Really Stupid Laws


Really Stupid Laws

All of the following laws are real. 
(Apparently, they were passed long ago and nobody ever got around to nipping them in the bud.)

Nip it in the bud!  Just nip it!

It is illegal to set a mousetrap without a hunting license.
Women may not drive in a house coat.

New Jersey
You cannot pump your own gas.
All gas stations are full service only.
In Ocean City, it is against the law to slurp your soup at a restaurant.

New York
It is against the law to throw a ball at someone's head for fun.
The penalty for jumping off a building is death.

It is illegal to sing in a public place while attired in a swimsuit.
Men may not be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.

Women are prohibited from wearing patent leather shoes in public.
It is illegal to get a fish drunk.

Pedestrians crossing the highways at night must wear tail lights.
No one may catch fish with his bare hands.

Violators can be arrested and/or jailed for making ugly faces at a dog.
State law prohibits anyone taking a bite out of another's hamburger.

It is illegal to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church.
Boogers may not be flicked into the wind.

In Racine, it is illegal to wake a fireman when he is asleep.
Butter substitutes are not allowed to be served in state prisons.

It is illegal to sell peanut brittle on Sundays.
Flipping a coin in a restaurant to see who pays for coffee is outlawed.