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  • Waitresses may not carry drinks into a restaurant or bar.

  • Hotel sheets must be exactly 99 inches long and 81 inches wide.

  • If any person has a puppet show, wire dancing or tumbling act in the state of Indiana and receives money for it, they will be fined $3 under the Act to Prevent Certain Immoral Practices.

  • Anyone 14 or older who profanely curses, damns or swears by the name of God, Jesus Christ or the Holy Ghost, shall be fined one to three dollars for each offense, with a maximum fine of ten dollars per day.

  • A three dollar fine per pack will be imposed on anyone playing cards in Indiana under the Act for the Prevention of Gaming.

  • It is illegal for a man to be sexually aroused in public.

  • One may not sniff glue.

  • A person must get a referral from a licensed physician if he or she wishes to see a hypnotist unless the desired procedure is to quit smoking or lose weight.

  • Baths may not be taken between the months of October and March.

  • It is illegal to sell cars on Sunday.

  • Oral sex is illegal.

  • A man over the age of 18 may be arrested for statutory rape if the passenger in his car is not wearing her socks and shoes, and is under the age of 17.

  • It is against the law to pass a horse on the street.

  • It is illegal for a liquor store to sell cold soft drinks.

  • Liquor stores may not sell milk.

  • Grocery stores may not sell any type of cold liquor.

  • You can get out of paying for a dependent's medical care by praying for him/her.

  • One man may not back into a parking spot becasue it prevents police officers from seeing the license plate.

  • Smoking in the state legislature building is banned, except when the legislature is in session.

  • Check forgery can be punished with public flogging up to 100 stripes.

  • Pedestrians crossing the highway at night are prohibited from wearing tail lights.

  • No one may catch a fish with his bare hands.

  • Men are prohibited from standing in a bar.

  • You are not allowed to carry a cocktail from the bar to a table.

  • Drinks on the house are illegal.

  • Drinking from your own bottle in a bar can lead to your arrest.

  • You are required to pour your drink into a glass.

  • "Spiteful Gossip" and "talking behind a person's back" are illegal.

  • State government officials who engage in private duels can be dismissed from their post.

  • All males 18 to 50 years old must work six days a year on public roads.

  • Mustaches are illegal if the bearer has a tendency to habitually kiss other humans.

  • In Beech Grove - It is forbidden to eat watermelon in the park.

  • In Elkhart - It is illegal for barbers to threaten to cut off kid's ears.

  • In Evansville - While driving on Main Street you may not have your lights on.

  • In Fort Wayne - You may not sell or play on a radio broadcast, the record "It`s In the Book".

  • In Gary - Within four hours of eating garlic, a person may not enter a movie house, theater, or ride a public streetcar.

  • In Indianapolis - Hopefully, residents of the city have spedometers on their horses, for they can not ride them in excess of ten miles per hour.

  • In Indianapolis - One may only throw a stone at a bird in self-defense.

  • In Indianapolis - No person may collect rags on Sunday.

  • In South Bend - It is illegal to make a monkey smoke a cigarette.

  • In Terre Haute - No one may spit on the sidewalk.

  • In Warsaw - No one may throw an old computer across the street at their neighbor.




+1 #10 lol@g 2014-10-29 12:52
Man, Indiana is messed up. :)
+1 #9 HaHaHa 2012-01-09 00:36
TALLAHASSEE, FLA.—Unmarried couples who want to take the plunge and move in together, take heart. A Florida legislator is seeking to make you legal.

“Cohabitation” of unmarried people is currently a second-degree misdemeanor in the U.S. state, punishable by $500 or up to 60 days in jail. The same penalty applies to cheating husbands and wives—though only to opposite-sex couples.

The laws have been on the books since the late 1800s, but are rarely enforced. In 2006, though, a Jacksonville woman did take advantage of the law and have her husband arrested for cheating, according to a news report. (It’s not clear how the case came out.)
-1 #8 Tom Yates 2012-01-08 20:01
There is one (maybe odd) law that we have here in Indiana, and that is that it is illegal to sell a car on Sunday. That makes it a great time to go looking for a new car without being hounded by a bunch of car salesmen vultures.
0 #7 Kevin 2011-03-30 03:00
Idk, I'm here in evansville and i've heard some of these. But alot of them like the driving on main street with your headlights off is complete utter bullSHIT!
-2 #6 samm 2010-11-28 14:40
welcome to IN. we are idiots.
+1 #5 David hollar 2010-09-07 09:04
WoW. I have to admit. Im guilty. I have been recieving Oral 2-3 times a week and im still not in cuffs or fined. haha
0 #4 you don\'t need to know 2009-04-04 15:15
I would like to say that most of these are so @L93M?LD stupid like the smelling glue i do that all the time and i don\'t get arested :evil:
0 #3 Jenni 2009-03-27 17:02
Okay really this is crazy i mean really i live here too and wow i never heard of any of this i mean its sooo funny tho :woohoo:
0 #2 jana 2008-08-08 11:02
I actually live in Indiana as well, and have heard of many of these laws before...I think the point is that a lot of these laws are either extraodinarily old....or there was some strange incident that prompted the law to be created, but thus gained no formal following nor knowledge. As for the one about barbers in Elkhart, it seems to me as that is a bit of an older law, probably created quite a while ago, and people just forgot it existed.
0 #1 haley 2008-08-04 14:27
I live in Indiana. These are bullshit!
EXCEPT the bringing your own bottle into a bar thing, yeah that is illegal.

\"In Elkhart - It is illegal for barbers to threaten to cut off kid\'s ears.\"

this idk.
and im from elkhart.


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