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50 Of The Craziest Laws In America, One From Each State

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posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 01:34 AM
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So lets take a break from all of this Ebola HOAX BS and enjoy some laughter fodder....1 laugh for each state. Enjoy.

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In no particular order, behold the absurdity:

ALABAMA: You can’t wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church.

ALASKA: It’s against the law to wake bears for the purposes of taking a picture.

ARIZONA: It’s illegal to drive a car in reverse.

ARKANSAS: You’re not allowed to pronounce Arkansas incorrectly.

CALIFORNIA: You will be fined if you detonate a nuclear device.

COLORADO: People must not dress unbecoming of their sex.

CONNECTICUT: Scrabble is not to be played while politicians are giving an oration.

DELAWARE: You may not marry on a dare.

FLORIDA: Women who kill themselves by electrocution in a bathtub with a “self-beautification utensil” will be fined.

GEORGIA: You can’t keep ice cream in your back pocket on Sundays.

HAWAII: Everyone is required to own a boat.

IDAHO: Motorists or pedestrians may not scowl or grimace.

ILLINOIS: Midget tossing is illegal in bars, but is legal in other parts of the city if you have a permit.

INDIANA: Everyone is required to work on a public road six days a year.

IOWA: One-armed piano players must perform for free.

KANSAS: If two trains meet on the same track, neither shall proceed until the other has passed.

KENTUCKY: It’s required that you register all nude people in your home.

LOUISIANA: It is an assault for a person wearing false teeth to bite someone.

MAINE: You can’t buy a car on Sunday unless it has plumbing.

MARYLAND: One cannot spit on the sidewalk.

MASSACHUSETTS: The sexual position “woman on top” is illegal.

MICHIGAN: It’s against the law to have sex in a car unless it’s parked on your own property.

MINNESOTA: You must list your date of death on tax forms.

MISSISSIPPI: A man must not seduce a woman by promising her marriage.

MISSOURI: Single men between 18 and 50 must pay a $1 tax.

MONTANA: Seven or more Indians are considered a raiding or war party… and you can shoot them. (Today, we call that racism…)

NEBRASKA: It’s illegal to go whale fishing within the state.

NEVADA: A man can’t buy drinks for more than three people at a time.

NEW HAMPSHIRE: It’s illegal to show a movie before 2 pm.

NEW JERSEY: One cannot sell cabbage on Sundays.

NEW MEXICO: Idiots may not vote. Nor may insane people.

NEW YORK: You may not stick your thumb to your nose and wiggle your fingers at someone.

NORTH CAROLINA: Bingo games cannot last more than 5 hours.

NORTH DAKOTA: Beer and pretzels cannot be served at the same time.

OHIO: One cannot kill a housefly within 160 feet of a church.

ILLINOIS: Midget tossing is illegal in bars, but is legal in other parts of the city if you have a permit.

INDIANA: Everyone is required to work on a public road six days a year.

IOWA: One-armed piano players must perform for free.

KANSAS: If two trains meet on the same track, neither shall proceed until the other has passed.

KENTUCKY: It’s required that you register all nude people in your home.

LOUISIANA: It is an assault for a person wearing false teeth to bite someone.

MAINE: You can’t buy a car on Sunday unless it has plumbing.

MARYLAND: One cannot spit on the sidewalk.

MASSACHUSETTS: The sexual position “woman on top” is illegal.

MICHIGAN: It’s against the law to have sex in a car unless it’s parked on your own property.

MINNESOTA: You must list your date of death on tax forms.

MISSISSIPPI: A man must not seduce a woman by promising her marriage.

MISSOURI: Single men between 18 and 50 must pay a $1 tax.

MONTANA: Seven or more Indians are considered a raiding or war party… and you can shoot them. (Today, we call that racism…)

NEBRASKA: It’s illegal to go whale fishing within the state.

NEVADA: A man can’t buy drinks for more than three people at a time.

NEW HAMPSHIRE: It’s illegal to show a movie before 2 pm.

NEW JERSEY: One cannot sell cabbage on Sundays.

NEW MEXICO: Idiots may not vote. Nor may insane people.

NEW YORK: You may not stick your thumb to your nose and wiggle your fingers at someone.

NORTH CAROLINA: Bingo games cannot last more than 5 hours.

NORTH DAKOTA: Beer and pretzels cannot be served at the same time.

OHIO: One cannot kill a housefly within 160 feet of a church.

OKLAHOMA: It’s illegal to make funny faces at dogs.

OREGON: Canned corn is not to be used as fishing bait.

PENNSYLVANIA: It’s a crime to tell a fortune-teller where to dig for buried treasure.

RHODE ISLAND: Lunacy is grounds for divorce.

SOUTH CAROLINA: You have to be at least 18 to play a pinball machine.

SOUTH DAKOTA: You can’t sleep in a cheese factory.

TENNESSEE: Crimes against nature are illegal.

TEXAS: Criminals must notify their victims 24 hours in advance of the nature of their crimes yet to be committed.

UTAH: Husbands are responsible for their wives’ criminal behavior in their presence.

VERMONT: Margarine must be served in triangle patties.

VIRGINIA: The chicken labor lobby has set the egg laying workday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

WASHINGTON: All lollipops are banned.

WEST VIRGINIA: Roadkill may be taken home for dinner.

WISCONSIN: It’s illegal to serve margarine to prisoners.

WYOMING: It’s against the law to have sex while standing up in a walk-in meat freezer.

