Writing in the Quincy Herald-Whig, Steve Eighinger offers a sampling of ridiculous laws, State by State (Montana through Wyoming).
For example, a few of my favorites:
- In North Dakota it is illegal to fall asleep with your shoes on (who knows why or what business that is of legislators), while in South Dakota it is illegal to fall asleep in a cheese factory.
- Whistling underwater (I'm not quite sure how that's done) is against the law in Vermont.
- Birds, in Utah, have the right-of-way on the highways.
One of my favorite stupid laws comes from California, where it is illegal to set a mouse trap without a hunting license.