50 dumb laws in America

There are truly some wacky laws out there

There are truly some wacky laws out there. They may have made sense when they were written, but today they seem a little questionable, weird or just plain dumb. And it seems every state has at least a few of them.

What you'll find below are some of the more believably unbelievable ones, many courtesy of dumblaws.com, the ultimate collection of silly laws.


Bear wrestling matches are prohibited. dumblaws.com


Moose may not be viewed from an airplane. dumblaws.com


It is illegal to promote the use of or own more than 6 dildos. idiotlaws.com


It’s strictly prohibited to pronounce “Arkansas” incorrectly. dumblaws.com


Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship. dumblaws.com


One may not mutilate a rock in a state park. dumblaws.com


It's illegal for a barber to hum a tune while cutting your hair. idiotlaws.com


Alcohol may not be served in nightclubs if dancing is occurring on the premises at the same time. dumblaws.com


Having sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal. dumblaws.com


No one may carry an ice cream cone in their back pocket if it is Sunday. dumblaws.com


Coins are not allowed to be placed in one’s ears. dumblaws.com


Dirt may not be swept from one's house into the street. dumblaws.com


Those under 21 can drink legally, but they must be enrolled in a culinary program to do so. dumblaws.com


No one may catch a fish with his/her bare hands. dumblaws.com


Ministers must obtain a permit to carry their liquor across state lines. dumblaws.com


Hitting a vending machine that stole your money is illegal. dumblaws.com


One may not dye a duckling blue and offer it for sale unless more than six are for sale at once. dumblaws.com


It is a $500 fine to instruct a pizza delivery man to deliver a pizza to your friend without them knowing. dumblaws.com


Advertisements may not be placed in cemeteries. dumblaws.com


Persons may not swear while on the highway. dumblaws.com


Candy may not contain more than 1% of alcohol. dumblaws.com


No man may seduce and corrupt an unmarried girl, or else he risks five years in prison. dumblaws.com


Airplanes may not be landed in city parks. dumblaws.com


If one is a parent to two illegitimate children, that person will go to jail for at least one month. dumblaws.com


One may not drink in a bar between 2:00 and 6:00 AM. dumblaws.com


One may not pretend to abuse an animal in the presence of a minor. dumblaws.com


Persons with an STD may not marry. dumblaws.com


Sex toys are outlawed. dumblaws.com

New Hampshire

It is illegal to collect and carry away seaweed at the beach, but only at night. dumblaws.com

New Jersey

All motorists must honk before passing another car, bicyclist, skater, and even a skateboarder. dumblaws.com

New Mexico

Persons may not spit on the steps of the opera house. dumblaws.com

New York

It is illegal to congregate in public with two or more people while each wearing a mask or any face covering which disguises your identity. dumblaws.com

North Carolina

A marriage can be declared void if either of the two persons is physically impotent. dumblaws.com

North Dakota

One may be jailed for wearing a hat while dancing, or even for wearing a hat to a function where dancing is taking place. dumblaws.com


If one loses their exotic animal, they must notify the authorities within one hour. dumblaws.com


It is illegal for the owner of a bar to allow anyone inside to pretend to have sex with an animal. dumblaws.com


It is illegal to place a container filled with human fecal matter on the side of any highway. dumblaws.com


Persons convicted of felonies may not operate Bingo games. dumblaws.com

Rhode Island

No person may bite off another’s limbs. dumblaws.com

South Carolina

A person must be eighteen years old to play a pinball machine. dumblaws.com

South Dakota

Movies that show police officers being struck, beaten, or treated in an offensive manner are forbidden. dumblaws.com


Students may not hold hands while at school. dumblaws.com


Wire cutters cannot be carried in your pocket. dumblaws.com


Alcohol may not be sold during an emergency. dumblaws.com


Women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth. rd.com


No animal may be hunted on Sunday with the exception of raccoons, which may be hunted until 2:00 AM. dumblaws.com


X-rays may not be used to fit shoes. dumblaws.com

West Virginia

A person may not hold public office if he or she has ever participated in a duel. dumblaws.com


Margarine may not be substituted for butter in restaurants unless it is requested by the customer. dumblaws.com


Junk dealers may not make any business transactions with drunk persons. dumblaws.com

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