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weirdest laws

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There are laws that have fallen into oblivion for centuries and now ringing very skuril. But one they all have in common, they are still valid. Other countries, other customs: In some countries, there are holidays really strange laws. For violations wait quite hefty fines. Sometimes even prison. But who knows these laws are wrong? Laws that no one really needs.


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216 USA weirdest laws in:

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USA generally   

FDA does not currently regulate sex toys resulting in many of them being toxic.

Up until 1884, a woman could be sent to prison for denying a husband sex.

It's illegal to have sex with a corpse anywhere in the United States.

It's illegal to use any live endangered species (except for insects) in public or private sexual displays, shows or exhibits depicting cross-species sex.



Alabama   

Bear wrestling matches are prohibited.

It's a misdemeanor to pretend to be a priest.

It's against the law for a man to seduce a chaste woman by means of temptation, deception, arts, flattery or a promise of marriage.

Procuring or employing a girl from 10 to 18 years old for prostitution brings a relatively mild US$ 300 to US$ 500 fine and six months in jail.

Anniston: An old ordinance bans women from using promises of certain physical activities to pay off a bet on a match they are playing. Nor may they initiate sex while hanging around a pool hall.

Headland: No female wearing a nightgown can be taken for a flight on a private plane.

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Alaska   

Fairbanks: Moose are not allowed to have sex on city streets.

Juneau: Flamingo owners are prohibited from bringing their pet into a barber shop.

Nome: You can't roam with a slingshot or bow and arrows.

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Arizona   

It is illegal to refuse a person a glass of water.

You can't feed garbage to pigs without obtaining a yearly permit.

Female breasts, according to the Arizona Supreme Court, don't constitute private parts under state law.

Unmarried adults who decide to fool around a little are committing a serious felony. Anyone single, man or woman, caught having sex can be sent to the penitentiary for three full years.

A man can be incarcerated for from 1 to 10 years for causing his wife to be a prostitute.

Cottonwood: The city of banned people from having sex in a vehicle with flat wheels. If the vehicle with flat wheels is parked, and you're caught making love in the front seat, it's a US$ 25 fine. But if you're caught playing around while in the back seat, the fine is doubled.

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Arkansas   

It's illegal to pronounce (ar-kan-saw) incorrectly.

It is against the law to honk a car horn at a sandwich shop after 9 PM.

Condoms can be sold only by physicians and other medical practitioners.

Adultery is punishable with a mere US$ 20 to US$ 100 fine.

A man can also get 10 years for placing "his spouse in a brothel."

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California   

If a frog kept for a frog jumping contest dies, it can't be eaten.

Until the law was repealed in 1975, husbands and wives could both get a 15 year penitentiary term for engaging in certain sexual practices. They were specifically prohibited from engaging in any oral activities, even in the privacy of their own bedroom.

Adultery is punishable by a US$ 1000 fine and/or one year in prison.

Don't import an Asian woman and make her a prostitute in California. If you're caught, you could get a year in prison and a US$ 500 fine. Bakersfield: Anyone having intercourse with Satan must use a condom.

El Monte: It's illegal to own a pinball machine.

Los Angeles: A man is legally entitled to beat his wife with a leather belt or strap, but the belt can't be wider than 2 inches, unless he has his wife's consent to beat her with a wider strap. Consent should be given prior to the event, as is carefully stipulated.

Los Angeles: Within 1500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship, animals are banned from copulating publicly.

San Fransisco: Prostitutes are not obliged to make change for bills larger than US$ 50.

Ventura County: Cats and dogs are not allowed to have sex without a permit.

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Colorado   

You may not mutilate a rock in a state rock.

It is against the law to kiss a sleeping woman.

Boulder: It's legal to taunt or insult a police officer until he or she asks you to stop.

Cattle Creek: An old law in bans a man or his wife from making love while bathing in any lake, river or stream.

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Connecticut   

A pickle can't be considered a pickle unless it bounces.

An old law forbidding any kind of private sexual behavior between consenting adults. This odd law makes absolutely no distinction between married and single couples.

