Tennessee Dumb Laws

You can’t shoot any game other than whales from a moving automobile.


Hollow logs may not be sold.


More than 8 women may not live in the same house because that would constitute a brothel.


It is illegal to use a lasso to catch a fish.


“Crimes against nature” are prohibited.


Ministers are to be dedicated to God and therefore are not eligible to hold a seat in either House of the Legislature.

Any person who participates in a duel may not hold any public office in the state.

Giving and receiving oral sex is still prohibited by law.


Stealing a horse is punishable by hanging.


No Christian parent may require their children to pick up trash from the highway on Easter day.

Driving is not to be done while asleep.


It is legal to gather and consume roadkill.


The definition of “dumb animal” includes every living creature.

Interracial marriages are illegal.

Tattooing a minor is a misdemeanor.

It is illegal to dare a child to purchase a beer.

It is illegal to place tacks on a highway.

Skunks may not be carried into the state.