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50 Bizarre State Laws

Updated September 20, 2019 667.4k views50 items

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 is illegal to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church.

    Section 13A-12-1

    Certain acts prohibited on Sunday.

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  • No one may tie their pet dog to the roof of a car.

    9.36.150 Carrying animals on outside of vehicle. No person driving a motor vehicle shall transport any animal in the back of the vehicle in a space intended for any load on the vehicle on a street unless the space is enclosed or has side and tail walls to a height of at least 46 inches extending vertically from the floor, or the animal is cross tethered to the vehicle, or is protected by a secured container or cage, in a manner which will prevent the animal from being thrown, falling or jumping from the vehicle.

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  • It is illegal for men and women over the age of 18 to have less than one missing tooth visible when smiling.

    This law was implemented during the Wild West days in order to encourage the people in the town to make dentistry more of a priority.

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  • Honking one’s car horn at a sandwich shop after 9pm is against the law.

    Sec. 18-54. Sounding of horns at sandwich shops. No person shall sound the horn on a vehicle at any place where cold drinks or sandwiches are served after 9:00 p.m. (Code 1961, § 25-74)

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