Lets play a game! Here are 5 weird laws from 5 different states that I pulled from various websites. Some are actually true and some are false. I’ll be going through all the states alphabetically, so you’ll have to wait until next week for the next 5 states. Enjoy!
True or False:
“It is illegal to play dominoes on Sunday.”
TRUE. Alabama Criminal Code (Section 13A-12-1) states, “Any person who … engages in shooting, hunting, gaming, card playing or racing on Sunday … shall be fined not less than $10.00 nor more than $100.00, and may also be imprisoned in the county jail, or sentenced to hard labor for the county, for not more than three months.” Perhaps this law was enacted to force people to stay home on Sundays.
“No child is allowed to build a snowman taller than himself/herself on school property.”
TRUE. Alaska is susceptible to some intense and unpredictable weather conditions. I suppose this law was enacted for safety precautions on school grounds.
“Any misdemeanor committed while wearing a red mask is considered a felony.”
TRUE. However, this law is probably outdated today. It most likely dates back to the Wild West days and was enacted to arrest gang outlaws.
“It is illegal to mispronounce the name of the state of Arkansas.”
FALSE. In a nutshell, Arkansas Code (Title 1, Chapter 4, Section 105) states that mispronouncing the states name is discouraged, not illegal. So, all of us who mispronounce Arkan-saw are in the clear.
“Women may not wear high heels while in the city limits.”
TRUE. In Carmel, CA, the municipal code prohibits woman from wearing heels in the city limits. Woman in heels may easily trip and fall on Carmel’s bumpy pavements. The law was likely enacted to prevent lawsuits stemming from these falls.
Are there any weird laws that you thought were false but ended up being true?
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