Weird and Strange Laws in the Midwestern United States

Published: 16th September 2009
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All those miles and acres of flat prairie lands in the Midwest United States sure do inspire them to think of some strange and weird laws:

Illinois
- Never be caught with an empty pocket! You may be charged with vagrancy if you do not have at least one dollar on you.
- In Chicago, it is illegal to eat in a restaurant that is on fire. But what better way to get that genuine, flame-broiled taste?
- Also in Chicago, it is illegal to give a dog whiskey. That's because dogs prefer tequila.
- In Galesburg, no one may keep a smelly dog. It is also illegal in this town to burn bird feathers, and there is a $1000 fine for beating rats with a baseball bat.
- In Kenilworth, a rooster must step back 300 feet from any residence if he wishes to crow. If only all animals were this considerate.
- Speaking of animals, in Normal, it is illegal to make faces at dogs.

Indiana
- Sleep well; in Indiana, hotel sheets must be exactly 99 inches long and 81 inches wide.
- It is illegal to sell cars on Sunday.
- Liquor stores may not sell milk or cold soft drinks.
- In the town of Gary, you cannot go to the movies or ride a streetcar within four hours of eating garlic.
- In Elkhart, it is illegal for barbers to threaten to cut off kids' ears.
- In Beech Grove, it is illegal to eat watermelon in the park.

Kansas
- Hip hop hurray; rabbits may not be shot at from motorboats.
- No one may catch fish with their bare hands.
- In Derby, hitting a vending machine that stole your money is illegal.
- In Lawrence, it is illegal to carry bees in your hat while on the city street.
- In Topeka, no one may sing the alphabet on the streets at night. Nor can anyone scream at a haunted house, nor can you have snowball fights.
- Behave yourself in Wichita; one can be sent to jail for up to a year for making a lewd phonecall.

Kentucky
- It is illegal to fish with a bow and arrow in this state.
- One may not dye a duckling blue and offer it for sale unless more than six are for sale.
- In Owensboro, it is illegal for a woman to buy a new hat without her husband's permission.

Ohio
- In Ohio, it is illegal to get a fish drunk.
- One also cannot hunt whales on Sunday.
- Five women may not live in a house together.
- In Akron, it is illegal to display colored chickens for sale. These folks should talk to the people in Owensboro, KY.
- In Bay Village, it is illegal to walk a cow down Lake Road.
- In Cleveland, it is illegal to catch mice without a hunting license.
- Be kind to your web footed friends in McDonald; it is illegal to parade a duck down Ohio Avenue.
- In Paulding, a policeman may bite a dog to quiet it. Yikes!

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