I found a site titled Weird Facts and was able to find a subsection of Weird Michigan Laws, here are a sampling of them

  • Persons may not be drunk on trains. According to one law firm this is true.
  • Under state law, dentists are officially classified as mechanics.
  • It is illegal to kill a dog using a decompression chamber.
  • Adultery is illegal, but can only be punished upon a complaint by the affected husband or wife.
  • No man may seduce and corrupt an unmarried girl, or else he risks five years in prison.
  • Cars may not be sold on Sunday.
  • You may not swear in front of women and children.
  • In Clawson - There is a law that makes it legal for a farmer to sleep with his pigs, cows, horses, goats, and chickens.
  • In Detroit - Willfully destroying your old radio is prohibited.
  • In Detroit - It is illegal to let your pig run free in Detroit unless it has a ring in its nose.
  • In Grand Haven - No person shall throw an abandoned hoop skirt into any street or on any sidewalk, under penalty of a five- dollar fine for each offense.
  • In Harper Woods - It is illegal to paint sparrows to sell them as parakeets.
  • In Kalamazoo - It is against the law to serenade your girlfriend.
  • In Rochester - All bathing suits must have been inspected by the head of police.
  • In Soo - Smoking while in bed is illegal.
  • In Wayland - Anyone can keep their cow on Main Street downtown at a cost of 3 cents per day.

Are they above still true or were they ever true I could not verify?  I just thought it was fun to read.

Here is one that is absolutely true and brought to us from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy:

You’re breaking the law if you cut the hair of another person in Michigan without the government’s permission, even if it’s for a friend or family member, and even if there’s no charge

I guess I have to tell my wife she can no longer cut my “follically” challenged head.

Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash
Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash

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