Indiana Is Just As Typical As The Other 49 States

by Curt Kovener    

Every Indiana legislative session there are a few bills that get introduced that make you wonder just what the thunder the legislator was thinking. I often think how he/she was so successful in fooling a majority of his/her electorate that they possessed common sense.

But it seems Hoosiers don’t have a corner on lamebrain laws as a list from Discovery Magazine can attest.

•It’s illegal to take a bite out of another person’s hamburger in Oklahoma.

•Thanks to an Act of 1760, it is illegal to put pretzels in bags in Philadelphia.

• In Connecticut, it can’t be legally considered a pickle unless the pickle bounces.

•You can get a 25-year prison term if you cut down a cactus in Arizona.

•In Georgia, it is illegal to change clothes on storefront mannequins unless the shades are drawn first.

•Men with mustaches cannot kiss women in Eureka, Nevada. (Oh-oh…but I’ve never been to Nevada.)

•It is illegal to play dominoes on Sunday in Alabama.

•You are not allowed to slurp your soup in Ocean City, NY.

•In Detroit it is illegal to tie crocodiles to fire hydrant.

•Silly String is banned in Southington, Connecticut.

•You can’t legally cross Minnesota state lines with a duck on top of your head.

•In Rhode Island you are not allowed to bite off another person’s leg.

•It is illegal to tease skunks in Minnesota. (It is also pretty durned dumb.)

•Gorillas aren’t allowed in the back seat of cars in Massachusetts. (But I suppose it is perfectly OK for them to drive.)

•In Idaho you can’t fish while on a camel’s back.

•It is illegal to NOT drink milk in Utah.

•It is illegal to get a fish drunk in Ohio.

•Whistling underwater is illegal in West Virginia. (Seems logical in a state that says it is OK to bulldoze off the top of a mountain to fill in the valleys to get to any coal.)