Dumb Laws - California

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Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.

Bathhouses are against the law.

It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.

Women may not drive in a house coat.

No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour.

City Laws in California

You cannot leave your car on the street overnight without the proper permit.

Peacocks have the right of way to cross any street, including driveways.

Baldwin Park
Nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool.

City Council order reads: “No dog shall be in a public place without its master on a leash.

You are not permitted to wear cowboy boots unless you already own at least two cows.

It is illegal to spit, except on baseball diamonds.

Cathedral City
It is prohibited to sleep in a parked vehicle.

Persons may not ride their bicycles through the “Fountain of Life”.

One may not bring their dog to school.

All dog “waste” must be removed from any yard within seven days.

One must obtain a permit from the city to throw hay in a cesspool.

It is illegal to own a green or smelly animal hide.

Bowling on the sidewalk is illegal.

Driving a herd of cattle down a street is against the law.

It is illegal to plant a garden in any public street.

Detonating a nuclear device within the city limits results in a $500 fine.

Dana Point
One may not use one’s own restroom if the window is open.

It is illegal to wash your car in the street.

El Monte
Sandboxes may not be used as ashtrays.

Pinball machines are outlawed, as well as mock horse racing games.

Waitresses are not allowed to consume drinks bought by her customers.

Persons may not sleep on a road.

One must seek written permission from the Director of Public Works before playing baseball in a city park.

Men who wear moustaches are forbidden from kissing women.

A man with a moustache may not kiss a woman.

No one may annoy a lizard in a city park.

Skipping rocks in a city park is not allowed.

It is against the law to hold a private bingo game.

Permanent markers may not be sold in the city limits.

It is illegal to sell gasoline to a drunken person.

Elementary schools may not host poker tournaments.

Getting drunk on a playground is against the law.

One may not take his dog on an elevator with him.

A person must be 18 years old to buy a wax container.

It is illegal to jump into a passing car.

Cars may not be driven in reverse.

Hermosa Beach
Public restrooms must be supplied with toilet paper.

No person may show his or her buttocks on a playground.

It is illegal to pour salt on a highway.

It is illegal to drive more than two thousand sheep down Hollywood Boulevard at one time.

Indian Wells
It is illegal for a trumpet player to play his instrument with the intention of luring someone to a store.

Drinking intoxicating cement is prohibited.

Fortelling the future for donations is illegal.

Crushing rocks in the city limits is forbidden.

You are forbidden to spit on the ground within 5 feet of another person.

It is illegal to shoot “silly string” at parade participants.

It is illegal to posses, own or raise roosters.

Long Beach
Cars are the only item allowed in a garage.
It is illegal to curse on a mini-golf course.

Los Angeles
It is illegal for a man to beat his wife with a strap wider than 2 inches without her consent.

You cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time.

You may not hunt moths under a street light.

It is illegal to cry on the witness stand.

Toads may not be licked.

It is a crime for dogs to mate within 500 yards of a church.

Zoot suits are prohibited.

Los Angeles County
All food in a children's camp must be approved by the director before being used.

It is illegal to set metal balloons afloat in the air.

No person may charge admission to a house party.

It is illegal to skateboard and roller-skate through the courthouse and library.

Vehicles may not contain sound systems which allow someone to hear noise outside the vehicle.

It is unlawful to give another fireworks.

All persons wishing to keep a rhinoceros as a pet must obtain a $100 license first.

Growing oleander flowers is illegal.

Roosters may not crow in the city limits.

Pacific Grove
It is illegal to molest butterflies.

Palm Springs
It is illegal to walk a camel down Palm Canyon Drive between the hours of four and six PM.

It is illegal for a secretary to be alone in a room with her boss.

One may not allow his or her dog to chase a squirrel in the summer.

It is illegal to fish from an overpass in the city.

No person may carry a fish into a bar.

Two bathtubs may not be installed in the same house.

Motor vehicles may not drive on city streets unless a man with a lantern is wallking ahead of it.

One may not carry a lunch down the street between 11 and 1 o’clock.

San Diego
It is illegal to shoot jackrabbits from the back of a streetcar.

The owners of houses with Christmas lights on them past February second may be fined up to $250.

San Francisco
Prohibits elephants from strolling down Market Street unless they are on a leash.

It is illegal to wipe one’s car with used underwear.

Persons classified as “ugly” may not walk down any street.

It is illegal to pile horse manure more than six feet high on a street corner.

Giving or receiving oral sex is prohibited.

San Jose
It is illegal to have more than two cats or dogs.

San Luis Obispo
Using a gas-powered blower at a business on Sunday is prohibited.

Santa Monica
You may not play percussion instruments on the beach.

Shasta Lake
One may not raffle off a dog as a gift in any public place.

Simi Valley
Remote control cars can only be driven in designated areas of city parks.

Ducks have the right of way to cross Rancho California St.

Thousand Oaks
Before a business may have a “going out of business sale”, they must obtain a special permit from the city manager.

Ice cream men must obtain a license before selling any ice cream from their car.

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.

Persons may not pick flowers from the city parks.

Males may not dress as a female unless a special permit is obtained from the sheriff.

One may not leave sand in their own driveway.
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