Bizarre Culinary Choices From Around The Globe

Bizarre Culinary Choices From Around The Globe

Here you will find a small sampling of bizarre or odd things that people eat from around the world. Now every culture tends to invent or savor food that is weird or disgusting – but only to those ‘outsiders’ from other parts of the globe. Many of these culinary delights are very normal to the locals and probably have been passed down from generation to generation. However, most of us here in America, as well as Canada and Great Britain, consider these strange foods as abnormal or disgusting and give many of us a ‘gag-reflex’ to even look at them, let alone to see or smell them up close. If you’re weak-of-heart or easily upset, you may not want to view the pictures below – You have been warned!

Ortolan Bunting

ortolan-buntingOnly 16 centimeters in length, this pretty songbird has a striking yellow body with a greenish-gray head. The Ortolan has a special mention in Larousse Gastromonique, the world famous French food gospel. Though it is illegal to sell these little birdies, it isn’t against the law to relish them. Traditionally the bird is caught and kept in a cage for about four days, where it is overfed to make it three times its size. After stuffing it to the brim, the Ortolan is drowned in cognac and roasted to make it crunchy.

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Sugar Ants and Kangaroo Tail

sugar-antThe home of the Great Barrier Reef, great surfing and snorkeling, the home of Koala Bears and Kangaroos – That is what comes to mind when thinking of the land down-under, Australia. But did you know that Australians absolutely delight to gulping down sugar ants and kangaroo tails? Known to taste like sugary candies, these ants are often eaten during special occasions in Aussie land. A recent report by Greenpeace suggested that eating kangaroo meat will help Australia in controlling its carbon footprint. In addition, it is considered to be a delicious ‘superfood’. Now all you need to do is muster up some courage…

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Canned Monkey Meat

monkey-meatJudging by the evolution theory (if that is your belief), eating our ancestors may not sound like the best idea. But that doesn’t stop Africans from having canned monkey meat every now and then. Some eateries in Africa, also dish out smoked monkey meat in various sauces; tomato sauce, peanut sauce, etc. Take your pick – Mmmmmm!

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Calf Brains

calf-brainsIf you thought kangaroo’s tail was weird – this one will blow your mind! Savored in France and Mexico, baby cow brains  (aka calf brains) can be labeled a very controversial dish. A lot of locals refrain from trying it out because they fear getting the infamous “Mad Cow Disease”.

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Horse Meat

horse-meat-packagedIf you happen to be a horse-lover or if riding a galloping horse is one of your favorite hobbies, then you probably are not going to like this one. Horse meat is actually lean and delicious. Served all over Europe, this one definitely gets thumbs up.

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Here are a few more images from around the world…..

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Still craving more?

Here’s another post to check out with more tasty  bites –

10 Most Unusual Foods In The World For Adventurous Appetites

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Strange & Obscure Words To Expand Your Vocabulary With

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While doing some web surfing earlier in the day I came across a couple of websites that caught my eye which listed hundreds of strange, weird, old-fashion, unusual or seldom used words from the English language along with what they actually mean or describe. So I thought I’d list a few of the more intriguing ones that caught my attention. Each letter of the alphabet is covered at least once. So go ahead and try to dazzle your friends with brilliance or baffle them them bull@#$% — Enjoy! 🙂

Accismus – When you pretend to be not interested in something or someone, when you really are interested

Anglewitch – Obsolete word meaning a worm used as bait in fishing

Astrobleme – An eroded meteor impact crater

Battologist – Someone who repeats the same thing needlessly or excessively

Bloviate – To speak pompously or in an overbearing way

Bromopnea – Bad breath

Cleptobiosis – The act of plundering food

Crapulous – Relating to drunkenness or drinking of alcohol

Cumberground – Someone who takes up space

Dignotion – A birthmark, tattoo, mole or any other type of distinguishing mark on the body

