30 Outdated Laws in the US

Do you know when you go on Facebook and you end up scrolling down for the longest time? And when you decide—a few hours later—that it’s time to stop, you realize that you just lost a couple of hours of your life that you’re never getting back. Sad, eh?

Well, not only it can be a waste of time, but you can also learn a few ridiculous things that you will never really use. Like, let’s say, outdated laws in the US that are still in effect because nobody cared to annul them. Some are just outdated, others are simply funny and a few make you wonder what kind of people created them in the first place.

Today I decided to bring them to you, so you can have a good laugh.

Because, hump day!

Mai in front of the Capitol, Washington DC

30 Outdated laws in the US

~ Bingo games cannot last more than 5 hours ~ NC

Wait, what can you do on a boring and rainy Sunday if not play Bingo all day? JK

~ Chickens are not allowed to cross the road ~ Quitman, GA

I guess they were tired of all the “why did the chicken cross the road?” jokes?

~ Policemen are allowed to bite a dog if they think it will calm the dog down ~ Paulding, OH

Jokes aside, I do bite a dog’s ear if they bite me too hard when playing. I assure you they don’t bite me again. Am I weird? LOL Anyways, I wonder why did they need to create a law about this…

~ It’s illegal to sell your eyeballs ~ TX


~ It’s against the law to sing off-key ~ NC

I guess I’ll have to warn my husband when we go there. Ha!

~ You may not sell toothpaste and a toothbrush to the same customer on a Sunday ~ RI

They don’t want people with clean teeth on Sundays? Who would think of this?

~ You are not allowed to eat fried chicken any other way than using your hands ~ Gainesville, GA

It’s like eating pizza or burgers with fork and knife…

~ Marriage between cousins is against the law only if they are younger than 65 ~ UT

If you want to marry your cousin you’re better off traveling to another state!

~ It’s forbidden for a female to appear unshaven in public ~ Carrizozo, NM

This is pretty sexist and that’s all I have to say about this one.

~ Bear wrestling matches are prohibited ~ AL

I’m trying to think how it would be possible to arrange a wrestling match between bears without getting very badly hurt in the process but I got nothing.

~ It’s illegal to attend a public event or use public transport within 4 hours of eating onions or garlic ~ IN

This should still apply. At least if people don’t brush their teeth afterwards. It’s a matter of public safety!

~ Flirting is against the law ~ San Antonio, TX

Some types of flirting definitely should be. Everywhere.

~ It’s illegal for a man to give his fiancé a box of candy that weighs more than 50 lbs (22.50kg) ~ ID

I love chocolate, but even I know that 50 lbs is way too much. It would probably go bad before I have a chance to eat a quarter of it!

~ A motorist with criminal intentions must stop at the city limits and telephone the chief of police as he is entering the town ~ WA

– Hi, the chief of police? I’m coming to your town and wanted to let you know that I’m about to commit a crime. K, bye.

If you are smart you will go there with a car. Or you could just stay out of trouble!

~ If you are found stealing soap, you must wash yourself until the bar of soap has been completely used up ~ AZ

You will end up very clean!


30 Outdated Laws in the US

~ If you have mustaches, it’s illegal for you to kiss a woman ~ Eureka, NV

No kisses here!

~ You can be arrested or fined for harassing Bigfoot ~ WA

Harassing or bullying is never cool. Even if Bigfoot doesn’t exist. Or does he?

~ It’s illegal to have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at all times ~ AL

Why would you even do that!?

~ It’s not allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool ~ CA


~ State law requires that motorists stop every mile to send up a rocket signal if driving during the night ~ rural parts of PA

Think about the amount of rockets that you need to carry if it’s a long drive!

~ You can’t drive down the highway with an uncaged bear in your car ~ MO

I guess I’ll have to find someone to stay with my bear at home then. Any volunteers in the room?

~ If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle ~ Orlando, FL

It’s getting expensive to park the elephant around town!

~ It’s against the law to serve beer and pretzels at the same time ~ ND

What is one without the other?

~ It’s illegal o give lighted cigars to your pets ~ IL

They will have to figure out how to light them up LOL

~ You can get fined for falling asleep under a dryer in a hair salon ~ FL

Gimme coffee!

~ When two railroad trains meet at a crossing, each shall stop and neither shall proceed until the  other has passed ~ TX

They will be there all day or get a ticket!

~ Next door neighbors may not lend each other vacuum cleaners ~ Denver, CO

You’ll have to go to the store and buy yourself a vacuum cleaner. Or borrow it from someone in the other side of town?

~ You are not allowed to let a donkey sleep in a bathtub ~ AZ

It’s all about allowing donkeys to have a good night sleep. And a bathtub is so tight!

~ You can’t wake up a sleeping bear to take a photo ~ AK

I would like to see someone try this one. Ha!

~ It’s illegal to mispronounce the name of this state ~ AR

I would probably go to jail. Sometimes I have problems pronouncing everything!


Let me know in the comments what you think about these outdated laws!


Sources: www.justsomething.co, www.legalzoom.com, www.freerepublic.com, www.huffingtonpost.com,

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