50 Stupid Laws From 50 States

Laws are made to function a seemingly healthy community in a stable and disciplined fashion. However, when some of those laws become increasingly absurd, that you giggle your way through even reading them, one wonders what the law makers were thinking while coming up with such classical dumbness. Here we have gathered for you at least one dumb law from a state each.

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Alabama

Albama

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Law:  You may not have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at any time.
Why would you have an ice cream cone in your back pocket in the first place?

2. 

Alaska

Alaska

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Law:  Moose may not be viewed from an airplane.
Isn’t it highly unlikely for the human eye to view a moose from an airplane? Nevertheless, expect your eyes to be scooped out if you break this law!

3. 

Arizona

Arizona

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Law:  It is illegal to manufacture imitation cocaine.
Perhaps manufacturing original cocaine is no longer illegal. The creator of this law might just be on crack.

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Arkansas

Arkansas

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Law:  Dogs may not bark after 6 PM.
Taping your dog’s mouth for this one might not get you a fine. How can one stop dogs from barking after a specific time?

5. 

California

California

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Law:  No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour.
Do the law makers expect moving vehicles to be without drivers?

6. 

Colorado

Colorado

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Law:  It is legal to challenge a police officer, but only until he or she asks you to stop.
How can one challenge an officer while on the ‘go’ is a mystery! This law is against the law of ‘motion’ in physics for sure!

7. 

Connecticut

Connecticut

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Law:  It is unlawful to walk backwards after sunset.
Walking backwards after sunset may well be a believable myth. Only a complete retard would walk backwards continuously.

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Delaware

Delaware

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Law:  Alcohol may not be served in nightclubs if dancing is occurring on the premises at the same time.
Intoxication may lead to over enjoyment, which may lead to one dancing, how expression of joy is illegal here, is beyond the logical mind.

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Florida

Florida

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Law:  It is considered an offense to shower naked.
This rule really means for one to shower with their clothes on, and if not done so, someone might just barge in the bathroom and fine you stark naked! This is absolutely mind boggling.

10. 

Georgia

Georgia

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Law:  Members of the state assembly cannot be ticketed for speeding while the state assembly is in session.
Duh! As the members of the state assembly, may not be driving at that time and be sitting in the assembly that is in session.

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Hawaii

Hawaii

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Law:  All residents may be fined as a result of not owning a boat.
So those not-so rich blokes who cannot afford a boat, have to pay a fine for being poor?

12. 

Idaho

Idaho

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Law:  A person may not be seen in public without a smile on their face.
Simply, if you are having a rotten day, some massive grievance just struck you, just keep smiling! No matter what!

13. 

Illinois

Illinois

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Law:  The English language is not to be spoken.
If the English language is not to be spoken in the state of Illinois, a state of a nation whose official language is English, then what is to be spoken? Gibberish, perhaps!

14. 

Indiana

Indiana

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Law:  Baths may not be taken between the months of October and March.
Convenient law for the not-so hygienic!

15. 

Iowa

Iowa

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Law:  A man with a moustache may never kiss a woman in public.
This law is a simple example of discrimination against a man with a moustache against a clean shaven one.

16. 

Kansas

Kansas

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Law:  Pedestrians crossing the highways at night must wear tail lights.
Sigh! Since when were pedestrians an equivalent to vehicles? Tail lights on human beings? The must be kidding when creating this law!

17. 

Kentucky

Kentucky

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Law:  A woman may not buy a hat without her husband’s permission.
It won’t come as the slightest surprise if this one was formed somewhere in the 17th century and they forgot to amend it, considering we are living in 2010!

18. 

Louisiana

Louisiana

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Law:  One could land in jail for up to a year for making a false promise.
A great law for the vengeful people, but this one being considered as a serious statute is rather comical.

19. 

Maine

Maine

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Law:  You may not step out of a plane in flight.
You don’t say! Are not all doors tightly jammed and the risk of getting out might as well land you on the seventh heaven?

20. 

Maryland

Maryland

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Law:  It’s illegal to take a lion to the movie.
It is probably illegal to take a cannibal simply anywhere, not just the movies, for heaven sake!

21. 

Massachusetts

Massachusetts

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Law:  Snoring is prohibited unless all bedroom windows are closed and securely locked.
They actually made this a statute! Uproarious!

22. 

Michigan

Michigan

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Law:  A woman isn’t allowed to cut her own hair without her husband’s permission.
This one would have the feminists going riotous.

23. 

Minnesota

Minnesota

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Law:  It is illegal to sleep naked.
Sure! The law makers would step onto your private property, have you checked for sleeping naked and charge you if found guilty while you are stripped!

24. 

Mississippi

Mississippi

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Law:  If one is a parent to two illegitimate children, that person will go to jail for at least one month.
So perhaps being a parent to one illegitimate child is legal then!