Meriden: It is prohibited to use a bean whistle in public.

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Delaware   

If you get married as a dare, you're allowed to get an annulment.

It is illegal to show an R rated movies at drive-in theaters.

Condoms may only be sold by doctors and wholesale druggists.

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Florida   

There's no dwarf-tossing allowed where alcohol is served.

It is illegal to sell your children.

Sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal.

If you're a single, divorced, or widowed woman, you can't parachute on Sunday afternoons.

Miami: Men are not allowed to wear a strapless gown in public.

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Georgia   

It is illegal for bars to run 2-for-1 deals in alcoholic drinks.

It is illegal to purchase or possess marital aides (vibrators, dildos, etc.).

Sodomy laws have been repealed or are ignored in most states, but not Georgia, where a man was sentenced to five years in prison for engaging in oral sex. With his wife. With her consent. In their home.

Gainesville: You must eat fried chicken with your fingers.

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Hawaii   

It is illegal to appear in public wearing only swimming trunks.

You must wear a seatbelt at all times, but itÂ’s completely legal to ride in the back of a pickup truck.

You cannot have more than one alcoholic drink in front of you at one time.

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Idaho   

Just in case you were curious, cannibalism is illegal.

Coeur d'Alene: Police officers aren't allowed to walk up and knock on the window. Any suspicious officer who thinks that sex is taking place must drive up from behind, honk his horn three times and wait approximately two minutes before getting out of his car to investigate.

Eagle: Residents may not sweep dirt from their house onto the street.

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Illinois   

You can drink alcohol before you turn 21 if you're an adult in a culinary program.

All bachelors should be called master, not mister, when addressed by their female counterparts.

Nuzzling or kissing a reptile is prohibited.

It is legal for people under 21 to drink alcoholic if they are enrolled in culinary school.

Having an erection in public is illegal.

Chicago: You can be arrested for drinking standing up anywhere in the city.

Oblong: Making love while hunting or fishing on your wedding day is illegal.

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Indiana   

It is against the law to catch a fish with your bare hands.

Mustaches are illegal if the bearer has a tendency to habitually kiss other humans.

Liquor stores can't sell chilled sods or water, but room temperature is okay.

Male skating instructors are prohibited from having sexual relations with their female students. This misdeed, called the seduction of female students, is prosecuted as a felony. This statute applies only to male teachers. It seems female skating instructors may have sex with male students.

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Iowa   

Trying to pass off margarine as real butter is a misdemeanor.

Ames: Husbands aren't allowed to take more than three gulps of beer while lying in bed with their wives or while holding them in his arms.

Bettendorf: Liquor store owners are forbidden from placing beer advertisement signs outside the store.

Ottumwa: It is unlawful for any male person, within the corporate limits of the city, to wink at any female person with whom he is unacquainted.

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Kansas   

One month in jail and a US$ 500 fine for anyone who gets caught with a Hooker.

Anyone caught engaging in anal sex draws a maximum sentence of six months in jail.

Derby: It's illegal to hit a vending machine that stole your money.

Kansas City: Women who go out on the streets alone at night in can be arrested under an obscure 1901 city ordinance. Any unattended females can be picked up by the police if they are in the streets or any public place without lawful business and without giving a good accounting of themselves.

Topeka: It is unlawful to whistle on public streets after 11 PM.

Topeka: You cannot be served wine in a teacup.

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Kentucky   

All officers and attorneys must take an oath that they have not dueled with deadly weapons.

It is illegal to marry the same man more than 3 times.

No female shall appear in a bathing suit on any highway within this state unless she be escorted by at least two officers or unless she be armed with a club.

Fort Thomas: Dogs are prohibited from chasing people or other animals.

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Louisiana   

The Louisiana House of Representatives hurriedly approved a unique anti-streaking law. Under it, streakers can be sentenced to five years in the state penitentiary and given a US$ 2000 fine for streaking while intending to arouse the desires of minors. Streaking with only the intent of arousing sexual desire brings a violator a US$ 100 fine and one year in prison.

