Thursday, June 5, 2014

You've Got to Stay Legal

It's always fun to look at what folks have felt necessary to legislate all across the country and over many years.  And unfortunately many of these laws stay on the books for what seems like forever.  I looked at laws in 10 states earlier.  Today, let's look at the next ten in alphabetical order.

Hawaii          -  You can not own a mongoose without a permit.
Idaho            -  You may not fish from a camel's back in the state.  And in the state capitol of
                         Boise you may not fish from a giraffe's back.  (Neither of these animals are
                         native to the state, so I would think you wouldn't see them just everywhere.
                         What would incline one to think of them as fishing platforms?)
Illinois          -  It is illegal to cut the tail off a horse.
Indiana         -  Baths may not be taken between the months of October and March.
Iowa             -  A man with a moustache may never kiss a woman in public.
Kansas         -  If two trains meet on the same track, neither shall proceed until the other has
                        passed.  (This same law was enacted in several other states with almost the
                        exact same wording.)
Kentucky     -  It is illegal to remarry the same man four times.  (No mention about a man's
                        ability to remarry the same woman multiple times.)
Louisiana    -  In New Orleans you can not tie an alligator to a fire hydrant (something I'm
                       sure the firemen are proud about).
Maine          -  You need a permit to have a pig scramble.
Maryland     -  It is illegal to take a lion to the movies.

There you have it.  Now you know how to behave in a legal fashion in a few more of our states.  So have fun, but take care and stay out of jail.


  1. Surely, there will be laws passed about taking laws off the books (perhaps there already are.)
    I got a great big smile from reading these. It is beyond imagining that they are still laws in those states.

    1. Every state has their own oddities and I always have fun researching them.
      But yes, you would think someone would take time to get rid of some of them. But I guess they're all too busy thinking of new things to legislate for the citizens. - Karen