13 Odd But Perfectly Legal Things To Do in the USA
There are a lot of things you can do to get yourself in trouble in America. Surprisingly, though, there are also a lot of strange things you can do that seem very illegal, but are not. Here are 13 odd but totally acceptable activities according to the U.S. legal system.
It’s actually more rare for a state to have a law against eating road kill than allowing for it, and Montana was just the latest state to join the party.
It may be strange and a bit smelly, but it’s 100 percent legal to drive barefoot in the U.S. However, if you are in an accident, cops could use this against you and cite you for negligent or reckless driving.
Walk Around Topless
It still may not be socially acceptable, but unless you live in Utah, Indiana or Tennessee you are free to walk around with your girls out, ladies. Check out this map for a full look at where it’s cool to go topless. Bless the “Free the Nipple” movement.
Get Drunk With Your Kids
Parents who want to party with their children should consider moving to Massachusetts, where it is not a crime to serve your kids alcohol at home.
Own a Flamethrower
Don’t even question it. Just go get one. (It’s allowed in 75 percent of all states.)
Marry Your Cousin
There are 19 states, and surprisingly they are not all in the South, where it is totally legal to marry someone who has the same grandparents as you.
Wear a Colander On Your Head in Your Driver’s License Photo
The “Pastafarian” movement started overseas, but has made its way to the states, including Utah, California and Oklahoma.
Ride in the Back of a Pickup Truck
Even though states have toughened up on seat belt laws, there are currently several states (including my home state of Illinois) were it’s totally fine to ride in the back of a pickup.
Turn Your Backyard Into a Gun Range
This is legal in Florida (of course) as long as you are just firing small arms. What could possibly go wrong?
Have a Bear as a Pet
If dogs and cats are too boring for you, consider moving to Indiana, where it is perfectly legal to own commonly dangerous animals like alligators, wolves and bears. Just make sure you fill out the correct paperwork.
Spank Your Students
If you are a troublemaker in the classroom, you better be careful and hope you are not in one of 19 states were corporal punishment is still legal.
Be a Cannibal
While we all know that eating other humans is sick and wrong, there are no actual laws on the books in the U.S. against cannibalism. However, the act would probably mean that other laws were violated, such as murder or the desecration of a corpse.
Send Unwanted Dick Pics
If you’re looking to send out pictures of your dong to people who don’t want to see it, Georgia is the state for you.