Stupid State Laws

Stupid Country Laws

If wood is not neatly stacked it is considered a public nuisance.

Storing “junk” is a public nuisance.

Cats are not allowed to chase dogs up telephone poles.

Animals may not sleep in bakeries.

If you are a man, you must grow a beard.

No child under the age of twelve may talk over the telephone unless monitored by a parent.

No man is allowed to make love to his wife with the smell of garlic, onions, or sardines on his breath. If his wife wants, law mandates that he must brush his teeth.

It is illegal to park an elephant on Main Street

Hamburgers may not be eaten on Sundays.

Any person who persuades another to enter a massage therapist business after 11:00 PM is guilty of a misdemeanor.

810.085. Hours of Operation.

1. Except with respect to massage therapist businesses, no customers or patrons may be allowed to enter the licensed premises after 6:00 p.m. and before 8:00 a.m. daily. No customers or patrons may be allowed to remain on the licensed premises after 7:00 p.m. and before 8:00 a.m. daily.

2. At [...]

Placing tacks on a sidewalk is considered a public nuisance.

845.010. Public Nuisances Affecting Peace, Safety and General Welfare.

The following are declared to be nuisances affecting public peace, safety and general welfare:

1. interfering with, obstructing or rendering dangerous for passage, a public highway or right-of-way, or waters used by the public;

2. leaving or displaying anything for sale on public or private property, [...]

Driving a truck with dirty tires is considered a public nuisance.

845.010. Public Nuisances Affecting Peace, Safety and General Welfare.

The following are declared to be nuisances affecting public peace, safety and general welfare:

1. interfering with, obstructing or rendering dangerous for passage, a public highway or right-of-way, or waters used by the public;

2. leaving or displaying anything for sale on public or private property, [...]

Red cars may not drive down Lake Street.

Policemen are required to kill stray cats

It shall be the duty of any policeman or any other officer to enforce the provisions of this Section, and if any cat is found running at large, or which is found in any street, alley or public place, it shall be the duty of any policeman or other officer of the city to kill [...]

Residents of even numbered addresses may not water their plants on odd-numbered days excluding the thirty first day where it applies.

8-1-9: WATER CONSERVATION:

A. Emergency Regulations: The City Council may impose emergency regulations pertaining to the conservation of water by resolution of the City Council and by giving notice by publication or by posting in the City Hall and at such public places as the City Council may direct. (1971 Code � 26-17)

B. Watering [...]

Airplanes may not be landed in city parks.

7-3-3: ACTIVITIES REQUIRING PERMIT:

No person shall engage in the following activities, except pursuant to a permit for the activity:

G. Use park property for starting or landing of aircraft, hot air balloons, parachutes or hang gliders.

(Ord. 662, 1-20-1999)

The land of 10,000 lakes declares mosquitos a public nuisance.

18.051 Declaration of policy.

The abatement or suppression of mosquitoes of any kind, whether disease bearing or merely pestiferous, within any or all areas of the state, is advisable and necessary for the maintenance and betterment of the health, welfare and prosperity of the people thereof; and is found and declared to be for public [...]

Rats have a 10 cent bounty.

A woman isn’t allowed to cut her own hair without her husband’s permission.

It’s illegal to tease skunks.

Minnesota tax forms ask for your date of death.

Oral sex is prohibited.

It is against the law to stand around any building without a good reason.

609.725 Vagrancy.

Any of the following are vagrants and are guilty of a misdemeanor:

(1) A person, with ability to work, who is without lawful means of support, does not seek employment, and is not under 18 years of age; or

(2) A person found in or loitering near any structure, vehicle, or private grounds [...]

Mosquitoes are decreed a public nuisance

It is illegal to sleep naked.