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Crazy Louisiana Laws
- It is illegal for a woman to drive a car unless her husband is waving a flag in front of it.
- You are not allowed to mock a contestant at a boxing math.
- Mourners at a wake cannot eat more than three sandwiches.
- It is illegal to gargle in public.
- It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol.
- Snoring is prohibited unless all bedroom windows are closed and securely locked.
- Biting someone with your natural teeth is considered simple assault. But if you bite someone with your false teeth is is considered aggravated assault.
- You can end up in jail for up to ten years for stealing an alligator.
- In Lafayette, Louisiana it is illegal to play a musical instrument with the purpose of attracting attention without a license.
- Taxi drivers beware. It is unlawful to make love in the front seat of the taxi during their shift.
Louisiana trivia and fun facts
The town of Jean Lafitte was once a hideaway for pirates.
The Cherie Quarters Cabins, built about 1840, are still standing on the historic River Lake Plantation in Pointe Parish, Louisiana. They are a rare example of a single story slave cabin, there are two still standing.
Louisiana is the only state that has parishes instead of counties.
The staircase at Cretien Point Plantation was copied for the plantation Tara in Gone With The Wind.
Breaux Bridge is known as the "Crawfish Capital" of the world.
The only port in the nation that is capable of offloading the world's largest supertankers is the Louisian Offshore Oil Port. It is located in a deepwater part of the Gulf of Mexico.
The longest bridge over water in the world is 24 miles long and is located in Metairie, Louisiana.
The oldest surviving 18th and 19th century sugar plantation in America is in Laurel Valley Village, Louisiana.
Terrebonne Parish has been rated, for three years in a row, as the best place to live in Louisiana by Money Magazine.
Myrtles Plantation in St Francisville is said to be one of the most haunted houses in America. This plantation was built around 1796 and has quite a spirited history.
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