Stupid State Laws

Stupid Country Laws

You can’t walk through a hotel lobby with spurs on.

It is illegal to eat grass from any area where sheep or cows are grazing.

Elephants must have a bell around their necks to warn swans of their approach.

Children are not allowed to sing nursery rhymes after 8 pm.

It is illegal to sing in a public place while wearing a swimsuit.

Bullfrog hunting season has been permanently closed.

It is a class 2 misdemeanor if one places a mark upon a flag which is likely to provoke physical retaliation.

13-3703. Abuse of venerated objects; classification

A. A person commits abuse of venerated objects by intentionally:

1. Desecrating any public monument, memorial or property of a public park; or

2. In any manner likely to provoke immediate physical retaliation:

(a) Exhibiting or displaying, placing or causing to be placed any word, figure, mark, picture, design, [...]

You must be 18 years old to buy spray paint.

Sec. 22-103. Limiting access to graffiti implements.

(a) No person other than a parent or legal guardian shall sell, exchange, give, loan, or otherwise furnish, or cause or permit to be exchanged, given, loaned, or otherwise furnished, any graffiti implement to any person under the age of eighteen (18) years.

(b) Evidence that a person, [...]

It is illegal to manufacture imitation cocaine.

13-3453. Manufacture or distribution of imitation controlled substance; prohibited acts; classification

A. It is unlawful for a person to manufacture, distribute or possess with intent to distribute an imitation controlled substance.

B. It is no defense to prosecution under this section that the defendant believed the imitation controlled substance to be a legitimate controlled substance.

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It is illegal for anyone over the age of 18 to have less than one missing tooth visible when smiling.

Women are forbidden from wearing pants in public.

It is illegal to ride a horse up the stairs of the county courthouse.

The wearing of suspenders is prohibited by city ordinance. Women can be fined up to $500 – Men up to to $2000.

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

It is illegal to smoke cigarettes within 15 feet of a public place unless you have a Class 12 liqueur license.

No more than six girls may live in any house.

The zoning ordinance was intended to crack down on the proliferation of brothels. However, lawmakers did not foresee cultural changes such as groups of girls living together in a sorority house.

If you bother the cottontails or bullfrogs, you will be fined.

Cards may not be played in the street with a Native American.

Cars may not be driven in reverse.

When being attacked by a criminal or burglar, you may only protect yourself with the same weapon that the other person possesses.

There is a possible 25 years in prison for cutting down a cactus.

The giant Saguaro cactus has been endangered by those who find pleasure in shooting or cutting down cacti. Thus, a law was passed to protect the cactus.

It is unlawful to refuse a person a glass of water.

In the summer-time, with temperatures reaching topping 120 degrees, often people will need water, but may not have the money to pay for it (mainly applies to homeless). Hence, the law. It is very much in effect today, with businesses being reported (and heavily fined) who refuse to supply water to those who ask for [...]

Hunting camels is prohibited.

The US military once experimented with camels in the Arizona desert, and eventually gave up. The remaining camels were released, and are now protected.

Donkeys cannot sleep in bathtubs.

Committing a misdemeanor while wearing a red mask makes it a felony. This goes back in the days of the Wild West!