Have you ever heard the phrase ‘ignorance of the law is no excuse’? It’s an important concept because, no matter how odd or outdated, there are plenty of strange laws still on the books that you should be aware of. From the small town to the federal level, there are some weird laws that can get you in trouble if you’re not careful. From the silly to the downright bizarre, these laws range from the kinds of activities you can and can’t do, to the kinds of items you can and can’t own. Although few of them are actively enforced in modern times, in some cases it’s just a matter of being aware of the law, but in others, it’s a matter of understanding it and how it applies to you. Whether you’re a law-abiding citizen or a curious reader, you’ll find something interesting in this collection of weird laws still on the books.

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