Some of the Strangest U.S. Laws


Some laws make sense and some make sense for the time they were written but throughout the U.S. whether it is only for an isolated incident or an entire state there are some strange laws that just don’t seem to make sense. I’m sure there are some stories as to why these have become laws but, I don’t know them. Read below for just a few of the U.S. strangest laws.

North Carolina – it is illegal for Bingo games to last longer than 5 hours

Quitman, Georgia – chickens are not allowed to cross the road

Arizona – If you can cut down a cactus, you could be sentenced to 25 years in prison

Paulding, Ohio – Policemen are allowed to bite a dog if they think it will calm the dog down

Texas – It’s illegal to sell your eyeballs

North Carolina – it is illegal to sing of-key

Rhode Island – You may not sell toothpaste and a toothbrush to the same customer, on Sundays

Gainesville, Georgia – You are not allowed to eat fried chicken any other way than using your hands

Utah – Marriage between cousins is against the law only if you are younger than 65

Minneapolis, Minnesota – Red cars may not be driven down Lake Street

Carrizozo, New Mexico – It’s forbidden for a female to appear unshaven in public

Alabama – bear wrestling matches are prohibited

Wyoming – You may take a picture of a rabbit from January to April, without an official permit

Washington – You cannot but meat of any kind on Sunday

Indiana – It’s illegal to attend a public event or use public transportation within four hours of eating an onion or garlic

San Antonio, Texas – flirting is against the law

Idaho – it’s illegal for a man to give his fiance a box of candy that weighs more than 50 lbs.

Washington – A motorist with criminal intentions must stop at the city limits and telephone the chief of police as he is entering town.

Arizona – if you are found stealing soap, you must wash yourself until the bar of soap has been completely used up

Eureka, Nevada – If you have a mustache, it is illegal for you to kiss a woman

Waynesboro, Virgina – it is illegal for a woman to drive a car on Main Street, unless her husband is standing in front of the car waving a red flag

Washington – You can be arrested or fined for harassing bigfoot

Connecticut – for a pickle to legally be considered a pickle, it must bounce

Alabama – the state constitution makes it illegal for any “idiots or insane people” to vote

California – it is illegal to bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time

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

Oklahoma – it is illegal to have a sleeping donkey, in a bathtub, after 7 pm

Florida – it is considered an offense to shower naked

California – sunshine is guaranteed to the masses

Louisiana – it is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot the teller with a water pistol

North Dakota – it is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on

New York – the penalty for jumping off a building is death

Indiana – Liquor stores cannot sell milk

Florida – when having sex, missionary position is the only acceptable and legal position

Alabama – it is illegal to wear a fake mustache if it causes any type of laughter in church

California – Women are not allowed to drive while wearing a house coat