10 Insane Laws You Didn’t Know You Were Breaking

Why don’t you have a seat. The police will be arriving shortly. What if, for one night every year, there were no laws? What if insanity was the standard for a full 12 hours? Could you Survive the Night? Prepare yourself for The Purge, only in theaters June 7th.

1. It’s against the law to buy ice cream after 6 pm. in Newark, New Jersey. Unless you have a written note from a doctor.

So I guess this makes our nights of binge-eating Ben & Jerry’s and watching Real Housewives super illegal.

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2. It’s illegal for a man with a mustache to, under any circumstances, kiss a woman in public in Iowa.

Welcome to scenic Iowa, where Movember is the Saddest Month.

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3. A pickle cannot be considered a pickle in Connecticut unless it bounces.

But cucumbers are still cucumbers regardless of bounce-icity. Thank goodness.

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4. It’s against the law to wash or scrub a sink, no matter how filthy it is, in Baltimore, Maryland.

And lo, a cacophony of lazy roommates used outdated legalese to get out of washing the dishes, and It Was Good.

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5. It’s against the law to take a bite out of someone else’s hamburger in Oklahoma.

Finally, a law that enforces not having to share your dang $12 cheeseburger just because your friend has diner’s remorse.

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6. You may not walk a dog without first dressing it in diapers in Temperance, Mississippi.

In unrelated news, Temperance, Mississippi is home to the world’s cleanest fire hydrants.

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7. It’s illegal to not drink milk in Utah.

Utah, where the maximum security penitentiaries are chockfull of murderers, muggers, and the lactose intolerant.

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8. To play pinball in Nashville you have to be 18 years old.

“Pinball Wizard” would’ve been a much shorter song if it took place in Tennessee.

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9. While riding in an elevator in New York, you must talk to no one, fold your hands, and look toward the door.

Real talk: the old-timey New York lawmakers just wanted to cut down on awkward elevator chit-chat. Is that so wrong?

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10. It’s 100% illegal to shower while naked in Florida.


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Now, imagine a world without any laws; where mayhem roams free for one night a year. Imagine The Purge, in theaters June 7th.

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