Weird Laws in the World

Most of the weird laws in US were enacted a century ago and still they have not been amended only to invite troubles in the society. This only shows that, the administration has failed to amend insignificant and immaterial laws which are not sending any good message to the people.

In Florida, women can be fined for falling asleep under a hairdryer and so can the salon owner. More childish and stupid laws prevail in Florida such as: it is illegal for a single, divorced or widowed woman to parachute on Sunday afternoons; it is illegal to sing in a public place while attired in a swim suit; it is considered as an offense to shower naked. God only knows, how will they come to know about this if it is done in one’s personal bath room?

In Georgia, it is illegal for a barber to advertise his prices and it is illegal to change the cloth on a store storefront mannequin unless the shades are drawn. In Columbus, it is illegal to sit on your porch in an indecent position and in Johnsboro, it is illegal to say “Oh, boy”!

In Hawaii Island, the residents are mandated to own boats or else they will be fined. Here, it is also illegal to put pennies in your ear. Are the Dollars excused?

There are weird laws in Idaho also; it is illegal to look unhappy. Here, it is illegal for anyone over 88 to ride motor cycle. In Tamarack, it is illegal to purchase onions after dark except with a special permit from the sheriff. 

Illinois too is not free from such outdated laws. In Chicago, it is illegal to take a French Poodle to the opera. Here, a hat pin is considered as a concealed weapon and you may be arrested for vagrancy if you do not have at least a one dollar bill on your person. In Joliet, it is very illegal to mispronounce the city’s name. So, be very careful while you pronounce Joliet. In Zion, it is illegal to teach pets to smoke cigars.

Kentucky which is famous for its chicken legs have some weird laws too and they are:
it is illegal to remarry the same man four times and a woman cannot buy a hat without her husband’s permission. This is still valid in Owensburrow, Kentucky.

In Louisiana, one may either be fined $5000 or sentenced to one year imprisonment for running an abortion advertisement and it is against the law to gargle in public. Here, it is illegal to wear an alligator costume and catching lizards at night is prohibited. This may be to restrict the Chinese in Louisiana from eating too many lizards!

In Michigan, a state law stipulates that a woman’s hair legally belongs to her husband. 
The men of Michigan are even not allowed to swear in front of women or children. In Minnesota, it is against the law, if you sleep naked and all men riding motorcycles must wear T-shirts. In Mississippi, Cattle rustling is punishable by hanging. Will the Cattle be hanged or? Truro is the worst affected by weird laws as it is legal to kill one’s “servant”.

In Missouri, a man must have a permit to shave and in Kansas City, Installation of a four legged bath tub that resembles those of an animal is prohibited. 

So, such crazy laws are endless in US and they need to be amended as they are extremely outdated.

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