Sunday, 14 August 2016

25 Ridiculous State Laws

Have you ever juggled? If you have, chances are you don’t live in Hood River, Oregon, where juggling without a license is illegal. Yep, that’s right. Illegal. It turns out the United States is home to some outrageous laws. From Alabama to Wyoming, every state has at least one law that will make you shake your head in dismay. No matter where you live, you should probably check out these 25 ridiculous state laws. You may have broken the law and not even know it!
25

Alabama


It is illegal to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church.
24

Alaska


Whispering in someone’s ear while moose hunting is prohibited.
23

California


One may not prevent children from playfully jumping over puddles of water.
22

Delaware


It is illegal to wear pants that are “form fitting” around the waist.
21

Florida


If you tie an elephant to a parking meter, you must pay the same parking fee as you would for a vehicle.
20

Georgia


Chickens may not cross the road in Quitman, Georgia.
19

Idaho


Residents of Tamarack, Idaho, are not allowed to purchase onions after dark unless they have a special permit from the sheriff.
18

Illinois


It is illegal to give dogs, cats, or other domesticated animals a lighted cigar in Zion, Illinois.
17

Indiana


In Elkhart, Indiana, barbers may not threaten to cut children’s ears off.
16

Iowa


It is against the law for any man within the city limits of Ottumwa, Iowa, to wink at any female with whom he is unacquainted.
15

Kansas


It is illegal to carry a concealed bean snapper in Wichita, Kansas.
14

Kentucky


It is unlawful to remarry the same man four times.
13

Maine


Citizens will be fined if they keep their Christmas decorations on display after January 14.
12

Maryland


In Baltimore, Maryland, it is illegal to take a lion to the movies.
11

Michigan


You cannot make love in a car in Detroit, Michigan, unless it is parked on your own property.

10

Minnesota


It is against the law to paint a sparrow with the intent of selling it as a parakeet.
9

Nebraska


A tavern owner may not brew beer without brewing a kettle of soup simultaneously.
8

New Hampshire


It is illegal to sell the clothes you’re wearing to pay off a gambling debt.
7

New York


In Greene, New York, one may not eat peanuts and walk backwards on the sidewalk during a concert.
6

North Dakota


It is against the law to lie down and fall asleep with shoes on.
5

Oklahoma


It is illegal to have a sleeping donkey in your bathtub after 7 p.m.
4

Pennsylvania


It is unlawful to sleep on top of a refrigerator outdoors.
3

Texas


You may not shoot buffalo from the second story of a hotel.
2

Washington


No person may walk about in public if he or she has the common cold.
1

Wyoming


Without an official permit, you may not take pictures of a rabbit from January to April.

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