Old State Laws Still on the Booksadmin
In Winona Lake, Wisconsin, it is illegal to eat ice cream at the counter on Sundays. And don`t expect to order a slice of Kansas-style cherry pie on Lord`s Day. No restaurant is allowed to serve him unless he is prepared to clash with local police. Marbles, dominoes and yo-yos are also banned on Sundays in a handful of states. Want to learn more about funny, obscure and crazy laws in the United States? Put your knowledge to work with a degree in criminal justice from Olivet Nazarene University. The law states: “No person suffering from an STD may marry in this state.” As you`ve probably guessed, it`s hard to apply, so if you get a marriage certificate without being discovered, the marriage certificate still counts. Florida banned throwing small people in 1989 after bar activity took root in the southern part of the state. A Florida state legislature tried to repeal the law in 2011, but was unsuccessful. In 2016, the state Supreme Court struck down the archaic law and dismantled the ridiculous law, according to Sante Fe New Mexican. The next time you`re looking for an adrenaline rush in Louisiana, you might avoid fighting a bear. Louisiana law states that individuals involved in “bear fighting” — defined as “a fight or competition between one or more people and a bear for the purpose of fighting or participating in a physical altercation” — are guilty of bear fighting. Impressive! These are really weird laws.
I am curious to know if any of these states have recently adopted any of them. It would be really interesting if they had done it. I wonder how citizens would react. If you plan to commit a serious crime in New Jersey, leave your bulletproof vest at home. Under state law, wearing a body vest is a third-degree felony while being “involved in the commission or attempt to commit or escape after committing or attempting murder, manslaughter, robbery, sexual assault, burglary, kidnapping, criminal escape, or assault.” However, not all the old laws aimed at women were aimed at preserving their virtue. Some appear to have been developed to promote domestic hygiene and public safety. For example, Pittsburgh has a special cleaning ordinance that prohibits housewives from hiding dirt under their carpets. And in Memphis, Tennessee, women can`t drive unless there`s a man with a red flag in front of the car warning other people on the road. Make sure you have your intelligence when singing the national anthem in Massachusetts.
Under state law, if a person “plays, sings, or displays the `Star-Spangled Banner` in a public place, theater, movie theater, restaurant, or café, or at public entertainment, except as a whole and separately composition or number, without embellishment or addition in the manner of national or other melodies,” A fine may be imposed. In other words, singing the national anthem incorrectly could get you in trouble.  Outdated and Strange Laws You Can Still Be Accused of, The Law Dictionary, thelawdictionary.org/article/weird-laws-by-state/. Kansaners don`t mess with their cherry pie. At one point, it was illegal in the state to put a scoop of ice cream on a piece of cherry pie. According to Kansas` secretary of state, it`s unclear how this law came about or if it`s still technically in effect, but — fortunately for dessert lovers — it`s not enforced. Click here to see the most ridiculous laws still in books across the country Included below, as the title suggests, are strange but true laws that are still in the books. Some come from municipalities, some belong to the state, others to the federal level.
But all of them are funny! Hold on to your hats. Frogs are somewhat sacred in California because it is illegal to eat a frog that dies during a frog jumping competition. Keep your Florida elephants at bay, because if you attach one to a parking meter in this state, you may have to pay the fee as if the elephant were a vehicle. Elephants are also not allowed to plough cotton fields in North Carolina. In Kentucky, it`s illegal to dye your ducklings blue and list them for sale unless you have more than six for sale at a time. Well, at least, that`s how many websites will point it out when talking about strange laws. The reality is that you can get margarine in the state of Wisconsin, but it comes with a number of conditions. For example, there are regulations on container size (no more than 1 pound) and font size on the package (must simply say “margarine” and be at least as large as any other type or lettering on the label in a printing ink that clearly stands out from its background).