Stupid State Laws

Stupid Country Laws

Throwing snowballs is illegal

Ordinance 9.08.020 Throwing snowballs, stones, arrows or other objects is a $50 fine.

State law provides for a fine of $2 to $20 for anyone under age 17 caught jumping onto a railroad car while the train is in motion.

It is illegal to use a laser pointer to start a riot.

You are allowed to marry your house.

No man shall shoot off a gun while his female partner is having a sexual orgasm.

A legislator recently introduced a bill making it illegal to tattoo someone under the age of 18. He was quoted as saying, “I’m going to save the buttocks of a few juveniles.”

Cats are forbidden from entering cemeteries.

Section 6.04.080 Dogs and cats restricted on cemeteries.

No dog or cat shall be permitted in any public cemetery. Every dog specially trained to lead blind persons shall be exempt from this section.

Persons may not ride a bicycle with their hands off the handlebars.

Section 10.32.020 Manner of operation restricted.

No bicycle shall be allowed to proceed in any street in the city by inertia or momentum with the feet of the rider removed from the bicycle pedals. No rider of a bicycle shall remove both hands from the handlebars or practice any trick or fancy riding in any [...]

Nuclear weapons may not be manufactured in the city limits.

Section 8.40.010 Established.

A. No nuclear weapons, delivery systems for such weapons, or components expressly intended to contribute to the operation, guidance or delivery of a nuclear weapon shall be produced within the city.

B. No waste from the production of nuclear weapons, their components, or commercial nuclear power shall be stored within the city.

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Women are not allowed to wear anything red in public.

It is illegal to swim in the Fountain Park fountain.

Sec. 70-220. Regulation of water feature and fountain at Plaza 8 and Fountain Park.

(a) No person shall at any time wade in, swim in or dive into the waters of the Plaza 8 water feature or Fountain Park fountain, or walk on any area of the water feature over which the waters course.

(b) [...]

No person may water his lawn in such a way as to annoy his or her neighbor.

Sec. 70-153. Sprinkling of property.

No persons shall, with purpose or intent, sprinkle their property in any manner to the distress or annoyance of others.

Only police officers may shoot birds in the city.

Sec. 18-6. Shooting birds.

No person, except police officers in the line of duty, shall injure or destroy any bird in the city.

Women may not walk down a public street at night without being accompanied by a man.

It is illegal to wake a fireman when he is asleep.

Missiles may not be shot at parade participants.

Sec. 66-34. No throwing of objects during parade.

No person shall throw or shoot any object, missile, spray or other solid, fluid or semifluid projectile by hand or any other means at any person or object along the route of a parade authorized under section 82-39 during the period from the beginning of the parade [...]

It is illegal to purchase or use sparklers in the city

If one is thought of as offensive looking, it is illegal for him to be in public during the day.

It is against the law to play a flute and drums on the streets to attract attention.

An old ordinance forbids parking for over two hours unless a horse is tied to the car.

It is illegal to worry a squirrel

It is illegal to play checkers in public.

It is illegal to display an unclothed mannequin in a store window.

It is illegal to tie up your horse along Third Street

No male is allowed to be in a state of arousal in public.