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
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.