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Here are a few state laws that were put on the books from years gone by....most of which have never been rescinded. So be careful out there!

  • In Oklahoma, dogs must have a permit signed by the mayor in order to congregate on private property in groups of three or more.

  • In Minnesota, it is illegal to cross state lines with duck on your head.

  • It is illegal to walk down a street in Maine with your shoelaces untied.

  • In Los Angeles, it is unlawful to hunt for moths under a street light.

  • In Pennsylvania, it is illegal for a man to purchase alcohol without written consent from his wife.

  • In Alaska, it is illegal to look at a moose from the window of an aircraft or another flying vehicle. It is also illegal to push a live moose out of a moving aircraft.

  • In Nebraska, a parent can be arrested if his or her child can't hold a back a burp during a church service. While in Alabama it is illegal to wear a false moustache which causes laughter in church.

  • In Idaho, a citizen is forbidden by law to give another citizen a box of candy that weights more than 50 lbs.

  • In Texas it is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time while standing.

  • In Huntington West Virginia, it's legal to beat your wife so long as it's done in public on a Sunday-and on the courthouse steps.

  • In Ohio, women are prohibited from wearing patent leather shoes in public.

  • In North Dakota, it is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on.

  • By law, everybody in Vermont must take at least one bath a week. 

  • A law in Kirkland, Illinois, forbids bees from flying over the town.

  • In Michigan, a man legally owns his wife's hair.

  • In Iowa, it is illegal for a kiss to last more than five minutes.

  • It is illegal to carry an ice-cream cone in your pocket in Kentucky.

  • In Washington state, all lollipops are banned.

  • An unmarried woman may not parachute on Sunday in Florida.

  • No store in Providence, Rhode Island, is allow to sell a toothbrush on Sunday. But they can sell toothpaste and mouthwash on the Sabbath.

  • In Atlanta Georgia, it is forbidden to dress a mannequin without first pulling down the window blinds. It is also illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or street lamp.

  • In Kansas, it is against the law to catch fish with your bare hands.

  • In Milwaukee, residents must keep pet elephants on a leash while walking them on public streets.

  • In Atwoodville, Connecticut, it is illegal to play Scrabble while waiting for a politician to speak.

  • In Muncie, Indiana, it is illegal to carry fishing tackle in a cemetery.

  • In New York, a fine of $25 may still be levied for flirting. This old law prohibits men from turning around on any city street and looking at a woman in that way. A second conviction for this offense requires the offender to wear a pair of racehorse blinders whenever he goes out.

  • It is illegal to gargle in public in Louisiana.

  • In Massachusetts, mourners at a wake may not eat more than three sandwiches.

  • And finally, don't forget that you can be fined up to $500 in Chico California for detonating a nuclear device within the city limits!

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