Little Known Facts about State Laws

  1. In Oklahoma, dogs must have a permit signed by the mayor in order to congregate on private property in groups of three or more.
  2. In Minnesota, it is illegal to cross state lines with duck on your head.
  3. It is illegal to walk down a street in Maine with your shoelaces untied.
  4. In Los Angeles, it is unlawful to hunt for moths under a street light.
  5. In Pennsylvania, it is illegal for a man to purchase alcohol without written consent from his wife.
  6. In Alaska, it is illegal to look at a moose from the window of an aircraft or another flying vehicle. It is also illegal to push a live moose out of a moving aircraft.
  7. In Nebraska, a parent can be arrested if his or her child can't hold back a burp during a church service. While in Alabama it is illegal to wear a false moustache which causes laughter in church.
  8. In Idaho, a citizen is forbidden by law to give another citizen a box of candy that weights more than 50 lbs.
  9. In Texas it is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time while standing.
  10. In Huntington West Virginia, it's legal to beat your wife so long as it's done in public on a Sunday-and on the courthouse steps.
  11. In Ohio, women are prohibited from wearing patent leather shoes in public.
  12. In North Dakota, it is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on.
  13. By law, everybody in Vermont must take at least one bath a week.
  14. No store in Providence, Rhode Island, is allow to sell a toothbrush on Sunday. But they can sell toothpaste and mouthwash on the Sabbath.
  15. In Atlanta Georgia, it is forbidden to dress a mannequin without first pulling down the window blinds. It is also illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or street lamp.
  16. In Washington state, all lollipops are banned.
  17. An unmarried woman may not parachute on Sunday in Florida.
  18. In Kansas, it is against the law to catch fish with your bare hands.
  19. In Milwaukee, residents must keep pet elephants on a leash while walking them on public streets.
  20. In Atwoodville, Connecticut, it is illegal to play Scrabble while waiting for a politician to speak.
  21. In Muncie Indiana, it is illegal to carry fishing tackle in a cemetery.
  22. In New York, a fine of $25 may still be levied for flirting. This old law prohibits men from turning around on any city street and looking at a woman in that way. A second conviction for this offense requires the offender to wear a pair of racehorse blinders whenever he goes out.
  23. A law in Kirkland, Illinois, forbids bees from flying over the town.
  24. In Michigan, a man legally owns his wife's hair.
  25. It is illegal to gargle in public in Louisiana.
  26. In Iowa, it is illegal for a kiss to last more than five minutes.
  27. It is illegal to carry an ice-cream cone in your pocket in Kentucky.
  28. In Massachusetts, mourners at a wake may not eat more than three sandwiches.
  29. And finally, don't forget that you can be fined up to $500 in Chico California for detonating a nuclear device within the city limits!