Alabama * In Jasper, it is illegal for a husband to beat his wife with a stick larger in diameter than his thumb. * It is illegal to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church. * It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle. * It is illegal to play Dominos on Sunday. * Putting salt on a railroad track may be punishable by death. Alaska * In Fairbanks, it is illegal to feed alcoholic beverages to a moose. * While it is legal to shoot bears, waking sleeping bear for the purpose of taking a photograph is prohibited. Arizona * In Tucson, it is illegal for women to wear pants. * In Globe, it is illegal to play cards in the street with a Native American. * In Glendale, it is illegal to drive a car in reverse. * In Nogales, it is illegal to wear suspenders. Arkansas * A man can legally beat his wife, but not more than once a month. * In Fayetteville, it is illegal to kill "any living creature". * Flirtation between men and women on the streets of Little Rock may result in a 30-Day jail term. California * Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship. * Women may not drive in a house coat. * In Pacific Groove, "molesting" butterflies can result in a $500 fine. * It is illegal to set a mousetrap without a hunting license. * In San Francisco, it is illegal to wipe one's car with used underwear. * It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale. Colorado * In Logan County, it is illegal for a man to kiss a woman while she is asleep. Connecticut * It is illegal to dispose used razor blades. * In New Britain, the speed limit for fire trucks is 25 m.p.h. even when going to a fire. * In Hartford, it is illegal for a man to kiss his wife on Sunday. Delaware * It is illegal to fly over any body of water, unless one is carrying sufficient supplies of food and drink. Florida * If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle. * In Miami, it is illegal for a man to wear any kind of strapless gown. * Unmarried women who parachute on Sundays may be jailed. * When having sex, only the missionary position is legal. * In Sarasota, it is illegal to sing while wearing a bathing suit. Georgia * While Georgia operates its own lottery, it "protects" its citizens by making it illegal to promote a private lottery. * Members of the state assembly cannot be ticketed for speeding while the state assembly is in session. * Donkeys may not be kept in bathtubs. * No one may carry an ice cream cone in their back pocket on Sunday. Hawaii * It is illegal to appear in public wearing only swimming trunks. It is illegal to own a mongoose without a permit. Idaho * You may not fish on a camel's back. Illinois * In Chicago, it is illegal to take a French poodle to the opera. * According to state law, it is illegal to speak English. The officially recognized language is "American". Indiana * Monkeys are forbidden to smoke cigarettes in South Bend. * It is illegal for a liquor store to sell cold soft drinks. Iowa * State law forbids any establishment from charging admission to see a one-armed piano player. * In Fort Madison, firemen are required to practice for 15 minutes before attending a fire. Kansas * Prohibits shooting rabbits from a motorboat. Kentucky * It is illegal to remarry the same man four times. Louisiana * In New Orleans, fire trucks are required by law to stop at all red lights. * It is considered "simple assault'' to bite someone in New Orleans; it is "aggravated assault" if the biter has false teeth. * It is against the law to gargle in public. * It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol. Maine * In Waterville, it is illegal to blow one's nose in public. Maryland * In Halethorpe, it is illegal to kiss for more than one second. Massachusetts * In Salem, even married couples are forbidden from sleeping in the nude in rented rooms. * It is illegal to wear a goatee without a license. * In Boston, it is illegal to take a bath unless one has been ordered by a physician to do so. * In 1659, the state outlawed Christmas. Michigan * In Clawson, it is legal for a farmer to "sleep with his pigs, cows, horses, goats, and chickens." * A state law stipulates that a woman's hair legally belongs to her husband. * In Detroit, it is illegal to make love in a car unless it is parked on your property. * You may not swear in front of women and children in the state of Michigan. * In Port Huron, the speed limit for ambulances in 20 m.p.h. * Under state law, dentists are officially classified as "mechanics." Minnesota * Women may face up to 30 days in jail if they impersonate Santa Claus. * In Minneapolis, double-parkers can be put on a chain gang. * Every man in Brainerd is required by law to grow a beard. * It's illegal to tease skunks. Mississippi * In Truro, a would-be groom must "prove himself manly" prior to marriage by hunting and killing either six blackbirds or three crows. Missouri * It is illegal to have oral sex. * Single men between the ages of twenty-one and fifty must pay an annual tax of one dollar (enacted 1820). Montana * Prostitution is considered a "crime against the family". * It is a felony for a wife to open her husband's mail. * It is illegal for married women to go fishing alone on Sundays, and illegal for unmarried women to fish alone at all. * It is illegal for a man and a woman to have sex in any other position other than missionary style. * Seven or more indians are considered a raiding or war party and it is legal to shoot them. Nebraska * It is illegal for bar owners to sell beer unless they are simultaneously brewing a kettle of soup. Nevada * It is illegal to drive a camel on the highway. * It's still "legal" to hang someone for shooting your dog on your property. New Hampshire * You cannot sell the clothes you are wearing to pay off a gambling debt. * It is illegal to pick seaweed up off of the beach. * Any cattle that crosses state roads must be fitted with a device to gather its feces. * On Sundays citizens may not relieve themselves while looking up. New Jersey * Spray paint may not be sold without a posted sign warning juveliles of the penalty for creating graffiti. * It is illegal to wear a bullet-proof vest while committing a murder. * It is against the law for a man to knit during the fishing season. New Mexico * It's forbidden for a female to appear unshaven in public. * Hunting is prohibited in Mountain View Cemetery. New York * A fine of $25 can be levied for flirting. This old law specifically prohibits men from turning around on any city street and looking "at a woman in that way." A second conviction for a crime of this magnitude calls for the violating male to be forcedto wear a "pair of horse-blinders" wherever and whenever he goes outside for a stroll. * It is against the law to throw a ball at someone's head for fun. * A license must be purchased before hanging clothes on a clothesline. * The penalty for jumping off a building is death. North Dakota * Beer and pretzels can't be served at the same time in any bar or restaurant. * It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on. Ohio * It is illegal to fish for whales on Sunday. * It is illegal to get a fish drunk. Pennsylvania * A person is not eligible to become Governor if he/she has participated in a duel. Texas * It is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time while standing. * It is illegal to drive without windshield wipers. You don't need a windshield, but you must have the wipers. * It is illegal for one to shoot a buffalo from the second story of a hotel. * It is illegal to milk another person's cow. * A recently passed anticrime law requires criminals to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and to explain the nature of the crime to be committed. * The entire Encyclopedia Britannica is banned in Texas because it contains a formula for making beer at home. Wisconsin * You must manually flush all urinals in a building. * Butter substitutes are not allowed to be served in state prisons.