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4/18/11

Funny Idaho Laws (and I'm gonna break some)

I have seen other bloggers making posts of funny laws in their state, but I'm going to up the ante a little.

I'm going to break one of these laws this weekend.  And you're going to help me choose which one.



Here are a list of absurd laws found in Idaho:


- You may not fish on a camel’s back.

- Boise, ID:  Residents may not fish from a giraffe’s back.

- If a police officer approaches a vehicle and suspects that the occupants are engaging in sex, he must either honk, or flash his lights and wait for three minutes before approaching the car.

- Bicycles are not allowed in the tennis courts.

- Pocatello, ID:  A person may not be seen in public without a smile on their face.  (“It is prohibited for pedestrians and motorists to display frowns, grimaces, scowls, threatening and glowering looks, gloomy and depressed facial appearances, generally all of which reflect unfavorably upon the city’s reputation.”)

- Riding a merry-go-round on Sundays is considered a crime.

- A boy may only court a girl after obtaining written permission from her father.

- Children up to the age of 14 must have a certificate signed by their parents to testify that they regularly brush their teeth.

- Idaho Falls: It is illegal for anyone over the age of eighty-eight to ride a motorcycle. 

- You are not allowed to sleep in a dog kennel. (unless you are a dog)

- You can't buy or sell chickens after sundown without the sheriff's permission.

- Non-married couples in Idaho who engage in sexual intercourse can be jailed for up to six months.

- It is Illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing less than fifty pounds.


To vote, leave a comment telling me which law you want to see me break.  I'm not over 88, so I can't do the motorcycle one.  And I'm not a police officer, so I can't do the sex one.  But you get the idea.  Vote for your favorite, and I'll post the results on Sunday.


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46 witty retorts:

elexerdelex said...

Sleep in a dog kennel!!!

Choirchick22 said...

Do the sex one. You guys aren't married right? Good luck with the six months in jail!

Lost.in.Idaho said...

@choir: Wouldn't you rather I do one where i'll show pictures? Nobody wants to see me getting busy....

Claude said...

I think you should go around with a scowl and sleep in a dog kennel.

On another note, are those laws for real??

Choirchick22 said...

Hey! You're the one who made it an option :P

D4 said...

You should totally fish on a camel. I'd say giraffe, more exotic, but for some reason I'd think they're harder to come by than camels.

AHAHAHAHAHAHA

XPSMcLaren said...

I am all for sleeping in the dog kennel. HAve a friend call to report you, just to see if they give a crap about it.

Stare Dad said...

- Pocatello, ID: A person may not be seen in public without a smile on their face. (“It is prohibited for pedestrians and motorists to display frowns, grimaces, scowls, threatening and glowering looks, gloomy and depressed facial appearances, generally all of which reflect unfavorably upon the city’s reputation.”) <- love this one

now tbh i do agree with that cops one. some couples have the right to privacy,

Rancher Mom said...

I am quite sure that your GF would love a 50# box of chocolates (who wouldn't?!). I am voting for that one. 50 pounds of chocolate...nummmmmm

Chris Phillips said...

You can do the sex one and then get off if he violates the law. I want you to fish from a camel's back.

Autumnforest said...

Freaking awesome! I say keep riding your bike on the tennis courts while they're playing! AZ has a good one--no washing your donkey in a bathtub!

SirJohnBear said...

Oh Idaho, you never cease to amaze me with some of the things you do.

Cool blog bro.

Paige said...

you cant have sex if youre not married?!?! what the fucking fuck?!?!

Frosty said...

Just remember, for it to be illegal must mean someone has done it :p

Adsila said...

Go to Pocatello and sleep in a dog kennel with a frown on your face. You can also give your sweetie a couple pieces of candy but make sure you don't weigh less than 50 pounds (or is that the candy, duh!)

cakeologist said...

You should sleep in a dog kennel.

Lori Dyan said...

I went to Boise on vacation when I was 13 yrs old and thought it was so ...wait for it...EXOTIC! Granted, I was living in Calgary and didn't get out much...

Great post!
L

Kelly said...

