They may have made sense when they were written, but today they seem a little questionable, weird or just plain dumb. Why toss out the old and weird stuff when you can embrace it and laugh these laws are perfect examples. How is it possible that some dumb laws like these are still in effect today, remains a mystery. Now, we are all about texas yall, but we can admit there are some strange things that occur here. The united states is held together by a range of different laws and regulations. And if you think these are totally crazy, dont miss the 47 weirdest.
The craziest laws that still exist in the united states. Thanks to a large population and loose open record laws, texas is a hotbed of weird, perplexing and confusing crimes. If the mississippi county clerk issuing your marriage license believes that you or your betrothed is drunk, insane, or an imbecile, he. A law that began in the 80s as a serious antinuke statement has taken on a second life as an. These rules and regulations were passed by the texas state legislature, or in an individual in texas city, and for one reason or another, were never overturned. Its our personal top list, therefore youll find the most stupid laws, at least in our opinion, at the end of the list. Some laws are in place to protect us, some to govern certain behaviors and some are well, just plain dumb. Or maybe theyre not actually on the books but more of an urban legend. Two states have these weird marriage laws on the books. Amazing facts about strange laws in texas, work in texas, drivers license and texas independence day.
In dennison and bristol, texas, if a person adjusts or fusses with their stockings. Amarillo, texas kvii there are some laws in texas that residents could unknowingly be breaking. The 24 weirdest laws in illinois jul 16, 2018 jul 16, 2018. However, these weird or outlandish laws are actually on the books. Librarians at the legislative reference library of texas are laying down the lawand doing their best to remove some odd ones that have lingered on the books for a long time, sometimes. The good ole boys of texas have managed to sneak a few stupid laws into the books over the years, and its a good thing too because without. A law that began in the 80s as a serious antinuke statement has taken on a second life as an internet joke, mainly due to the purported consequences. Your travel guide to texass local legends and best kept secrets volume 11 treat, wesley, shades, heather, riggs, rob, moran, mark, sceurman, mark on. Many of these weird laws remain on the books, though they are no longer enforced.
The weirdest, most bizarre reasons people have been. Take the supposed law in port arthur that declares it illegal to emit obnoxious odors. Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship. Yep, the lone star state has vast amounts of strange people and bizarre sites, and they burst forth from every page of the biggest, most bizarre collection of texas stories ever assembled. These bizarre laws on education are somehow still on the books. The legal system does its best to maintain the integrity of the country, aiming to keep all of its citizens safe.
Vibrators are illegal in texascaptionunder a 1973 texas law, sales of obscene devices are. Often, the reasons behind the laws passed into history while the lawmakers never repealed the weird laws. Austin is a pretty strange place i mean, the slogan keep austin weird had to come from somewhere, right. The law was put on the books in an effort to reduce crime. We found some other laws that are quite bonkers, but were unable to confirm them. Strange, unusual laws still on the books in the texas panhandle kvii. Top 5 weird but kindofcool laws in texas choose energy. There are no laws on the books which prohibit bestiality. Often, the reasons behind the laws passed into history while. Coming up with a list of 10 most the most archaic laws still in effect is no problem.
In north carolina, it is against the law for dogs and cats to fight. Check out our list of unusual laws still legal throughout texas. Texans even embrace the strange pieces of the past. Weird state laws from every state in america thrillist. However, these 10 weird laws still on the books are often overlooked by law enforcement, and understandably so. These 10 crazy laws in texas will leave you scratching your head in wonder. The most ridiculous law in every state business insider. In galveston, texas, it is illegal to have a camel run loose in the street.
It is illegal to build, maintain, or use a nuclear weapon within chico, california city limits. Limiting the list to just 10, however, is quite an undertaking. However, these weird or outlandish laws are actually on the books, whether theyre enforced or not. Throughout its history, texans have told some pretty tall tales, but these weird texas laws are entirely true and still in effect today. Antiquated laws still on the books houston chronicle.
We didnt have room for every weird sex law we found, and some of them we had to shorten a bit to make them fit. When someone sells a reptile they are legally required to give the. The majority of them were passed centuries ago and have never been repealed, although theyre not currently being enforced. When it comes to enforcing laws, texas does a pretty good job. Sometimes though, laws can get a bit out of hand, weird even. Then there are others that are enforced, such as the one that makes it illegal to purchase or consume whiskey in. In athens, ga, it is illegal to read a book to your friends after 2. People wishing to run for office must acknowledge the. Here are the 10 most ridiculous laws in texas, spanning from glue to bicycles, that prove everything is, in fact, bigger in texas, especially its affinity for the weird legislature. Herein, weve gathered the 40 craziest small town lawsall legitimately still on the books in 2018from around the country. You have to believe in something in order to hold public office in texas. Check it out below, and get your donkey out of the tub. Most of these laws are outdated and often humorous to us now. Many states still have strange laws that arent enforced or taken seriously.
There are plenty of urban legends and fake state laws circulating around the internet. Wedding bells texas is a common law marriage state. Cut your losses now it is illegal to carry wire cutters in your pocket in austin. Here are the most ridiculous laws from all 50 states you may be breaking quite a few of them. Weird texas laws you should avoid breaking and one you can. Over on io9, we posted a map of all the weirdest sex laws in the u.
It is illegal to sleep on top of a refrigerator outside. Here are 10 of utahs most strange and bizarre laws. In dennison and bristol, texas, if a person adjusts or fusses with their stockings it could lead to a sentence of up to a year in the state penitentiary. Sometimes there are laws on the books that were once relevant and gradually lost relevance over time. Click through to see the weird, bizarre texas arrests and crimes of 2017 so. Illinois has some absurd state and city laws still on the books. Utah has its own batch of weird or unique laws, from causing catastrophes to throwing snowballs.184 803 1537 222 573 658 1278 717 890 1104 1057 942 781 678 111 677 1030 600 395 1219 1510 390 1190 826 621 910 317 1159 386 320 444 720 646 455