Drazel – A vagabond wench, hussy or outright slut

Droogish – Relating to the nature or attitudes of a member of a street gang

Eccedentesiast – One who fakes a smile

Emacity – A fondness for buying things

Ergophobic – Someone who fears work

Faineant – A person who does nothing – a loafer – something that is idle

Farctate – The state of being stuffed with food – overeating

Fladge – pornographic literature

Furciferous – acting like a brat – mischievous

Ginglyform – Hinge-shaped

Gradgrind – One who is only interested in the cold, hard facts

Gymnophoria – The sensation that someone is mentally undressing you

Heimganger – A person who stays at home

Hibernacle – a winter retreat (like a cabin) – a hibernating animal

Hoddypeak – a blockhead or a fool

Honeyfugle – To swindle or cheat

Impignorate – to pawn or mortgage something

Inaniloquent – Pertaining to idle talk – to babble or speak foolishly

Ithyphallic – Indecent or obscene

Jargogle – To confuse or mix up things

Jiffle – To fidget or shuffle

Jollux – A rotund person – fat

Jumentous – smelling like horse urine

Kench – to laugh really loud

Knabble – to take small bites or to nibble

Kyriolexy – speaking literally

Lalochezia – The use of foul or abusive language to relieve stress or ease pain

Leggiadrous – being graceful or elegant

Lethologica – the inability to remember an exact word or name for something

Limerance – the initial exhilarating rush of falling in love – the state of being in love

Lubitorium – a service station

Mulligrubs – the state of depression or low in spirit

Mumpsimus – one who sticks obstinately and /or wrongly to their old ways

Mungo – A scavenger or one who extracts valuable things from the trash – nowadays commonly referred to as a “dumpster diver”

Nelipotsomeone who walks without shoes

Nihilarian – A person who deals with things lacking importance

Noceur – a person who stays up late

Nudiustertian – The day before yesterday

Obambulate – to walk around or wander about

Onychophagy – the habit of biting one’s fingernails

Octothorpe – Another name for the symbol ‘#’ on the telephone keypad or keyboard – also known as the ‘pound symbol‘ or ‘number sign’

Orgulous – proud – haughty

Ostrobogulous – bizarre – unusual – interesting – slightly risque or indecent

Panticulation – The stretching of one’s body that often accompanies yawning

Peenge – The act of complaining in a whiny voice

Petrichor – The smell of the first rain of the season after a long dry spell

Phenakism – Deception or trickery – cheating

Philosophunculist – One who pretends to know more than they do to impress others

Phlyarologist – A person who talks gibberish or nonsense

Pogonotrophy – Cultivation or growing of a beard

Polydipsia – The symptom of a person having abnormal or excessive thirst

Pronk – A weak or foolish person

Pulveratricious – Covered with dust

Pyknic – a person that is stocky with a round body, thick trunk and a small frame (in other words – short & fat)

Quaestuary – seeking money or trying to make money

Quagswag – to shake back and forth

Quidnunc – one who always wants to know what’s going on

Rastaquouere – A social climber who tries too hard to be in fashion

Relexification – Replacing a word (or phrase) in one language with a word (or phrase) from another language that corresponds to it

Retroition – Re-entrance or the act of returning – it also means to return to a party after all the goodbyes to retrieve something you forgot or left behind

Scofflaw – Someone who contemptuously breaks the law – especially a law that is hard to enforce

Scopperloit – Rude or rough play

Scrippage – Your baggage and personal belongings

Selcouth – Unfamiliar, rare, strange, marvelous, wonderful

Semiopathy – The tendency to read signs and translate it humorously into inappropriate or sarcastic meanings (check out my posts on funny, creative & weird signs for several examples)

Slubberdegullion – A filthy slobbering person

Snollygoster – A dishonest politician (geez, there’s enough to choose from – take you pick) 🙂

Steatopygic – having a fat behind

Sybarite – A person who is devoted to a life of luxury and sensual pleasure

Tachyphagia – Rapid or hasty eating – eating food fast

Testudineous – To be as slow as a tortoise

Troke – To fail or to deceive – unable to do something

Tropology – The use of metaphors in writing or while speaking

Tyrotoxism – To be poisoned by cheese

Ubiquarian – someone who goes everywhere

Ultracrepidarian – one who offers opinions or speaks on matters beyond their own knowledge

Vagarious – erratic or unpredictable in behavior or direction

Ventripotent – gluttonous or having a big belly

Viraginity – Masculine qualities in a woman

Voculation – Type of speaking where you give proper pronunciation and enunciation – to properly accent every word (A good example is Alex Trebek from TV’s Jeopardy)

Widdiful – Someone who deserves to be hanged

Windlestraw – A person who is tall, thin and unhealthy looking

Woofits – An unwell feeling or depression – also a hangover

Xanthippe – An ill-tempered woman

Xenology – The study of extraterrestrial phenomena

Xerophagy – A diet of bread and water

Yaffle – A green woodpecker

Yepsen – When you cup your hands to drink water out of the faucet or to form a bowl with your hands to receive food

Yisel – A hostage

Youf – A bark that is muffled

Zabernism – The abuse of military power or authority

Zoilist – A person who thoroughly enjoys finding fault with others or in things around him

Many of the words listed above are not easily found in most dictionaries. For additional research, you’ll need a decent unabridged or specialty dictionary (either online or the old fashion reference type)

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10 Most Unusual Foods In The World For Adventurous Appetites

Hungry? Craving Something Different?

