Fun Facts: Blue Laws of the USA - Part 2

A Few More of Our 50 States

Pennsylvania

  • It is illegal to sleep on top of a refrigerator outdoors.
  • A special cleaning ordinance bans housewives from hiding dirt and dust under a rug in a dwelling.
  • You may not sing in the bathtub.
  • You may not catch a fish with your hands.
  • You may not catch a fish by any body part except the mouth.

South Carolina

  • Performing a U-turn within 1,000 feet of an intersection is illegal.
  • Horses may not be kept in bathtubs.
  • It is a capital offense to inadvertently kill someone while attempting suicide.

South Dakota

  • No horses are allowed into Fountain Inn unless they are wearing pants.
  • It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep in a cheese factory.
  • Movies that show police officers being struck, beaten, or treated in an offensive manner are forbidden.

Vermont

  • At one time it was illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole.
  • All residents shall bathe every Saturday night.

Virginia

  • There is a state law prohibiting “corrupt practices of bribery by any person other than candidates.
  • You may not engage in business on Sundays, with the exception of almost every industry.
  • Children are not to go trick-or-treating on Halloween.
  • It is illegal to tickle women.
  • Spitting on a sea gull is not tolerated.

West Virginia

  • It is legal for a male to have sex with an animal as long as it does not exceed 40 lbs.
  • Roadkill may be taken home for supper.
  • Whistling underwater is prohibited.

Wyoming

  • Using a firearm to fish is strictly forbidden.
  • You may not take a picture of a rabbit from January to April without an official permit.

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annie laurie 7 years ago from England

You find such fascinating snippets to share you just wonder what they were thinking when they passed some of these don't you?


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Gemsong 7 years ago from Richmond, Virginia Author

That was only the tip of the ice berg of what I found. A lot of them repeat through several states. Most notably "Thou shalt not carry ice cream in your back pocket."


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Artin2010 7 years ago from Northwestern Florida, Gulfcoast

Thank you for your comment. This hub is a nice interesting hub. Somewhere I read it is unlawful to ride a bicycle over 65 mph in Connecticut. Real law on the books! The police will give you a ticket!


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Gemsong 7 years ago from Richmond, Virginia Author

I don't recall what sparked it, but I did the research and found a lot more than I could fit into a couple hubs.


LEWJ 7 years ago

An entertaining and informative hub! As for our friends in Pennsylvania, I wonder if it's okay to go to sleep up UNDER the refrigerator outside....


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Gemsong 7 years ago from Richmond, Virginia Author

Or inside the refrierator.


mtsi1098 6 years ago

ok so I am from Pennsylvania and you are from Virginia...so I can sing in the shower and you can't be tickled :) thanks again...


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Gemsong 6 years ago from Richmond, Virginia Author

However you CAN be tickled and it's a good idea for my husband not to sing anywhere, even the shower.

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