Monday, May 26, 2014

10 Laws in 10 States

I really enjoy Bill Engvall's comedy.  He's the guy that came up with the "Here's your sign" bits of comedic wisdom.  States are like his musings.  The laws (like his signs) came about because of perceived problems with the behavior of the citizenry.  Or Mother Nature.  A little research came up with the following:

Alabama        -  One may not have an ice cream cone in the back pocket at any time.
Alaska           -  A person may not carry a concealed slingshot if that person has not
                         received the appropriate license.
Arizona         -  Donkeys cannot sleep in bathtubs.
Arkansas       -  The Arkansas River can rise no higher than the Main Street Bridge in
                         Little Rock.
California      - It is illegal to eat oranges in the bathtub.
Colorado       -  In Denver it is illegal to loan your vacuum cleaner to your neighbor.
Connecticut  -  In order for a pickle to be officially a pickle, it must bounce.
Delaware      -  It is illegal for anyone to fly over any body of water unless one is
                         carrying sufficient supplies of food and water.
Florida         -  If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter the parking fee has to be
                         paid just as if it would for a vehicle.
Georgia        -  Donkeys may not be kept in the bathtub.  This is a stricter law than
                        the one written in Arizona.  And this state is more lenient than Alabama
                        in that in Georgia you may not have ice cream in your back pocket on

What strange creatures we humans be.  Sometimes you just have to scratch your head and wonder, "What was going on that it seemed reasonable to come up with these laws?"  We may never know, and some of these may at some point be removed from the books.  But somehow, it seems it is easier to just leave them alone and keep on making new ones as we progress through life.


  1. I am just imagining a line of elephants tied to parking meters, and wondering how you would even get a donkey in a bathtub!

    1. As they say, "Oh, the mysteries of life." I know a circus or two has been known to winter in Florida, so that may account for the elephants, but I do agree, how do you get a donkey in the bathtub? And why? - Karen