How about some Durian, Witchetty Grubs, Sannakji, Lutefisk or Pig’s Blood Cake?

bugsStrictly for Adventurous Appetites…

Let Your Taste Buds Run Wild…

Here are a few more Incredible Edibles…

If you ever have the opportunity at some point to travel abroad, part of the fun and adventure is experiencing something new and enjoying local culture and cuisine. With that being said, even the most daring explorer and purveyor of the best the local culture has to offer may draw the line when it comes to taste testing certain foods.

The issue may extend far beyond the price of a certain local delicacy, rather visually seeing or smelling certain foods may be enough to turn your head or experience a “gag-reflex”. Perhaps you may even gather enough “gumption” from within to take a little nibble before making your mind up. Either way, here you will find a list of 10 of the world’s most unusual foods, in no particular order other than alphabetically by country. Please don’t take this as a personal endorsement as I would hate to become responsible for the after-effects. 🙂

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1st) – Australia >>> Witchetty Grubs –

grubsThese high-in-protein, white snacks are in actuality the larvae of moths and an important insect food of the desert, once considered a staple in the diets of some Aborigines. These are edible either raw or lightly cooked in hot ashes, they are sought out as a high-protein food by Indigenous Australians. The raw “witchetty” (meaning hooked stick) grub tastes like almonds and when cooked the skin becomes crisp like roast chicken while the inside becomes light yellow, like a fried egg.

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2nd) – France >>> Pigeon (Squab) –

Squab_at_French_restaurantThe term “Squab” is the meat from a young domestic pigeon. The meat is dark, very lean, tender, fine-grained and is rich in protein, minerals and vitamins. While considered a dirty street animal by many, this poultry dish is an expensive and much-loved delicacy that graces the plates of some of the country’s finest restaurants. Considered to have a robust flavor, it still struggles to gain culinary acceptance in much of the world.

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3rd) – Italy >>> Donkey

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The Italian name for “Donkey” is “asino” or “asinello” and the various regions have different ways of preparing donkey meat, with which they make stews or even salami. Sliced and eaten much like prosciutto, this sandwich meat can be found — and accidentally ordered — rather easily in the country’s bars. In different regions of Italy they might call it by another name in the local dialect, so you would not be able to recognize it on menus… or at the local butcher.

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4th) – Malaysia >>> Durian –

durian_fruitSome Malaysian hotels put up signs banning the Durian. The ultra-strong aroma of this spiky fruit may turn off tourists, but many Malaysians love its doughy taste. Durian Fruit can best be described as having a succulent, creamy filling but smelling like stinky socks… but don’t let that dissuade you from trying it.

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5th) – Norway >>> Lutefisk –

lutefiskA traditional dish (made from dried whitefish) of the Nordic countries, this gummy fish marinated in lye, takes days to prepare and is described as one of the most vile-tasting foodstuffs ever created. In spite of this less-than-tasty reputation, it remains hugely popular in this part of the world.

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6th) – South Africa >>> Ostrich –

ostrich-meatLow in cholesterol and considered healthier than other meats, the ostrich is becoming more and more popular all over the world. It is lower in fat grams per serving compared to chicken and turkey, and much lower in fat and cholesterol than beef. Everything from ostrich burgers to omelets made from the bird’s eggs are turning up on menus.

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7th) – South Korea >>> Live Octopus (Sannakji)  –

octopus-SannakjiSannakji is the native term for live baby octopus. Unlike calamari which is dead and still, octopus in South Korea often arrives at the table alive and moving. The tentacles are slice up, seasoned with sesame oil, and delivered to your plate still squirming. If you think you’re up to the challenge – Beware – If you don’t chew it up carefully, those tiny suction cups can stick to your mouth or throat. Connoisseurs of the dish say it’s best to eat it quickly.

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8th) – Taiwan >>> Pig’s Blood Cake (Ti-hoeh-koe) –

pigs_blood_cakeIn Taiwan, pig’s blood cake is a very common local favorite that is eaten just like ice cream. It is commonly dipped in ground peanuts and served on a wooden stick. Easily found at street markets, it’s a sweet treat made from pig’s blood and sticky rice. It can be found also in local resteraunts served fried or steamed as a snack or cooked in a hot pot.

