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Dumb Iowa Laws

Note: All cited laws are real and currently in effect, and have been verified for authenticity by practicing attorney Nathan Belofsky, Esq., the world's leading authority on strange laws.

  • In the State of Iowa, it’s illegal for parents to have their deformed children exhibited in a circus.
  • In Iowa, lard cannot include windpipes, ears or blood.
  • In Iowa, it’s a crime to catch more than 48 frogs in one day.
  • In Iowa, surfing while drunk is against the law.
  • In Iowa, it’s illegal for children under ten to shine shoes.
  • In Iowa, bear-baiting is against the law.
  • In Iowa, it’s a crime to charge for use of a public toilet.
  • In Iowa, cloning humans is strictly forbidden.
  • In Iowa, sparrows cannot be used for target practice, except while training a hunting dog.
  • In Iowa, it’s a misdemeanor for a restaurant to serve margarine without posting a warning.
  • In Iowa, it’s illegal to own a bushbaby.
  • In Iowa, it’s a crime to molest or disturb a beaver dam.
  • In Iowa, it’s illegal to hunt with ferrets.
  • In Iowa, hitchhiking is against the law.
  • In Iowa, hazing a college student is a crime.

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