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List of strange state laws on the books in Oklahoma. These rules and regulations were passed by the Oklahoma state legislature, or in an individual Oklahoma city and- for one reason or another- were never overturned, remaining active on the books until this day. Almost every city and state has some outdated, old-fashioned or even nonsensical laws on the books, and they can come about for a variety of reasons. Most frequently, the laws appeared in the books following a court ruling on a specific case, that then set a common law precedent from that point on.

Strange or unnecessary laws have become a popular source for humor, online and more generally in popular culture. TV shows like "The Simpsons" have had a lot of fun with the notion of small towns having peculiar regulations on the books. (In one episode, Mayor Quimby is surprised to find out the town charter mandates that all ducks wear long pants)

Often, "dumb laws" as reported on websites and in humor books have been shown to be inaccurate. This sometimes happens because a real, sensible law has been exaggerated or misunderstood, turning into something that sounds silly or ridiculous. Other times, it is simply the result of a hoax being repeated enough times to gain some kind of credibility. If you think any of the laws on this page are not accurate or do not remain active in Oklahoma, let me know in the comments below.

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    Ugly faces

    People who make “ugly faces” at dogs may be fined and/or jailed.
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    Oral sex

    Oral sex is a misdemeanor and is punishable by one year in jail and a $2,500 fine.
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    Farm animals

    It is illegal to have the hind legs of farm animals in your boots.
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    New York Jets clothing

    If you wear New York Jets clothing, you may be put in jail. (Ada)
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    Hypnotized person

    It is unlawful to put any hypnotized person in a display window. (Hawthahorne)
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    Pretending to have sex

    It is illegal for the owner of a bar to allow anyone inside to pretend to have sex with a ... more
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    Gambling for women

    Women may not gamble in the nude, in lingerie, or while wearing a towel. (Schulter)
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    Soliciting a hooker

    Anyone arrested for soliciting a hooker must have their name and picture shown on television. more
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    Soda bottle

    You may not open a soda bottle without the supervision of a licensed engineer. (Tulsa)
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    Dog is run over by a car

    If one's dog is run over by a car, the owner must pay for the dog’s disposal. (Bartelsville) ... more
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    Annoying vibrations

    It is illegal to cause “annoying vibrations” in the city limits. (Bartlesville)
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    Dogs

    Dogs must have a permit signed by the mayor in order to congregate in groups of three or more ... more
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    Fish on a fishbowl

    Fish may not be contained in fishbowls while on a public bus.
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    Wearing your boots

    It is illegal to wear your boots to bed.
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    Owning cats

    No person may own more than two adult cats. (Bartesville)
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    Spitting

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    Reading a comic book

    It is against the law to read a comic book while operating a motor vehicle.
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    new! Statutory rape

    It’s statutory rape for a man over 18 to have sex with a female under the age of 18, provided ... more
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    Forbidden to do hair

    Females are forbidden from doing their own hair without being licensed by the state.
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    Taking a bite

    Oklahoma will not tolerate anyone taking a bite out of another’s hamburger.
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    Tissues

    Tissues are not to be found in the back of one’s car.
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    Honk your horn

    While passing another vehicle, you must honk your horn. (Yukon)
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    Sex before married

    It is illegal to have sex before you are married.
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    Tip over a casket

    One may not tip over a casket at a funeral. (Oklahoma City)
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    Molesting

    Molesting an automobile is illegal. (Clinton)
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    Whaling

    Whaling is illegal.
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    Cars

    Cars must be tethered outside of public buildings.
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    Tax for furniture

    Residents are taxed for the furniture in their homes, and any other personal belongings.
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    Stink bomb

    It is illegal to own a stink bomb.(Oklahoma City)
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    Horse tripping event

    One may not promote a “horse tripping event”.

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