Believe it or not, there are a lot of strange laws in and out of this country! So this means it’s quite important to know the local laws when traveling to places unknown. For example, there was a tourist that went to Italy and decided to take home some sand.
As it turns out, attempting to smuggle the white sand from the country the tourist was stopped and slapped with a huge fine. A $1,200 fine to be exact! Who would have thought smuggling sand from the beaches in Sardinia would be illegal?!? However, the tourist was not the first to get slapped with a fine like this. So be sure to read up on local laws, no matter how strange they might seem. Believe it or not, even Missouri has laws that you might not know about!
Weird Missouri Laws
- Single men between the ages of twenty-one and fifty must pay an annual tax of one dollar (enacted in 1820).
- It is not exactly illegal to speed. (Though you will definitely still get a ticket if you do)
- You need a permit to shave while driving.
- In Columbia – Though clotheslines are banned, clothes may be draped over a fence.=
- In Columbia – One may not drink in a bar between 2:00 and 6:00 AM.
- In Kansas City – Minors are not allowed to purchase cap pistols, however, they may buy shotguns freely.
- In Kansas City – Installation of bathtubs with four legs resembling animal paws is prohibited.
- In Marquette – It is illegal for more than four unrelated persons to occupy the same dwelling (The Brothel Law).
- Frightening a baby is in violation of the law.
- In Purdy – Dancing is strictly prohibited.
- In Saco – Women are forbidden from wearing hats that might frighten timid persons, children, or animals.
- In St. Louis – Itis illegal for an on-duty firefighter to rescue a woman wearing a nightgown. In order to be rescued, a woman must be fully dressed.
- In St. Louis – A milk man may not run while on duty.
- Four women may not rent an apartment together.
- In University City – No person may have a “yard sale” in their front yard.
- As you can see we also have our fair share of interesting laws! Know anymore that isn’t on this list?