Stealing another person's alligator is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

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Maine   

The host is legally allowed to play your beane (bingo) card for you if you're in the bathroom.

Condom sellers must be licensed and the license must always be on public display.

Biddeford: Riding a bicycle on any public sidewalk is prohibited.

Buckfield: The legislation declares that no taxi driver will be allowed to charge a fare to any passenger who gives him sexual favors in return for a ride home from a nightclub or other establishment which serves alcoholic beverages, or any place of business selling liquor.

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Maryland   

It is illegal to sell condoms from vending machines with one exception: prophylactics may be dispensed from a vending machine only in places where alcoholic beverages are sold for consumption on the premises.

Buggery brings a 1 to 10 year prison term.

Cumberland: It's illegal to kick stones into a public park.

Rockville: It is a misdemeanor to use profane language within earshot of passers by.

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Massachusetts   

It's illegal to perform the Star-Spangled Banner as part of a mash-up or dance mix.

At a rodeo it is illegal to have sex with rodeo clown in the presance of horses.

Cambridge: A US$ 50 permit is required to play soccer in the park on Sundays.

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Michigan   

The last Sunday in June each year is officially known as "Log Cabin Day".

A woman isn't allowed to cut her own hair without her husband's permission.

Being drunk on a train is prohibited.

Single guys and gals caught in the act of sex can be fined as much as US$ 5000, and they could be sentenced to as many as five years in prison.

The law prescribes five years in prison for a man who engages in acts of gross indecency, either in public or private. This includes mutual masturbation by two men or the simple act of solitary masturbation.

Clawson: It is legal for a farmer to sleep with his pigs, cows, horses, goats, and chickens.

Detroit: Couples are not allowed to make love in an automobile unless the act takes place while the vehicle is parked on the couple's own property.

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Minnesota   

It's illegal to participate in any game attempting to catch a greased pig.

It is illegal for any man to have sexual intercourse with a live fish.

Alexandria: No man is allowed to make love to his wife with the smell of garlic, onions, or sardines on his breath. If his wife so requests, law mandates that he must brush his teeth.

Minnetonka: It is a misdemeanor to enter a massage parlor after 6 PM.

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Mississippi   

Cussing in public can land you in jail for up to 30 days.

Purposely disturbing a church service is punishable by up to 6 months in jail.

S & M is against the law. Specifically, the depiction or description of flagellation or torture by or upon a person who is nude or in undergarments or in a bizarre or revealing costume for the purpose of sexual gratification.

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Missouri   

Wrestling a bear is a misdemeanor.

It's a high misdemeanor for a fellow to force his wife to sell sexual services on the streets.

Drinking a lot is confusing enough without having to remember a myriad of boozing bylaws. For example, in St. Louis you can't drink beer while sitting on a city street.

Maryville: The privilege of admiring the curvaceous, unencumbered body of a young woman should not be denied to the normal, red-blooded American male.

Maryville: Women are prohibited from wearing corsets because the privilege of admiring the curvaceous, unencumbered body of a young woman should not be denied to the normal, red-blooded American male.

University City: It is illegal to ask someone to watch over your parked car.

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Montana   

Driving animals onto railroad tracks with the intent to injure the train is prohibited.

Billings: It is illegal to own a pet rat.

Bozeman: All sexual activity between members of the opposite sex in the front yard of a home after sundown-if they're nude is forbidden.

Helena: A woman can't dance on a table in a saloon or bar unless she has on at least three pounds, two ounces of clothing.

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Nebraska   

It is against the law for someone with an std to get married.

No one may purchase a package of condoms at a corner drugstore. Only physicians can sell them while practicing medicine.

Anal copulation, can bring a whopping 20 years in the penitentiary.

Hastings: Watch where you spit! Spitting on the sidewalk is prohibited.

Hastings: The owner of every hotel is required to provide each guest with a clean and pressed nightshirt. No couple, even if they are married, may sleep together in the nude. Nor may they have sex unless they are wearing one of these clean, white cotton nightshirts.

