Whether they are leftovers from a forgotten time, laws that only make sense in a very specific region, or just the creation of a politician who was drunk or insane, there are some really strange laws in the United States. Each state has its share of crazy laws, but we have chosen the best weird state laws from each one of them. You will be amazed at what is illegal (and sometimes what is allowed) in your home state.
Want to dye a duck blue and sell it? You'll go to jail in one state unless you dye and sell six of them. Love to play Bingo but are a convicted felon? Hopefully you don't live in Pennsylvania! The crazy state laws on this list range from just plain silly to truly unfair. In one state, you can't get married if you have an STD!Some might call them wacky, others call them dumb, but one thing is certain: this odd state laws will have citizens scratching their heads for years to come. Maybe someday we'll repeal all of the stupid state laws on the books. But until then, we'll just have to stay on our toes. Check out the list below for the craziest, most insane laws of the 50 U.S. states. What were these lawmakers thinking?!
It's illegal to dye a duckling blue and sell it unless you sell at least six of them.
KRS 436.600 No person shall sell, exchange, offer to sell or exchange, display, or possess living baby chicks, ducklings, or other fowl or rabbits which have been dyed or colored; nor dye or color any baby chicks, ducklings, or other fowl or rabbits; nor sell, exchange, offer to sell or exchange or to give away baby chicks, ducklings or other fowl or rabbits, under two (2) months of age in any quantity less than six (6)
You can be sentenced to ten years behind bars for stealing an alligator.RS 14:67.13 67.13. Theft of an alligator
A. Theft of an alligator is the misappropriation or taking of an alligator, an alligator's skin, or a part of an alligator, whether dead or alive, belonging to another, either without the consent of the other to the misappropriation or taking. Whoever commits the crime of theft of an alligator when the misappropration or taking amounts to a value of five hundred dollars or more shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than ten years, or may be fined not more than three thousand dollars, or both.
It is illegal to sell thermometers.THERMOMETER ORDINANCECHAPTER 42Section 2. Retail Sale Prohibited. A person shall not sell or supply (including online retail) mercury fever thermometers to consumers and patients, except by prescription.
Be careful with your road rage. It's illegal to use profanity on a highway in Maryland.Sec. 13-53. Profanity; violation of section declared misdemeanor.
(a) A person may not profanely curse and swear or use obscene language upon or near any street, sidewalk or highway within the hearing of persons passing by, upon or along such street, sidewalk or highway.