Here are a few things you probably didn't know about the state of Oklahoma: it is 24% forest, it has 33.7 million acres are farmland and mountains. You probably also didn't know that Oklahoma has some pretty weird laws. Like the rest of the county, many of the Oklahoma crazy laws originate from earlier days, but they are still in effect today. Take a stroll through the forests and farmland, and discover some weird Oklahoma laws.
Weird Oklahoma Laws
Kisses are limited to three minutes
If you get to Tulsa with your romantic partner, and you both feel a little frisky – make sure you don't kiss for more than three minutes. It's against the law.
You cannot take a bite out of someone else's burger
We 100% agree with this one. Want a burger? Get one of your own!
Having sexual intercourse with cars is against the law
In Clinton, Oklahoma, making love to a car is strictly against the law.
You cannot wash clothes in a birdbath
This one comes from Wynona in Oklahoma. Hopefully, you have a washing machine and won't need to use birdbaths to wash dirty clothes.
It is illegal to tip over a casket at a funeral in Oklahoma City
30-84. Disturbing funerals: "No person shall willfully disturb, interrupt or disquiet any assemblage of people who have met for the purpose of any funeral, or obstruct or detain any person or persons engaged in carrying or accompanying any dead body of a human being to a place of burial".
Women can only gamble with their clothes on
If you are a woman in Schulter Oklahoma, and you want to gamble – you better keep your clothes on. In Schulter, women cannot gamble in lingerie, while wearing a towel or while nude.
You cannot walk backward while eating a burger
In Oklahoma City, you can enjoy many tasty burgers. However, you cannot eat them while walking backward. We wonder where this weird Oklahoma law came from…
The mayor of Oklahoma City cannot go on strike
30-56. Strike against City prohibited.
(a) For the purpose of this section the term “strike” shall mean any strike or other concerted stoppage or slowdown of work, failure to report for duty, the willful absence from one’s position, or the abstinence in whole or in part from full, faithful and proper performance of the duties of employment for the purpose of inducing, influencing, or coercing a change in the conditions or compensation, or the rights, privileges or obligations of employment with the City.
(b) No person shall engage in, cause, instigate, aid, or participate in any strike against the City.
(c) No person shall direct, solicit, advise, encourage, or counsel any other person to strike against the City.
(d) Any person convicted of violating any provision hereof shall be guilty of a class “a” offense. Each day’s violation shall constitute a separate offense.
Opening soda bottles can only be done by a licensed engineer
This is a real head stretcher… in the city of Tulsa, you cannot enjoy a nice soda all willy nilly. You actually have to have a licensed engineer open the bottle for you!
It is illegal to cause "annoying vibrations" in city limits
We aren’t sure what constitutes "annoying vibrations"… however, you should avoid making them in Bartlesville Oklahoma.
You cannot put a hypnotized person in a display window
That would make one heck of a display, but nonetheless – it is illegal to put people under hypnosis in display windows in the city of Hawthahorne.
Oral sex is a misdemeanor
This one applies to the entire state of Oklahoma; if you break the no-oral-sex law, you can be jailed for a year and fined $2,500!
If someone runs over and kills your dog, they have to pay for the disposal
Section 3-6 Animals killed or injured on rights-of-way.
"Notwithstanding any provisions herein to the contrary, animals injured or killed on or along public streets or rights-of-way shall be presumed to be or having been running at large. The animal control officer shall remove all such animals and, at his or her discretion, deliver those needing medical attention to a veterinarian or to the animal shelter. The owner of the animal shall be liable for all expenses of treatment, impoundment and of disposal, in addition to any other penalties imposed for violation of this chapter."
Well, what did you think about Oklahoma's craziest laws? Do you think the laws where you come from can top it? If you want to read about more of the craziest laws in the United States, go to GoLookUp.