More Stupid American Laws

These are real standing laws from around the United States of America. Hope you enjoy them and remember, Law Enforcement is no joke!


  • It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.


  • Community leaders passed an ordinance that makes it illegal for anyone to try and stop a child from playfully jumping over puddles of water.


  • You can be stopped by the police for biking over 65 miles per hour.
  • You are not allowed to walk across a street on your hands.


  • Women may be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer, as can the salon owner.
  • A special law prohibits unmarried women from parachuting on Sunday or she shall risk arrest, fine, and/or jailing.
  • If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.
  • It is illegal to sing in a public place while attired in a swimsuit.
  • Men may not be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.


  • It is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats, and other domesticated animal kept as pets.


  • Bathing is prohibited during the winter.
  • Citizens are not allowed to attend a movie house or theatre nor ride in a public streetcar within at least four hours after eating garlic.


  • Kisses may last for as much as, but no more than, five minutes.


  • By law, anyone who has been drinking is “sober” until he or she “cannot hold onto the ground.”
  • It is illegal to transport an ice cream cone in your pocket.


  • It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol.
  • Biting someone with your natural teeth is “simple assault,” while biting someone with your false teeth is “aggravated assault.”


  • Mourners at a wake may not eat more than three sandwiches.
  • Snoring is prohibited unless all bedroom windows are closed and securely locked.
  • An old ordinance declares goatees illegal unless you first pay a special license fee for the privilege of wearing one in public.


  • A parent can be arrested if his child cannot hold back a burp during a church service.

New Mexico

  • Females are strictly forbidden to appear unshaven in public.

New York

  • A fine of $25 can be levied for flirting. This old law specifically prohibits men from turning around on any city street and looking “at a woman in that way.”
  • A second conviction for a crime of this magnitude calls for the violating male to be forced to wear a “pair of horse-blinders” wherever and whenever he goes outside for a stroll.

North Dakota

  • Beer and pretzels can’t be served at the same time in any bar or restaurant.


  • Women are prohibited from wearing patent leather shoes in public.


  • Violators can be fined, arrested or jailed for making ugly faces at a dog.
  • Females are forbidden from doing their own hair without being licensed by the state.
  • Dogs must have a permit signed by the mayor in order to congregate in groups of three or more on private property.


  • A special cleaning ordinance bans housewives from hiding dirt and dust under a rug in a dwelling.
  • No man may purchase alcohol without written consent from his wife.


  • A city ordinance states that a person cannot go barefoot without first obtaining a special five-dollar permit.
  • It is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time while standing.


  • Lawmakers made it obligatory for everybody to take at least one bath each week — on Saturday night.


  • All lollipops are banned.
  • A law to reduce crime states: “It is mandatory for a motorist with criminal intentions to stop at the city limits and telephone the chief of police as he is entering the town.

West Virginia

  • No children may attend school with their breath smelling of “wild onions.”
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