The 21 Stupidest Laws That Still Exist

Weird laws are always interesting, because at some point in time someone had to stand up in front of their fellow state or federal lawmakers and argue why these were actually good ideas in the first place. “Chewing gum at midnight should be illegal!” I think more of us would pay attention to politics if politicians had to make arguments for and against some of these stupid laws that are still on the books around the country.

1. You can be arrested or fined for harassing Bigfoot (Washington)


2. It’s against the law for a woman to drive a car in Main Street unless her husband is walking in front of the car waving a red flag (Waynesboro, Virginia)


3. If you have mustaches, it’s illegal for you to kiss a woman (Eureka, Nevada)

4. If you are found stealing soap, you must wash yourself until the bar of soap has been completely used up (Arizona)

5. A motorist with criminal intentions must stop at the city limits and telephone the chief of police as he is entering the town (Washington)

6. It is illegal for a man to give his fiancé a box of candy that weighs more than 50 lbs (22.5 kg) (Idaho)



7. In San Antonio, flirting is against the law (Texas)

8. It’s illegal to attend a public event or use public transport within 4 hours of eating an onions or garlic (Indiana)

9 .You cannot buy meat of any kind on Sunday (Washington)

10. You may not take a picture of a rabbit from January to April without an official permit (Wyoming)

11. Bear wrestling matches are prohibited (Alabama)

12. It’s forbidden for a female to appear unshaven in public (Carrizozo, New Mexico)

13. Red cars may not drive down Lake Street (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

14. Marriage between cousins is against the law only if they are younger than 65 (Utah)

15. You are not allowed to eat fried chicken any other way than using your hands (Gainesville, Georgia)

16. You may not sell toothpaste and a toothbrush to the same customer on a Sunday (Rhode Island)

17. It’s against the law to sing off-key (North Carolina)

18. It’s illegal to sell your eyeballs (Texas)

19. Policemen are allowed to bite a dog if they think it will calm the dog down (Paulding, Ohio)

20. If you cut down a cactus, you could be sentenced to 25 years in prison (Arizona)

21. Chickens are not allowed to cross the road (Quitman, Georgia)

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