Glendale

Cars may not be driven in reverse.

This law is associated with the city of Glendale, Arizona. While not intending to prohibit you from backing out of your driveway, this law is intended to discourage folks from driving in reverse for longer distances. For example, like the moron who missed his freeway exit and decides to back up 500 yards in the…

Arizona

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…

Arizona

Hunting camels is prohibited.

In the mid-19th century, the US military once experimented with camels in the Arizona desert, using them to perform the work normally carried out by mules and horses. Camels could do the same work with less need for water, and they could carry twice the load of a mule. Eventually the Army was done with…

Arizona

Donkeys cannot sleep in bathtubs.

This law was passed in 1924 in response to a specific incident. A rancher in Kingman, AZ had a donkey who developed a habit of sleeping in an abandoned bathtub on his property. At some point, a nearby dam failed and flooded the area, whisking the donkey (in his bathtub – what a sight!) down…