Crazy But True Laws From All 50 States


Here are some crazy laws from every state in the US, courtesy of  Some may no longer be on the books; most are no longer enforced.

Alabama: It is illegal to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church.

Alaska: It is illegal to push a live moose out of a moving airplane.

Arizona: Any misdemeanor committed while wearing a red mask is considered a felony.

Arkansas: Schoolteachers who bob their hair cannot get a raise.

California: Animals may not mate in public within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school or place of worship.

Colorado: In Denver, it is illegal to lend your vacuum cleaner to your next-door neighbor.

Connecticut: In order for a pickle to officially be considered a pickle, it must bounce.

It is illegal to fly over a body of water unless you’re carrying a sufficient supply of food and drink.

elephantride.jpgFlorida: If you tie an elephant to a parking meter, you must insert money into the meter as you would with a car.

Georgia: No one may carry an ice cream cone in their back pocket on a Sunday.

Hawaii: Coins are not allowed to be placed in one’s ears.

Idaho: You may not fish on a camel’s back.

Illinois: Chicago law forbids eating in a place that is on fire.

Indiana: Performing puppet shows, wire dancing or tumbling acts for money is punishable by a fine.

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

Kansas: You cannot shoot rabbits from a motorboat.

Kentucky: In Owensboro, a woman may not buy a hat without her husband’s permission.

wrestler2.jpgLouisiana: “Fake” wrestling matches are prohibited.

Maine: Shotguns must be taken to church in the event of a Native American attack.

Maryland: In Baltimore, it’s illegal to take a lion to the movies.

Massachusetts: At a wake, mourners may eat no more than three sandwiches.

Michigan: It is illegal to let your pig run free in Detroit unless it has a ring in its nose.

Minnesota: A person may not cross state lines with a duck on top of his head.

Mississippi: It is a misdemeanor to have more than one illegitimate child.

Missouri: In Kansas City, the installation of bathtubs with four legs resembling animal paws is prohibited.

Montana: It is a felony for a wife to open her husband’s mail.

Nebraska: In Lehigh, doughnut holes are not allowed.

dogcast.jpgNevada: You are allowed to hang someone for shooting your dog on your property.

New Hampshire: It’s illegal to collect seaweed at night.

New Jersey: It is against the law for a man to knit during the fishing season.

New Mexico: In Las Cruces, you may not carry a lunchbox down Main Street.

New York: Citizens may not greet each other by “putting one’s thumb to the nose and wiggling the fingers.”

North Carolina: It’s against the law to sing off key.

North Dakota:
Beer and pretzels can’t be served at the same time in a bar or restaurant.

Ohio: It is illegal to get a fish drunk.

Oklahoma: People who make “ugly faces” at dogs may be fined and/or jailed.

Oregon: In Stanfield, no more than two people may share a single drink.

Pennsylvania: It is illegal to sleep on top of a refrigerator outdoors.

crazybride.jpgRhode Island: Any marriage in which either of the parties is an idiot or lunatic is considered null and void.

South Carolina: A person must be 18 years old to play a pinball machine.

South Dakota: It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep in a cheese factory.

Tennessee: In Oneida, an ordinance forbids anyone to sing the song “It Ain’t Goin’ To Rain No Mo’.”

Texas: A law requires criminals to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and to explain the nature of the crime to be committed.

Utah: A husband is responsible for every criminal act committed by his wife while she is in his presence.

Vermont: In Barre, all residents must bathe every Saturday night.

Virginia: In Waynesboro, it is illegal for a woman to drive a car up Main Street unless her husband is walking in front of the car waving a red flag.

Washington: It is mandatory for a motorist with criminal intentions to stop at the city limits and telephone the chief of police as he is entering the town.

West Virginia: A person may be arrested for making fun of someone who does not accept a challenge.

Wisconsin: It is illegal to kiss on a train.

Wyoming: You may not take a picture of a rabbit from January to April without an official permit.