Tuesday, August 10, 2010

"No Ice Cream on Sundays" and other weird laws

Out of sheer boredom I decided to start Googling random things (and yes, that's an actual word.  Google it. Hahahaha!)  This is something I tend to do often, which is why the hubs says I'm full of useless information. I think he may be right...

Anyhoo, after reading about various 80s actors on Wikipedia, browsing every picture of Johnny Depp ever posted online, and reading book reviews for most of the novels on The New York Times best sellers list, I came across a website listing some of the most weird/dumb actual laws in our country.

Of course I have to share some of these with you guys, if only because they're just absolutely ridiculous. 

In Alabama:
  • It is illegal to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church.
  • Boogers may not be flicked into the wind.
  • You may not have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at any time.
In Arkansas:
  • A man can legally beat his wife, but not more than once a month. (Because that would be overkill.)
  • Dogs may not bark after 6 PM.
In Conecticut:
  • In order for a pickle to officially be considered a pickle, it must bounce. (What?!)
  • It is unlawful to walk backwards after sunset.
  • It is illegal for a man to kiss his wife on Sunday.
In Florida:
  • It is illegal to sell your children. (I thought this was a nation-wide rule?)
  • Having sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal. (Um.....OUCH.)
  • You may not fart in a public place after 6 P.
In Indiana:
  • It is illegal for a man to be sexually aroused in public.
  • One may not sniff glue.
In Louisiana (woop woop!):
  • It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol.
  • Biting someone with your natural teeth is “simple assault,” while biting someone with your false teeth is “aggravated assault." (Because there's a difference?)
  • You may not tie an alligator to a fire hydrant.
  • It is illegal to have sex with a cow. (But goats are overlooked.  Yep, that actually happened once.  At least, that's the story I heard....)
In Mississippi:
  • If one is a parent to two illegitimate children, that person will go to jail for at least one month. (I KNOW this law isn't being upheld.)
  • A man may not seduce a woman by lying, and claiming he will marry her.
In New Jersey:
  • It is illegal to wear a bullet-proof vest while committing a murder. (This one's easy. Aim for the head.)
  • It is against the law for a man to knit during the fishing season.
  • You may not slurp your soup.
In Oregon:
  • Dishes must drip dry.
  • It is illegal to whisper “dirty” things in your lover’s ear during sex. (Well, where's the fun in that?)
In Texas:
  • When two trains meet each other at a railroad crossing, each shall come to a full stop, and neither shall proceed until the other has gone. (Huh?)
  • It is illegal to milk another person’s cow.
There are about a million more laws on DumbLaws.com, which are listed under each individual state.  Go check it out!

Sorry for the absolute lack of creativity today.  I went to school this morning to pick up my student ID, textbooks and parking decal, so I'm slightly distracted due to over-excitement about going back to school after my six-year hiatus.  I'll make it up to you tomorrow, I promise!


  1. haha I love stupid laws. apparently here in the UK a pregnant woman who needs to go to the toilet can ask a police officer to take off his hat so she can piss in it. amazing.

  2. I am here from Naida's blog, the bookworm. Many of these "laws" are hilarious--and rather random! :)

  3. 1. There is a stop sign exactly like that near me and I giggle every time I see that.
    2. That law in Arkansas about the "No dogs barking after 6 pm" seriously needs to be enforced where I live. I can hear the yappy dumb chihuahua underneath us barking sometimes straight until 2 am.
    3. Us Texans laugh at the "two trains stopping at the same intersection must let one pass" law all the time.
    4. I love dumb laws.

  4. fun post, I love johnny depp btw and 80's movies.
    those are some wacky laws! 'it is against the law for a man to knit during the fishing season'-really? lol why?


  5. There's a archaic law in KY about not being able to carry an ice cream cone in your pocket, which I always thought was pretty ridiculous. But then I read it was because long ago, folks used to try to steal other mens' horses, and would lure them away with an ice cream cone in their pocket. Crazy!

  6. i heard about the goat thing too! wow...only in louisiana! this is just the most bizarre thing i've ever read jessica!

  7. How frickin crazy lol. Its sad they have to make it a law not to have sex with animals though...although apparently only certain ones

  8. hahahahahhaha your comments never fail to crack me up.

    lol.. well i guess i wont consider those states to live then .. hard not to ignore the law!

    btw i had to comment on this one

    It is illegal to wear a bullet-proof vest while committing a murder.

    so.. is it legal, if you DONT wear a bulletproof while commiting a murder?

    isnt murder itself illegal? lol