25 Dumb and Silly U.S. Laws

Dumb and silly U.S. Laws are plentiful and in most cases, useless. So, let’s take a break and look at the lighter side of life for a bit. Below is a list of 25 Dumb and Silly U.S. Laws I have found to be most curious and interesting. I cannot vouch for the authenticity of all the laws presented, however, the sources are reputable and appropriate links are included within the footnotes to verify resources.

While reading the silly and dumb U.S. Laws and you find any to be false or inaccurate, please leave a comment or contact us for future reference. Let the fun begin:

  1. In fire-sensitive Chicago, it is against the law to eat in an establishment that is on fire.¹
  2. In Zion (Illinois), it is illegal for anyone to give cats, dogs, or other domesticated animals kept as pets a lighted cigar.¹
  3. A man cannot be seen in public while wearing a jacket and pants that do not match in Carmel, N.Y.¹25 Dumb and Silly U.S. Laws
  4. It is illegal in Oklahoma to have a sleeping donkey in your bathtub after 7:00 pm.¹
  5. It is illegal in Florida to fart in a public place after 6:00 pm on Thursdays.²
  6. A man with a moustache may never kiss a woman in public.²
  7. All residents shall bathe every Saturday night.²
  8. In Maryland, it is illegal to take a lion to the movies.²
  9. It is illegal in North Dakota to fall asleep with your shoes on.²
  10. No child may build a snowman taller than him/herself on school property in Alaska.³
  11. In Pueblo, Colorado it is illegal to let a dandelion grow within city limits.³
  12. All residents may be fined in Hawaii for not owning a boat.³
  13. It’s illegal to purchase onions after dark except with a special permit from the sheriff in Tamarack, Idaho.³
  14. In Maine, after January 14th a person can be fined for having Christmas decorations still up.³
  15. It’s illegal in Baltimore, Maryland to scrub or wash sinks no matter how dirty they get.³
  16. It is illegal to make a squirrel worry in Excelsior Springs, Missouri.³
  17. In Lehigh, Nebraska it is illegal to sell donut holes.³
  18. Unless the customer has a note from his doctor in Newark New Jersey, it is illegal to sell ice cream after 6:00 pm to the customer.³
  19. Dishes must drip dry in Oregon.³
  20. In Portland, Oregon people are banned from whistling underwater.³
  21. It’s against the law in Texas to have a pair of pliers in one’s possession.³
  22. In Utah, birds have the right of way on highways.³
  23. All lollipops are banned in Washington.³
  24. It is illegal in West Virginia to snooze on a train.³
  25. In Sun Prairie, Wisconsin cats are forbidden from entering cemeteries.³

If you know of dumb and dumb and silly or crazy laws that you find to be interesting, please share and post them below or contact us with your suggestions.

Additional links of interest:
Stupid Laws in the USA
Weird Laws of the United States
America’s Craziest Laws
Real Strange Laws by States
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¹TJS Home.com; Real Funny Dumb Laws in the United States – TJSHome.com/dumblaws.php
²Squidoo.com; Dumbest Laws in America – Squidoo.com/dumbestlawsinamerica
³Information Central; Weird U.S.A. Laws – InformationCentral.tripod.com
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