Strange But True Trivia!

Real Estate Agent with North Texas Home Finders 0462649

space1. Texas is the only state that permits residents to cast absentee ballots from space.

2. In Pennsylvania, Ministers are forbidden from performing marriages when either the bride or groom is drunk.

3. Hypnotism is banned by public schools in San Diego.

4. In Michigan it's illegal to place a skunk inside your boss's desk.

5. In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry ice cream in your back pocket.glasses

6. During the time that the atomic bomb was being hatched by the United States at Alamogordo, New Mexico, applicants for routine jobs like janitors were disqualified if they could read. Illiteracy was a job requirement. The reason: the authorities did not want their trash or other papers read.

7. It's illegal in Alabama to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church.

moose8. In parts of Alaska, it's illegal to feed alcohol to a moose.

9. You're subject to fines and/or imprisonment for making "ugly faces" at dogs in Oklahoma.

10. In Hartford Connecticut, it is illegal for a husband to kiss his wife on Sundays.


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Comments (25)

Bruce Brockmeier
Internet Marketing Consultant to REALTORSĀ® - Yorba Linda, CA
Coached By Crouch

5. In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry ice cream in your back pocket.

Hahaha!  That's a real head-scratcher.  :)

Mar 20, 2009 01:00 PM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Hi Lara

Who would have known? Your post was fun to read.

Good luck and success

Lou Ludwig

Mar 20, 2009 01:14 PM
Kathleen Lordbock
Keller Williams Realty Professionals - Baxter, MN
Keller Williams Realty Professionals

i suppose someone caused a problem doing these things and someone else wrote a law to abolish it.

Mar 20, 2009 01:40 PM
Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula
Realty Works Temecula - Temecula, CA
Realty Works Temecula

The new Mexico one is the most interesting.  Now that is really discrimination, in current times.

Mar 20, 2009 01:55 PM
Lourdes Hoglo REALTORĀ® Three Village & North Shore Suffolk Co. Long Island
Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Setauket, NY

So incredible and funny! But the one from Hartford, Ct., illegal kissing... I don't understand.... ;)

Mar 20, 2009 02:00 PM
Lara O'Keefe
North Texas Home Finders - McKinney, TX

Ed - i love useless trivia.

Amy - very funny!

Georgina - I pick up useless information all over the place. I'm really good at Trivial Pursuit & Jeopardy.

Ron - whew, i knew that broker smelled funny!

Claude - it should read no crackers in bed for husband or wife!

Mar 20, 2009 02:39 PM
Lara O'Keefe
North Texas Home Finders - McKinney, TX

Bruce - I guess someone had to take the time to think it was important.

Lou - thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed it :-)

Kathleen - you are right. Someone must have made it a problem for them to have to write laws to stop it.

Jane - I guess so, but it was kind of smart. Also, couldn't you pretend not to read?

Lourdes - I guess because Sunday was a holy day?

Mar 20, 2009 02:44 PM
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional


Lots of fun facts there, thanks for sharing them with us!

Mar 20, 2009 03:12 PM
Lourdes Hoglo REALTORĀ® Three Village & North Shore Suffolk Co. Long Island
Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Setauket, NY

Lara,... #8 drunken moose!... Once, when traveling by train, the train actually hit a moose and it wasn't pretty... We were stranded in the middle of no where for several hours because of the moose. So yeah.. no drunken moose... :)

Mar 20, 2009 03:18 PM
Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

LARA, What fun trivia.  I'll be there are a lot of lawbreakers in Hartford Connecticut.

Mar 20, 2009 04:01 PM
Terry Chenier
Homelife Glenayre Realty - Mission, BC

I get everything else, but feeding alcohol to a moose-surelt that goes too far?

Mar 20, 2009 08:07 PM
Amy Zender
Bellingham, WA

What I like is that in some parts of Alaska it's illegal to give a moose alcohol, but where in Alaska is it legal to do so? Makes you wonder... thanks for a good laugh! Cheers, I needed that more than you know!

Amy's Sweet Signature


Mar 20, 2009 08:56 PM
Jon Wnoroski
America's 1st Choice RH Realty Co., Inc. - Green, OH
Summit County Realtor

Hi Lara - These are funny.  I'm sure there was a reason for the passage of these laws; however, for the life of me, I can't think of any.  O.K.  maybe the one about eating crackers in bed.  lol

Mar 21, 2009 12:32 AM
Kathryn Acciari
Arc Home LLC - Shrewsbury, MA
Mortgage Loan Originator

These are great, Lara. Wouldn't you just love to hear the full story on each of these laws?

Mar 21, 2009 05:03 AM
Lara O'Keefe
North Texas Home Finders - McKinney, TX

Richard - I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Lourdes - eeeew! I cannot even imagine the mess a moose would make hit by a train.

Marchel - yes, kissing should never be outlawed :-)

Terry - I'd like to know who was brave enough to get close to get the moose liquored up.

Amy - excellent point! I huess Alaska has some moosaholics out there.

Jon - too funny!

Kathryn - I would. That may be a good idea for some more posts :-)

Mar 21, 2009 05:42 AM
Christine McInerney
Great Life RE - Knoxville, TN
The McInerney Team, Knoxville TN Homes For Sale

Wow...good thing I don't like in Michigan!

Mar 21, 2009 07:05 AM
Lara O'Keefe
North Texas Home Finders - McKinney, TX

Christine & Jennifer - too funny? Aren't you your own bosses? Hmmm...

Mar 21, 2009 02:06 PM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

Hey, Lara.

Back when I was at Texas A&M in the 1970s, my roommates and I found a book in the library that I think was titled "Not Just Texas." I had it at one time, but I think that's not the title because it should be available somewhere online. Anyway, it had a few thousand interesting laws from the various states, some repealed but some still in effect. My hometown of Kingsville still has one in effect that I think concerns walking your pig down main street on Sundays. As George Carlin would say, "They passed these laws because someone did that!" LOL

Thanks for the early Sunday laughs and memories.

Mar 21, 2009 09:29 PM
Barbara Delaney
Park Place REALTORS, Inc. - Roanoke, VA

Dear Lara,

Great stories! I bet you could find one about every state.

Thanks for sharing!


Mar 22, 2009 07:07 AM
Lara O'Keefe
North Texas Home Finders - McKinney, TX

Russel - I love George Carlin and it does seem that someone must have done these strange acts at some point.

Barbara - I bet you are right. There is probably a bizarre law in every state.

Mar 22, 2009 07:20 AM