7 of America's Strangest Laws ...

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7 of America's Strangest Laws ...
7 of America's Strangest Laws ...

You can spend hours laughing at America's strangest laws.You have to sit back and wonder how these laws came into effect. It is actually quite possible that you have broken several laws in your state that you never even knew about. The good news is that half of these aren’t even enforced because police have better things to do with their time. So let’s sit back and laugh at some of America’s strangest laws.

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In Alabama, It is Illegal to Play Dominoes on a Sunday

One of America’s strangest laws is that you cannot play dominoes on Sundays. According to Alabama Criminal Code (Section 13A-12-1), it is illegal to race, hunt or play cards or dominoes on a Sunday. A person can be charged anywhere from $10 to $100, jailed, or forced to do hard labor for no more than three months. This law was enforced so people were forced to stay in on Sundays and spend time with their family.

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In addition to Alabama, similar laws exist in other states. In South Carolina, it is illegal to play cards or dice on Sunday, and in Arkansas, it is illegal to play any game of chance on Sunday. Some states, such as Georgia and Mississippi, have laws prohibiting the sale of alcohol on Sundays. In Virginia, it is illegal to hunt on Sundays, while in Kentucky, it is illegal to fish on Sundays. Other states, such as Texas and Louisiana, have laws prohibiting the sale of cars on Sundays. Finally, some states, such as North Carolina and Florida, have laws prohibiting the sale of certain items on Sundays, such as furniture and appliances.

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In Alaska, No Child is Allowed to Build a Snowman Taller than Himself/herself on School Property

This law was made because the Alaskan Government wanted to destroy all wintertime happiness in children. I’m totally kidding. They actually have such bad weather there that when it snows, it can be hard to tell if the snowmen are actually real children covered in snow or not.

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Alaska is not the only state with strange laws. In Wisconsin, it is illegal to serve apple pie in public restaurants without cheese. In California, it is illegal to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool. In Pennsylvania, it is illegal to sleep on a refrigerator outdoors. In Florida, it is illegal to sing in a public place while wearing a swimsuit. In Texas, it is illegal to milk another person's cow. In Utah, it is illegal to fish from horseback. All of these laws were made for various reasons, but none quite as strange as the Alaskan law that no child is allowed to build a snowman taller than themselves on school property.

Frequently asked questions

Nope, that's just a funny myth! There's no actual law in Florida prohibiting you from enjoying an orange while soaking in the tub.

Honestly, it sounds so bizarre that it has to be true, right? But it’s just one of those weird urban legends that somehow spread over time.

Nope, it’s not illegal anywhere in the U.S. to eat an orange in the bathtub. It’s just one of those funny rumors that people love to talk about.

It’s hard to say exactly, but silly myths like this often arise from misunderstandings or jokes. And then they get passed around until everyone thinks they’re true!

Not really – as long as you don't drop it and make a mess. Just enjoy your orange and your bath!

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In California, It is Illegal to Eat an Orange in Your Bathtub

This has to be the most bizarre law I read from California. It was made around 1920, when people believed that the citric acid in the orange would mix with the natural bath oils and would create a highly explosive mixture. The good news is, that is not true, so you can eat as many oranges as you want during your bubble bath.

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California isn’t the only state with strange laws. In Iowa, it is illegal to sell or possess novelty light bulbs shaped like a firecracker. In New York, it is illegal to shoot a rabbit from a moving trolley. In Minnesota, it is illegal to tease skunks. In Florida, it is illegal to have a mattress on your car roof. In Texas, it is illegal to milk another person’s cow. In Kansas, it is illegal to catch fish with your bare hands. And in North Carolina, it is illegal to play bingo for more than 5 hours a day. These are just a few of the many strange laws in the United States.

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In Colorado, It's against the Law to Loan Your Next Door Neighbor Your Vacuum

Now, I’m not sure if you can lend your vacuum to someone two doors down from you, but you definitely can’t lend it to the house next door. This law was created because someone lent their neighbor their vacuum, which had roaches in it. Next thing they knew their house also had roaches crawling everywhere.

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In Florida, It's against the Law to Dream about Another Man's Wife or Cow

I could not find anything as to why this law was created, but it definitely is a law. I’m not really sure how you prove how a person dreamt anything, especially about a wife or a cow, but just know that if you’re in Florida, you can get arrested for it.

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In Georgia, It's Illegal to Tie a Giraffe to a Telephone Pole

So you can tie any other animal to a telephone pole except a giraffe? Who owned a giraffe and tied it to a telephone pole? Did he ride it to work and decided that he would just park the giraffe by tying it to a pole? I guarantee you a cop tried to arrest this person for doing this but could not find a law for it, so the state made one. This law is still in effect today. The good news is, you can tie your giraffe to a telephone pole in any other state but Georgia.

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In the state of Georgia, it is illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole. This law was created due to an incident that happened in the past. Someone actually tied their giraffe to a telephone pole and the state had to create a law to prevent this from happening again. Interestingly, this law is still in effect today and it is only applicable in the state of Georgia. You can tie your giraffe to a telephone pole in any other state, but not in Georgia. This is one of the strangest laws in America and it shows how far the state of Georgia will go to protect its citizens.

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In Massachusetts, Mourners at a Wake Can't Eat More than 3 Sandwiches

I get it Massachusetts, you are trying to get people to stop emotionally eating at funerals. Maybe there is a shortage of caterers for funerals so they had to limit it to three sandwiches to a person. This law is still in effect today.

As Americans, we are amazing, unique people. With that, we also can be a little insane. We have to remember that all of these laws were made because some crazy Americans pulled some interesting stunts over the years. There are many other strange laws out there, but I tried to pick the strangest ones. What are some strange American laws that you know about?

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I wonder if the three sandwich limit at funerals came about because strangers were going to funerals of people they didn't know, just for the food. Limiting them to three sandwiches might make their actions a bit less lucrative. The giraffe law makes sense. If a traveling circus tied their giraffe to a telegraph pole, it might then lift its head and nobody would be able to untie it. But really, how many times did this happen that it was made into a law? Best one is the dreaming about your neighbor's wife or cow. Is it OK to dream about the wife of someone across town or your neighbor's horse or his sister?

#1 so to me this is a little weird because ,Yes we should hang out with our family but why not just play dominoes with you family!?!?!?!?!?!?

Why are these illegal they are all so silly why have public officials not change these laws?

#3 is grammatically incorrect

Some of these laws are super stupid

Who eats oranges in a bubble bath and then goes out to untie their giraffe to ride home? Lol amusing article! Loves it!

Guess i cant play dominoes tomorrow!:/

wtf!!!

#2 that's sad imagine digging apart a snowman to see if its a real kid

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