Weird West Virginia Laws

  • No children may attend school with their breath smelling of “wild onions.
  • Unmarried couple who live together and “lewdly associate” with one another may face up to a year in prison.
  • When a railroad passes within 1 mile of a community of 100 or more people in it, they must build a station and stop there regularly to pick up and drop off passengers.
  • Any person who commits adultery shall be fined at least twenty dollars.
  • It is legal for a male to have sex with an animal as long as it does not exceed 40 lbs.
  • A tax of 1 cent is levied for every 16 and 9 ounces of coke sold in a store.
  • A person may be placed in jail for up to six months for making fun of someone who does not accept a challege.
  • It is illegal to snooze on a train.
  • A person may not hold public office if he or she has ever participated in a duel.
  • For each act of public swearing a person shall be fined one dollar.
  • According to the state constitution, it is unlawful for anyone to own a red or a black flag.
  • If you wear a hat inside a theater, you may be fined.
  • Roadkill may be taken home for supper.
  • Whistling underwater is prohibited.
  • In Alderson – One may not walk a lion, tiger or leopard, even on a leash.
  • In Huntington – Firemen may not whistle or flirt at any woman passing a firehouse.
  • It is legal to beat your wife so long as it is done in public on Sunday, on the courthouse steps.
  • In Nicholas County – No member of the clergy is allowed to tell jokes or humorous stories from the pulpit during a church service.
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