Funny US Laws

However, this is not the only stupid american law that exists. there are countless laws that … to put it mildly, are really, really stupid. Some of them are so outdated that it is amazing they are still in the books.

I have gathered a few nice examples here:

  1. ALABAMA – Putting salt on a railroad track may be punishable by death.
  2. CALIFORNIA – In L.A. it is against the law to complain through the mail that a hotel has cockroaches, even if it is true.
  3. FLORIDA – A special law prohibits unmarried women (whether single, divorced or widowed) from parachuting on Sunday or she shall risk arrest, fine, and/or jailing.
  4. FLORIDA – If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.
  5. IDAHO – It is illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing less than fifty pounds.
  6. IDAHO – Fishing from the back of any animal is illegal.
  7. KENTUCKY – Anyone who has been drinking is “sober” until he or she”cannot hold onto the ground.”
  8. KENTUCKY – “No female shall appear in a bathing suit on any highway within this state unless she be escorted by at least two officers or unless she be armed with a club.”
    An amendment to the above legislation: “The provisions of this statute shall not apply to females weighing less than 90 pounds nor exceeding 200 pounds, nor shall it apply to female horses.”
  9. MARYLAND – In Baltimore its illegal to take a lion to the movies.
  10. NEBRASKA – A parent can be arrested if his child cannot hold back a burp during a church service.
  11. NEVADA – It is illegal to drive a camel on the highway
  12. NEW JERSEY – It is illegal to raise chicken in bottles
  13. ALABAMA – You are not allowed to chain your alligator to a fire hydrant.
  14. DELAWARE – You may not sell dead people for money without a license.
  15. GEORGIA – In Atlanta, it is illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone         pole or street lamp.
  16. ALASKA – It is considered an offense to push a live moose out of a moving airplane.
  17. ALASKA – Kangaroos are not allowed in barber shops at any time.
  18. TEXAS – It’s legal for a chicken to have sex with you, but it’s illegal to reciprocate.
  19. TEXAS – It is illegal for a person to shoot a buffalo from the second story of their hotel.
  20. TEXAS – It is legal to commit a homicide as long as you tell the person when, and how you are going to kill them.
  21. TEXAS – You can be legally married by publicly introducing a person as your husband or wife 3 times.
  22. CALIFORNIA – It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.

Where to find more stupid american (and other) laws:


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