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 New Hampshire’s weird laws? Here are the top five strangest laws in New Hampshire. 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!
You may not tap your feet, nod your head, or in any way keep time to the music in a tavern, restaurant, or cafe.
A great place to live if you are deaf.
It is illegal to pick seaweed up off of the beach.
Seaweed can be used as food, medicine, fertilizer or industrial, but not in New Hampshire.
Any cattle that cross state roads must be fitted with a device to gather its feces.
You may not run machinery on Sundays.
You heard it, you have permission to be a couch potato and watch the game. I hope a TV isn’t considered machinery.
On Sundays citizens may not relieve themselves while looking up.
No heavenly stream.
Some really crazy city laws:
In cemeteries it is illegal to: get drunk, picnic, enter at night, and enter by one’s self if that person is younger than 10.
I wasn’t aware Claremont has troubled kids under 10 that get drunk and run amuk at night in the cemeteries. They raise ’em rough in New Hampshire.
From White Mountain National Forest:
If a person is caught raking the beaches, picking up litter, hauling away trash, building a bench for the park, or many other kind things without a permit, he/she may be fined $150 for “maintaining the national forest without a permit”.
So them fine people for being do gooders! You might as well stay home.
Please note: This piece is written as humor. It is meant as entertainment only. For some reason, this needs to be stated for some readers.