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9th) – Uganda >>> Grasshopper –

grasshoppers-friedCaught during the rainy season, they can be eaten either cooked or raw. Grasshoppers, full of minerals, proteins, fats and vitamins, are a perennial favorite and relished as a local delicacy. Sold with or without wings and legs, they are easily found at the local markets. The locals catch these insects at dusk, place them in water for 24 hours after which they fry, boil or add them to soups. They can even be eaten raw as snacks, however visitors are discouraged from doing so because there is a risk of contracting tape worms.

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10th) – Vietnam >>> Snake Wine –

snake-wineSaid to have medicinal properties, this strong cocktail is best downed quickly. Not only is it made from snake blood, it’s bottled with a snake inside and occasionally other creatures, like scorpions. There are two varieties of snake wine… 1st) Steeped – A large venomous snake can be placed into a glass jar of rice wine, often with many smaller snakes, turtles, insects, or birds, and left to steep for many months. The wine is then drunk as a restorative in small shots… 2nd) Mixed – Body fluids of snake are mixed into wine and consumed immediately in the form of a shot. Snake blood wine is prepared by slicing a snake along its belly and draining its blood into a mixing vat with rice wine or grain alcohol. Snake bile wine is done through a similar method by using the contents of the gall bladder.

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SURPRISE BONUS >>> South Korea >>> Beondegi –

BeondegiBeondegi are a popular snack food in Korean cuisine. Literally meaning “chrysalis” or “pupa” in Korean, Beondegi are steamed or boiled silkworm pupae which are seasoned and eaten as a snack. Beondegi are often served by street vendors, as well as in restaurants and drinking establishments. They are also sold in cans in grocery stores and convenience stores.

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Still Hungry??

Here’s another post to check out with a few more tasty bites –

Bizarre Culinary Choices From Around The Globe

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09/09/09: The Numbers Game

999Those who like to play with numbers will have a field day on 09/09/09. On the negative or opposite side of the coin, “Doomsayers” have predicted the end of the world on 09/09/09 – specifically at 9:09 pm. Some even pointed out that the devil’s number of 666 or date of  (06/06/06) was typical of the trickery he is infamous for and people got the date turned upside down (666 turned around is 999).

So whether you consider the date lucky or unlucky … Here are some tidbits, news, events and suggestions for the day……….

09/09/09: The Numbers Game –

  • The date falls on a Wednesday in September, both of which have 9 letters.
  • September 9 also is the 252nd day of the year. 2+5+2=9
  • If you multiply a single-digit number by 9, the resulting two digits add up to 9. Consider: 8×9=72 –> 7+2=9

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Take me out to the ballgame –

More than most, baseball is a game steeped in nines:

  • 9 players on the field at one time
  • 9 innings in a standard game
  • 9 strikes per inning
  • 90 feet between bases

You can celebrate by going to one of 15 games that Major League Baseball has on tap on Wednesday. Or you can commemorate along with MLB.com, which is inviting fans to vote for each team’s best players, by season and position, in the All-Time 9s.

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lucky-in-love-9-9-9And though the date lacks the pizzazz of the lucky sevens (07/07/07) or (08/08/08), very lucky in many Asian cultures, that isn’t stopping marketers, mathematicians and the marriage-minded from dressing it to the nines.

Hotels are offering discounts, couples are wedding in droves and “9/9/09” was among the top 100 search terms on the search engine Google on Tuesday.

Lottery users will undoubtedly try their luck by playing 999 Wednesday, and a lucky mother might see herself profiled on the news should she give birth at just the right time: 9:09.

So why not get in on the act?

After all, you’re unlikely to experience another single-digit date in your lifetime. The next one won’t roll around for 92 years — until 1/1/2101.

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Did You Know? – Strange But True Facts & Trivia

They say that knowledge is power. You’re never suppose to be through acquiring or learning new things just because you’re out of school. Learning should be a lifelong process. Learning something new everyday can assist in making you wiser and helps keep your mind intact by acquiring and absorbing more information. Just like exercise is good for your body, learning something new is basically exercise for your brain. It keeps your mind sharp. Studies have shown it may also be a good way to help delay or fight against dementia.

