Ever wonder how so many seemingly crazy laws made the books? Here are a few.
In Alabama … it’s illegal to drive blindfolded. I don’t know why they felt the need to pass this particular law; someone obviously tried it.
In the 1920’s, a local dam broke, flooding a rancher’s home. The rancher’s donkey had become accustomed to sleeping in the bathtub, which filled with water and whisked him miles away. After working to rescue the animal, the town passed a law that prohibits donkeys from sleeping in the bathtub (though it’s okay for them to stand in one!).
A hangry fool may be to 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.
Here’s a law that puts Connecticut farmers in quite a pickle. In 1948, two men were arrested for selling pickles that were “unfit for human consumption.” Discussing ways to check for good pickles, officials declared that a pickle is legitimate only if it bounces. The pickles in question did not bounce — so the two men were arrested and fined, and the pickles were destroyed!
Hopefully, your horse has a speedometer! No horse shall be “driven” at a speed above 10 MPH in Indiana, due to high-speed horse races back in the day.
According to Woman’s Day, a law in Kentucky forbids a woman from marrying the same man more than three times. Hopefully, third time really is the charm! There is no lesson that can be learned here if the first three times didn’t teach you.
Well, we sure do wish this would happen more to us, but sending an unprompted pizza is actually considered harassment in Louisiana! Triple check your address if you live in the Pelican State, or else you may be handing over a $500 fine.
You donut even know how much the town of South Berwick, Maine, loves its Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. This law was enacted because the coffee and donut chain is a hot-spot and the parking lot can turn into a mega traffic jam. Talk about a caffeine rush! Guess there aren’t many Starbucks in Maine.
Information gathered from: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/news/g4039/crazy-state-laws/?slide=19