TNB Night Owl – Weird State Laws California Pt. 2

Let’s take a drive through California to find some more Weird Laws! Read to the end to see whose weird laws theory won QOTN*!

  • It is illegal to molest butterflies.
  • It is illegal to plant a garden in any public street.
  • One may not allow his or her dog to chase a squirrel in the summer.
  • Persons may not sleep on a road.
  • Ice cream men must obtain a license before selling any ice cream from their car.
  • A frog that dies during a frog-jumping contest cannot legally be eaten.
  • Ducks have the right of way to cross Rancho California St.
  • Men who wear moustaches are forbidden from kissing women.
  • Kites may not be flown above 10 feet over the ground.
  • Children may not wear a Halloween mask unless they get a special permit from the sheriff.
  • Driving a herd of cattle down a street is against the law.
  • It is illegal to own or sell “Silly String”.
  • It is illegal to spit, except on baseball diamonds.
  • You may not play percussion instruments on the beach.

I did not have “butterfly molesting” on my Weird Laws BINGO card, to be honest. And, man, I wouldn’t want to be the sheriff around Halloween.

* Sorry, no winner tonight. Beth is finishing up Emily’s post since she is out with friends and one of them (not Emily, thank goodness) had a minor medical incident making Emily’s return home later than planned. Beth was informed she was not “qualified” to pick a winner.

Question of the night: What are your best theories to explain how these laws got put on the books?

Sources: Fun Laws 50 California, Forest Grove Weird Laws, The United States of Crazy Laws

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