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50 Craziest Things Illegal In Each US State

AUGUST 14, 2015  —  By Jason Lopez

50 CRAZIEST THINGS ILLEGAL IN EACH US STATE

Some of these laws are from years gone by but haven't been changed, and others are still enforced to this day. The one thing they all have in common is how ridiculous they all are! What crazy law is being enforced in your state?

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Alabama

Alabama

Pinterest

If you really wanted to see a bear go at it in the ring, you'll have to go to another state. Bear wrestling matches are illegal in Alabama.

Alaska

Alaska

SLICK AMERICANS

It's legal to shoot bears in Alaska, but it's not legal to wake a bear up for the purpose of taking its picture.

Arizona

Arizona

ThaiAmerican

Mine workers in Arizona will need to find another outlet for their anger, or to give away phone numbers. Writing in toilet stalls is prohibited just for people who work in mines.

Arkansas

Arkansas

gameroom-concepts

In Arkansas, pinball games are prohibited by the law from giving more than 25 free games to a high scorer.

California

California

Snipview

We don't know if frog racing is a prominent occurrence in California, but the state has a law that forbids a frog that dies in a frog race from being eaten.

Colorado

Colorado

aroundme

Aspen is the perfect snowy getaway, but don't have too much fun. In the Colorado city, snowball fights are actually illegal!

Connecticut

Connecticut

Vira Lands

Get out your scales, people. In Connecticut, a bushel of potatoes must, by law, weigh 150 pounds.

Delaware

Delaware

ThaiAmerican

In the First State, it's illegal to sell the hair of a dog.

Florida

Florida

forum.china

Sorry if you were feeling sexy today, female hot dog stand workers in Broward County. For some reason, it's illegal for this specific group of people to wear a g-string.

Georgia

Georgia

Fine Art America

In Georgia, moving a trout from one lake to another is prohibited by law.

Hawaii

Hawaii

vhouse

Your milkshake may bring all the boys to the yard, but if your yard is in Hawaii, you could be in trouble. Using imitation milk in a milkshake without warning is illegal in the state.

Idaho

Idaho

BIG PICTURE

Idaho takes their food very seriously. The state prohibits sale of eggs from another state without warning, and anyone who uses flour that's not enriched with vitamins can face 30 days in jail!

Illinois

Illinois

JustLuxe

It's a sad, sad time in Illinois. According to state law, happy hours are actually prohibited.

Indiana

Indiana

Thai American

It's illegal to sell cold beer in Indiana in a grocery store. If you want to get a chilled brew, you'll have to make a trip to the liquor store.

Iowa

Iowa

6park

It's illegal to surf while drunk in Iowa. This is actually a good policy, but it's ridiculous in the landlocked state of Iowa.

Kansas

Kansas

indiewire

Apparently it's possible to modify the weather in Kansas, but it's illegal to do so without the proper permit.

Kentucky

Kentucky

imgarcade

Dueling might've been how we solved our problems in the olden days, but now we rely on verbal arguments. For this reason, all Kentucky lawyers must swear an oath to refrain from dueling.

Louisiana

Louisiana

LOYALTY REDEFINED

In Louisiana, it's against the law to insult players at a sporting event.Louisiana

Maine

Maine

10best

It's no secret that Maine takes its seafood very seriously. In the state, it's illegal to place green crabs next to soft-shell crabs.

Maryland

Maryland

CAPTAIN TAREK DREAM

It's a crime in Maryland to possess more than 3 turtles at one time. There goes your dream of owning Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael...

Massachusetts

Massachusetts

vhouse

Massachusetts is the best state to get a gift certificate in. Gift certificates are required to be valid for at least 7 years.

Michigan

Michigan

BRAINJET

Chivalry is alive and well in the lawbooks of Michigan. In the state, it's illegal to use foul language in front of a woman.

Minnesota

Minnesota

distractify

In Minnesota, it's illegal to go hunting with a ferret.

Mississippi

Mississippi

ThaiAmerican

It's against the law in Mississippi to take an animal that's been hit by a railroad car. Apparently this was a problem?

Missouri

Missouri

uszj

It's illegal to pretend to be blind to make money in the Show Me State.

Montana

Montana

Captain Tarek Dream

Be sure you're watering your lawn and only your lawn in Montana. It's against the law for a water sprinkler to get a passerby wet.

Nebraska

Nebraska

cowbird

In the city of Ogallala, it's illegal to disturb public dirt. We're guessing this isn't strictly enforced though...

Nevada

Nevada

SINOVISION

Michigan has respect for women and Nevada has respect for the dead. In the state, it's prohibited to use bad language in front of a dead person.

New HampshireOSEA

New HampshireOSEA

OSEA

Save your seaweed harvesting for the daytime, New Hampshirites. The state prohibites seaweed harvesting at night.

New Jersey

New Jersey

Cat Dumb

In Haddon Township, flirting with somebody against their will is punishable by law.

New Mexico

New Mexico

Sinovision

We don't know where you'll find a ski lift in New Mexico, but if you do, it's illegal to get on it while drunk.

New York

New York

notizie

It's illegal to walk in public with an ice cream cone in your pocket on Sundays in New York.

North Carolina6park

North Carolina6park

6park

North Carolina has some well-fed pigs! The state makes it illegal to serve food to pigs that hasn't been thoroughly cooked.

North Dakota

North Dakota

Sinovision

Kangaroo boxing is a crime in this state. Okay, but where would anyone in North Dakota even get a kangaroo?

Ohio

Ohio

METRO

It's illegal to disrobe in front of a man's portrait in the state of Ohio.

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Nation

Of course breaking out of prison is a crime, but in Oklahoma, it's also illegal to break into one.

Oregon

Oregon

pranksters

It's against the law in Oregon to own more than 2 undeployed airbags.

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

Pinterest

If you want to hear only good news from a fortune-teller, then head to Pennsylvania. A Pennsylvania fortune-teller cannot charge money to try to shorten someone's life.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island

forum.china

Wrapping fresh fish in a newspaper is against the law in Rhode Island.

South Carolina

South Carolina

GlamroZ

Fishing with dynamite is illegal in South Carolina, as it probably should be everywhere.

South Dakota

South Dakota

VESTINET

Shooting animal from an airplane is against the law in South Dakota.

Tennessee

Tennessee

vhouse

Roller skating in Tennessee is quite the organized event. Roller skates must proceed in a single file line to be in accordance with the state law.

Texas

Texas

Twitter

In Texas, taking more than 3 sips of beer at a time while standing is illegal. I'm sure nobody in Texas has ever done that...

Utah

Utah

Captain Tarek Dream

Having fun on your bike won't be tolerated in Utah. The state has banned the "look, no hands" trick by law, stating that bikers must keep one hand on the handlebar at all times.

Vermont

Vermont

myawesomepanda

In the Vermont city of Middlebury, having more than one person on a skateboard at a time is illegal.

Virginia

Virginia

wattpad

Don't go overboard at your Virginian celebration: it's illegal to release more than 50 balloons per hour in the state.

Washington

Washington

wikimedia commons

In Bremerton, it's illegal to throw garbage into anyone else's trash can.

West Virginia

West Virginia

BRAINJET

Living in sin is also living against the law in West Virginia. An unmarried couple living together in the state can be sent to jail!

Wisconsin

Wisconsin

imgshout

On highways in Wisconsin, livestock always has the right of way.

Wyoming

Wyoming

ThaiAmerican

Opening a gate and not closing it is against the law in Wyoming.