We figured we would spice it up this week and switch gears from employment law and talk about the weirdest laws you have probably never heard of, but in fact are illegal! Crazy laws are in fact true around the country and the world. Who ever thought that up until recently, it was illegal to throw a Frisbee at the beach in Los Angeles County without a lifeguard’s permission? Annoying, weird, we know. We figured we’d find a few more wacky laws to inform you about via AOL travel.
1. In Alabama, it is unlawful to wear a false mustache in church and cause “unseemly laughter.” The state also keeps a law against driving while blindfolded on the books, just in case you are in a hurry to get to church and do not want to be sidelined by even the possibility of seeing someone with a false mustache and risk breaking into a gale of chortles.
2. In Phoenix, Arizona, the law states that every man who enters the city limits must wear pants. Maybe this was aimed at Scottish bagpipe players, but the law has ensured the city stays clean of men in skirts from wherever they hail.
3. In Hawaii, coins may not to be placed in one’s ears. You can wear them in your nose, on your toes and under your arms but the ears are definitely out. Magicians take note.
4. In Montana, it is illegal for married women to go fishing alone on Sundays. And it is illegal for unmarried women to fish alone at all. This law is so critical to the upholding of ethical behavior in the state that the Billings Convention and Visitors Bureau featured the tidbit of information on its website.
5. In Vermont, women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth. But a note from hubby should make it all ok again no matter where the spectacle occurs.