July 3, 2008
In the state of Virginia, no animal may be hunted on Sundays with the exception of raccoons, which may be hunted until 2 a.m.
In Prince William County, VA: no person may keep a skunk as a pet, it is illegal to cuss about another, and it is illegal to park a car on railroad tracks. (Though Darwin's theory on natural selection might take care of any scofflaws of that one.)
In North Carolina organizations may not hold their meetings while the members present are in costume. Which is why the McClusky family does not hold it's reunions there.
In Dunn, NC no one may visit departed love ones after dark and in Zebulon, NC no one may stand outside the police station for any purpose after dark. That last law would also presumably include police officers so if you want to commit a crime in Zebulon, wait till sundown. Also in Zebulon no one may walk on top of the water tank of the city, presumably to discourage any cheap Jesus imitators.
As expected the state of California has some of the weirdest laws on the books. In the Golden State it's illegal to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool, animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school or place of worship and it is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale. Apparently after failing as a sea captain Ahab became a CA state legislator.
Lastly, in San Jose, CA, you can't sleep in an outhouse without the owner's permission. A word of advice, if the owner says yes, do not, under any circumstances, agree to sleep in the basement.
For more crazy laws still on the books go here.