Yes, all of these laws are real, but it’s fairly certain that, should you choose to break one, punishment will probably not be enforced. After all, New Mexico still has registered Democrats.




posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 01:42 AM
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MISSISSIPPI: A man must not seduce a woman by promising her marriage.


Damn it Mississipi...you take all the fun out of it.





RHODE ISLAND: Lunacy is grounds for divorce.


why is this weird ?
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posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 01:46 AM
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originally posted by: solarstorm

CALIFORNIA: You will be fined if you detonate a nuclear device.



Well that's just unfair



posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 01:47 AM
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originally posted by: solarstorm

MASSACHUSETTS: The sexual position “woman on top” is illegal.



Glad I'm not in Massachusetts...all of my dominant hotties would be damn angry.
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posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 01:53 AM
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Crazy ain't restricted to the land of the free..........

In Thailand, it's illegal to step on money.

In Britain it is illegal to handle a salmon in suspicious circumstances.

In Britain it is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the monarch’s head upside down on an envelope.

and one from my neck of the woods - In Australia, men are free to cross-dress, just as long as their dresses are not strapless.

That's bloody lawyers and politicians for ya!!!



posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 01:56 AM
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I worked for a blessedly short time for a lawbook publishing company. Turns out every community has a code book and they update them every decade or so, and remove outdated laws and add in all the new goodies.

I'll never forget one law that was being deleted (I believe from the Binghamton NY codes):

"Goldfish shall not be allowed on public conveyances, unless they can be made to lay still."

I always wondered what exact situation brought that particular law about... and the whole experience of reading laws all day long made me bound and determined to break as many of the ridiculous things as I could.

Thanks OP, I needed the laugh!

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posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 01:57 AM
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I'm not so sure why taking road kill home is considered crazy. My dogs certainly enjoy it.

Pladuim



posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 02:02 AM
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KANSAS: If two trains meet on the same track, neither shall proceed until the other has passed.


Well, now we know what's wrong with Kansas.

Some of these I really like - worked to our advantage we could get rid of most members of Congress.



posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 02:19 AM
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originally posted by: solarstorm

MONTANA: Seven or more Indians are considered a raiding or war party… and you can shoot them. (Today, we call that racism…)



England has some similar ones involving killing Welch and Scottish people. But can only be done with longbows



posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 02:30 AM
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My state has a worse one than listed there: "No "relations" unless married or you can be jailed up to six months." Maybe they had issues that needed to be kept in check, won't go there with the common jokes about the state.

Overall, anyone even listen to these stupid laws, some possibly just net list copies of outdated nonsense anyway.

Such as this:
"In Florida it is illegal to fart in public after six o'clock in the evening on Sundays."
Hah, who is going to patrol that?



posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 02:36 AM
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originally posted by: dreamingawake

Such as this:
"In Florida it is illegal to fart in public after six o'clock in the evening on Sundays."
Hah, who is going to patrol that?


I'm sure the patriots over at the NSA have the means necessary to patrol this request.
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posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 02:58 AM
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The only patriots working for the NSA are the janitorial staff!

Some of these laws are entirely sensible. The one about spitting on the sidewalk for example.

However, I object to the one about not having sex while standing up in a walk in meat freezer. Some people enjoy the cold, OK? Overheating can be a serious problem!



posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 03:00 AM
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it would be interesting to know the stories behind these. thanks for bringing this collection to us OP. As I was reading I was thinking up little 1-2 panel cartoons for each of them. California's law is interesting. "Who's the tyrant that comes up with these draconian laws!?"



posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 03:10 AM
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Who comes up with this stuff!

Here's some weird ones from California:


Wearing a sweatshirt inside-out is deemed a "threatening misdemeanor" in Half-Moon Bay.

A sweatshirt inside out is threatening, lol! There must be a really good story behind that one.


Peeling an orange in your hotel room is banned in California (Legal Lunacy)

Guilty of this one on many occasions.


In Blythe, California, a person must own two cows in order to legally wear cowboy boots in public.

They're serious about their Cowboy image in Blythe.


It is illegal to set a mousetrap without a hunting license.



California Loony Laws
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posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 04:33 AM
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Oklahoma just legalized tattoo parlors in 2008. it was a pretty big deal.

ive also heard its illegal to take a bite out of another persons sandwich.



posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 05:14 AM
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"In California, it is illegal to trip horses for entertainment. "

some of the first animal rights legislation i imagine, and I can remember a western filmed in Hollywood where they killed like 20 horses because they wanted to trip them with a wire, to have the rider thrown off. Kept filming it over and over, until they had killed 20 horses?!

Also another nuclear weapons ban for my city of Chico, close to home, what gives? I don't know why they would have to legislate a city ordinance banning nuclear weaponry, I guess that is to limit nuclear facilities? Everyone walking around with nukes nowadays or what?



posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 05:59 AM
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In Britain it is illegal to handle a salmon in suspicious circumstances.


Well after looking at it some more it sure doesn't look as bad as the way it sounds.



posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 06:01 AM
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"In California, it is illegal to trip horses for entertainment. "


As long as cows aren't included then things are still good.

Nothing like a good cow tipping to give you some drunken entertainment when your young.



posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 06:06 AM
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originally posted by: solarstorm
So lets take a break from all of this Ebola HOAX BS and enjoy some laughter fodder....1 laugh for each state. Enjoy.

universalfreepress.com...


Notice how they do not quote the actual law? Most are hoaxes or distortions of actual laws.



posted on Oct, 14 2014 @ 06:19 AM
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I'm guessing non-enforcement is what has led to New Mexico having Republicans?

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