Dumb Louisiana Laws

Louisiana
• An old ordinance declares goatees illegal unless you first pay a special license fee for the privilege of wearing one in public.
• Biting someone with your natural teeth is “simple assault”, while biting someone with your false teeth is “aggravated assault”.
• Communism has been against the law in Haines City, La., since 1950.
• If you’ve ever been to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, you’ll see the kings and queens on the various floats throwing plastic money, medallions and jewels to the crowd, but not food. It’s against the law to throw food from a float in the Mardi Gras festivities.
• It is against state law to steal even a single crawfish.
• It is illegal to gargle in public places.
• It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol.
• It illegal for a woman to drive a car unless her husband is waving a flag in front of it.
• It is illegal in Lafayette, Louisiana to play a musical instrument for the purpose of attracting attention, without a license.
• It’s legal to walk down the street with a drink in New Orleans, even to drive with a drink. But if you fall over and block the sidewalk, you’ve just broken the law.
• Louisiana law prohibits couples who are shopping for a new bed from putting it to the “ultimate test”– in other words, from trying it out by making love on it, or even simulating this activity.
• Mourners at a wake may not eat more than three sandwiches.
• New Orleans: You may not tie an alligator to a fire hydrant.
• Rituals that involve the ingestion of blood, urine, or fecal matter are not allowed.
• Snoring is prohibited unless all bedroom windows are closed and securely locked.
• Taxi drivers are prohibited from making love in the front seat of their taxi during their shifts.
• You may not tie an alligator to a fire hydrant.

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Dumb California Laws

  • Sunshine is guaranteed to the masses.
  • Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.
  • Bathhouses are against the law.
  • It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.
  • Women may not drive in a house coat.
  • No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour.
  • Many animals are illegal to own as pets, including snails, sloths, and elephants.
  • In an animal shelter, lizards and snakes are treated under the same guidelines as cats and dogs.

    Arcadia

  • Peacocks have the right of way to cross any street, including driveways.

    Alhambra

  • You cannot leave your car on the street overnight without the proper permit.

    Baldwin Park

  • Nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool.

    Belvedere

  • City Council order reads: “No dog shall be in a public place without its master on a leash.”

    Blythe

  • You are not permitted to wear cowboy boots unless you already own at least two cows.

    Burlingame

  • It is illegal to spit, except on baseball diamonds.

    Carmel

  • Ice cream may not be eaten while standing on the sidewalk. (Repealed when Clint Eastwood was mayor)
  • Women may not wear high heels while in the city limits.

    Chico

  • Detonating a nuclear device within the city limits results in a $500 fine.

    Downey

  • It is illegal to wash your car in the street. (Passed 1995).

    Hollywood

  • It is illegal to drive more than two thousand sheep down Hollywood Boulevard at one time.

    Lafayette

  • You are forbidden to spit on the ground within 5 feet of another person.

    Lodi

  • It is illegal to own or sell “Silly String”.

    Lompoc

  • It is illegal to posses, own or raise roosters. This is considered disturbing the peace.

    Long Beach

  • Cars are the only item allowed in a garage.
  • It is illegal to curse on a mini-golf course.

    Los Angeles

  • It is illegal for a man to beat his wife with a strap wider than 2 inches without her consent.
  • You cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time.
  • You may not hunt moths under a street light.
  • It is illegal to cry on the witness stand.
  • Toads may not be licked.
  • It is a crime for dogs to mate within 500 yards of a church. Breaking this law is punishable by a fine of $500 and/or six months in prison.
  • Zoot suits are prohibited.

    Ontario

  • Roosters may not crow in the city limits.

    Pacific Grove

  • Molesting butterflies can result in a $500 fine.

    Palm Springs

  • It is illegal to walk a camel down Palm Canyon Drive between the hours of four and six PM.

    Pasadena

  • It is illegal for a secretary to be alone in a room with her boss.

    Prunedale

  • Two bathtubs may not be installed in the same house.

    Redlands

  • Motor vehicles may not drive on city streets unless a man with a lantern is wallking ahead of it.

    Riverside

  • One may not carry a lunch down the street between 11 and 1 o’clock.

    San Diego

  • It is illegal to shoot jackrabbits from the back of a streetcar.
  • The owners of houses with Christmas lights on them past February second may be fined up to $250.

    San Francisco

  • Prohibits elephants from strolling down Market Street unless they are on a leash.
  • It is illegal to wipe one’s car with used underwear.
  • Persons classified as “ugly” may not walk down any street.
  • It is illegal to pile horse manure more than six feet high on a street corner.

    San Jose

  • It is illegal to have more than two cats or dogs. -Ord. 7.08.595

    Santa Monica

  • You may not play percussion instruments on the beach.

    Temecula

  • Ducks have the right of way to cross Rancho California St. at all times.