Strange and Funny American Laws

In Texas, it’s against the law for anyone to have a pair of pliers in his or her possession.

In Philadelphia, you can’t put pretzels in bags based on an Act of 1760.

Alaska law says that you can’t look at a moose from an airplane.

In Corpus Christie, Texas, it is illegal to raise alligators in your home.

In Miami, it is forbidden to imitate an animal.

It is against the law to mispronounce the name of the State of Arkansas in that State.

In Illinois, the law is that a car must be driven with the steering wheel.

California law prohibits a woman from driving a car while dressed in a housecoat.

In Memphis, Tennessee, a woman is not to drive a car unless a man warns approaching motorists or pedestrians by walking in front of the car that is being driven.

In Tennessee, it is against the law to drive a car while sleeping.

In New York, it is against the law for a blind person to drive an automobile.

In West Virginia, only babies can ride in a baby carriage.

In Georgia, it is against the law to slap a man on the back or front.

A barber is not to advertise prices in the State of Georgia.

In Louisiana, a bill was introduced years ago in the State House of Representatives that fixed a ceiling on haircuts for bald men of 25 cents.

In Oklahoma, no baseball team can hit the ball over the fence or out of a ballpark.

In Rochester, Michigan, the law is that anyone bathing in public must have the bathing suit inspected by a police officer !

In Kentucky, it’s the law that a person must take a bath once a year.

In Utah, birds have the right of way on any public highway.

In Ohio, one must have a license to keep a bear.

In Tennessee, a law exists which prohibits the sale of bologna (sandwich meat) on Sunday.

In Virginia, the Code of 1930 has a statute which prohibits corrupt practices or bribery by any person other than political candidates.

In Providence, Rhode Island, it is against the law to jump off a bridge.

In the State of Kansas, you’re not allowed to drive a buffalo through a street.

In Florida, it is against the law to put livestock on a school bus.

In New Jersey, cabbage can’t be sold on Sunday.

In Galveston, Texas, it is illegal to have a camel run loose in the street!

In North Carolina, it is against the law for dogs and cats to fight.

In Cleveland, Ohio, it is unlawful to leave chewing gum in public places.

In Virginia, chickens cannot lay eggs before 8:00 a.m., and must be done before 4:00 p.m.

In New York, it is against the law for children to pick up or collect cigarette and cigar butts.

In Massachusetts, it is against the law to put tomatos in clam chowder.

In Washington State, you can’t carry a concealed weapon that is over 6 feet in length.

In San Francisco, there is an ordinance, which bans the picking up and throwing of used confetti.

In Kentucky, it is illegal for a merchant to force a person into his place of business for the purpose of making a sale.

It is against the law in Connecticut for a man to write love letters to a girl whose mother or father has forbidden the relationship.

In Michigan, married couples must live together or be imprisoned.

In the state of Colorado, a pet cat, if loose, must have a tail-light !

In Phoenix, Arizona, you can’t walk through a hotel lobby with spurs on.

In California, a law created in 1925 makes it illegal to wiggle while dancing.

In Utah, daylight must be visible between dancing couples.

In Michigan, it is against the law for a lady to lift her skirt more than 6 inches while walking through a mud puddle.

In North Carolina, it is against the law for a rabbit to race down the street.

In Georgia, it’s against the law to spread a false rumor.

In West Virginia, one can’t cook sauerkraut or cabbage due to the odors and the offence is subject to imprisonment.

In Missouri, a man must have a permit to shave.

The law states that more than 3000 sheep cannot be herded down Hollywood Blvd. at any one time.

In Texas, it is still a “hanging offense” to steal cattle.

11 thoughts on “Strange and Funny American Laws

  1. about canada:

    It is illegal for a man to drink with a woman in an Edmonton beer parlor in (Alberta.)

    It is unlawful to throw snowballs or set off firecrackers within the city, without the authorization of the mayor or City Council. (Calgary)

    All bicycle riders must signal with the arm before making a turn, and a bicycle rider must keep both hands on the handlebars at all times” ( Edmonton. )

    In Canada, It is illegal for a teen to walk down main street with their shoes untied. (Fort Qu’Appelle)

    It is illegal to try and catch fish with your hands (Saskatoon. )

    You are not allowed to saw wood on the streets, or wash your automobile in (Toronto.)

    Theater owners are forbidden to start a movie that will end after 2 am. (Toronto.)

    You are not allowed to play a musical instrument in a park in (Windsor, Ontario)

    A by-law forbids anyone from striking the sidewalk with a metal object (Winnipeg)

    It is against the law to go naked in your own home if you leave the blinds up. (Winnipeg)

  2. I couldn’t understand some parts of this article s Blog, but I guess I just need to check some more resources regarding this, because it sounds interesting.

  3. Another funny Canadian Law

    In Calgary, there is a by-law that is still on the books that requires businesses within the city to provide rails for tying up horses.

  4. hey, did you check up on the stuff that you posted? because I know for a fact that the statement “In Singapore, it is illegal to chew gum” is false. It is illegal to SELL gum in Singapore, but to chew it is legal. Besides, Singapore isn’t in America.

  5. It is illegal to die in the houses of parliment! not sure what the punishment is :/

    If a scotsman enters the ancient city walls of york with a bow and arrow on their back an english man by law can kill him!

    A pregnant woman has the right to request a police mans hat to pee in!

    My wife one day will need to try that! a really cant imagine the old bill saying yes to that one! hah

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