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!
It is illegal to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church.
Whispering in someone’s ear while moose hunting is prohibited.
One may not prevent children from playfully jumping over puddles of water.
It is illegal to wear pants that are “form fitting” around the waist.
If you tie an elephant to a parking meter, you must pay the same parking fee as you would for a vehicle.
Chickens may not cross the road in Quitman, Georgia.
Residents of Tamarack, Idaho, are not allowed to purchase onions after dark unless they have a special permit from the sheriff.
It is illegal to give dogs, cats, or other domesticated animals a lighted cigar in Zion, Illinois.
In Elkhart, Indiana, barbers may not threaten to cut children’s ears off.
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.
It is illegal to carry a concealed bean snapper in Wichita, Kansas.
It is unlawful to remarry the same man four times.
Citizens will be fined if they keep their Christmas decorations on display after January 14.
In Baltimore, Maryland, it is illegal to take a lion to the movies.
You cannot make love in a car in Detroit, Michigan, unless it is parked on your own property.
Mary is a journalism student at the University of Florida. She loves vintage fashion, The Rat Pack, superheroes, and all things Disney. Someday, she hopes to dazzle the world with her writing skills by becoming the next J.K. Rowling.