Weird Laws - Collection 2 (articles) Nebraska

It is illegal for a mother to give her daughter a perm without a state license.
In Waterloo, barbers are forbidden from eating onions between 7am and 7pm.
In Omaha, barbers are forbidden form shaving their customers chests.
If a child burps during a church service, their parents may be arrested.
It is illegal for bar owners to sell beer unless they are simultaneously brewing a kettle of soup.


It Nyala, a man is forbidden from buying drinks for more than three people.
In Eureka, men are forbidden from kissing women.
Everyone walking on the streets of Elko is required to wear a mask.

New Hampshire

It is illegal to sell the clothes one is wearing to pay off a gamling debt.
It is illegal to check into a hotel with an assumed name.
It is illegal to dye margerine pink.

New Jersey

It is against the law to frown at a police officer.
In Neward, it is illegal to sell ice cream after 6pm, unless the customer has a note from his/her doctor.
It is illegal to slurp soup.
In Trenton, it is illegal to throw a bad pickle in the street.
In Dumont, it is illegal to spit on the sidewalk on Sundays.

New Mexico

In Raton, it is illegal for a woman to rider horseback down a public street with a kimono on.
The Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary is banned in Carlsbad.

New York

In New York City, it is illegal for a woman to be on the street wearing "body hugging clothing."
In New York City, it is illegal for a man to ogle a lady. The accused are forced to wear horse-blinders.
Also in New York City, it is disorderly conduct for one man to greet another on the street by placing the end of his thumb against the tip of his nose, at the same time extending and wiggling the fingers of his hand.

North Carolina

In Charlotte, women must have their bodies covered by 16 yards of cloth at all time.
In Ashville, it is illegal to sneeze on city streets.

North Dakota

In Fargo, one may be jailed for wearing a hat while dancing, or even for wearing a hat to a party where dancing is taking place.
It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on.
It is illegal to serve beer and pretzels at the same time in any bar, club, or restaurant.


In Cleveland, women are forbidden from wearing patent leather shoes, for men can see the reflection of their underwear.
In Columbus, it is illegal for stores to sell Cornflakes on Sunday.
It Oxford, it is illegal for a women to undress in front of a man's picture.
In Youngstown, it is illegal to run out of gas.
Catch-22 is banned in Strongville.


People who make ugly faces at dogs may be fined and/or jailed.
In Schulter, it is illegal for a woman to gamble while wearing a towel.


One may not bathe without wearing "suitable clothing," i.e., clothing that covers one's body from neck to knee.
In Hood River, it is illegal to juggle without a license.
In Marion, ministers are forbidden from eating onions or garlic before giving a sermon.
In Willowdale, no man may curse while having sex with his wife.


Any motorist who sights a team of horses coming toward him must pull well off the road, cover his car with a blanket or canvas that blends with the countryside, and let the horses pass. If the horses appear to be skittings, the motorist must take his car apart piece by piece, and hide it under the nearest bush.
In Morrisville, women need a permit to wear cosmetics.
Ministers are forbidden from performing marriages when either the bride or the groom is drunk.

Rhode Island

In Providence, it is illegal to sell toothpaste and a toothbrush to the same customer on a Sunday.
It is illegal to throw pickle juice on a trolley.
In Newport, it is illegal to smoke a pipe after sundown.

South Carolina

Every citizen is obliged to carry his gun to church.
No horses are allowed into Fountain Inn unless they are wearing pants.
In Charleston, all carriage horses must wear diapers.

South Dakota

It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep in a cheese factory.
Movies that show police officers being struck, beaten or treated in an offensive manner are forbidden.


It is illegal to use a lasso to catch fish.
In Dyersburg, it is illegal for a woman to call a man for a date.
In Memphis restaurants, it is illegal to give any pie to fellow diners, it's illegal to take unfinished pie home and all pie must be eaten on the premises.
In Memphis, it is illegal for a woman to drive by herself, unless a man is walking or running in front of the vehicle, waving a red flag in order to warn approaching pedestrians and motorists.


It is illegal for children to have unusual haircuts.
A recently passed anti-crime laws requires criminals to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and explain to the nature of the crime about to be comitted.
It is illegal to milk another persons's cow.
In El Paso, churches, hotels, halls of assembly, stores, markets, banking rooms, railroad depots, and saloons are required to have spittoons on hand.
In Houston, it is illegal to sell Limburger cheese on Sunday.


Birds have the right of way on all highways.
A husband is responsible for every criminal act committed by his wife while she is in his presence.


Women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth.
It is illegal to deny the existence of God.
It is illegal to whistle underwater.


In Richmond, it is illegal to flip a coin in any eating establishment to determine who buys a cup of coffee.
In Norfolk, it is unlawful for chickens to lay eggs before 8AM and after 4PM.
It is illegal for a man to kick his wife out of bed.
It is illegal for a man to pat his wife's derriere.
It is illegal to tickle women.


In Seattle, women who sit on men's laps on buses or trains without placing a pillow between them face an automatic 6 months in jail.
In Seattle, it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon longer than 6 feet.
It is illegal to pretend one's parents are rich.

West Virginia

In Nicholas County, no clergy members may tell jokes or humourous story from the pulpit during church services.
It is illegal to snooze on a train.


In St. Croix, women are not allowed to wear anything red in public.
It is illegal to cut a women's hair.
It is illegal to kiss on a train.
Cheese making requires a license. Limburger cheese making requires a master cheese license.


It is illegal to wear a hat that obstructs peoples' view in a public theater or place of amusement.
It is illegal for a women to stand within five feet of a bar while drinking.