You can find these crazy laws on Dumblaws.com
They are laws that are still on the books, although they may not be enforced.
In Ohio, it is illegal for more than five women to live in a house.
This apparently was put in place to prevent brothels. (place of prostitution)
It is illegal to fish for whales… on Sunday.
The rest of the week is fine though.
In Cleveland Women are prohibited from wearing patent leather shoes in public.
Apparently this one came about from complaints that men were trying to see reflections of their underwear.
It is illegal to get a fish drunk.
This must have come about from people feeding them beer and then they become alcoholic, want more and they have to make a fish-rehab centre…
In Cleveland, it is illegal to catch mice without a hunting license.
It’s likely that this one came about from people using them for macabre taxadermy diaramas like on “Dinner for Schmucks”
In Columbus, it is illegal for stores to sell Corn Flakes on Sunday.
In North Canton, It’s illegal to roller skate without notifying the police.
In the state of Ohio, it is illegal to kill a housefly within 160 feet of a church without a license.
In Canton, electric fences are banned.
you can imagine irate ramblers getting surprise shocks and then complaining to the authorities
In Oxford, it is illegal to drive around the town square more than 100 times in a single session.
Can I drive around it 99 times?
In Canton, if one loses their pet tiger, they must notify the authorities within one hour.
In Oxford it’s illegal for a woman to strip off her clothing while standing in front of… a man’s picture.
This one is interesting, because How would anyone know? Unless she was doing it in a public place. And then surely the rule is it’s illegal for a woman (or man) to strip off in public?
In Paulding a policeman may bite a dog to quiet him.
Unfortunately that’s all it says, as crazy as that sounds.