20+ Oddly Specific Ordinances and Little-Known Laws

Did you know that in Arizona it’s illegal for a donkey to sleep in your bathtub? And you better keep close tabs on your birds, because in California it’s illegal to whistle for your canary before 7 a.m. There are hundreds of peculiar laws and ordinances still in effect today even though some of them were written to address some highly specific circumstances one hundred years ago. In Connecticut, a pickle is only legitimate if it bounces. Out of context, this law seems pretty absurd, but in 1948 legislators came up with a quick and easy way to figure out if pickles were fit for human consumption—by checking if they could bounce. We’ve got a bunch of examples of things you probably didn’t know were illegal thanks to one redditor who was curious enough to ask

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