The one thing that all 50 states in the United States have in common is that all of them have very strange laws. Some of them have misogynistic origins, like wives not being able to do certain things without their husband’s permission, while some are just weird. Like, I’m not too sure why lollipops are banned in Washington state. While most of these laws likely aren’t enforced – lawmakers haven’t repealed them either. Here are some of the weirdest, hilarious, and confusing laws in each state.
You are are not allowed to play dominoes on Sunday.
You are not allowed to look at moose from an airplane.
It is against the law to let donkeys sleep in bathtubs.
School teachers who get bob haircuts are not allowed to get a raise.
Women are not allowed to drive in a housecoat.
Stores are not allowed to sell liquor on election days.
In order for a pickle to officially be considered a pickle, it must bounce.
Drive-in movie theaters are not allowed to play R-rated films.
You are not allowed to skateboard without a license.
One is not permitted to carry an ice cream cone in their back pocket if it is Sunday.
Billboards are outlawed.
You are not permitted to fish on a camel’s back.
If you are under 21, you are allowed to drink if you are in a culinary program.
It is against the law to sniff glue.
You are not allowed to kiss someone for more than five minutes.
Pedestrians crossing the highways at night must wear tail lights.
You are not allowed to fish with a bow and arrow.
It is against the law to gargle in public spaces.
If you have your Christmas decorations up past January 14, you will be charged a fine.
You are not allowed to grow thistles in your yard.
At a wake, mourners may eat no more than three sandwiches.
Married women are not allowed to get a haircut without their husband’s permission.
Minnesotans may not enter Wisconsin with a chicken on their head.
It is illegal to explain what polygamy is.
Single men between the ages of twenty-one and fifty must pay an annual tax of one dollar.
Unmarried women are not allowed to fish alone.
Bar owners are not allowed to sell beer unless they are simultaneously brewing a kettle of soup.
You are not allowed to ride a camel on the highway.
It is not permitted to sell the clothes you are wearing to pay off a gambling debt.
You may not slurp your soup.
Idiots are banned from voting.
You can be fined $25 for flirting.
It is illegal to use elephants to plow cotton fields.
You are not allowed to fall asleep with your shoes on.
More than five women are not permitted to live in one house.
Bar owners are not allowed to let anyone inside to pretend to have sex with a buffalo.
Drivers are not authorized to pump their own gas.
If you have participated in a duel, you are not allowed to become governor.
You are not allowed to bite off another person’s leg.
A person has to be 18 years or older to play pinball.
It is against the law to fall asleep in a cheese factory.
You are not allowed to share your Netflix password.
You are not allowed to sell your eye.
Birds have the right of way on all highways.
Wives have to receive permission from their husband to wear fake teeth.
The only animal that you are permitted to hunt on Sundays is the raccoon.
Lollipops are banned.
You are not allowed to whistle underwater.
It is against the law to kiss on a train.
If you want to take a photo of a rabbit between January and April, you have to have a permit.