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Idaho Crazy Laws

Updated on June 3, 2019
Valley of Fire Idaho
Valley of Fire Idaho | Source

Crazy Laws

  • If you are 88 years or older, it's illegal to ride a motorcycle in Idaho Falls.
  • A person may not be seen in public without a smile on their face.
  • Walking along the street with a red-tippped cane is strictly prohibited.
  • Bicycles are not allowed in the tennis courts.
  • In Boise, residents may not fish from a giraffe's back.
  • If a police office approaches a vehicle and suspects that the occupants are engaging in sex, he must either honk, or flash his lights and wait three minutes before approaching the car.
  • Dirt may not be swept from ones home into the sidewalk.
  • It is illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing more than fifty pounds.
  • Persons may not camp out on sidewalks in the city.
  • Non-married couples in Idaho who engage in sexual intercourse can be jailed for up to six months.
  • Riding a merry-go-round on Sundays is considered a crime

Mormon Temple Idaho Falls Idaho
Mormon Temple Idaho Falls Idaho | Source

Fun Facts About Idaho

  • Idaho's state fruit is the Huckleberry and the state vegetable is the potato.
  • Named the "Gem State," Idaho produces 72 types of precious and semi-precious stones, some of which can be found nowhere else in the world.
  • The statehouse in Boise is geothermally heated from underground hot springs.
  • Idaho is the number one producers of Potatoes, Austrian Winter Peas and Lentils.
  • A person may not be seen in public without a smile on their face in Pocatello, Idaho.
  • Twin Falls was the sight of Evil Knievels jump in 1974.
  • People outside of Idaho eat more Idaho potatoes than the people in Idaho.
  • Idaho has the 2nd lowest obesity rate in the country, tied with Florida and 2nd only to Oregon.
  • Idaho is the 13th largest state in the U. S.
  • Idaho shares a border with Canada, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming, and Washington.
  • Downey, Idaho's first mercantile store, the W. A. Hyde Co., was built in 1894.

  • The Cataldo mission is the oldest building in the state.
  • Idaho's world famous hot springs are located in Lava Hot Springs.
  • Sun Valley is recognized as the home of America's first destination ski resort.
  • Weiser is Home of the National Old Time Fiddler's Contest.
  • Idaho ghost towns include Silver River, Yankee Fort, Gold Dredge, and the Sierra Silver Mine.
  • Perched at 9,5000 feet on Trinity Mountain stands the highest fire lookout in the Boise National Forest.
  • Hell's Canyon is the deepest gorge in America.
  • Soda Springs boasts the largest man-made geyser in the world.
  • Anderson Ranch Reservoir is known for its blue-ribbon fly-fishing.
  • Idaho grows about 27 billion potatoes annually.
  • The economy of Idaho City originally developed around gold mining in the 1860's. It was once the largest town in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Five of history's pioneer trails, including the Oregon Trail and the California Trail, cross Southern Idaho. Wagon ruts are still visible all along the rugged terrain.
  • Birds of Prey Wildlife Area is home to the world's most dense population of nesting eagle's, hawks, and falcons.

Who can resist a ride on a llama?
Who can resist a ride on a llama? | Source

More Idaho Trivia

  • People outside of Idaho eat more Idaho potatoes than the people in Idaho.
  • There are more soakable hot springs in Idaho than anywhere in the US.
  • Silver City, the Burke, and Custer are just a few of Idaho’s many ghost towns.
  • The first alpine chairlift was used in Sun Valley in 1936, for 25 cents per ride.
  • American Falls is unique from most communities because the entire town was moved in the mid-1920s when the original American Falls Dam was constructed.
  • Ernest Hemingway came to Idaho in 1939 in hopes that the open air and mountain life would help inspire him to write his famous novel, “For Whom The Bell Tolls.”
  • Idaho has 7 National Parks and 23 State Parks.
  • You have to go to Seven Devils Campground to reach Heaven’s Gate Lookout.
  • The Idaho Potato Museum in Blackfoot features the world’s largest potato chip. Resembling a Pringle, the chip is a reported 25 inches by 14 inches.
  • Idaho has a bra tree. It’s become a tradition for women to throw their bras from the chair lift at a ski resort in McCall, Idaho, giving the Brundage Bra Tree its name.
  • Idaho has two different time zones - Pacific Time and Mountain Time.

The state seal of Idaho is the only one in the country that was designed by a woman.

© 2010 Susan Hazelton


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