“Crimes against nature” are prohibited.

“Mardi Gras Beads” may not be thrown from a third story window.

Sec. 54-413. Throwing prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, cast, or propel any substance from any aperture, window, door, staircase, balcony, or roof that is eight or more feet above street level onto any public place, way, street, sidewalk, neutral ground or highway within the city. (Code 1956, § 42-80.1)

“R” rated movies shall not be shown at drive-in theaters.

1366. Outdoor motion picture theatres.

(a) Whoever being the owner or operator of an outdoor motion picture theatre exhibits or permits to be exhibited any film not suitable for minors or harmful to minors and which film can be viewed by such minors not in attendance at the said outdoor motion picture theatre shall be [...]

“Spiteful Gossip” and “talking behind a person’s back” are illegal.

“Vicious Dogs” may not be kept within the city limits.

Sec. 4-20. Vicious dogs.

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or maintain any vicious or ferocious dog within the corporate limits of the city.

(b) In the event any person or property is injured or damaged by any such dog, the owner of such dog shall be prima facie guilty of [...]

A $50 fine will be levied on anyone who allows a couch to sit in their carport.

A baby girl must not be Christened “Paddy”.

A board was created to regulate among other things, hearing aids.

154A.2 Establishment of board.

A board for the licensing and regulation of hearing aid dealers is established. The board shall consist of three licensed hearing aid dealers and two members who are not licensed hearing aid dealers who shall represent the general public. Members, who shall be residents of the state of Iowa, shall be [...]

A boat used as a restaurant cannot dock without prior approval of the Mayor

No vessel that is used, or is intended for use, as a show boat, restaurant, floating night club, or other place of amusement may anchor or operate in District of Columbia waters, or tie up to any wharf or other place in District of Columbia waters, without prior approval of the Mayor.

A boy may only court a girl after obtaining written permission from her father.

A city council member introduced a resolution a few years ago to ban Santa Claus from the city (defeated)

A city ordinance states that a person cannot go barefoot without first obtaining a special five-dollar permit.

A decree declares that anyone caught stealing soap must wash himself with it until it is all used up.

A door on a car may not be left open longer than is necessary.

811.490 Improper opening or leaving open of vehicle door; penalty.

(1) A person commits the offense of improper opening or leaving open a vehicle door if the person does any of the following:

(a) Opens any door of a vehicle unless and until it is reasonably safe to do so and it can be done [...]

A fine of $25 can be levied for flirting. This old law specifically prohibits men from turning around on any city street and looking “at a woman in that way.” A second conviction for a crime of this magnitude calls for the violating male to be forced to wear a “pair of horse-blinders” wherever and whenever he goes outside for a stroll.

A group of 5 or more Native Americans are to be considered a raiding party and may be killed on the spot.

A husband is responsible for every criminal act committed by his wife while she is in his presence.

A law created in 1925 makes it illegal to wiggle while dancing.

A law dating to 1418 makes it illegal to sink the islands.

A law from the early 1900′s prohibits men from going topless on the Boardwalk.


A law passed in 1912 provided that “The carrying of concealed weapons is forbidden, unless some are exhibited to public view.

A law provides that school teachers who bob their hair will not get a raise.

A law to reduce crime states: “It is mandatory for a motorist with criminal intentions to stop at the city limits and telephone the chief of police as he is entering the town.”

A law was passed with the specific intent of stating the punishment for stealing crayfish.

RS 14:67.5 § 67.5. Theft of crawfish; penalty

A. No person shall knowingly, willfully and intentionally fish or take any commercial crawfish from any crawfish farm, except with the consent of the owner thereof.

B.(1) Whoever commits the crime of theft of crawfish when the misappropriation or taking amounts to a value of five hundred [...]

A legislator proposed a resolution urging that each TV weather person be required to provide an ice cream cone to every member of the state House of Representatives whenever the forecast was wrong.