Odd Laws In The 50 States

In Quitman, Georgia the answer to "Why did the chicken cross the road" is "because the chicken is a criminal." Yes, it's against the law for a chicken to cross the open road. Of course, the chicken can't be punished but the owner can be held accountable. 

Are you 18 or older? Congratulations: you may legally play pinball in South Carolina.

This law was implemented during the Wild West days in order to encourage people in the town to make dentistry more of a priority.

It shall be unlawful for any person to sweep any dirt from the interior of any building in the city onto any street, alley, or sidewalk in the city. 

Texas takes “No shirt, no shoes, no service” a bit further than most states. In certain Texan cities, citizens can’t walk around barefoot without first obtaining a $5 permit to do so. This law deals with city sanitation and appearance. Only when a citizen obtains the barefoot permit is he or she free to go shoeless.

Sec. 153-7 town code: Unlawful Use of Whistle:
No person not a member of the Police Department of the City shall have in his possession or blow upon, whistle or use in any manner the whistle or call known as the "bean police call."

Section 5.82.010 Telephone service - Interfering with.(1) It is unlawful for any person to use, cause to be used, or knowingly permit another to use, any telephone instrument, telephone equipment or telephone facilities to make any comment, request, suggestion or proposal which is obscene, lewd, las civious, filthy or indecent #corecu #oddlaws #Kansas

This law is directed at hackers who sell log-in credentials in bulk. However, other individuals (cough, your friends, cough) who share passwords and don't live under the same roof are also included. Now is time to wipe that guilty look off your face.

To a dog, nothing sparks more joy than the cool breeze of the open road. However, in Alaska, the back of an open vehicle is off- limits unless the dog's tail wags 46 inches or higher. The law was put into effect after one pup was reported as a public nuisance. Ruff life!!

A hangry fool is too blame for this law, but hey, most of the sandwich shops are closed in the sleepy state of Arkansas by 9 p.m. anyway. If you do feel the urge to honk after hours, you'll be disturbing the peace and you'll still be hungry.

  5-3-6 Use of Fighting Words.
No person shall insult, taunt, or challenge another in a manner likely to provoke a disorderly response. If the person to whom such insult, taunt, or challenge is directed is a police officer, there is no violation of this section until the police officer requests the person to cease and discontinue the conduct, but the person repeats or continues the conduct.

Sending an unprompted pizza is considered harassment, but we sure do wish this would happen more to us! Triple check your address if you live in the Pelican State, or else you may be handing over a $500 fine. The Princess Diaries has officially betrayed us.

Written permission is mandatory if a wife opts for false teeth. Better let your hubby know you're eyeing those shiny veneers. 

Driving through Minnesota soon? Make sure to get your car washed prior, as dirty tires are considered a public nuisance.