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Missouri

Missouri

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Law  Single men between the ages of twenty-one and fifty must pay an annual tax of one dollar (enacted 1820).:
This is law is pretty much going against the Bill of Rights, tarnishing a single, very happy man’s life, pushing him for marriage or to pay taxes, quite the same torture in a varying degree!

26. 

Montana

Montana

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Law:  Seven or more Indians are considered a raiding or war party and it is legal to shoot them.
Murder is legal through this law!

27. 

Nebraska

Nebraska

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Law:  Sneezing or burping is illegal during a church service.
But thy Lord is forgiving, thee humans!

28. 

Nevada

Nevada

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Law:  It’s still "legal" to hang someone for shooting your dog on your property.
This law simply breaks two laws; firstly it is fine for someone to ‘shoot’ your dog and secondly, it is totally ‘legal’ for you to hand that person to death! Outrageous!

29. 

New Hampshire

New Hampshire

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Law:  You may not run machinery on Sundays.
Dishwashing, washing machine, irons, blenders, microwave ovens etc, are not to be used on a Sunday, else you will be charged for committing a felony! Intriguing really!

30. 

New Jersey

New Jersey

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Law:  It is illegal to wear a bullet-proof vest while committing a murder.
Why would a murderer feel the need to wear a bullet-proof vest? Baffling!

31. 

New Mexico

New Mexico

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Law:  Idiots may not vote.
Idiots should not be elected either!

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New York

New York

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Law:  The penalty for jumping off a building is death.
No way! As if jumping off the building may not result in death, and if it doesn’t, the law offers its generous help by giving you a death sentence!

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North Carolina

North Carolina

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Law:  All couples staying overnight in a hotel must have a room with double beds that are at least two feet apart.
Supreme lavishness or complete absurdity of a law such as this is a debatable question!

34. 

North Dakota

North Dakota

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Law:  It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on.
This act is considered as a felony is just so completely incongruous.

35. 

Ohio

Ohio

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Law:  No one may be arrested on Sunday or on the Fourth of July.
They should amend this law and add Christmas holidays in exclusion list to make it more stupid.

36. 

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

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Law:  People who make "ugly faces" at dogs may be fined and/or jailed.
What kind of a silly person would indulge in making faces at a dog, and what kind of a law maker would think of creating this law?

37. 

Oregon

Oregon

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Law:  It’s illegal to walk down a sidewalk and knock a snakes head off with your cane.
Even if a snake seems to be remotely threatening to you, you still will be charged with a federal felony of trying to protect yourself from a snake!

38. 

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

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Law:  Dynamite is not to be used to catch fish.
Of course dynamite should not be used to catch fish, for you won’t catch the fish, you might just find nothing of the fish. Sense so common that everyone has it, yet it’s a prescribed statute!

39. 

Rhode Island

Rhode Island

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Law:  Any marriage where either of the parties is an idiot or lunatic is null and void.
What a super idiotic excuse of getting out of a commitment made for a lifetime.

40. 

South Carolina

South Carolina

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Law:  Horses may not be kept in bathtubs.
This law can not be more dumb! How can a horse possibly even fit in a bathtub? Moreover, why would you want to keep a horse in a bathtub!!

41. 

South Dakota

South Dakota

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Law:  If there are more than 5 Native Americans on your property you may shoot them.
Murder is made legal!

42. 

Tennessee

Tennessee

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Law:  No Christian parent may require their children to pick up trash from the highway on Easter day.
Picking up trash is a capital offense!

43. 

Texas

Texas

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Law:  The entire Encyclopedia Britannica is banned in Texas because it contains a formula for making beer at home.
As if the formula for making beer is only in the Encyclopedia. How silly to ban a treasure of information!

44. 

Utah

Utah

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Law:  Birds have the right of way on all highways.
So a speeding car has to give way to a bird. Birds travel via roads is simply a marvel!

45. 

Vermont

Vermont

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Law:  All residents shall bathe every Saturday night.
Do the law makers seriously check every household member to have bathed every Saturday night?

46. 

Virginia

Virginia

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Law:  It is illegal to tickle women.
Is that even a crime? Making it a crime should be a crime!

47. 

Washington

Washington

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Law:  No person may walk about in public if he or she has the common cold.
Common cold maybe infectious but it’s not as deadly as STD’s! The person who made this statute was probably really ticked off at getting the common cold from bystanders!

48. 

West Virginia

West Virginia

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Law:  It is illegal to snooze on a train.
It could just not get more absurd than this!

49. 

Wisconsin

Wisconsin

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Law:  Whenever two trains meet at an intersection of said tracks, neither shall proceed until the other has.
Ever heard of rail diversion tracks? Modern modes of commuting allow two trains to divide their tracks if they pass one another. On the other hand, obviously if that was not a possibility, no one would want a collision!

50. 

Wyoming

Wyoming

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Law:  Any person who fails to close a fence is subject to a fine of up to seven hundred and fifty dollars.
It’s like saying that if someone is comfortable with the main door of their home open, is going to be charged for committing the freedom of doing such an act.

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