50 Of The Dumbest And Weirdest Laws In Each US State.

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No matter where you go in the world you're bound to come across laws and rules that contradict everything you know. But what happens when those laws pop up in your own backyard? The following state laws are verified from government and news sources, and are currently in effect. I'm dying to know the story behind each of them!

1. Alabama

Boogers may not be flicked into the wind.

2. Alaska

While it is legal to shoot bears, waking a sleeping bear for the purpose of taking a photograph is prohibited.

3. Arizona

You may not have more than two dildos in a house.

4. Arkansas

Its strictly prohibited to pronounce Arkansas incorrectly.

5. California

Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.

6. Colorado

One may not mutilate a rock in a state park.

7. Connecticut

In order for a pickle to officially be considered a pickle, it must bounce.

8. Delaware

It is illegal to fly over any body of water, unless one is carrying sufficient supplies of food and drink.

9. Florida

A special law prohibits unmarried women from parachuting on Sunday or she shall risk arrest, fine, and/or jailing.

10. Georgia

No one may carry an ice cream cone in their back pocket if it is Sunday.

11. Hawaii

You may only have one alcoholic drink in front of you at a time.

12. Idaho

Illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing less than fifty pounds.

13. Illinois

You may be arrested for vagrancy if you do not have at least one dollar bill on your person.

14. Indiana

Hotel sheets must be exactly 99 inches long and 81 inches wide.

15. Iowa

One-armed piano players must perform for free.

16. Kansas

Rabbits may not be shot from motorboats.

17. Kentucky

One may not dye a duckling blue and offer it for sale unless more than six are for sale at once.

18. Louisiana

It is a $500 fine to instruct a pizza delivery man to deliver a pizza to your friend without them knowing.

19. Maine

After January 14th you will be charged a fine for having your Christmas decorations still up.

20. Maryland

Thistles may not grow in ones yard.

21. Massachusetts

Snoring is prohibited unless all bedroom windows are closed and securely locked.

22. Michigan

It is illegal to kill a dog using a decompression chamber.

23. Minnesota

A person may not cross state lines with a duck atop his head.

24. Mississippi

A man may not seduce a woman by lying, and claiming he will marry her.

25. Missouri

Single men between the ages of twenty-one and fifty must pay an annual tax of one dollar (enacted 1820).

26. Montana

It is illegal to have a sheep in the cab of your truck without a chaperone.

27. Nebraska

It is illegal for bar owners to sell beer unless they are simultaneously brewing a kettle of soup.

28. Nevada

It is illegal to drive a camel on the highway.

29. New Hampshire

Any cattle that crosses state roads must be fitted with a device to gather its feces.

30. New Jersey

It is illegal to wear a bullet-proof vest while committing a murder.

31. New Mexico

Women may walk in public topless provided they have their nipples covered.

32. New York

While riding in an elevator, one must talk to no one, and fold his hands while looking toward the door.

33. North Carolina

Elephants may not be used to plow cotton fields.

34. North Dakota

It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on.

35. Ohio

It is illegal to get a fish drunk.

36. Oklahoma

It is illegal for the owner of a bar to allow anyone inside to pretend to have sex with a buffalo.

37. Oregon

It is illegal to place a container filled with human fecal matter on the side of any highway.

38. Pennsylvania

It it illegal to sleep on top of a refrigerator outdoors.

39. Rhode Island

It is considered an offense to throw pickle juice on a trolley.

40. South Carolina

A person must be eighteen years old to play a pinball machine.

41. South Dakota

It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep in a cheese factory.

42. Tennessee

It is a crime to share your Netflix password in Tennessee, but it's legal to gather and consume roadkill.

43. Texas

A recently passed anticrime law requires criminals to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and to explain the nature of the crime to be committed.

44. Utah

No one may have sex in the back of an ambulance if it is responding to an emergency call.

45. Vermont

Women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth.

46. Virginia

No animal may be hunted for on Sunday with the exception of raccoons, which may be hunted until 2:00 AM.

47. Washington

It is illegal to pretend that ones parents are rich.

48. West Virginia

Whistling underwater is prohibited.

49. Wisconsin

State law made it illegal to serve apple pie in public restaurants without cheese.

50. Wyoming

You may not take a picture of a rabbit from January to April without an official permit.


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