Odd! It’s the Law!
Recently, the Chicago zoning board fined me $250.00 for not having a permit to build our backyard fence. Joe’s family built the fence over 30 years ago. Common sense wasn’t a factor, in Chicago, you either have the permit or you don’t. Trying to mend my evil law breaking ways and wanting to make sure my odd friends stayed on the straight and narrow….I did a little research.
Isabel, I want to warn you, its illegal for a married women to fish on Sunday in your home state of Montana. Oh and let Jason know, he should never travel with a sheep in Montana unchaperoned.
Nancy, in rural Illinois, it is illegal to beat a rat with baseball bat. The fine is steep. Cynthia, while visiting your mom, if you wear a large hat, make sure it does not obstruct anyone’s view while attending church services. In rural, Illinois this is illegal.
Rachel, Teresa, Lee Ann, Bob, Patti, Karen never throw your couch at your neighbor, in the state of Indiana ITS THE LAW!
In Alabama, Kathy, it is against the law to flick boogers into the wind But you MAY legally drive your car the wrong way down a one-way street if you have a lantern attached to the front of your automobile.
Carla. This is important. You MAY NOT fart in a public place on Thursdays after 6 P.M. when you visit Orlando, Florida,
Mom, Adelaide and Shannon. Good News! In New Mexico, idiots may NOT vote.
Stevie, in case it ever comes up….It IS illegal for one to shoot a buffalo from the second story of a hotel in El Paso.
Cheryl, frightening a baby in Missouri, is unlawful.
Uh Carolee, its illegal to swear during sex in Maryland
Bill, we know you plan to drive the inherited Buick this weekend, be aware, in California, shooting any game except a Whale from your Buick is illegal!
For the rest of you, please scroll down to make sure you are law-abiding citizens.!
Alabama: It is illegal for a blindfolded driver to operate a vehicle.
Alaska: While it is legal to shoot bears, Alaska prohibits waking a sleeping bear for the purpose of taking a photograph.
Arizona: Playing cards with a pregnant woman, a child or an Indian is illegal Lest they acquire a taste for gambling!
Arkansas: A man can legally beat his wife but not more than once a month.
California: It is illegal to wipe one’s car with used underwear.
Connecticut: The speed limit for fire trucks is 25 mph even when going to a fire.
Florida: It is illegal for unmarried women to parachute on Sundays.
Georgia: It is illegal to sit on one’s porch in an indecent position.
Hawaii: It is illegal to own a mongoose without a permit.
Idaho: “Pedestrians and motorists may not display frowns, grimaces, scowl’s, threatening and glowering looks, gloomy and depressed facial appearances, all of which reflect unfavorably upon the city’s reputation.”
Illinois: It is illegal for women weighing more than 200 pounds to ride horses in shorts.
Indiana: Monkeys are forbidden to smoke cigarettes.
Iowa: State law forbids any establishment from charging admission to see a one-armed piano player.
Kansas: It is illegal to throw a knife at anyone wearing a striped shirt.
Kentucky: It is illegal to re-marry the same man four times.
Louisiana: It is simple assault’ to bite someone and “aggravated assault” if the biter has false teeth.
Maine: It is illegal for men to tickle women under the chin with feather dusters.
Maryland: Every person who has bowled since 1833 will pay $2 for each offense.
Massachusetts: In 1659, the state outlawed Christmas.
Michigan: A state law stipulates that a woman’s hair legally belongs to her husband.
Minnesota: Women may face up to 30 days in jail if they impersonate Santa Claus.
Mississippi: It is illegal to kill one’s “servant”.
Missouri: Drunkenness is an inalienable right.
Montana: it is illegal to operate a vehicle with ice picks attached to the wheels.
Nebraska: Barbers are forbidden from eating onions between 7am and 7pm
Nevada: It is illegal to drive a camel on the highway
New Hampshire: It is illegal to sell the clothes one is wearing to pay off a gambling debt.
New Jersey: It is illegal to slurp soup.
New Mexico: It is illegal for a woman to ride horseback down a public street with a kimono on.
New York: It is disorderly conduct for one man to greet another on the street by placing the end of his thumb against the tip of his nose, at the same time extending and wiggling the fingers of his hand.”
North Carolina: It is illegal to have sex in a churchyard.
North Dakota: It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on.
Ohio: Women may not illegally wear patent leather shoes, lest men see reflections of their underwear.
Oklahoma: It is illegal for a woman to gamble in the nude, in lingerie, or while wearing a towel.
Oregon: Juggling without a license is illegal.
Pennsylvania: “Any motorist who see’s a team of horses coming toward him must pull well off the road, cover his car with a blanket or canvas that blends with the countryside, and let the horses pass. If the horses are skittish, the motorist must take his car apart, piece by piece, and hide it under the nearest bushes”.
Rhode Island: It is illegal to throw pickle juice on a trolley.
South Carolina: It is every citizen’s obligation to carry his gun to church.
South Dakota: It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep in a cheese factory.
Tennessee: It is illegal to give any pie to fellow diners. It is also illegal to take unfinished pie home or eat the pie off premises.
Texas: It is illegal to milk another person’s cow.
Utah: Birds have the right of way on all highways.
Vermont: It is illegal to whistle underwater.
Virginia: It is illegal to flip a coin in any eating establishment to determine who buys a cup of coffee.
Washington: It is illegal to pretend that one’s parents are rich.
West Virginia It is illegal for clergy members to tell jokes or humorous stories from the pulpit during church services.
Wisconsin: Cheese making requires a cheese maker’s license; Limburger cheese making requires a master cheese maker’s license.
Wyoming: It is illegal for women to stand within five feet of a bar while drinking.
Glad you were in my Odd neighborhood. Feel free to hang around with us any time. Odd Loves Company and odd loves you and you and you!! I would love to hear from you in the comment section of this blog, or on Facebook or Twitter!
12 thoughts on “Odd! It’s the Law”
You can shoot a Whale in California, while driving along the highway in your car? Now that’s road kill!
It shouldn’t have but that made me laugh out loud. 😀
OMG. How funny. That is so sad about Massachusetts! Do they know?
I’m not sure….its a good question, tho.
God, leave it to Texas…to outlaw milking another person’s cow–they take personal property so seriously!
This law might make a person in Texas think twice about milking thy neighbors cow….and keep him from getting shot!
Thinking about what I could say, but some things are beyond words. So I will say Thanks Katybeth. I have unknowingly broken some of these laws. I will try to mend my ways and become a better citizen of these United States. But I feel the need to confess my guilt to the local police. Should I turn my self in? Katybeth what should I do?
Change your name to Karen?
I have broken the law as well…however, not in Indiana. Maryland. Who knew?
Not knowing…is not considered an excuse under the law…just saying…
I’m pretty sure I’ve broken the one from Ohio about wearing patent-leather shoes…I was in Sunday school at the time!
I love this post! Don’t think I’ve broken the Georgia law, but it’s pretty subjective, so who knows. Guess I’ll be a little more careful about my porch sitting habits. Glad to have found you. ~Diane~
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