Can You Believe It?™

All across the USA, from small burgs to large metropolises, there are statues and esoteric laws that express the use of often-absurd rationale and control, and, in some cases, even hatreds and prejudices.


So we continue to dig 'em up. Here are some of the latest one to make it into our spotlight!



Did You Know That...

In North Carolina, it is illegal to sing off key.

In California, it's illegal to eat oranges in a bathtub.

In Oregon, it is against the law to use canned corn as bait for fishing.

In Logan County, Colorado, it is illegal for a man to kiss a woman while she sleeps.

Monkeys are forbidden from smoke cigarettes in South Bend, Indiana.

In the state of Indiana, liquor stores may not sell milk.

In North Carolina, elephants may not be used to plow cotton fields.

And that…

A Virginia law requires all bathtubs to be kept out in the yards, not inside the houses.

It is illegal to ride a streetcar on Sunday if you have been eating garlic in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Click here and tell us about the most outrageous law you know about in your state.


We’ll add it to our list and put your name on our Good Citizen Roster.



Ed Note:
Whenever we’re confronted with someone who’s narrow, biased, or even abusive in their rationale, behavior or thinking, it’d difficult not to be offended, insulted or repulsed. However, it helps a bit to remember that these attitudes were learned by this poor-woe-begotten soul from the words or deeds of someone else.


In fact, perpetrators of abusive and violence are, in most cases, victims of abuse themselves, usually in their childhood. This sad statistic doesn’t excuse or condone their behavior. But it can serve to help us more easily find a compassionate place in our own hearts to understand the pain and anger they must have once experienced that led them to act out in such hurtful ways.