The 21 Most Ridiculous American Laws Still Enforced Today


America still has some crazy laws on the books so make sure you’re aware of the state you’re in before you think about selling garbage, harassing Bigfoot, or going Camel hunting.

illigal-for-students-to-hold-hands21. It’s against the law for students to hold hands (Tennessee – view the law)

20. It’s illegal to sell garbage to drunk people (Wyoming – view the law)

19. If you cut down a cactus, you could be sentenced to 25 years in prison (Arizona)

18. Policemen are allowed to bite a dog if they think it will calm the dog down (Paulding, Ohio)

wrestling a bear is illegal - stupid laws17. Bear wrestling is against the law (Alabama – view the law)

16. You may not sell toothpaste and a toothbrush to the same customer on a Sunday (Rhode Island)

15. You’re not allowed to eat fried chicken any other way than using your hands (Gainesville, Georgia)

14. Marriage between cousins is against the law only if they are younger than 65 (Utah)

hunting-camels-is-illigal13. Hunting camels in Arizona is illegal (Arizona – view the law)

12. It’s forbidden for a female to appear unshaven in public (Carrizozo, New Mexico)

11. An arcade may not have more than a total of 4 mechanical amusement devices, such as ping-pong tables, pinball machines or shuffleboard tables. (Rocky Hill, CT)

10. You can’t take a picture of a rabbit from January to April without a permit (Wyoming)

9 .You can’t buy any kind of meat on Sunday (Washington)

8. It’s illegal to attend a public event or use public transport within 4 hours of eating an onions or garlic (Indiana)

illegal-to-park-car-on-railroad-tracks7. It’s illegal to park a car on railroad tracks (Prince William County, VA – view the law)

6. It’s illegal for a man to give his fiancé a box of candy that weighs more than 50 lbs (22.5 kg) (Idaho)

5. A motorist with criminal intentions must stop at the city limits and telephone the chief of police as he is entering the town (Washington)

4. If you are found stealing soap, you must wash yourself until the bar of soap has been completely used up (Arizona)

illigal-to-harrass-bigfoot-in-washington3. If you have mustaches, it’s illegal for you to kiss a woman (Eureka, Nevada)

2. It’s against the law for a woman to drive a car on Main Street unless her husband is walking in front of the car waving a red flag (Waynesboro, Virginia)

1. It’s a felony to harass Bigfoot (Washington – view the law)


 UPDATE: These new laws are even crazier:


10. Doors of all public buildings must open outwards (Florida)

9. It’s illegal to mutilate a rock in a state park (Colorado)

8. It’s illegal to annoy passersby on sidewalks with a revolving water sprinkler (Helena, MT)

7. It’s a felony to steal more than $1000 of grease (North Carolina)

6. You can’t live on a boat for more than 30 days (Georgia)

5. Liquor stores may not sell milk. (Indiana)

4.  It’s illegal to pick seaweed up off the beach. (New Hampshire)

3. Dogs may not molest cars (Fort Thomas, Kentucky)

2. No person may keep a skunk as a pet (Prince William County, VA)

1. It’s illegal to lay down on a sidewalk (Reno, NV)