I hope you all love Fridays as much as I do!  Not only because it’s the end of the workweek, but also because we get to learn about more wacky laws from around the country! Last week we saw some random laws from Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, and Missouri.  Let’s see what weird laws these next 5 states have in store for us.  Here we go, enjoy!

True or False:


“It is illegal to annoy a passersby on a sidewalk with a revolving water sprinkler.”

TRUE.  According to a Helena Montana law enacted in 1979, it is illegal to annoy a passersby on a sidewalk by using a revolving fountain, hose or lawn sprinkler in a way where the water from the sprinkler is thrown upon the street or sidewalk.  Furthermore, it is illegal to cause water to flow over any street or sidewalk.  I wonder if this law was enacted specifically to deter angry homeowners from intentionally blasting others with water.


“It is illegal for a mother to give her daughter a perm without a state license.”

TRUE.  In Nebraska, mothers are forbidden to giver their daughters a perm without a license.  If I was the state legislature, I would ban perms altogether.  But that’s only my opinion.


“It is illegal to lie down on the sidewalk.”

TRUE.  According to the Reno Municipal Code, it is illegal to sit or lay down on public sidewalks, or upon a blanket, chair, stool, or any other object placed upon a public sidewalk in the downtown redevelopment district area of Reno, Nevada.  So if you are ever in Nevada, make sure to book a hotel.

New Hampshire

“It is illegal to pick seaweed up off of the beach."

TRUE.  In New Hampshire, it is illegal for any person to carry away or collect any seaweed or rockweed from the seashore between daylight in the evening and daylight in the morning.  If they do so, they will be in violation of the law.

New Jersey

“You may not slurp your soup.”

TRUE.  According to several websites, it is illegal to slurp your soup in New Jersey.  If this law is true, I support it up 100%.  Slurping your soup should be illegal in every state.

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