So in a specific borough of New Jersey, it's a finable offence to walk while you text. This means you can't be playing Words With Friends as you're getting run over, mmmkay? Lovely stuff.
And while Britain isn't above a good ol' fashioned crazy law every once in a while - as many a Welshman wandering into Chester on a Friday night will tell you - we have to say that America has the golden gawdy crown when it comes to loony laws.
Several websites are dedicated to the fine pursuit of discussing US local laws, with DumbLaws.com and GuyManningham.com leading the pack, and even two books being published on the topic, namely You May Not Tie an Alligator To A Fire Hydrant: 101 Real Dumb Laws and The Book of Strange Laws and Curious Legal Oddities.
We've gathered together just 15 of our favourite bits of long-forgotten American legislation and created this bonkers bylaw gallery for you to giggle at - but remember, you shouldn't be tying alligators to fire hydrants in the first place. Very poor form, ol' chap.
Does swearing when you touch something really hot count? Probably not, now we think about it. <em>(Photo credit: Getty)</em>
They are, however, permitted to rain all they like, especially after (or during) a drought. <br><br> <em>(Picture credit: Getty)</em>
Conversely, smiling at a police officer is actively encouraged. We're guessing. <br /><br /> (Photo credit: jupiterimages)
Not even giant ones to genius billionaire playboy philanthropists<a href="http://latimesherocomplex.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/6a00d8341c630a53ef01347fc4653d970c-600wi.jpg" target="_hplink"> such as Tony Stark here</a>. <em>(Photo credit: Getty)</em>
An exception is made for lions of the chocolate bar variety. <em> (Photo credit: PA)</em>
It doesn't appear to be illegal to walk across the road carrying a giant pane of glass, however, which will make Buster Keaton fans happy. <em>(Photo credit: Getty)</em>
Manners makyth man, after all - and in this town's case, manners also makyth Maine. <em>(Photo credit: Getty)</em>
This also means that you can't tie a fire hydrant to a passing alligator, before you go getting any silly ideas. <em>(Photo credit: PA)</em>
Forks, however, are fair game. If only Daredevil's <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullseye_%28comics%29" target="_hplink">Bullseye</a> were a real person and could somehow make it down to The City sometime soon... <em>(Photo credit: Getty)</em>
This one actually makes sense - you'd do better to fish in a pond or a lake. <em>(Photo credit: jupiterimages)</em>
Unless they're actually having a bath, in which case, fair enough. <em>(Photo credit: PA)</em>
Here in the UK, we'd call that 'the British sense of fair play' - after all, robbery's just a bit of sport, what? <em>(Photo credit: jupiterimages)</em>
Of course, here in Britain, we have a different law - here it's illegal to lend your <em>hoover</em> to your next door neighbour. Wait, something's wrong with that sentence... <em>(Photo credit: Getty)</em>
Unfortunately, the legal statues are unclear as to what constitutes 'bothering' when it comes to a butterfly. Whatever the weather, don't run around with a butterfly net, pretending your a Jedi - it's just not worth it. <em> (Photo credit: PA)</em>
And just to be polite, he should give 'em a bell when he's making his getaway. Well, it always pays to be polite. <em>(Photo credit: jupiterimages)</em>