America’s Weirdest Laws: 9 Active Laws You Won’t Believe You Need to Follow
Evan Paul is the host of Taste of Country Nights, a syndicated radio show heard on more than 100 country radio stations nationwide, every night from 7PM to midnight. He plays the best new country music and interviews today's top stars, like Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Brantley Gilbert, Lady A, Maren Morris, Miranda Lambert + more!
Most laws seem to be reasonable in America. I say most, because there are still a few that are really odd, to say the least. A new list has just been released that showcases some of the most random and odd laws still lingering here in America.
I sorted through the list for you and narrowed it down to what I think are my favorite random laws that are still active in America.
1. It's illegal to send a surprise pizza delivery to someone's house in Louisiana ... or anything else that isn't a gift that they're expected to pay for. It is considered harassment.
2. It's illegal to sell, dispose of, give away or use stink bombs in Alabama.
3. It's illegal to let your donkey sleep in a bathtub in Arizona. The law was passed due to a random incident in 1924 ... involving a donkey, a tub and a flood.
4. It's illegal to have billboards in Hawaii, Alaska, Maine and Vermont. It's an attempt to preserve "scenic beauty."
5. It's illegal to throw stones in the District of Columbia. And not just at glass houses. It counts for all streets, highways, open spaces and public areas.
6. It's illegal to do any fortune-telling in Baltimore, Md.
7. It's illegal to scare a pigeon in Massachusetts. People who willfully "kill or frighten" them can be imprisoned for up to a month or receive a fine of $20.
8. It's illegal to fall asleep while lying down in a cheese factory in South Dakota. There's clearly a story there, but it seems like the origin has been lost. Maybe it was just meant to help factories work people to the bone.
9. It's illegal to throw a ball at someone's head in New York for a laugh. Originally, the law was put into place to protect carnival workers from being harassed. The law also mentions that it's illegal to throw knives at people.
Bonus: It's illegal to run out of gas in Youngstown, Ohio. It's NOT a felony, thankfully, but you could get a misdemeanor ticket.
These are some of the crazy laws that I was talking about on Taste of Country Nights, which airs on more than 115 radio stations across America, weeknights from 7PM-12AM.