October 18th, 2007
07:09 PM ET

Laughable Laws

Inspired by this Friday's story on some weird laws, I took to the Internet to see if I could find any others worth mentioning.  I found two:  one that said donkeys may not be kept in bathtubs and one that said you can't carry an ice cream cone in your back pocket on Sundays.

Well, there go my weekend plans.

Now I didn't personally go and find these in the law books, so I can't promise you these rules are being enforced.  But we'd love to know what is.  So if you get a chance this weekend to rummage through your own state's laws and come up with anything obscure, strange, or just plain nuts, tell us about it in this here blog!

And as for your pet donkey, keep him out of the bathroom.

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  1. karley

    i love your cnn student news in watch it every friday and today 10-18-07 i atch it today

    October 18, 2007 at 7:56 pm |
  2. Michael

    LOL! that is a funny and rather dumb law since its common sense in the first. I kind of surfed the web a bit and found this weird law.For instance It is against the law for a newlywed husband to go fishing during the honeymoon. He must take her shopping, however, if she requests it. Now hows that for a law? A man cant even enjoy himself lol

    October 18, 2007 at 9:35 pm |
  3. Mr. Browder

    Funny stuff! My 6B class came up with these:

    Portland, Oregon- it is against the law to perform a wedding ceremony in a skating rink.
    Hood River, Oregon- it is unlawful to juggle without a license.
    Memphis, TN- it is illegal for frogs to croak after 11 pm.
    Michigan- 14 year olds can sue their parents for the right to wear long hair.

    There are a ton of them out there. These came from "Legal Briefs," a book with hundreds of entertaining facts like this.

    October 19, 2007 at 10:27 am |
  4. Sierra

    I found a some for Texas. I have no idea if they are being enforced, but they are funny.

    One 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.

    And another is,

    It is illegal for one to shoot a buffalo from the second story of a hotel.

    Oh and don't forget,

    If two trains going in opposite directions on the same track meet each other, one can't move until the other does.

    October 23, 2007 at 12:14 pm |
  5. Tressa

    I found some Oregon!!!
    One may not test their physical endurance while driving a car on the highway!
    Another is...... Babies may not be carried on the running boards of a car!

    October 24, 2007 at 7:47 pm |
  6. Ben

    Rofl It is Illegal to sleep on top of a Fridge!!
    Mrs. Vi3hman Rules!!
    Btw Save Darfur!!

    October 25, 2007 at 12:30 am |
  7. Kyle

    In Detroit, Michigan it is illegal to tie your pet alligator to a fire hydrant!!! Seriously! Oh...and you should com visit my school in Hartland Michigan...Everyone in my History class LOVES you! Our teachers, Mr. Lawrence and Mr. Denzer have us watch CNN Student News basically every morning...and they give us tests over the material to make sure we watch...everyone loves it...I even named my new Bearded Dragon (lizard) Azuz for you!!!

    October 25, 2007 at 3:56 pm |
  8. Mara

    Weird California Laws:

    It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale

    It is illegal to spit, except on baseball diamonds

    Nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool

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

    It is illegal to curse on a mini-golf course

    Toads may not be licked

    Molesting butterflies can result in a $500 fine

    The owners of houses with Christmas lights on them past February second may be fined up to $250

    People 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

    It is illegal to wipe one's car with used underwear

    October 25, 2007 at 8:08 pm |
  9. Erik and Jordan

    Your duds aren't old they are pretty legit, just like the student news. Keep up the shout outs and give one to Mrs. Slater's class in Sumner, Washington (Sumner High School)
    Keep up your jokes

    October 26, 2007 at 4:44 pm |
  10. Garrett

    In the United Kingdom,MPs are not allowed to wear armer in Parliament. InUtah it is illegal to cause a catastrophe.

    October 29, 2007 at 7:07 pm |