stupid laws

The United States are known to have extremely silly laws.   If the law exists, it is because somebody has tried it.  Here are 10 laws that I have found funny or just very strange.  Although most of these laws are common sense or ridiculous they still exist today.

  1. Paulding, Ohio: Policemen are allowed to bite a dog if they think it will calm the dog down.  (Who wants to be a policeman in Ohio? Imagine getting home to your spouse. “How was your day honey? Bite any dogs today?”)
  1. Texas: It is illegal to sell your eyeballs (Need some quick money, why not? My question, is who would buy them?)
  1. Los Angeles, California: It is not legal to bathe 2 babies at the same time in the same tub.  (How would they know?)
  1. Baltimore, Maryland: It is illegal to take a lion the movies.
  1. Oklahoma: It is illegal to have a sleeping donkey in your bathtub after 7pm.  (Please, make sure your donkey sleeps before then)
  1. Georgia: You can’t keep an ice cream cone in your back pocket on Sundays.
  1. Missouri: One cannot drive with an uncaged bear. (But if you keep it in a cage, you are fine)
  1. New Mexico: Idiots may not vote. Nor can insane people. (I wonder who determines who is sane or not)
  1. Ohio: It is illegal to get a fish drunk.
  1. West Virginia: Road kill may be taken home for dinner (EEW!)


Remember these laws when visiting these states!! I wouldn’t want to hear that my students have been fined or thrown into prison because of doing something as ridiculous as this.