In the lovely state of West Virginia, "Unmarried couple who live together and “lewdly associate” with one another may face up to a year in prison". Fortunately it was repealed in 2010.
Imagine all of those unmarried rebels who lived together prior to 2010. Really on the edge type of characters. Hope they were all released from prison.
Leave the Cows Be
In good 'ol Mississippi, cattle rustling is punishable by hanging. Still? Maybe not. Bu the fact that this was ever a law is pretty outrageous.
There's likely a bunch of other old laws that were punishable by hanging. If this made the cut, imagine the rest. Oh dear.
Yeah, Your Elephant Pays Too
Leave it to Florida to come up with this gem "If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle".
Don't try to get out of paying your fines, you elephant riding renegades. You pay your dues just like the rest of us.
Garlic Breath Much?
Out in Oregon, ministers are forbidden from eating garlic or onions before delivering a sermon. While the sentiment is appreciated, perhaps this law overstates some personal boundaries?
Talk about separation of church and state, now the government is telling the church about personal hygiene.
NOT A BED
In Pennsylvania, one must never sleep on a refrigerator. There should be another law which states that anyone who needed the previous law explained to them should be arrested.
Reasons to no sleep on a refrigerator, because refrigerator. Simple enough?
No Lantern In Car, Please
In the great state of Alabama, "It is legal to drive the wrong way down a one-way street if you have a lantern attached to the front of your automobile." Those lantern-free cars are good to go.
Admittedly, no one should ever drive the opposite way on a one way street, or drive with a lantern in your car for that matter
No Stopping Here Any Time
In Little Rock, Arkansas "no one may suddenly stop their car in front of a McDonald's". Apparently, Arkansas takes its fast food joints VERY seriously.
Hard to imagine what the precedent for this was. Perhaps some crazy outlaw once came to a complete stop a a busy thrive thru, sending the town into downward spiral. Can't let that happen again.
Cemetery Joy Ride? NOPE
Believe it or not, Dunn, North Carolina felt the need to outlaw driving through their local cemeteries for pleasure. That's right, the next time you find yourself wanting to drag race through Veterans Memorial Cemetery, don't.
We have to wonder if it would legal to take a shortcut on through the cemetery on your way to work. After all, there is not pleasure in going to work.
In the state of Wisconsin, it's illegal to serve butter substitutes in state prisons. It's actually healthier to have butter anyway, so our guess is the state legislators are watching out for their inmates?
If you desperately must have personalized license plates, then don't get slapped with a DUI in New Jersey… or just don't drink and drive OR live in the state of New Jersey. The law there states that once you have been convicted of drunk driving, you may never again have personalized plates!
Take down the trimmings
Unfortunately, Maine as a state does not tolerate Christmas lights and wreaths past January 14th. It is illegal in Maine to have your Christmas decorations up past that date!
In North Carolina, grandma isn't allowed to play bingo for more than five hours. No marathon in this state!
We're not sure what kind of murderer would have the foresight to wear a bulletproof vest while committing his or her crime, but in the state of New Jersey, it's actually illegal to wear one when committing murder!
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Maybe that's because you're not allowed to buy drinks for more than three people at a time. Yes, it's true -- that's an actual Nevada law!
Three little bears
In Alaska, hunting is a regular thing. Shooting bears is a regular thing. And it's totally ok for you to wake a bear up by shooting it (if you sorta miss). However, it's illegal in Alaska to wake a sleeping bear merely to take a picture of or with it!
No German fare
Beer and pretzels… that sure sounds like our kind of sports bar game night appetizer! Too bad we'll never visit North Dakota for this reason. It's illegal there for a restaurant to serve both pretzels and beer at the same time!
Do you think there's too much violence in video games for kids under the age of 18? Are you concerned that arcades are a bad influence? Well, there's a place for you -- South Carolina deems it illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to play a pinball machine.
No bear hug
In the state of Missouri, it is illegal to drive with an uncaged bear. We're assuming that this means it's ok to transport bears from zoo to zoo as long as they're in cages, but there's no random cab hopping for your friendly backyard guest!
In the state of Idaho, it's illegal for a man to give his love a box of candy weighing more than 50 pounds. So we guess there's no chance our lover in Idaho's gonna be sending us that fantasy jumbo Toblerone gift basket.
In the state of Ohio, it's illegal to get a fish drunk. We're not sure why you would want to in the first place, but there it is!