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Dumb Mississippi 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 Mississippi, obtaining carnal knowledge of a woman of previous chaste character is punishable by five years in jail.
  • In Mississippi, it’s a crime to extinguish the light of a U. S. lighthouse.
  • In Mississippi, it’s against the law to challenge someone to a duel.
  • In Mississippi, it’s illegal to teach another the art of polygamy.
  • In Mississippi, it’s a crime to make unlawful use of a weapon of mass destruction.
  • In Mississippi, it’s illegal to steal an animal struck by a railroad car.
  • In Mississippi, a police officer confiscating a still cannot sample the product.
  • In Mississippi, using vulgar language in front of two or more people is a crime.
  • In Mississippi, it’s illegal to harass a seeing-eye dog.
  • In Mississippi, one who bears a second child out of wedlock has committed a crime.
  • In Mississippi, focusing a laser beam on a police officer is a crime.
  • In Mississippi, it’s illegal to spike a tree in order to injure a logger.
  • In Mississippi, it’s a crime to haze someone wishing to gain entrance to an organization.
  • In Mississippi, it’s a crime for a bridge toll collector to overcharge drivers.
  • In Mississippi, it’s a crime to sleep in a room in the State capital building.
  • In Mississippi, it’s a crime for an unmarried couple to have sex while living together.
  • In Mississippi, it’s illegal to sell the meat of a cat for food.
  • In Mississippi, drugstores cannot sell poison to children.
  • In Mississippi, it’s illegal for high school teachers to have intercourse with their students.
  • In Mississippi, removing a dead body from a grave out of mere wantonness is a crime.

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