The Dumbest Laws (MN and WI)


The land of 10,000 lakes declares mosquitos a public nuisance.

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.

Oral sex is prohibited.

All bathtubs must not have feet.


Cottage Grove

Airplanes may not be landed in city parks.

Residents of even numbered addresses may not water their plants on odd-numbered days excluding the thirty first day where it applies.


It shall be the duty of any policeman or any other officer to enforce the provisions of this Section, and if any cat is found running at large, or which is found in any street, alley or public place, it shall be the duty of any policeman or other officer of the city to kill such cat.


People are forbidden from walking in and/or down alleyways.

Red cars may not drive down Lake Street.


Driving a truck with dirty tires is considered a public nuisance.

Placing tacks on a sidewalk is considered a public nuisance.

Any person who persuades another to enter a massage therapist business after 11:00 PM is guilty of a misdemeanor.

St. Cloud

Hamburgers may not be eaten on Sundays.


State Law made it illegal to serve apple pie in public restaurants without cheese.

The state definition of rape stated that it was a man having sex with a woman he knows not to be his wife.

While all cheese making requires a license, Limburger cheese making requires a master cheese maker’s license.

It is illegal to kiss on a train.

It is illegal to cut a woman’s hair.

Margarine may not be substituted for butter in restaurants unless it is requested by the customer.

Butter substitutes are not allowed to be served in state prisons.

The government may not prohibit manual flushed urinals.

Whenever two trains meet at an intersection of said tracks, neither shall proceed until the other has.

As people used to smuggle it in from Illinois, all yellow butter substitute is banned.

Condoms were considered an obscene article and had to hidden behind the pharmacist’s counter.

At one time, margarine was illegal.

One may not camp in a wagon on any public highway or risk a fine of up to ten dollars.

It is a class A misdemeanor to wave a burning torch around in the air.

It is illegal to throw rocks at a railroad car.

Livestock have the right-of-way on public roads.



Tattooing is illegal unless it is done for medical purposes.

It is unlawful for one to allow another to use the first person’s telephone in order to make prank phone calls.


Screens are required on all windows from May 1 to October 1.

You are not allowed to put litter into someone else’s trash receptacle without express permission.

You know, sometimes it makes you wonder how on Earth human have made it this far.



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