Ok, so every state has funny, strange, or downright dumb laws. These are some of Iowa’s finest. I can’t guarantee they are all accurate, but supposedly they are or have been actual laws/regulations in the state.
It’s a crime to catch more than 48 frogs in one day. Luckily I’m only on #37 for today.
Surfing while drunk is illegal. You know because we’re by a coast and all.
It is a violation of the law to sell or distribute drugs or narcotics without having first obtained the appropriate Iowa drug tax stamp. Hmm, pretty sure this will get you a felony drug charge.
A man with a moustache may never kiss a woman in public. I mustache you a question.
One-armed piano players must perform for free. I really don’t even know what to say about this, haha.
Kisses may last for no more than five minutes. Hmm.
The Iowa Legislature once passed a resolution ordering the state cafeteria to start serving cornbread. Government hard at work, I see.
You may shoot Native Americans if there are more than five of them on your property at any one time. I recommend not doing this. This will also get you a felony charge. Unless you know, they’re trying to kill your family or something.
In Dubuque, any hotel within the city limits must have a water bucket and a hitching post in front of the building. Yee-haw!
Warn your hubby that after lovemaking in Ames, Iowa, he isn’t allowed to take more than three gulps of beer while lying in bed with you or holding you in his arms. They didn’t saw how big of gulps. And I suppose you could still smoke a cig, if that’s your thing. 😉
The fire department of Fort Madison is required to practice fire fighting for fifteen minutes before attending a fire. We’re coming guys, hang on!
The “Ice Cream Man” and his truck are banned from Indianola. Those poor deprived children. Fun haters.
Remember when you’re in Marshalltown it is forbidden for your horse to eat fire hydrants. Dang, you’ll have to feed them hay instead.
In Mount Vernon don’t forget: one must obtain written permission from the City Council before throwing bricks onto a highway. I serious wonder what they’d say if you walked into city hall and ask them this. “Why certainly, thanks for asking. Go ahead and throw bricks all over the highway. Won’t be a problem at all.”
To be compliant with Ottumwa city laws, a man may not wink at any woman he does not know. Creep. 😉
Know any funny laws from your state?
*Disclosure: This is not an official document by any means, before following any of these laws check with government officials for their accuracy.