“Don’t get thrown in jail for eating a sandwich at a wake” is a golden piece of advice you never knew you needed, but you do if you live in Massachusetts. I’ve always been kind of obsessed with strange state laws – many of them have been around for ages. I’m guessing it’s a hassle to go through the process of repealing the laws so instead they just remain, hopefully mostly unenforced, just hanging out.
Did you know that in Alabama it’s illegal to drive blindfolded? (OK I hope that one is enforced!!) In Kentucky it’s illegal to marry the same man more than 3 times. In Texas it’s illegal to sell a human eye. In Arizona it’s illegal for a donkey to sleep in a bathtub. Remember if you’re ever in Arkansas you can’t honk your horn near a sandwich shop after 9 pm. In Indiana it’s illegal to ride a horse faster than 10 miles an hour. In Connecticut a pickle must be able to bounce (but who’s really going to want to eat that dirty bounced pickle?) In Hawaii it’s illegal to place a coin in someone’s ear. In Oregon it’s illegal to go hunting in a. cemetery (sorry ghost hunters!). And in Delaware don’t even attempt to sell dog fur – that’s illegal there.
Massachusetts has it’s own fair share of bizarre state laws too. So let’s dive in! I’ll give you eight bizarre laws you can actually get into trouble for breaking in the Bay State. I’ll throw in a bizarre law that still stands in every New England state as well to spread the fun around a little bit.
One law that isn’t bizarre but is fairly unique to Massachusetts is that Happy Hours are illegal here. We’re one of 9 states in the US to ban Happy Hours. Find out what other states have banned Happy Hours and why RIGHT HERE!
And now, on with the odd Mass laws: