It would appear that legislators don’t mind spending their time on frivolous laws and regulations.
Have a look at some of the silliest laws on the books.
Women are able to retain all property they owned prior to marriage in case of divorce. However, this provision does not apply to men. In Alabama, the old adage, “What’s yours is mine and what’s mine is mine,” seems to apply to women of the state.
Owners of pink flamingos may not take their pet into barber shops.
Any misdemeanor committed while wearing a red mask will be considered a felony.
No one may “suddenly start or stop” their car at McDonalds.
No car may exceed 60 mph without a driver.
Keeping a house where unmarried persons are allowed to have sex is prohibited.
Town records may not be kept where liquor is sold.
One may not whisper in church.
Unmarried couples may not commit lewd acts and live together in the same residence.
Georgia-(Too many good ones to only use one)
The term sadomasochistic abuse is defined so broadly, that it could possibly be applied to a person handcuffing another in a clown suit.
It is illegal to use profanity in front of a dead body which lies in a funeral home or in a coroners office.
You may only have one alcoholic drink in front of you at a time
Dirt may not be swept from one’s house into the street.
It is illegal to wear sagging pants.
It is illegal for a man to be sexually aroused in public.
Ministers must obtain a permit to carry their liquor across state lines.
No one may sing the alphabet on the streets at night.
One may not dye a duckling blue and offer it for sale unless more than six are for sale at once.
It is a $500 fine to instruct a pizza delivery man to deliver a pizza to your friend without them knowing.
It is illegal to park in front of Dunkin Donuts.
Persons may not swear while on the highway.
It is illegal to give beer to hospital patients.
No man may seduce and corrupt an unmarried girl, or else he risks five years in prison.
Placing tacks on a sidewalk is considered a public nuisance.
If one is a parent to two illegitimate children, that person will go to jail for at least one month.
It is illegal to teach others what polygamy is.
A man may not seduce a woman by lying, and claiming he will marry her.
Single men between the ages of twenty-one and fifty must pay an annual tax of one dollar (enacted 1820).
One may not pretend to abuse an animal in the presence of a minor.
Persons with gonorrhea may not marry.
It is illegal to drive a camel on the highway.
It is considered an offense to check into a hotel under an assumed name.
You cannot pump your own gas.
Idiots may not vote.
A person may not walk around on Sundays with an ice cream cone in his/her pocket.
A marriage can be declared void if either of the two persons is physically impotent.
Beer and pretzels can’t be served at the same time in any bar or restaurant.
No one may be arrested on Sunday or on the Fourth of July.
It is illegal for the owner of a bar to allow anyone inside to pretend to have sex with a buffalo.
Dishes must drip dry.
Persons convicted of felonies may not operate Bingo games.
Any marriage where either of the parties is an idiot or lunatic is null and void.
A person must be eighteen years old to play a pinball machine.
Movies that show police officers being struck, beaten, or treated in an offensive manner are forbidden.
Interracial marriages are illegal.
It is illegal to sell one’s eye.
It is illegal to cause a catastrophe.
Not only is it illegal to have sex with the lights on, one may not have sex in any position other than missionary.
The harassing of Bigfoot, Sasquatch or other undiscovered subspecies is a felony punishable by a fine and/or imprisonment.
Roadkill may be taken home for supper.
Butter substitutes are not allowed to be served in state prisons.
If one is drunk in a mine, he or she could land in jail for up to a year.
All of these laws are currently, or have been at one time, on the books and have been enforceable. There you have it, folks. Your tax dollars hard at work.
*All laws taken from Dumb Laws. Many of the laws have been certified that they are still valid.