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Iowa Funny Laws

-It is a violation of the law to sell or distribute drugs or narcotics without having first obtained the appropriate Iowa drug tax stamp.
-A man with a moustache may never kiss a woman in public.
-It is illegal to accept a gratuity or tip in Iowa.
-One-armed piano players must perform for free.
-Kisses may last for no more than five minutes.
-Riverboat gamblers have a 5$ maximum bet.
-Tanning bed facilities must warn of the risk of getting a sunburn.
-A board was created to regulate among other things, hearing aids.
-You may shoot Native Americans if there are more than five of them on your property at any one time.
-Ministers must obtain a permit to carry their liquor across state lines.
-It is illegal to hunt from an aircraft.
-Doctors who treat a person with gonorrhea must report this to the local board of health and include the disease's "probable origin".
-All boxes used to pick hops must be exactly 36 inches long.
-An owner or employee of an establishment in Iowa that sells alcohol can't legally consume a drink there after closing for business.

Iowa City Laws

Bettendorf:
-Liquor stores may not place advertisements for beer outside the store.
Cedar Rapids:
-It is illegal to read peoples palms in the city limits.
Dubuque:
-Any hotel in the city limits must have a water bucket and a hitching post in front of the building.
Fort Madison:
-The fire department is required to practice fire fighting for fifteen minutes before attending a fire.
Indianola:
-The "Ice Cream Man" and his truck are banned.
Marshalltown:
-Horses are forbidden to eat fire hydrants.
Mount Vernon:
-One must obtain written permission from the City Council before throwing bricks onto a highway.
-No person may pick a flower from a city park.
-All softball diamond lights must be turned off by 10:30 PM.
Ottumwa:
-Within the city limits, a man may not wink at any woman he does not know.
 
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