12 Most Ridiculously Weird Laws in the U.S.

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Law and order is an important part of any group of people. While we can appreciate and understand some laws, others are so specific and strange we wonder exactly what the reason behind them was. 

1. No Blindfolded Driving – Alabama

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This one is ridiculous because it seems like common sense. I’m sure we’ve all said, “I could get there with my eyes closed,” and unfortunately (fortunately?) this is not something you can put to the test in Alabama. 

2. Bigfoot Is a Protected Species – Washington

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If you ever go bigfoot hunting, make sure it’s just with a camera in Washington. Killing bigfoot could land you 5 years in prison there. We also personally ask you to get non-shaky footage of him.

3. No Ice Cream on Cherry Pie – Kansas

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Everybody has their own taste in food pairings, one lawmaker feels very strongly about cherry pie. Don’t worry though, we have it on good authority that the police will not come busting in if you violate this one. 

4. Donkeys Can’t Sleep in Bathtubs – Arizona

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We actually have the reason for this one. In the 1920’s a rancher’s house flooded due to a dam breaking. This flood caused his donkey, who was sleeping in his bathtub, to be carried away and need rescuing. To avoid that fiasco again, they decided to make a law.

5. Halloween Is for Kids Only – Virginia

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Watch out, the literal fun police are out on Halloween in Chesapeake City, Virginia. Anyone over 14 years old must be accompanying a child if they wish to trick-or-treat and even then they can’t accept candy themselves.

6. No Whistling for Lost Canaries – California

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If you’re sweating over this law after losing your canary then we have good news, you can at least whistle after 7 a.m. We’re guessing some lawmaker got an early wake-up call from a bird owner and made this law. 

7. Fried Chicken Is Hand Food Only – Georgia

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While this law is purely for comedic effect, it is still a law. Gainesville, Georgia will even enforce it, with the latest arrest being in 2009. Bail is eating one bucket of chicken with your hands. We think we got this. 

8. Don’t Use Renewable Energy – Vermont

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Clotheslines are under attack with this Vermont law that forbids the use of renewable energy resources. Maybe someone should go explain to them exactly what renewable energy is, they might be confused. (Or is it us?)

9. Marriage Can Only Be Done 3 Times – Kentucky

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I’m sure we’ve all seen those couples that break up and get back together every other week it seems. Kentucky had enough of it, however, and now you’re only allowed to marry the same person three times before they cut you off. It’s probably for the best, though.

10. No Porch Couch – Colorado

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If you are looking at your porch and think a couch would be a nice and comfy addition, think again. Colorado saw a string of brutal porch couch fires that have long since sealed the fate for anyone thinking of this exterior comfort.

11. Pickles Must Bounce – Connecticut

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What defines a good pickle was called into question in 1948 when two men tried to sell pickles unfit for human consumption. In the subsequent case, it was decided that true pickles bounced, and the law was created.

12. Don’t Bite Landlords – Maine

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Between rent hikes and questionable home fixes, we have all wanted to go off on our landlord. If you do let your landlord know what you’re really feeling, keep your teeth to yourself in Maine… and probably every other state.

9 Signs You’re Smarter Than Average and Three Signs You’re Not

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Do you think you’re smarter than most of the population? Check out these signs to see if you make the cut or if you should go back to school. 

9 Signs You’re Smarter Than Average and Three Signs You’re Not

10 Movies So Funny They’re Guaranteed to Make You Laugh

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Are you searching for funny films that don’t require a lot of thinking and make you laugh out loud? We got you covered. Recently, someone asked for genuinely hilarious movies, and the internet responded to deliver this list.

10 Movies So Funny They’re Guaranteed to Make You Laugh

Stay Safe: Avoid These Mistakes While Traveling in Europe

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Preparing for your trip to Europe? It’s crucial to familiarize yourself with the local laws and cultural etiquette to ensure a smooth and enjoyable journey. An internet user sparked a conversation on a subreddit by asking, “What should people avoid while traveling to Europe?” From experienced European travelers, here are some things you should avoid to ensure a pleasant time for yourself with respect to the law and the locals.

Stay Safe: Avoid These Mistakes While Traveling in Europe

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Karee Blunt is a nationally syndicated travel journalist, focused on discovering destinations and experiences that captivate and inspire others through her writing. She is also the founder of Our Woven Journey, a travel site focused on inspiring others to create memory-making adventures with their loved ones. Karee is passionate about encouraging others to step out of their comfort zone and live the life they dream of. She is the mother of six kids, including four through adoption, and lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest. You can learn more about Karee on her about me page.