So, I was driving home from work tonight and this commercial came on. Honestly, I don't even remember what they were advertisting, but the opening tagline was "Something stupid...a random Minnesota law prohibits you to drive across state lines with a duck on your head." I don't remember what the commercial was for, because I got caught up thinking, "why in the world would you drive anywhere--must less across a state line--with a duck on your head?"
Then the next thing it said was, "Something stupid...a really dumb Arizona law prohibits you from allowing a donkey to sleep in your bathtub." Again...why would I let a donkey sleep in my bathtud? More importantly, what happened to cause them to need these laws in the first place? I'm imagining some farmer's wife getting kicked in the head because she didn't know that her husband had let their donkey sleep in the bathtub for the night and went in half asleep to take a bath. Or some poor guy with his pet duck leaving Minnesota and getting pulled over because his duck's favorite place to sit is on his head.
I decided to do a little google research and see if there were any other laws that were rediculous...here's what I found...
Thanks to http://www.idiotlaws.com/ I found a stupid law for every state...
Alabama: It is illegal to eat icecream on Sundays.
Alaska: It's illegal to view a moose from an airplane.
Arizona: It is illegal for 6 girls to live in a house.
Arkansas: It is illegal for you to beat your wife more than once a month.
California: You must obtain a permit from a sherriff to crossdress.
Colorado: It's illegal to let your neighbor borrow your vaccum.
Connecticut: It's illegal to cross the street while walking on your hands.
Delaware: It's illegal to pass out on the boardwalk.
Florida: It's illegal to be electricuted in the bathtub.
Georgia: You must own a rake or you will go to jail.
Hawaii: It's illegal to put any coins in your ears.
Idaho: It's illegal to not have a smile on your face in public.
Illinois: It's illegal to give a dog a lighted cigar.
Indiana: It's illegal for a barber to threaten to cut a kid's ear off.
Iowa: You must have written consent to throw things in the sidewalk or street.
Kansas: Damaging a vending machine that took your dollar is against the law.
Kentucky: A woman must get her husband's permission before she can buy a hat.
Louisiana: You can go to jail for up to a year if you make a promise you don't intend to keep.
Maine: You can be fined for leaving your Christmas decor up after January 14.
Maryland: It's illegal to take your camel to the movies.
Massachusetts: It's illegal to not believe in God. You can go to jail for up to a year and or be fined $300.
Michigan: It's illegal to let your pig run free without a nose ring.
Minnesota: You can go to jail for sleeping naked.
Mississippi: It's illegal to shave in the middle of main street.
Missouri: It's illegal to get an elephant drunk or high.
Montana: It's illegal to point sprinklers so they annoy passerbys.
Nebraska: Donut shops are prohibited from selling donut holes.
Nevada: (why couldn't I have lived here hee hee) It's illegal for a mother to give her daughter a perm without a permit.
New Hampshire: It's illegal to pick up trash or repair park benches in the White Mountain National Forest Park without a permit.
New Jersey: Without a note from your doctor, you won’t be able to buy an ice cream cone after 6pm. This is considered illegal and you can be fined or jailed.
New Mexico: Women are prohibited from being unshaven in public.
New York: A couple cannot get a divorce for irreconcilable differences unless they both agree.
North Carolina: Fornicators that register as a married couple to get a discount might find themselves legally married. According to state law, the couple are legally married.
Ohio: Catching a mouse in your house is illegal without a permit.
Oklahoma: It's prohibited to do your own hair without a license.
Oregon: It's against the law for a wedding to be performed at a skating rink.
Pennslyvania: It's illegal for housewives to sweet dirt under a rug.
Rhode Island: It's illegal to sell both toothbrush and toothpaste to the same person...on Sunday.
South Carolina: All males must bring their firearms to church because the indians might attack. (I have to do 2 since this is my state)...Men can beat their wives only on SUNDAY and only on the steps of the courthouse.
South Dakota: Horses are prohibited from entering the Foutain Inn unless they are wearing pants.
Tennessee: It's illegal for a woman to ask a man on a date.
Texas: You must get permission to eat your neighbor's garbage. Failure to do so will land you in jail.
Utah: It's against the law to not drink milk.
Vermont: In Barre, Vermont they made it a law that everyone should bathe on Saturday night.
Virginia: It's illegal to tickle a woman.
Washington: It is grounds for arrest if you are caught wearing a life jacket.
West Virginia: Children are not allowed to go to school with breath smelling like wild onions.
Wisconsin: You can't play checkers in public.
Wyoming: It's illegal to leave the fence open.
OK...so what are your favorite stupid state laws?
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