Our lawmakers pass some crazy laws...ok...stupid laws.  According to Dumblaws.com here are some that are still on the books in Iowa, Minnesota, & South Dakota.

South Dakota:

  • No horses are allowed into Fountain Inn unless they are wearing pants.
  • It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep in a cheese factory.
  • Movies that show police officers being struck, beaten, or treated in an offensive manner are forbidden.
  • If there are more than 5 Native Americans on your property you may shoot them.


  • It is a crime to use a dead person’s handicapped parking sign or license plate
  • 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.
  • It is a violation of the law to sell or distribute drugs or narcotics without having first obtained the appropriate Iowa drug tax stamp.
  • Tanning bed facilities must warn of the risk of getting a sunburn.
  • 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.”
  • All boxes used to pick hops must be exactly 36 inches long.


  • It is illegal to stand around any building without a good reason to be there.
  • A person may not cross state lines with a duck atop his head.
  • It is illegal to sleep naked.
  • All men driving motorcycles must wear shirts.
  • Citizens may not enter Wisconsin with a chicken on their head.
  • All bathtubs must not have feet.
  • Airplanes may not be landed in city parks.

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