olivia locher documents america's most bizarre laws olivia locher documents america's most bizarre laws
apr 24, 2014

olivia locher documents america's most bizarre laws

olivia locher documents america’s most bizarre laws
(above) in rhode island it is illegal to wear transparent clothing
all images courtesy of olivia locher

 

 

 

many laws still in existence throughout the united states are wildly outdated, rendering them completely ridiculous, useless and bizarre. the absurdity is illustrated by new york-based photographer olivia locher, who catalogs the crazy rules and regulations of each state in a playful photographic series ‘I fought the law’. readers might be surprised to learn that in rhode island, it is illegal to wear transparent clothing, nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool in california and arizona residents may not have more than two dildos in a house. take a look at the ongoing series below to find out more about the peculiar oddities present in the american legal system.

olivia locher documents america's strangest laws
in arizona you may not have more than two dildos in a house

olivia locher documents america's strangest laws
in wisconsin it is illegal to serve apple pie in public restaurants without cheese

olivia locher documents america's strangest laws
in california nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool

olivia locher documents america's strangest laws
in alabama it is illegal to have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at all times

olivia locher documents america's strangest laws
in maine it’s unlawful to tickle women under the chin with a feather duster

olivia locher documents america's strangest laws
in oregon one may not test their physical endurance while driving a car on the highway

olivia locher documents america's strangest laws
in kansas it’s illegal to serve wine in teacups

olivia locher documents america's strangest laws
in tennessee hollow logs may not be sold

olivia locher documents america's strangest laws
in utah no one may walk down the street carrying a paper bag containing a violin

olivia locher documents america's strangest laws
in delaware it’s illegal to wear pants that are ‘form-fitting’ around the waist

olivia locher documents america's strangest laws
in connecticut pickles must bounce to officially be considered pickles

olivia locher documents america's strangest laws
in hawaii coins are not allowed to be placed in ones ears

  • God Bless America

    Dr Design says:
  • Keeping a coin in one’s ear was common practice among beach going guys in Hawaii. The coins came out of pockets easily but this method meant one always had money for the beach bus or a call to the bail bonds office if needed.
    It’s now call ear-gonomics.

    Geoff Bush says:
  • lovely

    blue says:
  • Thanks for the heads up, Dr Design, now who knows why its illegal to have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at all times in in alabama?

    Jean Grogan says:
  • Keeping an ice cream cone in one’s back pocket was common practice among Alabama residents.
    You could always sell it for a quarter if you came across someone from Hawaii and needed to place a phone call.

    koala says:

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