While browsing the internet for awesome facts, I’ve often run across stupid American laws. Who would try some of these things, anyway? What in the name of Batman convinced people that it was smart to bathe a lion? Or give domesticated animals lighted cigars? Or let a donkey sleep in their bathtub? (Umm, what?) And then I wonder what compelled lawmakers to set up other crazy statutes, like not allowing a man to wear a mismatched jacket and pants in public. While I agree that sight is not exactly pleasant. . .really?!
In the name of randomness, I have created a collection of some of the most ridiculous laws to ever be established — another helpful list to commit to memory for the sake of amazing your friends with your seemingly vast knowledge! Randomness411, making you seem smart since late 2013. (Haha! ;D) I had a blast researching this stuff, so I hope you have a blast reading it!
Marion, Ohio — You cannot eat a donut and walk backwards on a city street.
Texas — When two trains meet each other at a railroad crossing, each shall come to a full stop, and neither shall proceed until the other has gone.
Alabama — Elephants must not be placed in electric ovens.
South Carolina — It is unlawful for a minor to play a pinball machine.
Miami, Florida — It is against the law for a man to force his wife to dress as a parrot, even if she is hideous.
Washington — All lollipops are banned. (It is a sad existence if one has no lollipops. . .)
Bexley, Ohio — The installation and usage of slot machines in outhouses is prohibited.
Oregon — A dead person cannot be required to serve on a jury.
Hallowell, Maine — It is illegal to park your horse “up wind” on a windy day.
Portland, Oregon — People may not whistle under water; it is illegal to wear roller skates in the restroom.
Reno, Nevada — It is unlawful for any person to carry on, conduct, or maintain any marathon dancing or marathon walking.
Southington, Connecticut — Silly string is banned. (I could not live there.)
New York — A person must buy a license before hanging clothes on a clothesline.
Missouri — Yellow margarine is illegal
Alabama, Illinois — It is illegal to wrestle with bears. (Apparently, this was once a legit thing. The bozos who thought it was a good idea got the idea from ancient Greek man contests.)
Baltimore, Maryland — It is illegal to take a lion to the movies.
Maine — Citizens will be fined if they keep their Christmas decorations up after January 14th. (My family leaves them up clear till March! Mostly because we’re lazy.)
Wyoming — Without an official permit, a person cannot take pictures of rabbits between January and April.