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Dumb laws

Dumb laws, also called weird laws, strange laws, futile laws, or unnecessary laws, are laws that are perceived to be useless, humorous or obsolete, i.e. no longer applicable (in regard to current culture or modern law). A number of books and websites purport to list dumb laws. These are in many cases based on misunderstandings, exaggerations or outright fabrications.

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Maryland ◾ In Baltimore, It is illegal to take a lion to the movies.

Contributed by Katie Pacheco

Not only is this law discriminatory and unnecessary, it is also unconstitutional under the Supreme Court statute "Lawrence v. Texas" (1995). Some arguing that it protects public health, but it's possible to protect public health through education and provision of contraceptives, two things many conservatives are against doing.

Contributed by Luis Cotto-Quinones

If anyone is caught stealing soap, he must wash himself with it until he uses it up.

Contributed by Amanda Laver

Barbers can't eat onions between seven in the morning and seven in the evening.

Contributed by Amanda Laver

All traffic must come to a stop if there is a bird on the highway.

Contributed by Amanda Laver

Riding an ugly horse is illegal.

Contributed by Amanda Laver

No one may drive while asleep.

Contributed by Amanda Laver

Trout fishing is against the law if you are sitting on a giraffe's back.

Contributed by Amanda Laver

Horses may not eat fire hydrants.

Contributed by Amanda Laver

A pickle is not to be sold unless it bounces.

Contributed by Amanda Laver

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