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 Almost every city and state has some outdated, old-fashioned or even nonsensical laws on the books, and they can come about for a variety of reasons.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.
Whaling is prohibited.
It is not allowed to have the hind legs of farm animals in your boots.
It is forbidden for the owner of a bar to allow anyone inside to pretend to have relations with a buffalo.
Inappropriately touching an automobile is prohibited. (Clinton)
Anyone taken in for soliciting a pro must have their name and picture shown on television.
It is not allowed to wear your boots to bed.
It is prohibited to own a stink bomb. (Oklahoma City)
You cannot cause “annoying vibrations” in the city limits. (Bartlesville)
Women may not gamble unclothed, in lingerie, or while wearing a towel. (Schulter)