From laws that dictate what you can and cannot wear, to those that make it a crime to be in possession of a goldfish, there are some truly outrageous laws still in effect today. Here is a look at some of the wildest ones around.
In North Carolina, it’s illegal to sing off-key in public. If you’re caught singing out of tune, you could face jail time or even a hefty fine.
In Florida, it’s against the law to tie an alligator to a fire hydrant. This one probably goes without saying, but if you’re ever tempted to do so, think twice before you break the law!
In Alabama, it’s illegal for men with mustaches to kiss women in public. So if you’ve got facial hair and want to show your affection for someone special in public, better shave first!
In Arizona, it’s against the law for donkeys to sleep in bathtubs. While this may seem like an odd law at first glance, it was actually passed as a way to prevent people from using bathtubs as makeshift animal shelters.
In Connecticut, it is illegal for anyone under the age of 16 to possess a goldfish. This strange law was likely enacted as a way to protect children from overfeeding their pet fish or neglecting them altogether.
These are just some of the most outrageous laws still on the books today. While they may seem silly or unnecessary on their face value, they were all created with good intentions—even if they don’t always make sense!