Weird Laws Around the US

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Weird Laws Around the US

Charlotte Blackmon, Reporter

There are a lot of laws that have not yet been repealed that make no sense in modern life. However, I’ve narrowed it down to just a few for your reading enjoyment. And now… weird laws around the US!

  1. Ice Cream Cones in your Pocket

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In both Georgia and New York, it is illegal to have an ice cream cone in your pocket on Sundays, and in Alabama, you may not have an ice cream cone in your pocket at any time. Why this had to be made into a law is a mystery. Were people actually putting ice cream in their back pockets? Was it ruining the sidewalks?

2. Donkeys in the bathtub

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In the state of (again) Georgia ‘Donkeys may not be kept in bathtubs’. In the state of Arizona, you can have your donkey in the bathtub, but it cannot sleep in the bathtub. First of all, since when do people ever put donkeys in bathtubs? And second of all, why is it the government’s business where I put my donkey?

3. Bouncing pickles

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In Connecticut, in order for a pickle to officially be considered a pickle, it must bounce. Therefore, you could sue a company that makes pickles for false advertisement if their pickles didn’t bounce. How insane is that?

4. A Law All States Should Have

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In New Mexico, it is illegal for idiots to vote. While this law is blunt and slightly amusing, I honestly think that it would be reasonable for the other 49 states to make laws like this. Although now that I think about it,  it may be hard to prove in court.

5. Drunk Fish

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In Ohio, it is illegal to get a fish drunk. How exactly does one get a fish drunk? Is this just a way of telling us not to pollute the waters? Perhaps it’s better not to know the reasons for this weird law.

6. It’s illegal to carry wire cutters in your pocket in Austin. 











The problem was between landowners who preferred open ranges and those who wanted to keep their land closed off with barbed wire. Some in favor of open ranges went around cutting the barbed wire.