Fox News compiled a list of the weirdest laws in America and some will blow your mind. For example, in California, you can use live frogs in Calaveras County’s frog-jumping contest, but if one dies you cannot eat it.
In Alabama, you cannot pretend to be a minister of religion or any other member of the clergy (nun, priest, rabbi) or you face “a fine not exceeding $500.00 or confinement in the county jail for not more than one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.”
In Fairbanks, Alaska, it’s illegal to operate or use loud instruments between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. This includes “a pile driver, pneumatic hammer, bulldozer, road grader, loader, power shovel, derrick, backhoe, power saw, manual hammer, motorcycle, snow machine or other instrument, appliance or vehicle which generates loud sounds or noise, after having been informed by another that such operation or use is disturbing the peace and privacy of others.”
In Arizona, it is illegal to mess with a crane game found in supermarkets.
“No person shall alter the game so the claw is unable to grab prizes, display prizes in a way where the claw is unable to grab those prizes, use money as prizes or award prizes in the game which are redeemable for cash or currency,” the law says.
In Arkansas, “no person shall sound the horn on a vehicle at any place where cold drinks or sandwiches are served after 9:00 p.m.,” according to Little Rock’s code of ordinances Chapter 18, Sec. 18-54.
In California, you can’t eat frogs that die in frog-jumping competitions.
In Colorado, you can’t use upholstered furniture outside
In Connecticut, you are not allowed to sell ‘silly string’ to a minor.
In Delaware no person may disrupt religious worship “by noise, talking or whispering, or by rude or indecent behavior, or by profane language within their place of worship, or within 300 feet of the place of worship.”
In Georgia: “It shall be unlawful for any person owning or controlling chickens, ducks, geese or any other domestic fowl to allow the same to run at large upon the streets or alleys of the city or to be upon the premises of any other person, without the consent of such other person.”
In Florida, the law says that no person shall “intentionally feed, or entice with feed, any wild American alligator.”
In Kentucky, you can’t use reptiles in religious services
In Massachusetts when performing “The Star-Spangled Banner” on an instrument in any public space “other than as a whole and separate composition or number” you will be fined.
See the full list here.
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