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50 OUTRAGEOUS U.S. STATE LAWS
You may not agree with every U.S. law, but we can all admit that they are necessary to keep the peace.
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 However, there are a few that are so downright silly, outdated, and bizarre that we don’t know why they sEll exist.
Passing a new law is no laughing ma8er, but some of these state-speciﬁc rules are total jokes.
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!
Let’s take a road trip and ﬁnd the most OUTRAGEOUS law that has been passed in every state.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wisconsin: Tattooing is illegal unless it is for medical reasons. Wyoming: It is illegal to use a ﬁrearm to ﬁsh.
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