Codes Of Questionability

Weird Laws In America


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In Georgia, it is illegal to eat fried chicken with a knife and fork
This law passed in Gainesville, Ga. in 1961 was put in place as a way to get publicity for the town, according to While the law is rarely enforced, a woman named Ginny Dietrick was arrested for it while visiting the town for her 91st birthday but was pardoned after, according to

In Wisconsin, cheese and butter have to be “highly pleasing”
A law passed in Wisconsin is that cheese and butter have to be “highly pleasing” and free from “undesirable flavors and odors,” according to and

In Arkansas, it is illegal to honk your horn near a sandwich shop after 9 p.m.
According to a law passed in Little Rock, Ark., it is illegal to honk your horn near any place that serves cold drinks or sandwiches after 9 p.m. Although, the law does not state the maximum distance that it would be considered close to a sandwich shop, according to

In Louisiana, it is illegal to steal someone else’s crawfish
This law states that if the perpetrator were to steal less than $500 worth of crawfish then they would either be imprisoned for no more than six months or fined no more than $500 dollars. However, if someone were to steal more than $1,500 worth of crawfish then they could serve up to 10 years in prison or be fined $3,000 dollars, according to

In Missouri, it is illegal to have a yard sale in your front yard
This law in University City, Mo. outlaws an individual from offering the sale of any household goods in a yard or garage in front of the house in which a person resides, according to