Get ready to laugh, gawk and master your side-eye while clicking through the most absurd laws and bans in these great United States.
Sounds like word didn't make it to everyone in the Yellowhammer State about the common phrase "Keep your eyes on the road." Our eyes are wide open after hearing this one!
To a dog, nothing sparks more joy than the cool breeze of the open road. However, in Alaska, unless the dog's tail wags 46 inches or higher. The law was put into effect after one pup was reported as a public nuisance. Ruff life!
In the 1920's, a local dam broke, flooding a rancher's home. The rancher's donkey had become accustomed to sleeping in the bathtub, which filled with water and whisked him miles away. After working to rescue the animal, the town passed this law, .
A hangry fool is too blame for , but hey, most of the sandwich shops are closed in the sleepy state of Arkansas by 9 p.m. anyway. If you do feel the urge to honk after hours, you'll be disturbing the peace and you'll still be hungry.
San Jose and Sunnyvale decided to go green in 2012, when at both small and large retailers due to their environmental impact.
Boulder busted the University of Colorado for burning couches, causing to go into effect that keeps couches and porches mutually exclusive. This law is currently active — but the verdict is still out as to whether it actually prevented any couch bonfires.
According to our friends at , in the 1800s, a group of men wrongfully sold cucumbers marked as pickles. To right this wrong, officials declared that a pickle is legitimate only if it bounces. Modern Connecticut state law still holds that a legally labeled pickle must be able to bounce.
State residents of Delaware are . We wonder how much money residents used to be able to cash in for all the hair left on the sofa.
Sounds like was real once upon a time in Florida, because legal fees have to be paid for animal parking — including elephants, camels and horses. According to , this law took effect in the 1920s, when the Ringling Bros. Circus moved its winter show operations to Florida.
Oh buoy! If you're planning to retire on a boat, the Peach State is definitely not the place for you. , it is prohibited to live on a boat for more than a month.
Magic shows must be boring in the Rainbow State. This law was enacted to protect the Kingdom of Hawaii coinage, when Hawaii officially joined the United States in 1900.
One man's trash is not another man's treasure in Eagle, Idaho, during the 1970s. If only other cities would enforce this law.
In 2012, the state acknowledged that it's legal for a minor to "drink" (sip and spit) if he or she is enrolled in a legitimate culinary program. Cheers to a well-rounded, or should we say full-bodied, learning experience!
I hope your horse has a speedometer. No horse shall be , due to high-speed horse races back in the day.
seems to be written in stone. Highway brick throwing is banned unless you have written permission from the City Council. It's suspected that it all started with snowballs, but officials thought to include stones and bricks.
Another disturbing-the-peace-victim for ya! If you live in the city of Derby, Kansas, make sure your gears are greased and tires are checked — as is not only considered unlawful, but painfully annoying to listen to.
We couldn't find the exact origin of this law, but vows it's true! Hopefully, third time really is a charm.
Sending an unprompted pizza is considered harassment, but we sure do wish this would happen more to us! Triple check your address if you live in the Pelican State, or else you may be handing over a $500 fine. has officially betrayed us.
You donut even know how much the town of South Berwick, Maine, loves its Dunkin' Donuts coffee. This law was enacted because the coffee and donut chain is a hot-spot and the parking lot can turn into a mega traffic jam. Talk about a caffeine rush!
Outlawed in Baltimore in 1898, this law applies to everyone (even runners!). The only exception: The "vagrants" who are allowed to visit the zoo while wearing sleeveless tops. It's about time, those muscle tees have to go!
Another hurdle: A fortune teller must live in Massachusetts for at least one year in order to apply. helps prohibit psychics from taking all of your mullah in exchange for false predictions.
It is on a Sunday in Michigan due to religious reasons. According to the Wolverine State, time is better spent with family, friends or at church.
Driving through Minnesota soon? Make sure to get your car washed prior, as dirty tires are considered a .
In 2013, lawmakers barred towns from forcing restaurants and food manufacturers to include nutrition label information on kids' meals. This is also known as . At least you are kept in the dark when it's cheat day?
We all love a good bear hug now and then, but the real deal is outlawed in Missouri. was initiated on November 3, 1998, due to animal cruelty violations.
For many reasons, we sure hope a rat isn't on your Christmas list. In Montana, it is to raise rats except as food for reptiles, birds of prey or both.
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Sin city never sleeps, or even rests for that matter. It's to sit or lie down on public sidewalks, as it interferes with the primary purpose of the sidewalk.
In 1973, New Hampshire off the beach at night. It's rumored that in colonial times, seaweed was used as fertilizer and was a hot commodity.
Amended in 1999, it is in the Garden State to wear a bullet-proof vest while you're breaking other laws simultaneously. Every criminal is likely to be wearing a vest, but it's double the violation if caught.