There are some laws that are good and helpful to society. Then there are laws that are unwanted and oppressive. And then there are those laws that kind of make you wonder…Why? Here are a few of them.
Juneau, Alaska: Owners of flamingos may not let their pets into barber shops.
Florida: It is an offense to shower naked.
Atlanta, Georgia: It is illegal to tie your giraffe to a telephone pole.
Boise, Idaho: It is illegal to fish from the back of a giraffe.
Chicago, Illinois: It is illegal to fish from a giraffe’s neck.
Indian Wells, California: Drinking intoxicating cement is prohibited.
Indiana: The value of pi is 3.
Iowa: Horses are forbidden from eating fire hydrants.
Topeka, Kansas: Snowball fights are illegal.
Louisiana: It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol.
Baltimore, Maryland: It is illegal to take a lion to the movies.
Massachusetts: No gorilla is allowed in the back seat of any car.
Harperwoods, Michigan: It is illegal to paint sparrows to sell them as parakeets.
Natchez, Mississippi: It is unlawful to provide beer or other intoxicants to elephants.
Nebraska: Whaling is illegal.
New Jersey: It is illegal to wear a bullet-proof vest while committing a murder.
New Mexico: Idiots may not vote.
New York: The penalty for jumping off a building is death.
North Carolina: Elephants may not be used to plow cotton fields.
Canton, Ohio: If a person loses his or her pet tiger, the authorities must be notified within one hour.
Oklahoma: Whaling is illegal here too.
Yamhill, Oregan: It is illegal to predict the future.
Pennsylvania: Dynamite is not to be used to catch fish.
Tennessee: You cannot use a lasso to catch a fish.
Wilbur, Washington: You may not ride an ugly horse.
Wyoming: You may not take a picture of a rabbit from January to April without an official permit.
And two from abroad:
Israel: It is forbidden to bring bears to the beach.
China: To go to college you must be intelligent.