It is no mystery that I am new to Louisiana and each day I am finding new things that are interesting and fun. My first few days of being in the Shreveport/Bossier City area, I stumbled upon was Julie Anne's Bakery. It is possibly my favorite spot so far. But something I didn't expect was the strange laws that are currently in place her in Louisiana.

Every state has unique laws that are made for a reason. Though they have a reason for being a law, they are also strange and unusual. Below are just a few of the wacky laws I have found.

Strange Laws:

  1. It is illegal to urinate in the water supply and an infraction may cost you up to 20 years in prison.
  2. Snoring is prohibited unless all bedroom windows are closed and securely locked.
  3. You may not tie an alligator to fire hydrant.
  4. City Commission members may not drink during a public meeting or else risk a $50 fine.
  5. In Rayne, it is illegal to trick-or-treat for kids who are aged 14 and up.
  6. Goatees are illegal unless you first pay a special license fee for the privilege of wearing one in public.
  7. It is illegal for a woman in New Orleans to drive a car unless her husband is waving a flag in front of it.

The randomness of these laws make me scratch my head and giggle all at the same time. I just love how these specific laws were made because there was a problem with each scenario. I just love thinking that there was some so upset with so many alligators being tide to fire hydrants.

Check out more laws that are strange in Louisiana here!