Did you know that there are still some strange and outdated laws on the books in the United States? Here are some of the most bizarre laws that are still technically in effect in certain states:
- It is illegal to tickle a woman in Virginia. Yes, you read that correctly. In Virginia, it is against the law to tickle a woman. The law was put in place in 1847, but it is still on the books today.
- In Alabama, it is illegal to wear a fake mustache in a church that causes laughter. This law dates back to the 1800s and was intended to prevent disruption during church services.
- In Arizona, it is illegal for donkeys to sleep in bathtubs. This law was put in place in the 1920s, when people used to keep their donkeys inside their homes.
- In Kentucky, it is illegal to dye a duckling blue and offer it for sale unless more than six are for sale at once. This law was put in place to prevent the sale of dyed Easter ducklings.
- In Maine, it is illegal to keep Christmas decorations up after January 14th. This law was put in place in 1919 and is still technically in effect today.
- In Montana, it is illegal to bring a snickerdoodle into a bingo game. This law was put in place to prevent cheating in bingo games.
- In New Jersey, it is illegal to frown at a police officer. This law was put in place in the 1800s and is still technically in effect today.
- In South Dakota, it is illegal to fall asleep in a cheese factory. This law was put in place in the early 1900s to prevent workers from napping on the job.
While many of these laws may seem absurd, they are still technically in effect in their respective states. It just goes to show that laws don’t always make sense and can sometimes be downright strange.
For an extensive list on every states’ strange laws on the books, you can check it out HERE!