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50 Outrageous U.S. Laws

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50 OUTRAGEOUS U.S. STATE LAWS


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You may not agree with every U.S. law, but we can all admit that they are necessary to keep the peace.


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You may not agree with every U.S. law, but we can all admit that they are necessary to keep the peace. However, there are a few that are so downright silly, outdated, and bizarre that we don’t know why they sEll exist.


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Passing a new law is no laughing ma8er, but some of these state-specific rules are total jokes.


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Passing a new law is no laughing ma8er, but some of these state-specific rules are total jokes. If you plan on si:ng on a sidewalk in Reno or owning more than two cats in Oklahoma, think again. Those offenses may just land you in jail!


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Let’s take a road trip and find the most OUTRAGEOUS law that has been passed in every state.


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Alabama: bear wrestling matches are prohibited. Alaska: in juneau, flamingo owners are prohibited from bringing their pet into a barbershop. Arizona: it is illegal to refuse a person a glass of water Arkansas: it is against the law to honk a car horn at a sandwich shop after 5pm. california: in el monte, it’s illegal to own a pinball machine. colorado: in boulder it’s legal to taunt or insult a police officer until he or she asks you to stop.


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 Connecticut: in Meriden, it is prohibited to use a bean whistle in public. Delaware: it is illegal to show an “R” rated movie at drive-in theaters. Florida: it is illegal to sell your children. Georgia: it is illegal for bars to run 2-for-1 deals on alcoholic drinks Hawaii: you cannot have more than one alcoholic drink in front of you at one time.  Idaho: in eagle, residents may not sweep dirt from their house onto the street.


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Illinois: It is legal for people under 21 to drink alcohol if they are enrolled in culinary school. Indiana: it is against the law to catch a fish with your bare hands. Iowa: in Bettendorf, liquor store owners are forbidden from placing beer advertisement signs outside the store.  Kansas: In Topeka, it is unlawful to whistle on public streets after 11p.m. Kentucky: In Fort Thomas, dogs are prohibited from chasing people or other animals.  Louisiana: Stealing another person’s alligator is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.  Illinois: It is legal for people under 21 to drink alcohol if they are enrolled in culinary school. Indiana: it is against the law to catch a fish with your bare hands. Iowa: in Bettendorf, liquor store owners are forbidden from placing beer advertisement signs outside the store.  Kansas: In Topeka, it is unlawful to whistle on public streets after 11p.m. Kentucky: In Fort Thomas, dogs are prohibited from chasing people or other animals.  Louisiana: Stealing another person’s alligator is punishable by up to 10 years in prison. 


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Maine: In Biddeford, riding a bicycle on any public sidewalks is prohibited.  Maryland: In Rockville, it is a misdemeanor to use profane language within earshot of passers by. Massachusetts: In Cambridge, a $50 permit is required to play soccer in the park on Sundays.  Michigan: Being drunk on a train is prohibited. Minnesota: In Minnetonka, it is a misdemeanor to enter a massage parlor after 6pm. Mississippi: Purposely disturbing church service is punishable by up


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Missouri: in University City, it is illegal to ask someone to “watch over’ your parked car. Montana: In Billings, it is illegal to own a pet rat. Nebraska: It is against the law for someone with an STD to get married. Nevada: In Reno, it is illegal to sit down on a public sidewalk. New Hampshire: It is a violation to take seaweed from the beach at night. New Jersey: It is illegal for dealerships to open on Sundays.


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New Mexico: It is against the law to spit on public sidewalks. New York: It is illegal for a group of people to wear masks in public.  North Carolina: In Zebulon, it’s illegal to stand outside a police station after dark. North Dakota: In Devils Lake fireworks are prohibited after 11pm, even on New Year’s Eve. Ohio: In Canton, it’s a misdemeanor to play any game in a public park without the superintendent’s permission. Oklahoma: In Bartelsville, it is against the law to own more than two cats.


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Oregon: Drivers are not allowed to pump their own gas Pennsylvania: In Bansalem, convicted felons are forbidden from taking part in bingo games. Rhode Island: It is illegal to race horses on the highway. South Carolina: It’s illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to play a pinball machine.  South Dakota: It is illegal to fall asleep in a cheese factory. Tennessee: It’s against the law to share your netflix password with others. 


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Texas: In El Paso, provocative clothing is prohibited. Utah: it’s illegal for beer to be sold in containers larger than 2 liters. Vermont: Women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear dentures. Virginia: Raccoons are the only animal that can be hunted on Sundays. Washington: The undiscovered species protection act states that it is illegal to hunt or harass sasquatch, bigfoot, or any other undiscovered creatures. West Virginia: Public profanity is punishable by up to one dollar per swear word.


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Wisconsin: Tattooing is illegal unless it is for medical reasons.  Wyoming: It is illegal to use a firearm to fish.


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