are real standing laws from around the United States of
Alabama: 1. It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded
while operating a vehicle.
California: 1. Community leaders passed an ordinance that
makes it illegal for anyone to try and stop a child from
playfully jumping over puddles of water.
Connecticut: 1. You can be stopped by the police for biking
over 65 miles per hour. 2. You are not allowed to walk across
a street on your hands.
Florida: 1. Women may be fined for falling asleep under
a hair dryer, as can the salon owner. 2. A special law prohibits
unmarried women from parachuting on Sunday or she shall
risk arrest, fine, and/or jailing. 3. If an elephant is
left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be
paid just as it would for a vehicle. 4. It is illegal to
sing in a public place while attired in a swimsuit. 5. Men
may not be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.
Illinois: 1. It is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars
to dogs, cats, and other domesticated animal kept as pets.
Iowa: 1. Kisses may last for as much as, but no more than,
Kentucky: 1. By law, anyone who has been drinking is "sober"
until he or she "cannot hold onto the ground."
2. It is illegal to transport an ice cream cone in your
Louisiana: 1. It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot
at the bank teller with a water pistol. 2. Biting someone
with your natural teeth is "simple assault," while
biting someone with your false teeth is "aggravated
Massachusetts: 1. Mourners at a wake may not eat more than
three sandwiches. 2. Snoring is prohibited unless all bedroom
windows are closed and securely locked. 3. An old ordinance
declares goatees illegal unless you first pay a special
license fee for the privilege of wearing one in public.
4. Taxi drivers are prohibited from making love in the front
seat of their taxi during their shifts.
Nebraska: 1. A parent can be arrested if his child cannot
hold back a burp during a church service.
New Mexico: 1. Females are strictly forbidden to appear
unshaven in public.
New York: 1. A fine of $25 can be levied for flirting.
This old law specifically prohibits men from turning around
on any city street and looking "at a woman in that
way." A second conviction for a crime of this magnitude
calls for the violating male to be forced to wear a "pair
of horse-blinders" wherever and whenever he goes outside
for a stroll.
North Dakota: 1. Beer & pretzels can't be served at
the same time in any bar or restaurant.
Ohio: 1. Women are prohibited from wearing patent leather
shoes in public.
Oklahoma: 1. Violators can be fined, arrested or jailed
for making ugly faces at a dog. 2. Females are forbidden
from doing their own hair without being licensed by the
state. 3. Dogs must have a permit signed by the mayor in
order to congregate in groups of three or more on private
Pennsylvania: 1. A special cleaning ordinance bans housewives
from hiding dirt and dust under a rug in a dwelling. 2.
No man may purchase alcohol without written consent from
Rhode Island: 1. It is illegal to throw pickle juice at
Texas: 1. A city ordinance states that a person cannot
go barefoot without first obtaining a special five-dollar
permit. 2. It is illegal to take more than three sips of
beer at a time while standing.
Vermont: 1. Lawmakers made it obligatory for everybody
to take at least one bath each week -- on Saturday night.
Washington: 1. All lollipops are banned. 2. A law to reduce
crime states: "It is mandatory for a motorist with
criminal intentions to stop at the city limits and telephone
the chief of police as he is entering the town