List-Feast: More Bizarre Food and Drink Laws
The site dumblaws.com lists a host of ridiculous laws they claim to be or have been on the books across the country. Among the many laws cited are a huge number of seemingly ridiculous food and drink related laws. They make no claims as to how accurate or current the laws actually are, but some of them are pretty funny. And when ten laws were spot-checked, they actually turned out to be true. To learn which seemingly bizarre food laws were confirmed check out the full story: Bizarre Food Laws.
Some examples of the ridiculous food and drink laws listed on the site? It's supposedly illegal in Lee County, Ala. to sell peanuts post-sundown on Wednesdays. In California, it's said to be illegal to bring a fish into a bar. In Georgia, you may get in trouble for carrying an ice cream cone in your back pocket on Sunday. Chicago law forbids eating at a place that's on fire, and in Connecticut (if this is to be believed), a pickle must bounce to be considered a pickle.
It would take months in law libraries, and weeks trolling government websites to confirm them all, but if you're just looking for a laugh check out the full list below.
• It's illegal to sell peanuts in Lee County post-sundown, Wednesday.
• Putting salt on a railroad track may be punishable by death.
• You may not have an ice cream cone in your back pocket.
• It is illegal to spit orange peels on the sidewalk. Sec. 39-76
• It is unlawful to refuse a person a glass of water.
• In Little Rock, no one may “suddenly start or stop" their car at a McDonald’s.
• Waitresses aren't allowed to consume drinks bought by customers.
• In Fresno, getting drunk on a playground is against the law. SECTION 8-120
• In Hermosa it is illegal to pour salt on a highway. 9.12. 040
• Toads may not be licked in L.A..
• No person may carry a fish into a bar. 6.05.410
• Establishments in Arvada which sell alcohol must have enough lighting to read text inside them. Sec. 3-4
• Residents of Louisville may not own chickens, but may own up to three turkeys. Sec. 6.16.020
• It is illegal to fly over any body of water, unless one is carrying sufficient supplies of food and drink..
• It is unlawful for any person to live, dwell, cook, sleep, change clothes or use toilet facilities inside any vehicle within the corporate limits of the Town of Fenwick Island, Delaware. 116-5
• On Halloween, children may only “trick-or-treat” from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and if Halloween falls on a Sunday, they must “trick-or-treat” on October 30th during this same time interval. 198-33
• Alcohol may not be served in nightclubs if dancing is occurring on the premises at the same time. 134-13
• No carrying an ice cream cone in your back pocket on Sunday.
• Athens-Clarke County: Adult bookstores may not sell alcohol. Sec. 6-11-21
• Massage businesses may not sell alcohol on the side. Sec. 6-8-8
• It is illegal to sell two beers are once for a single price. For example, a bar can’t run a 2 Bud Lights for $5 special. Sec. 6-3-7
• Illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing less than fifty pounds.
• Residents of Boise may not fish from a giraffe’s back.