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Law Enforcement is no joke
These are still on the books!

  • It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.
  • California
  • Community leaders passed an ordinance that makes it illegal for anyone to try and stop a child from playfully jumping over puddles of water.
  • Connecticut
  • 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.
  • Florida
  • 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.
  • SARASOTA: 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.
  • Illinois
  • It is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats, and other domesticated animal kept as pets.
  • Indiana
  • Bathing is prohibited during the winter.
  • Citizens are not allowed to attend a movie house or theater nor ride in a public streetcar within at least four hours after eating garlic.
  • Iowa
  • Kisses may last for as much as, but no more than, five minutes.
  • Kentucky
  • 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.
  • Louisiana
  • 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."
  • Massachusetts
  • 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 (beard) illegal unless you first pay a special license fee for the privilege of wearing one in public.
  • Nebraska
  • 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.
  • Ohio
  • Women are prohibited from wearing patent leather shoes in public.
  • Oklahoma
  • 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.
  • Pennsylvania
  • 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.
  • Texas
  • 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.
  • Vermont
  • Lawmakers made it obligatory for everybody to take at least one bath each week-on Saturday night.
  • Washington
  • 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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