Sometimes we just need a good laugh

FIFTY BIZARRE U.S. LAWS
  • Alabama – It’s illegal to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church.
  • Alaska – Whispering in someone’s ear while he’s moose hunting is prohibited.
  • Arizona – Cutting down a cactus may earn you a twenty-five-year prison term.
  • Arkansas – It’s illegal to mispronounce the name of the state of Arkansas.
  • California – You may not eat an orange in your bathtub.
  • Colorado – It’s unlawful to lend your vacuum cleaner to your next-door neighbor (Denver).
  • Connecticut – A pickle cannot actually be a pickle unless it bounces.
  • Delaware – It’s illegal to get married on a dare.
  • Washington, D.C. – It’s against the law to post a public notice calling someone a coward for refusing to accept a challenge to duel.
  • Florida – If you tie an elephant to a parking meter, you must pay the same parking fee as you would for a vehicle.
  • Georgia – It’s illegal to change the clothes on a storefront mannequin unless you draw the shades first.
  • Hawaii – All residents may be fined for not owning a boat.
  • Idaho – A man must not give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing fewer than fifty pounds.
  • Illinois – It’s illegal to take a French poodle to the opera (Chicago).
  • Indiana – The value of pi is 4, and not 3.1415.
  • Iowa – One-armed piano players must perform for free.
  • Kansas – It’s illegal to throw knives at men wearing striped suits (Natoma).
  • Kentucky – Every citizen is required to take a shower once a year.
  • Louisiana – Biting someone with your natural teeth constitutes simple assault, but biting someone with your false teeth classifies as aggravated assault.
  • Maine – If you keep your Christmas decorations on display after January 14, you’ll be fined.
  • Maryland – It’s against the law to wash or scrub a sink, no matter how dirty it is (Baltimore).
  • Massachusetts – No gorilla is allowed in the backseat of any car.
  • Michigan – A woman may not cut her own hair without her husband’s permission.
  • Minnesota – It’s illegal to paint a sparrow with the intent of selling it as a parakeet (Harper Woods).
  • Mississippi – Walking a dog without dressing it in diapers is forbidden (Temperance).
  • Missouri – Children may buy shotguns in Kansas City, but not toy cap guns.
  • Montana – It’s a felony for a wife to open her husband’s mail.
  • Nebraska – Bar owners may not sell beer unless they brew a kettle of soup simultaneously.
  • Nevada – It’s illegal for men with mustaches to kiss women.
  • New Hampshire – It’s forbidden to sell the clothes you’re wearing to pay off a gambling debt.
  • New Jersey – It’s against the law for a man to knit during the fishing season.
  • New Mexico – Females may not appear unshaven in public.
  • New York – While riding in an elevator, you must talk to no one, fold your hands, and look toward the door.
  • North Carolina – It’s against the law to sing off-key.
  • North Dakota – It’s illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on.
  • Ohio – You must honk the horn whenever you pass another car, according to the state’s driver’s education manual.
  • Oklahoma – It’s forbidden to take a bite out of another person’s hamburger.
  • Oregon – State law requires dishes to be drip-dried.
  • Pennsylvania – It’s illegal to sleep on top of a refrigerator outdoors.
  • South Carolina – If a man promises to marry an unmarried woman, he is required by law to keep his promise.
  • South Dakota – It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep in a cheese factory.
  • Tennessee – Selling hollow logs is strictly forbidden.
  • Texas – You may not shoot a buffalo from the second story of a hotel.
  • Utah – It is illegal not to drink milk.
  • Vermont – Women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth.
  • Virginia – Tickling a woman is unlawful.
  • Washington – It’s illegal to pretend that one’s parents are wealthy.
  • West Virginia – If you make fun of someone who does not accept a challenge, you risk a six-month prison sentence.
  • Wisconsin – Unless a customer specifically requests it, margarine may not be substituted for butter in a restaurant.
  • Wyoming – Unless you have an official permit, you may not take a picture of a rabbit from January to April.
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4 Responses

  1. Those are pretty bizarre!

  2. Weird! I had to laugh at the first one, just the thought that someone would do that is funny.

  3. thanks for the laughs Jackie!! ha. If i lived in Why-oming, i would make my annual visit to the courthouse, just for sxxts and giggles

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