I must say that aside from Dorothy's trip to Oz (I know, chiché), I had very little knowledge of Kansas. This activity taught me quite a lot! Did you know Kansas has an ocean? Me neither! Check it out:
• It is illegal for chicken thieves to work during daylight hours. I'm sure having only a graveyard shift really limits production.
• In Lawrence, all cars entering the city limits must first sound their horn to warn the horses of their arrival. Because the car might spook them of course. Especially if they aren't honking.
• In Dodge City, all places of business must provide a horse water trough. I bet that makes parking tricky.
• In Topeka, dead deer or chickens may not be hauled across Kansas Avenue. Other dead animals are fine, though, so feel free to drag your deceased pets through town.
• In Topeka, driving a herd of cattle through town is outlawed. Great news for shepherds. Less traffic.
• It is illegal to hunt whales. Um, we're still on Kansas, right?
• No one may catch fish with his bare hands. Good thing whales aren't fish, because I say, if you can catch a whale with your bare hands in Kansas, you can do whatever you damn well please with him.
• No one may wear a bee in their hat. Oh, but why? And what about a bonnet? Does that count?
• Rabbits may not be shot from motorboats. When hunting in Kansas, we'll have to find more difficult challenges, I suppose.
• The state game rule prohibits the use of mules to hunt ducks. So you're saying that time I rode my mule into the deep-dark duck forest in order to snag dinner I was an outlaw? Thank goodness I didn't get caught.
• In Derby, it is illegal to ride an animal down any road. Which is probably why businesses aren't required to provide horse water troughs in that city.
• In Wellington, residents are limited to four cats per household. I'm guessing I have a reader in Kansas who has more. Anybody?
Law information source: stupidlaws.com and dumblaws.com