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9 Bizarre Laws From the U.S.


- No disguises or laughter aloud in church!
- Williams vs. State - AL Supreme Court, 1888
- Williams charged with disrupting a religious service by wearing a false mustache
- Williams appealed and was denied
- Court findings:
- "...after having proved that the defendant had a false mustache, and intentionally did an act in its nature rude, which interrupted the assemblage..."


- Tina, eat the food! ...But not there!
- It is illegal to allow one's llama to graze on city property
- If a person
- owns
- possess
- or controls
- a domesticated animal, including
- cows
- goats
- llamas
- burros
- mules
- horses
- pigs
- sheep
- They must not allow the animal to graze, pasture or run on city property without a permit


- They see me stompin'; they be hatin'!
- The harassing of Bigfoot, Sasquatch or other undiscovered subspecies is a felony punishable by a fine and/or imprisonment.
- Fine for Bigfoot harrassing:
- up to $100,00
- Imprisonment:
- up to 10 years


- So, you and your buddies wanted to watch some bear wrestling? Tough!
- A person commits unlawful bear exploitation by the following:
- Promoting or engaging in a bear wrestling match
- Receiving money for admission to bear wrestling
- Surgically altering a bear for purposes of exploitation (ie. tendon cutting, tooth removal, claw removal)
- Penalties for bear exploitation include
- fines
- imprisonment
- loss of bear custody


- Dying one duckling blue is bad. Dying several is ok.
- One may not dye a duckling blue and offer it for sale unless more than six are for sale at once.
- No person shall sell, exchange, display or posses
- living chicks
- ducklings
- other fowl
- rabbits
- which have been dyed or colored
- Exceptions:
- The quantity is more than 5
- The rabbit weighs 3 pounds or more
- Penalities:
- Fine of $100 - $500


- Inigo Montoya will never have a career in politics
- Any person who participates in a duel may not hold any public office in the state.
- If you fight a duel or accept a challenge to fight a duel:
- You will be deprived of the right to hold any office of honor
- You will be punished as the Legislature sees fit


- Don't move to Minnesota if you're terrible at math
- Residents of even numbered addresses may not water their plants on odd-numbered days excluding the thirty first day where it applies.
- Violation of this subsection shall constitute a petty misdemeanor.

Rhode Island

- Chicken leg, Leg of lamb, Human leg...Wait, what?
- It is unlawful to bite off another's leg or to
- Put out an eye
- Slit the nose, ear or lip
- Bite off or disable any limb
- Penalties include:
- Imprisonment not exceeding 20 years and not less than 1 year