Friday, March 25, 2011

How many are still there?

I saw a trivia question the other day, and it concerned old laws, some still in effect.  I found this book of some not too long ago.  I wonder if any of these are still cluttering up the books.

 Hunting elk on Main Street in Ouray, California, is prohibited by law. 

Lest little boys of Ashland, Wisconsin, grow up to be gamblers, a law has been enacted making it illegal to play marbles for keeps.

To take a bath in Boston, you must have a doctor's written permission.

Wearing suspenders is illegal in Nogales, Arizona.

It is illegal to own both a cat and a bird in Reed City, Michigan.

In Wyoming, it is illegal to take a picture of a rabbit during January, February, March, or April--unless you have license.

It is illegal to walk through the streets of Maine with your shoelaces undone.

Public checker-playing is against the law in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

In St. Louis, Missouri, it is against the law to let rubbish collect on your roof.

Singing out of tune in North Carolina is against the law.

A woman cannot take a bath in a business office in Carmel CA.

A old law in Brainer, Minnesota orders that every male must grow a beard.

In Natoma, Kansas, it is illegal to practice knife throwing at someone wearing a striped suit.

The laws of Portland, Main, do not allow one to tickle a girl under the chin with a feather duster.

It is illegal to slide on the ice on the sidewalks of Wilmington, Delaware.

In Kentucky, a man may not marry his wife's grandmother.

According to an old law of Truro, Massachusetts, a young man could not get married until he had killed either six blackbirds or three crows.

Anyone over the age of eighty-eight in Idaho Falls, Idaho, is not permitted to ride a motorcycle.

In South Dakota, an eight-year-old woman cannot stop on the street to talk to a young married man.

It is against the law to drive camels along Nevada's main highways.

It is unlawful to hold frog-jumping contests in Boston night clubs.

In Hawaii, it is illegal to insert pennies in your ears.

Taking a fish off another person's hook is against the law in Tennessee.

It is a crime in several states to dance to "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Yes, I know, I have too much time on my hands.  (Big Grin)  These are funny to read.  May add a couple to the end of my post once in awhile.   What scares you is that some lawmakers today come up with some doozies too.

Have a good day.


  1. Thanks for a good Friday laugh. It would be difficult to pick my favorite.

  2. Hi ya, what a funny, amusingly so, lot of laws, I thought we Brits had the monopoly on quaintness,
    Who would want to put pennies in their ears? LOL, can I have permission to pass this on to friends?

  3. Those are some dandies! Wow! I guess it's better to laugh than cry about such things! Have a great Friday!

  4. Those have always aways been such fun to read. :-)


  5. Thanks for the chuckle, Terry; hard to believe folks ever took those laws seriously, isn't it?

    Gotta wonder what they were thinking!

    I hope Spring is making your neck of the woods a little warmer and brighter!

  6. Enjoy reading this, at first I started read seriously but I realize some jokes.
    Enjoy your weekend,

  7. As funny as these are, someone had to much time on there hands! Bwahahaha. But isn't that the case with most elected officials/politicians? I think it would be funny as heck to watch a District Attorney try and prosecute someone under one or more of these ridiculous funny laws... now that would be a court session worth taking the day off work for. Bwahahaha! Move over 'Peoples Court'...