State Laws so Weird and Bizarre They'll Make Your Jaw Drop

August 14, 2017

Some states in America have the strangest laws imaginable. In this series of articles, we will take a look at the strangest laws in all 50 states, from Alabama to Wyoming, starting with Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, and California. Do you or anyone you know live in one of these states? Share this with your friends and see if they have broken the law without even knowing it!


In Alabama, it is illegal to: have an ice cream cone in your back pocket, sell peanuts in Lee County after sundown on a Wednesday, wear a fake mustache in church, flick boogers into the wind, or play dominoes on a Sunday. It is legal, however, to drive the wrong way down a one-way street as long as you have a lantern attached to the front of your automobile.


In Alaska it is illegal to: look at moose from an airplane, shove a moose out of your airplane, give a moose an alcoholic beverage, wake a sleeping bear for pictures, bring your pet flamingo into the barbershop, or roam the city of Nome with a bow and arrow.


In Arizona, it is illegal to: hunt camels, let your donkey sleep in a bathtub, refuse a person a glass of water, ride your horse up the the Prescott County courthouse stairs, wear suspenders in Nogales, have more than six girls live in any house in Maricopa County, or bother the cottontails or bullfrogs in Hayden. Also, if you are attacked by a burglar, you may only protect yourself with the same weapon as your attacker.


In Arkansas, it is illegal to: pronounce “Arkansas” incorrectly, beat your wife more than once a month, keep your alligator in a bathtub, kill any living creature in Fayetteville, honk your horn at a sandwich shop after 9 p.m., walk your dog down Main Street after 1 p.m. on a Sunday, or flirt on the streets of Little Rock.


In California, it is illegal to: let your dog chase a bear or bobcat, shoot animals from a moving vehicle (unless it is a whale), ride a bicycle in a swimming pool, wear cowboy boots in Blythe without owning at least two cows, or go outside wearing a jacket and pants that do not match. Peacocks also have the right of way to cross any street, including driveways.

Enjoy these strange state laws? Stay tuned for more! The next five states we will look at are Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, and Georgia!

Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia

Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa

Next: State Laws so Weird and Bizarre They’ll Make Your Jaw Drop. Volume IIAug 22, 2017