Like every state, Iowa has some stupid laws on the books. Most were written long ago. Some were probably passed in the heat of the moment, perhaps when a council member caught a rival's pet pooping on their lawn. Others may have played a role in helping to get someone elected.

Regardless, you can't deny that plenty of these laws are completely useless. But they remain on the books. So now the question is: how many of these 12 stupid Iowa laws have you recently broken?

12 Stupid Iowa Laws Still on the Books

Just to be clear, many of these laws were passed in a different time, but it's still hilarious to wonder why they ever needed to be written in the first place:

Within the city limits, a man cannot wink at a woman he doesn't know. Screeching your tires is against the law. You cannot ride a mule down the street unless the mule wears a straw hat. Snowball fights are illegal. Musical car horns are not allowed. A woman cannot buy a hat without her husband's permission.

Striking a vending machine that stole your money is illegal. You cannot scream in a haunted house. No one may wear a bee in their hat. Spitting on the sidewalk can result in you getting a ticket. You can't whistle or sing on the streets at night. Serving wine in teacups is against the law.

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