The Weirdest Laws From Every Single State

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In every state, there are a few laws that make absolutely zero sense.

We’re talking about laws that are so outrageous and off the wall, you would think it was like the Billy the Kid and Wyatt Earp days back in the Wild West.

So without further a do, let’s take a look at some of the craziest laws you probably didn’t even realize your state had:


It’s illegal to drive blindfolded.

I mean, damn I would hope so…


You can’t push a Moose from an airplane.

Imagine looking up in the sky and seeing a Moose falling from 30,000 feet. I guess those Alaskans will never get the chance to see it


No spitting in public places.

Tough scene for y’all who dip in Arizona. Guess you have to gut it.


You are not allowed to keep an alligator in a bathtub.

So is the shower okay?


Women are not allowed to drive a vehicle while wearing a houseboat.

What in the damn hell does this even mean?


Tall dandelions/weeds are not allowed in public.

Sheesh, what did the dandelions and weeds ever do to you?


Any pickles you own must be able to bounce.

Apparently the state deemed any pickles that can’t bounce are bad pickles… Strange but true.


You’re not allowed to sell dead bodies without a license.

I guess you have to take classes and get a permit for that.


If you’re riding your elephant down the street, you must have change in your pocket to pay for the meter.

I guess elephants are street legal in Florida.


You are not allowed to carry an ice cream cone in your back pocket on a Sunday.

Any other day is fine… Just not on the Lord’s day.


Men are not allowed to eat their second wife.

Apparently cannibalism is not frowned upon in Hawaii, only if it involves your second wife.


In Pocatello, it is required for you to smile in public.

Clark Griswold said it best in Christmas Vacation, “We’re the jolliest assholes this side of the Mississippi!”


In Chicago, you can’t fish while sitting on a giraffe’s neck.

I seriously wonder how these laws ever come about.


You are not allowed to enter a movie house, theater, or public car within four hours of eating garlic.

Tough scene for those who love Olive Garden.


In Mount Vernon, you must have a written permit to be allowed to throw bricks or stones into the highway.

So just know, if your car is ever hit with a brick in Mount Vernon, it was probably legal.


Tire screeching is banned.

Don’t be surprised if you do some jail time for slamming on your brakes.


Religious reptiles are illegal.

I guess those pastors on that show Snake Salvation were breaking the law.


Biting someone with your natural teeth is simple assault, while biting someone with false teeth is aggravated assault.

Hate that for all my denture people in da bayou.


It is illegal for a man to tickle a woman under the chin with a feather duster in Portland.

Men, put the feather dusters away, freakin’ weirdos.


You can’t scrub sinks in Baltimore.

You won’t be catching me in Baltimore any time soon… I ain’t messing with a nasty ass sink.


Christmas has been illegal in Massachusetts since 1659. If you celebrate it, you will be fined five shillings.

Crazy to believe this law hasn’t been changed… I’m guessing everybody in Mass has broke the law.


It’s illegal to kill a dog using a decompression chamber.

Well thank God, there’s some sick individuals out there.


A person may not cross state lines with a duck on top of their head.



A would-be-groom must prove himself manly before marriage by hunting and killing six blackbirds and three cows in Truro.

Believe it or not, nobody in Mississippi has ever decided to remove the law. Kinda makes me wonder if there are a few psychos who still do this.


In St. Louis, an on-duty fireman is not allowed to rescue a woman while she’s wearing a night gown. She must change into normal clothes.

Thank God Turnpike’s song “The Housefire” didn’t occur in St. Louis, Lorrie would probably be dead.


It is illegal for a married woman to fish alone on Sundays, and illegal for unmarried women to fish alone at all.

Tough scene for all the country girls in Montana.


It is illegal for bar owners to sell beer unless they are simultaneously making a kettle of soup.

“Beer and soup tonight anybody?”


You can hang someone for shooting your dog.

Well, thank God.

New Hampshire

On Sundays, it’s illegal to pee while looking up.

I’ll go out on a limb and say everybody’s guilty in New Hampshire.

New Jersey

It’s illegal to slurp soup.

I’m in favor of this one. It’s a plague that needs to be ended.

New Mexico

You are not allowed to dance with a Sombrero.

Cinco De Mayo must be incredibly lame in New Mexico.

New York

Citizens can’t greet each other buy putting their thumb to the nose and wiggling their fingers.


North Carolina

It’s illegal to sniff glue in Huntersville.

Hate that for all you huffers out there in NC.

North Dakota

You aren’t allowed to keep an elk in a sandbox in your backyard.

Good, let ’em roam freely!


You aren’t allowed to sell any artificially colored chickens.

If you want a blue chicken in Ohio, you’re out of luck.


It’s illegal to have the hind legs of farm animals in your boots.

But the front legs… It’s all good?


Juggling in Hood River is prohibited.

It’s the devil’s work… apparently.


It’s illegal to sing in a bathtub.

Damn, the acoustics are best in the bathroom.

Rhode Island

In Newport, you can’t smoke a pipe after sunset.

Get the smoking in early boys.

South Carolina

It’s legal to beat your wife on the court house steps on Sundays.

Damn, my home state just isn’t doing itself any favors.

South Dakota

You cannot ride a horse into Fountain Inn unless it is wearing pants.

Never have I ever seen a horse with pants, but I guess it’s pretty common in South Dakota.


When you pull up to a stop sign, you must fire a gun out the window to warn horse carriages you are coming.

I know this law isn’t ever used anymore, but wouldn’t this… scare the horses?


You must give an oral or written notice before you rob someone.

So robbing is perfectly legal in Texas… As long as you politely ask for consent.


You must have a permit to modify the weather.

If you have some kind of super power to change the weather, just know you must have a permit first.


In Barre, all residents are technically forced to bathe on Saturday night.

But what if you’re a morning shower person?


It’s illegal to spit on a seagull in Norfolk.

I don’t know if you could do it even if you tried, them things are fast.


In Everett, it’s illegal to display a hypnotized person in a store window.

Well, how do I know the hypnotism works then? LOL.

West Virginia

A person may not run for office if he or she has never partaken in a duel.

Good to know they got some stone cold badasses running for office in West Virginia.


You are not allowed to sell apple pie in a public restaurant without cheese.

I guess it’s not the cheese state for nothing.


Junk dealers can’t make any transactions with drunk customers.

Makes sense, any drunk customer who buys junk will immediately regret that decision the next day.

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