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Nevada   

Using X-ray technology to determine shoe size is illegal.

Prostitution is legal.

Sex without a condom is considered illegal.

It is illegal for any member of the legislature to conduct official business wearing a penis costume while the legislature is in session. The use of condoms in Nevada brothels is compulsory.

Reno: It is illegal to sit down on a public sidewalk.

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New Hampshire   

It is a violation to take seaweed from the beach at night.

Kidderville: Lingerie can't be hung on a clothesline at the airport unless the undies are carefully hidden from prying eyes by a suitable screen.

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New Jersey   

Pumping your own gas is illegal.

It's illegal for car dealership to open on Sundays.

The law threatens men with a 3 year sentence for mutual masturbation. The law covers anyone who, in private, is a party to an act of lewdness or sexual indecency with another.

Liberty Corner: Any couple making out inside a vehicle, and accidentally sounding the horn during their lustful act, may be taken to jail.

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New Mexico   

The Constitution states that idiots can't vote.

It's against the law to spit on public sidewalks.

Participation in oral sex is punishable by a US$ 5000 fine and a 2 to 10 year sentence.

Carlsbad: No couple should engage in a sexual act while parked in their vehicle, unless their car has curtains.

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New York   

Three or more people wearing masks together in public without permission is prohibited.

Tongue-splitting may only be performed by a licensed medical professional.

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North Carolina   

Bingo games can only last up to five hours at a time, except at a fair.

It's illegal for a man to peep through a window at a woman, yet it's not against the law for a woman to peep into a room occupied by a man. Nor is it a violation of the law if a man peeps at another man.

Zebulon: It's illegal to stand outside a police station after dark.

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North Dakota   

Devils Lake: Fireworks are prohibited after 11 PM, even on new year's eve.

Fargo: It illegal to wear a hat while dancing.

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Ohio   

Akron: It's illegal to skateboard after dark.

Canton: It's a misdemeanor to play any game in a public park without the superintendent's permission.

Cleveland: Women are not allowed to wear patent-leather shoes.

Cleveland: No more than one person may sip from a whisky bottle.

Oxford: A woman to strip off her clothing while standing in front of a man's picture.

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Oklahoma   

It's illegal to wrestle bears and trip horses.

A state representative once proposed a bill requiring that a man explain the dangers of pregnancy and obtain a woman's written consent before the two could legally engage in sexual intercourse.

Bartlesville: It is against the law to own more than two cats.

Clinton: No masturbating while watching two people having sex in a car.

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Oregon   

Drivers are not allowed to pump their own gas.

Willowdale: No man may curse while having sex with his wife.

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Pennsylvania   

You can't fish with your mouth or catch amphibians with explosives.

Buggery can bring transgressors a US$ 5000 fine and 10 years at hard labor.

Bensalem: Convicted felons are forbidden from taking part in bingo games.

Harrisburg: It is illegal to have sex with a truck driver inside a toll booth.

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Rhode Island   

It is illegal to race horses on the highway.

Plan on spending up to 20 years in prison is you bite off someone's limb.

Unmarried people are prohibited from partaking of bedroom activities under any circumstances. However, if caught, the lovers are both fined US$ 10.

Oral sex is considered abominable, detestable crime against nature, and such activity brings a 7 to 10 year stretch in the penitentiary.

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South Carolina   

It's illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to play a pinball machine.

South Carolina's Code of Laws 16-412 includes the abominable crime of buggery. A US$ 500 fine and five years in prison are the punishment.

Branchville: Those who lewdly and lasciviously associate, bed, and cohabit together, in a public or non-public place are subject to a US$ 500 fine and as much as a six-month prison term.

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South Dakota   

It is illegal to fall asleep in a cheese factory.

Farmers can set off explosives to protect sunflower crops from birds.

Threatens a 10 year prison term for copulation by means of mouth.

Deadwood: Dresses that show the ankles or higher are illegal. Dress must cover ankles.

