23 Ridiculous State Laws from Around the U.S.

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Without law and order, our country would descend into chaos, but some laws are outdated at best, or just plain stupid at worst. Check out these 23 ridiculous state laws from around the U.S.


23 Ridiculous State Laws from Around the U.S.:

1. Alaska Moose may not be viewed from an airplane

Pilot: “Do not look out the right side of the airplane. Please avert your eyes. Whatever you do, don’t look at the moose!”

2. Arizona Hunting camels is prohibited

I’m glad they clarified this one. All those camel hunters better find somewhere else to hunt!

3. Arkansas It’s against the law to mispronounce “Arkansas”

It’s Ark-an-saw! Get it right or pay the price.

4. Colorado It is illegal to ride a horse under the influence

Horse DUI – it’s legit in Colorado.

5. Florida It is illegal to sing in a public place while wearing a swimsuit

Do you think they make exceptions during spring break?

6. Georgia It is against the law to carry an ice cream cone in your back pocket on a Sunday

But you can back-pocket carry all the ice cream cones you want Monday – Saturday.

7. Indiana Check forgery is still punishable with a flogging of up to 100 stripes

Check forgers be warned! Do your forging somewhere else. Indiana ain’t playing!

8. Iowa Kisses may last no longer than five minutes

Set your timer – four minutes and fifty-nine seconds then cut it out!

9. Maine You can be fined for keeping your Christmas decorations up after January 14th

The Christmas spirit has no place in Maine (after January 14th).

10. Massachusetts Mourners may eat no more than three sandwiches at a wake

Can’t you picture the police enforcing this one? “Hey, that guy just ate four sandwiches! Get him!”

11. Minnesota – It is unlawful to cross state lines with a duck atop one’s head

I imagine this was happening an awful lot for them to make this one a law…

12. Nebraska – If a child burps during a church service, his or her parents may be arrested

Do the crime! Pay the time!

13. New Mexico – The entire National Anthem must be sung

Sing the whole thing or don’t sing it at all!

14. New York – A person riding an elevator must talk to no one and must fold his hands while looking at the door

Really, this should be a law nationwide.

15. North Carolina – Elephants are not allowed to be used to plow cotton fields

Don’t even think about it!

16. Oklahoma – Bear wrestling is illegal

Isn’t this one of those crimes that kind of takes care of itself?

17. Oregon – It is illegal to pump your own gas

Yes, they really mean it! You’ll get in trouble if you try to pump your own gas.

18. South Carolina – No one under the age of 18 is allowed to play pinball

Pinball leads to card playing, and we all know where card playing leads to…

19. Rhode Island – It is illegal to bite off another person’s leg

In case you thought it might be okay-– it’s not!

20. Tennessee – Students may not hold hands while at school

But, if those same students can go to Iowa and kiss for 4 minutes and 59 seconds.

21. Texas – It’s illegal to sell one’s eye

Eyeball selling was getting out of control, so Texas cracked down and made this law.

22. Virginia – it is against the law to tickle women

Let’s be honest, tickling should be completely outlawed everywhere and punishable by death.

23. Washington – It is illegal to harass Bigfoot, Sasquatch or any other undiscovered subspecies and is punishable by fine and/or imprisonment

I guess this falls into the realm of “just in case laws.”