Have you ever noticed that your state has some odd rules on its books? Weird state laws made back in the day are still on the books in some states, so here’s a list of my 20 favorite!
For some of these, you can kind of guess why they were written at the time. But others are just plain strange!
In alphabetical order by state, here’s my top 20 weird state laws!
Alabama – It is illegal to wear a fake moustache in church and cause “unseemly laughter.”
California, Apple Valley – It is unlawful for ducks to quack after 10:00 PM.
California, Castaic – If a dentist accidentally pulls the wrong tooth of a patient, then the patient has the right to pull one of the dentist’s teeth. (I think this should be a law everywhere!)
California, Hesperia – No one is allowed to duel if the opponent selects water pistols as weapons.
Colorado, Sterling – It’s illegal to allow a pet cat to run loose without a tail-light.
Connecticut, Devon – It’s unlawful to walk backwards after sunset.
Delaware – It is against the law to sell a wooden leg at a pawn broker.
Florida- It is unlawful for men to be seen in public wearing a strapless gown.
Georgia, Quitman – It is against the law for chickens to cross streets. (That joke is probably also illegal here)
Idaho – It’s illegal for a man to give his “sweetheart” a box of candy weighing anything less than 50 pounds. (They must dread Valentines Day!)
Illinois, Oblong – It is illegal to make love while fishing on your wedding day.
Indiana – The law states, once your breath leaves your body, it is no longer your property.
Iowa, Marshalltown – It is illegal for horses to eat fire hydrants.
Kansas, Natoma – You’d be breaking the law if you practiced knife throwing at men in striped suits.
Maine, Portland –It’s illegal to tickle a girl under the chin with a feather.
Massachusets – It is illegal to put tomatoes in clam chowder. (Right on!)
New York, New York City – The state law actually states: “it is legal for a woman to ride the subway topless since it is legal for a man to ride the subway topless.”
North Carolina – It’s unlawful to sing out of tune.
Tennessee, Memphis – it is illegal for a woman to pilot a car unless there is a man running or walking in front of it, waving a red flag to warn approaching motorists and pedestrians.
Washington, Seattle – it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon that is longer than 6 feet.
Well there you have it! What’s your favorite weird state law? Do you know any other crazy regulations from your state? Let me know in the comment section!