In my latest adventure, Price of Truth, I had to go to court. Believe me, this was not a fun day. I was a witness and I had to get up and tell what I saw. But I did learn a lot about the law. It's mostly good, actually.
However, sometimes I wonder where some of our laws come from. It's like the lawmakers were asleep when they made the laws. (Probably a lot of the laws had good reasons when they were first passed, but somebody forgot to take them out of the books when they didn't apply any longer.)
I found some really dumb ones. They made me smile, which helped me get over my horrible day in court. Maybe they will make you smile too.
~ In Kentucky, the law says that a person must take a bath once a year.
~ It is illegal to tie an alligator to a fire hydrant in Michigan.
~ You may not ride an ugly horse in Wilbur, Washington.
~ In Virginia, chickens cannot lay eggs before 8:00 am, and must be done before 4 pm.
~ You may not carry a concealed weapon over six feet in length in Seattle, Washington.
~ And listen, all you kids, it is illegal to carry an ice cream cone in your pocket in Kentucky.
~ In Memphis, Tennessee, it is against the law to drive a car while you are sleeping.
~ But there is a dumber law in New York. It is against the law for a blind person to drive an automobile. (Go figure!)
California has some really dumb laws:
~ You may not wear cowboy boots unless you already own at least two cows.
~ In Santa Ana, you may not swim on dry land.
~ No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour in the state.
~ You may not shoot at any type of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.
And just so the pets don't feel left out, in North Carolina it is illegal for dogs and cats to fight.
If you would like to find silly laws from your own state, click here: DUMB LAWS