are down.


It is illegal to appear in public wearing only swimming trunks.
It is illegal to own a mongoose without a permit.


In Pocatello, it is prohibited for pedestrians and motorists to display frowns, grimaces, scowls, threatening and glowering looks, gloomy and depressed facial appearences, generally all of which reflect unfavorably upon the city's reputation.
Boxes of candy given as romantic gifts must weigh more than 50 pounds.


In Chicago, people who are diseased, maimed, mutilated, or deformed to the point of being an unsightly or disguting object are banned from going out in public.
Also in Chicago, it is illegal to fish in pajamas.
One more in Chicago, it is illegal to take a French poodle to the opera.
It is illegal to speak English, the officially recognized language is "American."
In Guernee, it is illegal for women weighing more than 200 pounds to ride horses in shorts.
In Joliet, it is illegal to mispronounce the name Joliet.


Monkeys are forbidden to smoke cigarettes in South Bend.
In Gary, it is illegal to attend the theater within four hours of eating garlic.


State law forbids any establishment from charging admission to see a one-armed piano player.
In Fort Madison, fireman are required to practice for 15 minutes before going to a fire.


It is illegal for restaurants to sell cherry pie a la mode on Sundays.
In Wichita, it is illegal to carry a concealed bean snapper.
In Lang, it is illegal to ride a mule down Main Street in August, unless the animal is wearing a straw hat.
In Natoma, it is illegal to throw a knife at any one wearing a striped shirt.


It is illegal for a woman to appear in a bathing suit on a highway unless she is a)escorted by at least two police officers, b)armed with a club, c)or lighter than 90 pounds or more than 200 pounds.
It is illegal to remarry the same man four times.
it is illegal to carry an ice cream cone in your back pocket.


In New Orleans, fire trucks are required by law to stop at all red lights.
It is considered simple assault to bite someone in New Orleans, but it is aggravated assault if the biter has false teeth.
It is against the law to gargle in public.


In Portland, it is illegal for men to tickle women under the chin with feather dusters.
The most money one can legally win gambling is three dollars.
It Rumford, it is illegal for a tenant to bite his/her landlord.
In Waterville, it is illegal to blow one's nose in public.


In Baltimore, it is illegal to wash or scrub sinks, no matter how dirty they get.
Every person who has bowled since 1833 may be fined $2 for each offence.
In Halethorpe, it is illegal to kiss for more than one second.
It's illegal to mistreat oysters.
It's illegal to play Randy Newman's "Short People" on the radio.


In Salem, even married couples are forbidden from sleeping in the nude in the rented rooms.
It is illegal to wear a goatee without a license.
Dueling with water pistols is illegal.
In Boston, it is illegal for someone to take a bath unless ordered by a physician.
In 1659, Christmas was outlawed.


A man legally owns his wife's hair.
In Detroit, it is illegal to ogle a woman from a moving car.
In Port Huron, the speed limit for ambulances is 20 mph.
Under state law, dentists are officially classified as mechanics.


Women may face up to 30 days in jail if they impersonate Santa Clause.
In Minneapolis, double parkers can be put on a chain gang.
Every man in Brainerd is required by law to grow a beard.
It's illegal to tease skunks.


It is still legal to kill one's servant.
In Truro, a would-be groom must prove himself manly prior to marriage by hunting and killing 6 blackbirds or 3 cows.


In Saco, women are forbidden from wearing hats that might frighten timid persons, children, or animals.
In St. Louis, it is illegal for an on-duty firefighter to rescue a woman wearing a nightgown. In order to be rescued, a woman must be fully dressed.


It is a felony for a wife to open her husbands mail.
It is a misdemeanor to show movies that depict acts of felonious crime.
It Whitehall, it is illegal to operate a vehicle with icepicks attached to the wheels.