As times change, the government needs to make laws to allow for safe growth and positive development of its local jurisdiction. Or sometimes, someone just does something asinine to upset the peace. In order to avoid future upsets and to promote safety (and sanity), the government takes action by putting laws in place. However at times certain laws are taken out of context, or some are left on the books for decades to make absolutely no sense to future generations. Take these ten examples of food and you be the judge: weird, bizarre or comical?
1. Massachusetts- Those in mourning may eat no more than three sandwiches during a wake.
2. Connecticut- Pickles must bounce to officially be considered pickles. Every, single, pickle.
3. Kansas- It’s against the law to serve wine in teacups.
4. Louisiana- No one may pour a drink out on the ground at any drive-in movie.
5. Massachusetts- It is illegal to give beer to hospital patients.
6. Indiana- Apparently it’s illegal to eat fried chicken with anything but your fingers.
7. North Carolina – It is a felony to steal more than $1000 of grease.
8. Washington – It is illegal to attach a vending machine to a utility pole without prior consent from the utility company.
9. West Virginia – Roadkill may be taken home for supper.
10. Wisconsin – Margarine may not be substituted for butter in restaurants unless it is requested by the customer.
Note: I did research these laws and only listed those of which were supported by sufficient legal jargon and by real news stories. My fact checking may not be 100%, but I did initial due diligence and had fun along the way. I hope you did too and are understanding that this was meant for fun!