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Dumb Laws in Michigan

Persons may not be drunk on trains.

The last Sunday in June of every year was named �log cabin day�.

Cars may not be sold on Sunday.

It is illegal to kill a dog using a decompression chamber.

Adultery is illegal, but can only be punished upon a complaint by the affected husband or wife.

No man may seduce and corrupt an unmarried girl, or else he risks five years in prison.

A woman isn’t allowed to cut her own hair without her husband’s permission.

There is a 3 cent bounty for each starling and 10 cent bounty for each crow killed in any village, township, or city in the state. (Repealed, 2006)

It is legal for a robber to file a law suit, if he or she got hurt in your house.

You may not swear in front of women and children. (Repealed, 2002)

Any person over the age of 12 may have a license for a handgun as long as he/she has not been convicted of a felony.

City Laws in Michigan


There is a law that makes it legal for a farmer to sleep with his pigs, cows, horses, goats, and chickens.


Apparently the good folks in Detroit did not quite know what ‘new’ meant.

Putt-putt golf courses must close by 1:00 AM.

Security guards at Joe Louis Arena will confiscate any item they feel might be thrown onto the ice.

Couples are banned from making love in an automobile unless the act takes place while the vehicle is parked on the couple’s own property.

Willfully destroying your old radio is prohibited.

It is illegal for a man to scowl at his wife on Sunday.

It is illegal to let your pig run free in Detroit unless it has a ring in its nose.

Grand Haven

No person shall throw an abandoned hoop skirt into any street or on any sidewalk, under penalty of a five- dollar fine for each offense.

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