For the most part, the people of Idaho are good law-abiding citizens. Idaho boasts a lower crime rate in violent and non-violent crimes than the national average. But, did you know that some Idahoans could be breaking the law and not even know it? The Gem state has some pretty random and strange laws on the books. Take a look, you might be breaking the law and not even know it.

There's a site called that lists, you guessed it, some of the dumbest laws in the state. For example, did you know that its illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing less than fifty pounds? Or, you may not fish on a camel’s back. Time to change my weekend plans. It’s also illegal to ride a merry-go-round on Sundays.

Here’s a list of all the dumb laws in the state of Idaho and to check out a list of dumb laws in other states check out here.


Residents may not fish from a giraffe’s back.

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If a police officer approaches a vehicle and suspects that the occupants are engaging in sex, he must either honk, or flash his lights and wait for three minutes before approaching the car.


Dirt may not be swept from ones house into the street.

Bicycles are not allowed in the tennis courts.

Persons may not camp out on sidewalks in the city.


A law passed in 1912 provided that “The carrying of concealed weapons is forbidden, unless some are exhibited to public view.

A person may not be seen in public without a smile on their face.

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