Dumbness and stupidity can be found at the highest levels of our society. The law is not exempt from examples of stupidity. And it is found far and wide across our country in each and every state. All states have weird and dumb laws on the books. It is often more time consuming and costly to have them removed, so there they sit. They usually aren’t acted upon but they are legal and binding and can be enacted upon if an officer of the law wanted to do so. Some are actually new and have been used recently. How strange are Iowa’s weird laws? Here are the top five strangest laws in Iowa. These are listed here in descending order for your entertainment. It is hoped that you would not use them to enact a citizen’s arrest! Talk about dumb and stupid!
Iowa is the food capital of the world!
It is a violation of the law to sell or distribute drugs or narcotics without having first obtained the appropriate Iowa drug tax stamp.
Do you really expect a drug dealer to follow any kind of law? Come on!
A man with a moustache may never kiss a woman in public.
Kisses may last for no more than five minutes.
Unless you have a mustache (see number 4)
One-armed piano players must perform for free.
I actually think a one-armed piano player would be MORE entertaining that a two armed piano player – just saying.
Ministers must obtain a permit to carry their liquor across state lines.
Is there something special about Ministers liquor that I am unaware of? Please clue me in.
Some of my favorite laws that are specific to certain towns:
The fire department is required to practice fire fighting for fifteen minutes before attending a fire.
Don’t hold your breath for help! The fire department is gonna arrive late to the fire!
The “Ice Cream Man” and his truck are banned.
I wonder about the Candy Man?
Horses are forbidden to eat fire hydrants.
Wow they grow ‘um tough in Iowa, those horses teeth can chew metal!
Warning: This piece is written as humor. For some, unfortunately, this needs to be stated.