In line with our current trend of discovering weird laws across the nation, let’s continue our true or false edition of weird laws.  Let’s see what weird laws these next 5 states have in store for us!

True or False:


“Barbers are forbidden to eat onions between 7 AM and 7 PM, during regular business hours.”

TRUE.  In Waterloo, Nebraska barbers are forbidden to eat onions during regular business hours.  If this law is still on the books, I have no problem getting my hair cut in Waterloo.


“It is illegal to drive a camel on the highway.”

TRUE.  So if you are ever in Nevada, make sure you take a taxi to your destination instead of flagging down a camel.  You may get into some serious trouble.

New Hampshire

“You cannot sell the clothes you are wearing to pay off a gambling debt.”

TRUE.  Good thing this law isn’t in effect in Nevada, or else many of those gambling in Las Vegas, Nevada would be left naked, broke, and in jail.

New Jersey

“You cannot pump your own gas.”

TRUE.  During the 1940’s, New Jersey passed a law making it illegal to pump your own gas.  Only gas station employees were permitted to pump gas.  Perhaps this law was enacted to keep inexperienced people away from the flammable gas.

New Mexico

“Idiots may not vote.”

TRUE.  According to the constitution of the state of New Mexico, “every United States citizen, who is over the age of twenty-one, and has resided in New Mexico for twelve months, except idiots, insane persons and persons convicted of a felony, may vote for public officers.”  Imagine if this were a federal law…

You’ll have to wait until next week for the next 5 states! Are there any weird laws that you thought were false but ended up being true?