It can be hard to believe statements like “men who have mustaches are forbidden from kissing women” and “no driver-less vehicle may exceed 60 miles per hour” are laws in California. They leave you wondering why it is even a law, as absurd as it sounds but believe it. They are written in the law books. These are not the only weird, ridiculous laws California has. California has a whole long list of them. Here are some of our favorites to poke fun at:
A person who detonates a nuclear device in a city will have to pay a $500 fine. $500, is that it? Nuclear devices can be catastrophically devastating.
It is illegal for animals to mate in public within 1,500 feet of a church or school. We want to know who gets in trouble if animals are caught mating in public within those boundaries, especially if they are wild animals like 2 squirrels. Are the squirrels arrested?
In Dana Point, you cannot use your own restroom if the window is open. So, you will just need to hold your breath until you are done with your business before you can open the window to let the bathroom air out a bit.
In Carmel, a man must not go out in public if he is wearing a jacket and pants that do not match. To make things a little more fair, women cannot wear high heels. The fashion police may serve citations to the men and women who violate these ordinances!
Sorry kiddos, but you cannot eat ice cream while you are standing on the sidewalk. We guess you will need to get lucky and find a chair inside the shop, or stand in the street!
There is a long list of other insane laws in California. Unfortunately we too are unsure as to why exactly many these are still laws. Many are not enforced anymore, like telling people they cannot sing Happy Birthday in public because it is copyrighted, but some still are. Plus, you never know how your luck will turn out or how a police officer is. Maybe they will fine a woman for wearing high heels. Either way, it is helpful to be aware of some of these absurd laws, not to mention it can be pretty entertaining to read about.