Big Government. Small Brains. Dumb Laws.

spacer

Dumb Laws in Iowa

It is a crime to use a dead person’s handicapped parking sign or license plate
It is a violation of the law to sell or distribute drugs or narcotics without having first obtained the appropriate Iowa drug tax stamp.
A man with a moustache may never kiss a woman in public.
One-armed piano players must perform for free.
Kisses may last for no more than five minutes.
All boxes used to pick hops must be exactly 36 inches long.
Tanning bed facilities must warn of the risk of getting a sunburn.
A board was created to regulate among other things, hearing aids.
Ministers must obtain a permit to carry their liquor across state lines.
Doctors who treat a person with gonorrhea must report this to the local board of health and include the disease’s “probable origin”.

City Laws in Iowa

Bettendorf
Liquor stores may not place advertisements for beer outside the store.
Cedar Rapids
It is illegal to read persons’ palms in the city limits.
Dubuque
Any hotel in the city limits must have a water bucket and a hitching post in front of the building.
Fort Madison
The fire department is required to practice fire fighting for fifteen minutes before attending a fire.
Indianola
The “Ice Cream Man” and his truck are banned.
Marshalltown
Horses are forbidden to eat fire hydrants.
Mount Vernon
One must obtain written permission from the City Council before throwing bricks into a highway.
No person may pick a flower from a city park.
All softball diamond lights must be turned off by 10:30 PM.
Ottumwa
Within the city limits, a man may not wink at any woman he does not know.
best of the network

Dumb Criminals

Crime doesn't pay – especially for these guys! Get your fill of botched burglaries, ridiculous robberies, and hilarious heists several times each week.

Dumb Warnings

"Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly." Warnings are all around us, but some things shouldn't need to be said! You won't believe these warnings!

Real Haunted Houses

Who says ghosts aren't real? Find out for yourself! We have catalogued hundreds of haunted houses across the United States and throughout the world.

the dumb network


new dumb laws

We are always on the lookout for new laws that make you laugh because of their sheer absurdity. If you know about a law that is not listed here, please contact me!