While reading a smallbiztrends article, i was amazed at how common uncommon laws are in America.  I was even more amazed at the fact that these odd laws are actually affecting businesses.  Although I won’t go through all of them, here are the top 10 WTF laws in America from the article:

  1. Pasadena, CA: it’s illegal for a secretary to be alone in a room with his/her boss
  2. Rehoboth, DE: it’s illegal to sell alcohol in nightclubs if dancing occurs on the premise at the same time
  3. Florida:  Women may be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer (as can the salon owner)
  4. Eagle, ID:  People can not camp out on sidewalks in the city
  5. Carlsbad, NE:  The Webster dictionary is banned from the city
  6. Cleveland, OH: It’s illegal to catch mice without a hunting license
  7. Morrisville, PA: women must have a permit to wear cosmetics
  8. South Carolina:  Musical instruments cannot be sold on Sundays
  9. Evererett, WA: It’s illegal to display a hypnotized person in a store window
  10. Richmond, VA: it’s illegal to flip a coin in a restaurant to see who pays for coffee