Photographer Illustrates The Strangest Laws In The United States

Many laws still in existence throughout the united states are wildly outdated, rendering them completely ridiculous, useless and bizarre. The absurdity is illustrated by New York-based photographer Olivia Locher, who catalogs the crazy rules and regulations of each state in a playful photographic series “I Fought The Law“. Scroll down to see the funniest examples!

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  1. LinData October 30, 2019

    In Alaska it is illegal to throw a moose out of an airborne plane!

  2. Anonymous October 30, 2019

    That bastard with the ice cream cone in his pocket killed my parents.

  3. Anonymous October 30, 2019

    Thats not a guy with the cone, its Becky

  4. Anonymous October 30, 2019

    ew…those hairs on the bar of soap…gross… :-(

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  5. Anonymous October 30, 2019

    The one about wine in teacups kinda makes sense given the number of places in Kansas where alcohol is illegal

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  6. Anonymous October 30, 2019

    New Hampshire law requires petroleum powered boats to be removed from the water within 48 hours if they are “partially or completely submerged.” Your boat cannot float.

    See http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/L/485-A/485-A-14.htm

  7. Aloha October 31, 2019

    I would love to hang out with such criminals :D

  8. Anonymous October 31, 2019

    Kevin Underhill, a lawyer, wrote a hysterical book about real laws called The Emergency Sasquatch Ordinance. It details ridiculous laws like the ones shown above https://amzn.to/2WWGeZt

  9. kg October 31, 2019

    nice, but what about the stories behind the laws ?

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  10. Anonymous October 31, 2019

    I’d be in trouble in Oklahoma. I would totally make out with that 65 Mustang.

  11. Anonymous October 31, 2019

    Now I just want to see if pickles bounce

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  12. Anonymous October 31, 2019

    Kissing a frog in Kentucky just led those mullet men down the wrong path.

  13. Peter - The Great Dane November 1, 2019

    In Denmark (circa. 1933), you could not legally ‘booh’ at a stage show if the manager had struck a gong 3 times in a row. Doesnt now if that rule has ceasede to be though…. :/

  14. Anonymous November 1, 2019

    I believe in London (Uk) it’s illegal not to carry a bale of straw and a bucket of water in the boot of a taxi cab 🤪

  15. Tony Luxton November 3, 2019

    ↑ It’s *some* straw and *some* water, for the horse. You’ll often see a wisp of straw in a London taxi, usually hanging from the mirror.

  16. Anonymous November 4, 2019

    That milk should be OK, because in past, there were lost children portraits printed on milk boxes.

  17. Anonymous November 4, 2019

    In Detroit it’s illegal to tie an alligator to a fire hydrant.

  18. Carl November 23, 2019

    In Kentucky it’s illegal to paint your lawn red. Of course, it’s the bluegrass state.

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  19. Anonymous January 30, 2020

    I got to the last one with the soap and flag and wanted to retch because there are pubes stuck to the soap :o/

  20. Fred January 30, 2020

    It should be illegal to write Minesota with two ‘S’

  21. John Hanson January 30, 2020

    In some town in Ohio it’s illegal to set off a nuclear weapon within city limits. In San Francisco it used to be illegal to throw rabbits from streetcars.

  22. Marc Herman January 31, 2020

    In my town (Leuven, Belgium) street musicians who play out of tune, risk getting a fine.

  23. Anonymous January 31, 2020

    In the town I grew up in, if you had your lion out in public it had to be on a leash. Also, if your cows got onto someone’s roof you were liable for any damages caused.

  24. Antti January 31, 2020

    Not a native (Finnish), but I recall that it is prohibited to hunt whales from a moving car (with a shotgun?) in the state of Alaska.

  25. Anonymous January 31, 2020

    It’s illegal to serve margarine in Wisconsin

  26. kstwstr February 2, 2020

    Out of 105 counties in Kansas, only 3 are dry.

  27. Anonymous February 2, 2020

    Till 2012 it was illegal in France for women to wear pants

  28. Anonymous February 2, 2020

    Dang it. I live in Pennsylvania and I was going to play that dollar bill prank on someone and now I find it to be illegal. Daaaaaaamn 😂

  29. Anonymous February 3, 2020

    For all those cringing at the hairs on the soap – y’all got pubes! Get a grip!

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  30. Anonymous February 3, 2020

    There’s an old law in the UK that still exists that says if a pregnant woman tells a Policeman she needs a wee – he must present her with his hat when no toilet is available!

  31. Anonymous February 3, 2020

    New Hampshire law requires petroleum powered boats to be removed from the water within 48 hours if they are “partially or completely submerged.” Your boat cannot float.

    Makes perfect sense as you dont want petroleum from small engines go underwater,right?

  32. Anonymous February 3, 2020

    Fred, it should be illegal to spell Minnesota with one “N” as well

  33. Homer S. February 4, 2020

    I’m not not licking toads.

  34. Anonymous February 7, 2020

    It is illegal to “fish for whales” in the desert state of Utah.

    And in Michigan, a woman must get her husband’s permission to cut her hair.

  35. Anonymous February 8, 2020

    If the slurping soup was illegal in Japan…95 % of its citizens would be in jail.

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