25 Ridiculous State Laws

Posted by , Updated on April 8, 2014

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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

Fake_mustache_baby

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

24

Alaska

Whisper

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

23

California

Rain_puddle

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

22

Delaware

Form_fitting_pants

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

21

Florida

Strictly_no_elephants

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


20

Georgia

Chicken_crossing_road

Chickens may not cross the road in Quitman, Georgia.

19

Idaho

Onions

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

18

Illinois

Smoking_dog

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

17

Indiana

Sad_haircut1

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

16

Iowa

Winking_man

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

Green_beans

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

14

Kentucky

Danger_sign

It is unlawful to remarry the same man four times.

13

Maine

Christmas_lights

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

12

Maryland

Metro_Goldwyn_Mayer_lion

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

11

Michigan

Sex_in_a_car

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

10

Minnesota

Sparrow

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

9

Nebraska

Beer_mugs

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

8

New Hampshire

Gambling

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

7

New York

Backwards_Abbey_Road

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

6

North Dakota

Sleeping_cat_with_sneakers

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

5

Oklahoma

Donkey_in_bathtub

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

4

Pennsylvania

Sleeping_on_refrigerator

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

3

Texas

Buffalo

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

2

Washington

Out_sick_today

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

1

Wyoming

Bunny_rabbit

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

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