Since we were recently reviewing all the silly laws in Texas, we figured we'd take a look at what Louisiana lawmakers did with their state's time and money too.
Here are some of the silliest laws on the books in Cajun Country, according to dumblaws.com:
- It is a $500 fine to instruct a pizza delivery man to deliver a pizza to your friend without them knowing.
- “Fake” wrestling matches are prohibited.
- Spectators at a boxing match may not mock one of the contestants.
- One could possibly land in jail for 20 years upon urinating in the city’s water supply.
- A law was passed with the specific intent of stating the punishment for stealing crawfish.
- Persons could land in jail for up to ten years for stealing an alligator.
- It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol.
- Biting someone with your natural teeth is “simple assault,” while biting someone with your false teeth is “aggravated assault.
- It is illegal to gargle in public places.
- Prisoners who hurt themselves could serve an additional two years in jail.
- One may not “dare” another to go onto railroad tracks owned by another.
- Rituals that involve the ingestion of blood, urine, or fecal matter are not allowed.
And here are some of the strangest city laws:
- Jefferson Parish: Minors may not go to businesses with coin-operated foosball machines unless accompanied by an adult.
- New Orleans: Horses may not be tied to a tree on a public highway.
- New Orleans: One may not host a game of marbles at Lafayette Square unless he or she first obtains a written permit from the parkway and park commission.
- New Orleans: It is illegal to practice voodoo in the city limits.
- New Orleans: Snakes are not allowed within 200 yards of the Mardi Gras parade route.
- Port Allen: No person may predict another’s future.
- Sulphur: Saying obscene things on the telephone is illegal.
- Sulphur: It is illegal to have sex with a cow.
Politicians love to solve problems that don't exist with silly laws. Louisiana is no exception.
The Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, circa 1960. It houses the chambers for the Louisiana State Legislature. (Photo by Harvey Meston/Archive Photos/Getty Images)