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I’m Under Arrest for What? 50 Bizarre U.S. Laws

Vermont
Women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth.

Virginia
Tickling a woman is unlawful.

Washington
Itís illegal to pretend that oneís parents are wealthy.

West Virginia
If you make fun of someone who does not accept a challenge, you risk a six-month prison sentence.

Wisconsin
Unless a customer specifically requests it, margarine may not be substituted for butter in a restaurant.

Wyoming
Unless you have an official permit, you may not take a picture of a rabbit from January to April.

This Court Is Adjourned
Whew! With all this legislation, itís a wonder weíre not all sharing a prison cell right now. Granted, something tells me the Los Angeles Police Department has bigger fish to fry than popping people who dare to eat oranges while bathing, and that most people who saw me catching some shut-eye on top of a fridge in Pennsylvania wouldnít call the cops on me, but you never know when you might come across that rare whistle-blower who wants you persecuted to the fullest extent of the law, so itís probably better to be safe than sorry. The next time I tie up my elephant at a parking meter in Florida, Iíll be sure to bring a pocket full of quarters.

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8:54AM PDT on Oct 19, 2012

id like to know the stories behind some of these. bahahaha

12:41AM PDT on Oct 16, 2012

These were so crazy, they made me laugh.

7:47PM PDT on Oct 6, 2012

"A pickle cannot actually be a pickle unless it bounces." Lol, since when do pickles bounce?

Idk why some are these laws are one the books. No surprise, some of them even crossed personal choices while others made me wonder what was the story behind the creation of certain laws.

12:26PM PDT on Oct 5, 2012

The mind REELS at these things (with the exception of the very important Ariz. law which Kynthia explained just now.)

Illegal NOT to drink milk?

I assume the Utah dairy industry is quite powerful.

12:12PM PDT on Oct 5, 2012

The AZ law about getting fined for cutting down cacti is not bizarre (one of the few laws in that state that aren't). This was done to protect Sugauro cactus, those giant limbed cacti that look like a man with his arms raised. They are very sensitive to changes and are rustled (literally stolen from property at night) by cactus rustlers, who typically sell these cacti for huge profit in CA where they die within a few years.

Having had to face rustlers on my property back when I lived in AZ, I was glad I had someone with me and we were both armed,

11:49PM PDT on Oct 3, 2012

Interesting...and possible? Wow! Thanks for the post!

1:26PM PDT on Oct 3, 2012

Very good. Thanks.

7:31AM PDT on Sep 30, 2012

I'm from Arizona and the law about cactus is to protect the giant saguaros - some that are hudreds of years old. The stupider law is that it is illegal to shoot camels between Tucson and Phoenix!

7:15AM PDT on Sep 30, 2012

I can think of about 50 more stupid laws right off the top of my head

8:07AM PDT on Sep 29, 2012

Well next time I'm in Alabama, I'm going to paste on a fake mustash for sure and walk into a church...
Don't you wonder what the back story on these laws are? You can be sure that this is how the discontent with 'government intrusion' is started and purpetuated. Stupidity that in it's own day may have made some sense. Or not.

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