If you look closely enough, there are obscure laws almost everywhere. In Kentucky, for instance, it is apparently illegal to carry an ice cream cone in your back pocket. These laws are so strange and obscure that they are probably unknown even to the officers who are sworn to uphold them. Nonetheless, they’re entertaining. Read on to discover 10 of the weirdest laws in the Heart of Dixie.
- You know that stereotype about brothers and sisters getting married in Alabama? Well, it turns out that incest is legal in the state, even if extremely uncommon.
- It is illegal to pretend to be a member of the clergy. The punishment: up to $500 and a year in jail. The law does not state whether or not it is applicable on Halloween.
- It’s a felony to maim yourself in an attempt to escape duty. Jury duty is certainly a pain, but that seems to be taking it a bit far.
- It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while driving. Just imagine: someone had to see a need to actually pass that law. There’s got to be a good story there.
- It is illegal to flick boogers into the wind, as well it should be.
- If you have a lantern attached to the front of your car, it is perfectly legal to drive the wrong way down a one-way street.
- In Anniston, it is illegal to wear blue jeans on Noble street. This is definitely not enforced.
- In Auburn, it is illegal to sleep with a virgin, regardless of marital status or the age of the two individuals. It really makes you wonder how children are born at all in the city.
- It is illegal to wear a fake mustache in church if it causes laughter. If, however, no one laughs, the mustache is perfectly legal.
- Like in Kentucky, it is illegal to have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at any time. The law says nothing about having sticky milk in your back pocket, which is what an ice cream cone would be after about two minutes in Alabama at any time of year other than January.
Alabama is home to some strange laws. Perhaps the strangest part about all of these is that these things had to be enough of a problem that someone had to propose the law, and then the legislature had to convene to approve it. It’s fun to imagine how these laws came to be. Alabama is certainly not alone – many other states have equally as strange laws.
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