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!
Boogers may not be flicked into the wind.
While it is legal to shoot bears, waking a sleeping bear for the purpose of taking a photograph is prohibited.
You may not have more than two dildos in a house.
Its strictly prohibited to pronounce Arkansas incorrectly.
Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.
One may not mutilate a rock in a state park.
In order for a pickle to officially be considered a pickle, it must bounce.
It is illegal to fly over any body of water, unless one is carrying sufficient supplies of food and drink.
A special law prohibits unmarried women from parachuting on Sunday or she shall risk arrest, fine, and/or jailing.
No one may carry an ice cream cone in their back pocket if it is Sunday.
You may only have one alcoholic drink in front of you at a time.
Illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing less than fifty pounds.
You may be arrested for vagrancy if you do not have at least one dollar bill on your person.
Hotel sheets must be exactly 99 inches long and 81 inches wide.
One-armed piano players must perform for free.
Rabbits may not be shot from motorboats.
One may not dye a duckling blue and offer it for sale unless more than six are for sale at once.
It is a $500 fine to instruct a pizza delivery man to deliver a pizza to your friend without them knowing.
After January 14th you will be charged a fine for having your Christmas decorations still up.
Thistles may not grow in ones yard.
Snoring is prohibited unless all bedroom windows are closed and securely locked.
It is illegal to kill a dog using a decompression chamber.
A person may not cross state lines with a duck atop his head.
A man may not seduce a woman by lying, and claiming he will marry her.
Single men between the ages of twenty-one and fifty must pay an annual tax of one dollar (enacted 1820).
It is illegal to have a sheep in the cab of your truck without a chaperone.
It is illegal for bar owners to sell beer unless they are simultaneously brewing a kettle of soup.
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.
It is illegal to get a fish drunk.
It is illegal for the owner of a bar to allow anyone inside to pretend to have sex with a buffalo.
It is illegal to place a container filled with human fecal matter on the side of any highway.
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.
It is a crime to share your Netflix password in Tennessee, but it's legal to gather and consume roadkill.
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.
No one may have sex in the back of an ambulance if it is responding to an emergency call.
Women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth.
No animal may be hunted for on Sunday with the exception of raccoons, which may be hunted until 2:00 AM.
It is illegal to pretend that ones parents are rich.
48. West Virginia
Whistling underwater is prohibited.
State law made it illegal to serve apple pie in public restaurants without cheese.
You may not take a picture of a rabbit from January to April without an official permit.
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"It wasn't me!"
There's not much you can do when the righteous fist of the law comes down on you. Call it a mix-up, or call it a mistake, if someone's pegged you at the scene of a crime there's not much you can do but trust the justice system to prove you innocent. However, that's a gamble, and just because you've been given a "not guilty" doesn't mean the effects won't follow you for the rest of your life.
Reddit user, u/danbrownskin, wanted to hear about the times when it wasn't you, seriously, it was someone else, when they asked: