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Crazy Alabama Laws

Updated on August 7, 2015
Bellingrath Gardens Alabama
Bellingrath Gardens Alabama

Crazy Laws

 Each and every state has it's own crazy laws.  I started with Alabama becuse it is alphabetically the first state.  As I began to read some of the crazy laws out there I decided I needed to share them with others.  I hope you have as much fun reading about some of the laws as I did researching them. 

Alabama beach
Alabama beach | Source

Crazy Laws of Alabama

  • It is illegal to maim oneself to escape duty.

This law was originally written to prevent a person from injuring themselves to get out of a legal duty, gain sympathy or recieve charity.

  • Bear wrestling matches are prohibited.

The reson for this law was to protect the bear from being maimed or killed. It was written by in a time when people enjoyed the barberic sport of bear fighting. Many times people declawed, removed teeth or severed tendons to make a fight more interesting. Many times the bear surgically altered would be killed in the fight.

  • Dominoes may not be played on Sunday.

This law was put into effect back in the days when it was unlawful for stores to be open on Sundays. People were not allowed to play games or work unless it was for personnal domestic comfort.

  • Boogers may not be flicked into the wind.
  • You may not have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at any time.
  • It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.
  • In Auburn, Alabama no person may spit on the floor of a church.

Actually, the law also says that it is unlawful for a person to spit on sidewalks, floors of places of worship, buses, public halls, theaters or any other public place. It just sounds like common sense to me.

  • Women may not wear a 'lewd dress' in public.

This was originated in Mobile, Alabamato keep any person from appearing in public in the nude or indecent clothing. It also was meant to cover indecent exposure.

  • It is illegal to spit orange peels on the sidewalk.

Look at number 7.

  • It is illegal to howl at ladies within city limits.

When this law was originally passed there were many military men in the area. It was passed to stop the men from embarrassing the ladies.

  • It is illegal to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church.
  • It is illegal to wear a blindfold while operating a moving vehicle.

Not only illegal but dumb.

Alabama's First Electric Trolley
Alabama's First Electric Trolley | Source

Alabama Fun Facts

  1. Montgomery's Lightning Route, established in 1886, was the first-ever electric streetcar system.
  2. Alabama workers built the first rocket to put humans on the moon.
  3. Heather Whitestone of Alabama became the first Miss America chosen with a disability.
  4. The telegram that started the Civil War was sent from Alabama
  5. When Alabama joined the Union in 1819 as the 22nd state it became known as "The Heart of Dixie."
  6. At the Hank Williams Museum in Montgomery, you can see the '52 Cadillac in which he died—at the age of 29.
  7. The first 911 call in the United States was made in Haleyville, Alabama on February 16, 1968.
  8. Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Creek Indians lived throughout Alabama.
  9. The word Alabama means tribal town in the Creek Indian language.
  10. The man who killed Billy the Kid was born in Alabama.
  11. The state nut of Alabama is the pecan.
  12. The world's first Electric Trolley System was introduced in Montgomery in 1886.
  13. The Confederate flag was designed and first flown in Alabama in 1861.
  14. Alabama is the only state to have an alcoholic beverage as its official drink: Conecuh Ridge Whiskey.
  15. It was in 1955 that a black woman named Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus to a white passenger. The uproar prompted Martin Luther King, Jr. to lead a successful boycott of the city's public transportation. His success brought the technique of passive resistance to national prominence.


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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Peggy W, some of these laws make me giggle. It makes you wonder why people have to be told that they can't be blindfolded while driving.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      "It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle." I should HOPE SO! Haha! I'll also remember never to wrestle with a bear in Alabama...actually will have that on my list for all of the 50 states (self-imposed, if you will) law or no law to that effect. These are always fun to read. Thanks! Up votes!

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      Susan Haze 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thanks, hope you keep on reading pddm67.

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      pddm67 7 years ago from Queens, New York

      My bad - you did keep up the trend. This is more amusing than the Alaska one :-) Keep them coming...