Fortunately, what follows here is good news: a roundup of weird, bizarre, quirky, or otherwise nonsensical laws that a) really do exist according to state legislatures, local newspapers, or legal databases like Justia; and b) are not awful. (One caveat: While I’ve done my best to leave out laws that I’ve found apply in more than one state, there’s bound to be a few. Know of any good ones we missed? Leave ‘em in the comments.)
Let us begin.
You may not impersonate a member of the clergy. Such a misdemeanor could result in actual jail time, and/or a fine of up to $500.
The internet is very excited about all Alaska’s weird moose laws, like the supposed illegality of giving a moose a beer or the aforementioned law against shoving one out of an airplane. Unfortunately, those are all old and/or fake, but here’s one that’s still moose-adjacent: If you kill a moose (or any big game animal) no matter the circumstances, you gotta at least try to salvage the meat so people can eat it. Hope you know how to do that.