In the United States, each state, city and county has their own set of laws. Some are outdated. Some have been repealed. Still, others leave people to scratch their heads wondering what happened so this or that became a law in the first place.
The following laws have been thoroughly researched, but some did not seem to have official entries explaining the laws. The disclaimer ,then, is some of these may have recently been repealed , or in one or two cases, I am not 100% sure the law was real to begin with. Most of these were found on more than one site, and with that, I am assuming they are or were true. All commentary is mine unless otherwise noted.
Now, Florida might want to take issue with this following California state law: sunshine is guaranteed to the masses. After all California is not the “Sunshine State.” With that said, if sunshine is guaranteed then there would be a constant drought and there wouldn't be any mudslides. I guess they forgot to have that talk with Mother Nature. So, if it does rain, what does one do? Fine G-d? I wonder what the penalties are for breaking this law.
Another state law that perplexes me is: women may not drive in a house coat. Why not? If granny is cruising the Sunset Strip for men at night (stop laughing), then there is no reason why she cannot wear her house coat. How in the world are you going to hold this law up? Are you going to strip search grandma? Are you going to make her change her clothes? Also, why are men allowed to wear house coats while driving? A bit sexist don't you think?
Belvedere, California has an ordinance that makes it illegal for a dog to be in a public place without its master on a leash. Perhaps, they need to go back to high school? Something is wrong with your modifiers! Alas, I agree with this one. A dog should have his/her master on a leash.
Chico says that if you detonate a nuclear device within the city limits you will be fined $500. Never mind that you will most likely be dead, and so will everyone else be,but you will have to pay that hefty fine anyway!
I don't understand what idiot tried the following for the city legislature to pass a law, but in Eureka It is illegal for people to sleep on the road.
Fresno makes me wonder what is in the water? It is illegal to annoy a lizard in the park. What if it were the Lizard King himself, Jim Morrison? Oh, didn't see that one coming did you? What if it was Godzilla visiting his cousins in Fresno? Can the lizards bother you? What happens if you go up to someone's pet iguana and ask for his/her paw? Do you then go to jail for lizard molestation?
In the times of the early missionaries, it was normal to have wine. As saloons and taverns opened across California beer and whiskey and gin,etc became quite popular. Apparently at one point some idiot in Indian Wells tried to drink intoxicating cement and the city council decided to pass an ordinance that states it is illegal for anyone else to drink intoxicating cement. I guess the alcoholic cement was stirred and not shaken in this case. This gives new meaning to the phrase “on the rocks.”
In Los Angeles, toads may not be licked. What are you people on? Frogs become princes if you kiss them. Perhaps,if you lick a toad it becomes a traveling salesman?
A Norco law states that if a person wants to keep a rhinoceros as a pet, they must obtain a $100 license first. I've no words for this.
Now, I am sure Colorado has some great state laws to make fun of, but I wasn't impressed with what I found. In this case, we shall go straight to the cities.
In Alamosa, it is illegal to throw missiles at cars. You can throw rocks apparently. Most likely you can even fertilizer, but don't try to throw an ICBM at a car. I seriously want to know if they meant military missiles or any object that can become airborne and cause damage. There is a slight difference between a missile and a projectile.
Aspen doesn't want anyone to fire their catapult at buildings. Technically speaking, couldn't they fire their projectiles at Alamosa? I am afraid to ask who used the catapult and what were they hurling at the buildings?
In Denver, it is illegal to lend your vacuum cleaner to your next door neighbor. Does this mean you can lend it to your neighbor across the street? Are they afraid one might try to give him/herself a hickey with the suction tube? Maybe they were afraid someone would create some kind of void that just sucks the life out of a room. Is their jail time for this offense?
The following law made me squirt water through my nose: in Sterling, no cat may run loose without having been fit with a tail light. Do they come with little beeping attachments so you know when your cat is backing up? If the owner is a policeman or a fire man do they get flashing tail lights?
A state law of Connecticut mandates that it is not lawful to keep town records where liquor is sold. Did those go back to colonial days or something? Did someone get drunk and throw away property deeds? Did someone get drunk and throw up all over the birth records?
I did not know that Connecticut was know for their pickles,but apparently they are because there is a law that states in order for a pickle to be considered a pickle, it must bounce. I would assume one would not want to eat a pickle that bounced. I am now trying to picture the Vlassic Stork bouncing pickles on the sidewalk. Come to think of it, that would be a great job—Pickle tester! Now, the obvious question is what happened there needed to be a state law passed on pickles?
Hartford is the capitol of Connecticut and also the Insurance Capital of the United States. With that said, Hartford seems to have some odd problems. For instance, in Hartford, you aren’t allowed to cross a street while walking on your hands. You may use someone else's hands. Most likely you can butt scoot across the street. You may do the Dougie crossing the street, but should you walk on your hands across the street, you will be breaking the law. Should we call this H-walking? Are you fined if you break this law?
Also, in Hartford, they discriminate against dogs. There is segregation in Connecticut! You are allowed to educate cats, parrots,llamas, horses....even dust bunnies, but you are not allowed to educate dogs! Most people who own dogs would be in jail if this was enforced because they taught their dogs how to sit, give their paws, and roll over. Some doggie parents even taught their playful pooches to fetch. I taught my dog to play poker and count to four using one paw. If I lived in Hartford, I'd probably be in jail for life!
Delaware is yet another state that has no state laws that I found all that amusing. So, we shall get right to the cities.
In Lewes, you may not get married on a dare. If you do so it is grounds for an annulment. What if you were drunk? I guess that is okay!