Sioux Falls: Every room is required to have twin beds. And the beds must always be a minimum of two feet apart when a couple rents a room for only one night. And it's illegal to make love on the floor between the beds!

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Tennessee   

It's against the law to share your Netflix password with others.

Students schools may not hold hands.

Skullbone: The law bans a woman from pleasuring a man while he is sitting behind the wheel of any moving vehicle. Any man stopped and found with the front of his pants undone can be fined a minimum of US$ 50 and serve 30 days in jail.

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Texas   

Selling your own eye (or any other human organ) is illegal.

No one other than a registered pharmacist may sell condoms or other kinds of contraceptives on the streets or other public places. No, not even physicians. Anyone who tries to make a few extra bucks doing this will be severely prosecuted for the dire act of unlawfully practicing medicine.

It was a misdemeanor if two men engage in oral sex and or anal sex. The Supreme Court overruled this law in 2003. The same law didn't apply to men and women engaging in the same activity with each other.

Single adults are apprehended while having sex are charged with a misdemeanor and given a US$ 500 fine.

El Paso: Provocative clothing is prohibited.

Kingsville: Two pigs may not have sex on the city's airport property.

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Utah   

It's illegal to remove the antlers from roadkill.

It's illegal for beer to be sold in containers larger than 2 liters.

All sex with anyone but your spouse it outlawed.

Adultery, oral and anal sex, masturbation are considered sodomy and can lead to imprisonment.

Sex with an animal - unless performed for profit - however is NOT considered sodomy.

Polygamy - provided only the missionary position has been applied - is only a misdemeanor.

Oral sex brings a six-month jail term and a US$ 299 fine.

Tremonton: No woman is allowed to have sex with a man while riding in an ambulance. In addition to normal charges, the woman's name will be published in the local newspaper. The man does not receive any punishment.

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Vermont   

Rest assured that you'll be able to hang-dry your clothes. It's illegal to outlaw clotheslines.

Women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear dentures.

Beanville: It's against the law in for a road map to be printed and sold or given away if it contains advertising of a lewd or lascivious nature. The ban specifically includes ads for massage parlors and hot tubs, as both are believed to be of a sensual bent.

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Virginia   

There's no hunting on Sunday, except for raccoons, which can be hunted until 2 a.m.

It is illegal to copulate in any poisition except missionary.

Co-habitating by a unmarried couple is a felony.

Norfolk: A woman can't go out without wearing a corset.

Norfolk: No one may have sex while riding in the sidecar of a motorcycle where an old ordinance outlaws anyone from doing so while cruising down a city street.

Romboch: It is illegal to engage in sexual activity with the lights on.

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Washington   

The undiscovered species protection act states that it is illegal hunt or harass sasquatch bigfoot or any other creatures.

It is against the law to have sex with a virgin under any circumstances, including the wedding night.

Whatcom County: Don't mess with Bigfoot! There's a Sasquatch protection and refuge.

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Washington D.C.   

The only acceptable sexual position is the missionary-style position. Any other sexual position is considered illegal.

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West Virginia   

Public profanity is punishable by up to one dollar per swear word.

It's illegal to use a ferret to hunt wild animals or birds.

Unmarried couple who live together and lewdly associate with one another may face up to a year in prison. (Repealed in 2010)

Any person who commits adultery shall be fined at least twenty dollars. (Repealed in 2010)

It is legal for a male to have sex with an animal as long as it does not exceed 40 lbs.

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Wisconsin   

Tattooing is illegal unless it is for medical reasons.

Many types of cheese must be state-certified as "highly pleasing".

Connorsville: No man shall shoot off a gun while his female partner is having a sexual orgasm.

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Wyoming   

It is against the law to entice, allure instigate, or help a person under 21 to masturbate. This activity is known in legal circles as an act of self pollution.

It's prohibited to drink and ski.

It is illegal to use a fireman to fish.

Newcastle: Couples may not have sex while standing inside a store's walk-in meat freezer.

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