Il-law-gical State Laws

Posted on 21 April 2015 by admin

Art & Life Editor Dalila Kahvedzic explores some of the United States’ strange laws


Art & Life

Summer coming up right around the corner means one thing and one thing only: road trips. Before planning one, though, it is necessary to know some weird laws that each state actually enforces. Plan on going to New York? Sorry to shatter some dreams but a selfie with a tiger is illegal. Celebrating a birthday in Florida? Don’t release 10 or more balloons in 24 hours. Don’t even think about wrestling a bear in Missouri; that’s off limits. Also very tempting, but crossing state lines with a duck atop one’s head in Minnesota is a no-no. Sorry. Maybe somewhere else. In Texas, you have to get permission from someone to eat their garbage. Common courtesy, right? Before taking a trip read through this quick and short guide to prevent you from getting in trouble with the most obvious things you would want to possibly ever do.

California (Baldwin Park): Nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool, however, rollerblading has yet to be banned from public fountains.

Texas: It is illegal to milk another person’s cow. That is utterly ridiculous.

Nevada: It is illegal for a man to buy drinks for more than three people at a time. T-Pain should never move to Nevada.

Minnesota: All bathtubs must have feet.

Kentucky: It is illegal to dye a duckling blue and sell it unless you sell at least six. Was the ugly duckling part of the five and under crowd?

Tennessee: Students can not hold hands in school.

Alaska: Waking a sleeping bear for a photo opportunity is strictly forbidden. Yet it is perfectly fine for bears to wake sleeping people for a midnight snack. Seems a little biased, don’t you think?

Hawaii: If a person is not wearing a seatbelt in a car they will be fined. If they are unfastened in the bed of a pickup truck that is perfectly legal. So people have a lot of trucks down there.

Michigan: Anyone over the age of 12 may own a handgun as long as he or she has not committed a felony. Or pulled the heads off of his or her Barbie’s.

Maine: It is illegal to have Christmas decorations up after Jan. 14. Dr. Seuss’ next book: How the Grinch stole Maine.

Rhode Island: Biting off someone’s ear or other limb is a severe penalty. Prosthetic companies must thrive in Rhode Island.

Ohio: It is illegal to get a fish drunk. And remember, in Navada your limit is three.

North Carolina: Bingo games can’t last more than five hours. But Go Fish can go on for days.

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