Louisiana Crazy Laws, Trivia and Fun Facts
Crazy Louisiana Laws
- It is illegal for a woman to drive a car unless her husband is waving a flag in front of it.
- Mardi Gras beads may not be thrown from a third story window.
- In Louisiana, it’s illegal to lie. It’s also illegal to make a promise and not keep it—but only if you knew you weren’t going to keep it before you made it.
- You are not allowed to mock a contestant at a boxing math.
- Any food you will be feeding your hogs has to be cooked first.
- It is illegal to practice voodoo in the city limits of New Orleans.
- Mourners at a wake cannot eat more than three sandwiches.
- In Louisiana, you cannot shoot lasers at police officers.
- It is illegal to gargle in public.
- It is against the law to smoke in a vehicle when children are present.
- It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol.
- It is a $500 fine to instruct a pizza delivery man to deliver a pizza to your friend without them knowing.
- 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 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.
- In Rayne, it is illegal to trick-or-treat for kids who are aged 14 and up.
- In New Orleans, you may not fall onto a sidewalk and block it while being drunk.
- Taxi drivers beware. It is unlawful to make love in the front seat of the taxi during their shift.
- In the town of Sulphur it is illegal to be an alcoholic.
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.
- The unofficial state drink is the Hurricane.
- Louisiana is the only state that has parishes instead of counties.
- Mardi Gras colors are Purple (Justice), Gold (Power), and
- Louisiana is the only state that still refers to the Napoleonic Code in its state law.
- 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.
- Rayne is known as the "The Frog Capital of the World".
- The longest bridge over water in the world is 24 miles long and is located in Metairie, Louisiana.
- The lowest elevation is New Orleans at eight feet below sea level.
- The oldest surviving 18th and 19th century sugar plantation in America is in Laurel Valley Village, Louisiana.
- The first Tarzan movie was filmed in Louisiana in 1917.
- Terrebonne Parish has been rated, for three years in a row, as the best place to live in Louisiana by Money Magazine.
- Between April 17,1862 and May 18, 1864 20 major Civil War battles and engagements were fought on Louisiana soil.
- 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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natioLouisiana is said to be one of the most haunted states in the US. New Orleans has long been called one of the most haunted cities our country.
It is a state that has long held my interest. I have been fascinated with it's haunted history. It is one place that I would truly love to explore. With this in mind I have prepared a small list of some of the haunted dwellings of New Orleans most famous ghosts.
- The first place I would like to visit is Myrtles Plantation. I researched this plantation a bit for an article and it has caught my attention. My imagination was captured by the plight of Chloe, a plantation slave. She was said to have poisoned her master’s two children in a jealous rage. Since that time there have been many other tragedies and subsequent hauntings through the years. If you are brave enough you can spend the night and find out for yourself if the rumors are true.ry #1
- How about a visit to Arnaud's Restaurant in New Orleans. In this upscale restaurant you will 'see' Count Arnaud' himself walking about nodding and smiling at the guest. A stylish woman in a fancy hat has also been noticed wandering through the dining room and disappearing into a wall where a staircase used to exist. At Arnaud's you will also encounter legendary Creole cuisine and music in the Jazz Room every evening.
- No visit to New Orleans is complete without a tour of a haunted cemetery and what better one to visit than St Louis Cemetery #1. The moment you step onto the grounds an eerie feeling comes over you. This cemetery contains the 1700's. There have been reports of spirits restlessly wandering up and down the rows of crypts. Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau is buried in this cemetery and voodoo societies are still visit it daily to leave offerings in return for the Voodoo Queen’s blessing. Definitely adding to the spookiness of this cemetery. Sounds like a good place to start a visit.
© 2010 Susan Hazelton