I was reading this article about the most ridiculous laws in Britain. Such as: It's okay for a pregnant woman to pee in a police officer's hat or in Liverpool, it is illegal for a woman to be topless except as a clerk in a tropical fish store. For real. So I decided to see if there was a list like this for the U.S. -and there's an entire website devoted to "Dumb Laws" state-by-state.
Here are some good ones from here in Pennsylvania:
-It it illegal to sleep on top of a refrigerator outdoors.
-A special cleaning ordinance bans housewives from hiding dirt and dust under a rug in a dwelling.
-You may not sing in the bathtub.
-You may not catch a fish with your hands.
And from California:
-Sunshine is guaranteed to the masses.
-Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.
-Women may not drive in a house coat.
-No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour.
-All sex toys are banned.
-Donkeys may not be kept in bathtubs.
-No one may carry an ice cream cone in their back pocket if it is Sunday.
-One may not test their physical endurance while driving a car on a highway.
-Babies may not be carried on the running boards of a car.
-A door on a car may not be left open longer than is necessary.
-Dishes must drip dry.
-It is illegal to whisper "dirty" things in your lover's ear during sex.
-Ice cream may not be eaten on Sundays.
-It is against the law to fish from horseback.
-It is illegal not to drink milk.
-It is illegal to detonate any nuclear weapon.
-Birds have the right of way on all highways.
-No one may have sex in the back of an ambulance if it is responding to an emergency call.
-Alcohol may not be sold during an emergency.
-Women are prohibited from wearing patent leather shoes in public.
-It is illegal to fish for whales on Sunday.
-It is illegal to get a fish drunk.
-Hunting camels is prohibited.
-Any misdemeanor committed while wearing a red mask is considered a felony.
-There is a possible 25 years in prison for cutting down a cactus.
-Donkeys cannot sleep in bathtubs.
-Women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth.
-At one time it was illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole.
Someone please explain why two states have laws about donkeys and bathtubs. OK, I'll stop as I could obviously do this all day... Go check your state.