'You may not fish on a camel’s back?" The first one was the most absurd if you ask me. What's so wrong about fishing off the back of a camel. I do it all the time. If I try fishing off the back of a grizzly bear like I've in the past, it's hard for me to catch anything because the danged bear gets to 'em first and won't let me have any.

Anyway, I vote for you to FISH FROM A GIRAFFE'S BACK- just because I think you'd have more luck in catching something- even if it's a case of crabs.

mac-and-me said...

sing
breaking the law
breaking the law
breaking the law
while you do it :3

Astronomy Pirate said...

Ride a bike on a tennis court! Since everyone else is voting for all this other stuff, I'll pick the underdog. It's also easy, fun, and work safe, even if highly illegal.

Astronomy Pirate said...

Alternatively, go to the Fried Up Chicken place after sundown and buy some chicken, perhaps after you ride a bike on a tennis court? A good two-fer.

The Old Master said...

Astronomy Pirate knows what hes sayin!

ironchefman said...

These weird laws are always a laugh. If you can even find some of the original reasoning behind them, it can make for an interesting read. But I have no idea why a place would ban merry go rounds on a Sunday...

becca said...

wow you amaze me with the things you find. have fun being a rule breaker

after3 said...

Rules have never made sence to me. a3

Shutterbug said...

LOL. Funny laws. Buy a chicken after sundown.

Dale said...

haha, these are funny laws. The bicycle on a tennis court is pretty random. I say break that one first. :)

Nice post
-Dale

G said...

Dog kennel, dog kennel, dog kennel!

LifeHacks said...

I liked the bird sitting on the no birds allowed sign

kitkat said...

Hahaha the laws are hilarious! I bet idahoans break them everyday without even realizing it. I think u shld go out with a huge ugly frown on ur face and make sure to let police officers see that u'r frowning :p

WOODLOUSE said...

what silly laws!

Kicking Rocks said...

I can picture the mafia riding the merry go round on a Sunday...LMAO!

The Reckmonster said...

I want you to go to the local sheriff's office just to "ask" for permission to conduct a chicken buying transaction after sundown and see what they say. Ask for some "official permission paperwork" and when they don't know what the hell you're talking about, raise hell about them MAKING you break the law!!

zepdragon said...

Lol, I vote (easiest that I see) ride a bike on the courts or a merry go round on sunday, otherwise, for fun, sex before marriage XD

Smart Ass Sara said...

I say pretend to be having sex on the highway and see if the cops honk/wait. If not, have a copy of this law handy and ask for his badge number.

A Beer for the Shower said...

Sleep in a dog kennel after having sex with your non-married girlfriend... in the dog kennel. Two in one, baby!

Caity said...

I want you to ride a bicycle through a tennis court in a playground on a Sunday and then leap from the bike onto a nearby merry go round use the momentum to have a jolly good ride. LMAO.


Wow. Come back to Cali. Now.

Jewels said...

Why stop at 1!? I think you should go to Potacello and ride a bicycle on a tennis court while scowling...or you can ride a merry go round there while frowning at everyone. I say make it worth it and go big or go home---2 for 1!

A Beer for the Shower said...

My vote is for hanging out on a park bench scowling at passersby. If the cops give you hell, make for the car for a quickie. You can do a lot in three minutes if you put your mind to it.

On My Soapbox said...

I think you should get photographic evidence of riding a bicycle on a tennis court. But this is coming from someone who's not married and would have been jailed for YEARS!

A Beer for the Shower said...

That last comment is from Brandon, btw.

THUNDERCAT said...

Merry-go-round on Sunday, a crime? WTF!!! I'm so gonna hit up your town, ride one on a Sunday wearning nothing but a Cheese Helmet and a pimp cup neck lace!!!

Blair said...

Great post! Very interesting, I'll be sure to come back! Keep up the great work :)

Killtrip said...

This amuses me.. I have family in Idaho..

Lady Estrogen said...

merry-go-round on a Sunday? Who would've thought of such a disgusting and depraved activity? Certainly now me! Love it.

Anonymous said...

Do the pocatello scowl!!

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