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Dumb Laws in West Virginia

According to the state constitution, it is unlawful for anyone to own a red or a black flag (Repealed 2010)
If you wear a hat inside a theater, you may be fined (Repealed 2010)
Unmarried couple who live together and “lewdly associate” with one another may face up to a year in prison. (Repealed: 2010)
Roadkill may be taken home for supper.
When a railroad passes within 1 mile of a community of 100 or more people in it, they must build a station and stop there regularly to pick up and drop off passengers.
Whistling underwater is prohibited.
Any person who commits adultery shall be fined at least twenty dollars. (Repealed 2010)
It is legal for a male to have sex with an animal as long as it does not exceed 40 lbs.
A tax of 1 cent is levied for every 16 and 9 ounces of coke sold in a store.
A person may be placed in jail for up to six months for making fun of someone who does not accept a challege. (Repealed 2010)
It is illegal to snooze on a train.
A person may not hold public office if he or she has ever participated in a duel.
For each act of public swearing a person shall be fined one dollar.

City Laws in West Virginia

One may not walk a lion, tiger or leopard, even on a leash.
Firemen may not whistle or flirt at any woman passing a firehouse.
It is legal to beat your wife so long as it is done in public on Sunday, on the courthouse steps.
Nicholas County
No member of the clergy is allowed to tell jokes or humorous stories from the pulpit during a church service.
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