New York has a lot of things to really love: the city, the Adirondacks, the food and the diversity. It's safe to say there are a few things to dislike, too - taxes, anyone? These dumb laws really take the cake.

Try and imagine the scenario that led to the passage of a law about ice cream in your pocket. Was that a thing back in the day? Crazy.

Here are some of the dumbest laws in New York, according to

  1. It is illegal to congregate in public with two or more people while each wearing a mask or any face covering which disguises your identity.
  2. In New York, adultery is still a crime.
  3. It is against the law to throw a ball at someone’s head for fun.
  4. The penalty for jumping off a building is death.
  5. New Yorkers cannot dissolve a marriage for irreconcilable differences unless they both agree to it.
  6. A person may not walk around on Sundays with an ice cream cone in his/her pocket.
  7. Women may go topless in public, providing it is not being used as a business.
  8. While riding in an elevator, one must talk to no one, and fold his hands while looking toward the door.
  9. You may not smoke within 100 feet of the entrance to a public building.
  10. Slippers are not to be worn after 10:00 PM.
  11. It is illegal for a woman to be on the street wearing “body hugging clothing”.
  12. Citizens may not greet each other by “putting one’s thumb to the nose and wiggling the fingers”.
  13. A fine of $25 can be levied for flirting.

How many of these laws have you broken?


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