Love to Break the Rules? Go to the Places With the Most Ridiculous Laws!

Ellena Arroyo

Countries and cities need laws to keep peace and order. Every major industry would most likely fall apart and civilization would most probably cease to exist if there were no laws to regulate how people act and promote equality in society. So you see, laws are truly one of the things that make humans human. Some of the best drafted laws ever redefine what it means to be a human being and promote equality and social justice in a world that would be without them otherwise. Well, at least those are the best laws, at least!

But in some places around the world, some laws can border on the really insane! Some of these laws that we’ve compiled here are so crazy that it sometimes gets you wondering if and why people follow these laws in the first place. If you want some samples, here are a few of the aforementioned laws for your enjoyment:

– Massachusetts: If you’re one of those rock star kinds, it would be best to steer clear of this place until one particular law of this land is rendered obsolete (like it wasn’t in the first place). Here in the lovely land of Massachusetts, it is unfortunately illegal to have a goatee unless you have a license. So you can bet 75% of 80s rock bands would be pulled over here in spite of being sober, free from drugs or any kind of substance abuse. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s the law of the land.

– Nebraska: In the great city of Omaha, Nebraska, parents should be teaching their children values and manners: real quick. Because although burping out loud may be rude behavior, in Omaha, Nebraska, burping during a church service is illegal. It may even get you arrested!

– Alaska: Where is the place where getting a good nap is more important than your life? Why in the immense frontier known as Alaska, of course! In this cold place up north, shooting a bear is legal. But waking them up for the sake of taking pictures is illegal. I don’t know, but I think the bears would prefer it the other way around if they had a choice!

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