Iíve never claimed to have extensive knowledge of U.S. legislation throughout history, but itís safe to say that I and most people I associate with are law-abiding citizens Ö or not. As it turns out, every state in this country has at least one wacky legal stipulation that could land residents in hot water if they donít comply. Donít say I didnít warn you.
Itís illegal to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church.
Whispering in someoneís ear while heís moose hunting is prohibited.
Cutting down a cactus may earn you a 25-year prison term.
Itís illegal to mispronounce the name of the state of Arkansas.
You may not eat an orange in your bathtub.
Itís unlawful to lend your vacuum cleaner to your next-door neighbor (Denver).
A pickle cannot actually be a pickle unless it bounces.
Itís illegal to get married on a dare.
Itís against the law to post a public notice calling someone a coward for refusing to accept a challenge to duel.
If you tie an elephant to a parking meter, you must pay the same parking fee as you would for a vehicle.
Itís illegal to change the clothes on a storefront mannequin unless you draw the shades first.
All residents may be fined for not owning a boat.
A man must not give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing fewer than 50 pounds.
Itís illegal to take a French poodle to the opera (Chicago).
The value of pi is 4, and not 3.1415.