Just about everyone knows that not every idea is a good idea. We’ve all had ideas that we thought were great at the time, but learned in retrospect that they really weren’t that great. It can surprise some people to learn that even state governments have bad ideas from time to time. Some of these bad ideas become laws, and others do not. Some of these bad laws, are still technically in effect today.
Here are some examples of bad laws from around the country:
On top of these silly laws, there are some that are so bizarre that you would wonder how they ever became a law. What makes them weirder, is that multiple states have the same strange laws.
- Just about every state has some law limiting or outlawing sexual acts between couples, and/or the use adult toys.
- Several land locked states have made whaling illegal.
- Multiple states have laws against carrying ice cream cones in your back pocket.
- At least two states have laws about crossing the state line with a duck or chicken on your head.