Dumb US laws. Not really a debate.

Tara - posted on 01/23/2011 ( 10 moms have responded )




I picked New York, just for fun...

Women may go topless in public, providing it is not being used as a business.
You may not smoke within 100 feet of the entrance to a public building.
It is illegal for a woman to be on the street wearing “body hugging clothing”.
Citizens may not greet each other by “putting one’s thumb to the nose and wiggling the fingers”.
A fine of $25 can be levied for flirting.
It is against the law to throw a ball at someone’s head for fun.
The penalty for jumping off a building is death.
New Yorkers cannot dissolve a marriage for irreconcilable differences, unless they both agree to it.
A person may not walk around on Sundays with an ice cream cone in his/her pocket.
While riding in an elevator, one must talk to no one, and fold his hands while looking toward the door.
Slippers are not to be worn after 10:00 PM.



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Tara - posted on 01/23/2011




I'm sorry but I don't trust the true validity of this link. I just went to Canada and more than half of their so called laws are incorrect or not country wide, but apply only in certain provinces and many only in municipalities, such as by-laws. etc.

I can turn right at a red light at every intersection unless otherwise posted.

And I know in Quebec it is illegal to to sell Margarine that is the colour of butter.

There are many more too...


edited to say "take it with a few grains of salt"

Shauna - posted on 01/23/2011





You may not, at any time take a crap on your neighbor.

It is legal for the blind to hunt, and they don't need anyone with them.

It is illegal to walk across the Minnesota-Wisconsin border with a duck on your head

A man may not seduce a woman by lying, and claiming he will marry her

By law, anyone who has been drinking is "sober" until he or she "cannot hold onto the ground."

It is illegal to put ice cream on cherry pie in Kansas

Kisses may last for as much as, but no more than, five minutes.

It is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats, and other domesticated animal kept as pets.

Riding a merry-go-round on Sundays is considered a crime

Women may be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer, as can the salon owner

It is illegal for a woman wearing a red dress to be out on the streets after 7 PM.

It is illegal to mispronounce Arkansas while in Arkansas

It is illegal for a moose to walk on the sidewalk downtown

It is illegal to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church

New Jersey
It is illegal to wear a bulletproof vest while committing a murder

New Mexico
Females are strictly forbidden to appear unshaven in public

West Virginia
No children may attend school with their breath smelling of "wild onions".

South Dakota
If there are more than 5 Native Americans on your property you may shoot them.

Shauna - posted on 01/23/2011




Here are some for Nebraska:

Persons with gonorrhea may not marry

Barbers cannot shave a mans chest in OMAHA ne

A parent can be arrested if a child cannot hold back his burp during a church service.

The owner of every hotel in Hastings, Nebraska, is required to provide each guest with a clean and pressed nightshirt. No couple, even if they are married, may sleep together in the nude. Nor may they have sex unless they are wearing one of these clean, white cotton nightshirts

Oh and here is a funny UTAH law i cam across:
No women is allowed to have sex with a man while riding in a ambulance, she will receive a misdemeaner.

Shauna - posted on 01/23/2011




Up to a felony charge can be levied for promoting the use of, or owning more than six dildos

BAHAHHAHAHA-then label me a felon.

Katherine - posted on 01/23/2011




You can't smoke ANYWHERE public in MI. No hospitals, bars, court houses etc..

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I love the fact you cant smoke in restaurants, bars, parks, cars with minors, within 50ft of buildings here, and on the main street :D We share the air and i want it smoke free!

Minnie - posted on 01/23/2011




Yeah, that one's not dumb, Julianne. I remember when I used to live in NY and they made smoking in restaraunts illegal. Everyone spazzed about it and said it would decrease business. Yeah, right.

Kate CP - posted on 01/23/2011




I love Texas. *eye roll*

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.

Up to a felony charge can be levied for promoting the use of, or owning more than six dildos.

A program has been created in the state that attempts to control the weather.

One must acknowledge a supreme being before being able to hold public office.

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