Some of the facts you’ll find here may already be familiar to you. Some you may even have doubts about. All of the information contained here was derived from multiple sources both on as well as offline. Who knows — It may even prompt you to seek more information if your curiosity gets the best of you!

    1. – Did You Know? ….. Mosquito repellents don’t really “repel”. All they actually do is hide or “camouflage” you. The spray blocks the mosquito’s sensors so they don’t know you are there!

    2. – Did You Know? ….. The first CD pressed in the United States was Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA.”

    3. – Did You Know? ….. Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept a minimum of 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles that result from the toilet being flushed.

    4. – Did You Know? ….. If you chew gum while peeling onions, you won’t tear up or cry.

    5. – Did You Know? ….. No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.

    6. – Did You Know? ….. Honey is the only food that doesn’t spoil.

    7. – Did You Know? ….. You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.

    8. – Did You Know? ….. In a deck of cards, the king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.

    9. – Did You Know? ….. Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

    10. – Did You Know? ….. Apples are more efficient at waking you up in the morning than . – caffeine.

    11. – Did You Know? ….. Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.

    12. – Did You Know? ….. The more intelligent you are, the more zinc and copper you have in your hair.

    13. – Did You Know? ….. Pearls melt in vinegar.

    14. – Did You Know? ….. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

    15. – Did You Know? ….. Turtles can breathe through their butts.

    16. – Did You Know? ….. Butterflies taste with their feet.

    17. – Did You Know? ….. A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

    18. – Did You Know? ….. In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world’s nuclear weapons combined.

    19. – Did You Know? ….. Your stomach must produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.

    20. – Did You Know? ….. Elephants are the only animals that can’t jump.

    21. – Did You Know? ….. Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

    22. – Did You Know? ….. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

    23. – Did You Know? ….. It’s physically impossible for you to lick your elbow.

    24. – Did You Know? ….. Our eyes always remain the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

    25. – Did You Know? ….. By raising your legs slowly while lying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.

    26. – Did You Know? ….. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

    27. – Did You Know? ….. There are no words in the American dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple and silver.

    28. – Did You Know? ….. TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made in the English language using the letters from only one row of the keyboard.

    29. – Did You Know? ….. Because metal was scarce during World War II, all Oscars given out during the Academy Awards were made of wood.

    30. – Did You Know? ….. The first couple to be shown in the same bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

    31. – Did You Know? ….. “Go,” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

    32. – Did You Know? ….. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

    33. – Did You Know? ….. If you place a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

    34. – Did You Know? ….. The average number of people airborne over the United States at any given hour is approximately 61,000.

    35. – Did You Know? ….. The Guinness Book of World Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries.

      Strange, Funny & Stupid Laws That Make You Wonder Why: State By State

      cartoon copAmazingly enough, there are many quirky and peculiar laws still “on the books” (so to speak) in the United States (at least by today’s standards). Quite a few of them are older laws that were never repealed, or long forgotten about as time has passed while others exist for surprising or unknown reasons. A few are simply “bloopers”, maybe due to how they were interpreted over the years ….. It makes me wonder what our lawmakers were actually thinking (or smoking) when these laws were initially enacted ….. who knows? The following is just a sampling of  some of the dumb, funny, intriguing, crazy, strange, weird (sometimes even thought provoking) and downright stupid laws we still have intact (although not necessarily enforced) around this country.

      So here they are — state by state — for your viewing pleasure  – Enjoy 🙂

      PS — Please don’t miss the disclaimer at the bottom of this post …..

      Alabama

      • It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.
      • It is illegal to marry any animal that is not already a relation.
      • Use of motor boats are forbidden on city streets in Brewerton.
      • Women are able to retain all property they owned prior to marriage in the case of divorce. However, this provision does not apply to men.

      Alaska

      • A person may only carry a concealed slingshot if that person has paid for the appropriate license.
      • It is forbidden to push a moose out of a plane which is in motion.
      • Stealing snow from a neighbors garden to make a snowman is against the law. Using it for an igloo is acceptable.
      • Waking a bear for the purpose of taking photographs is strictly prohibited.

      Arizona

      • Anyone caught stealing soap must wash himself with it until it’s all used up.
      • Elephants must have a bell around their necks to warn swans of their approach.
      • Hunting camels is strictly prohibited.
      • It is an offense to manufacture imitation cocaine.

      Arkansas

      • Alligators may not be kept in bathtubs.
      • It’s illegal to mispronounce the name of the state of Arkansas.
      • It is an offense to eat cheese on a Friday unless it is accompanied by a large bottle of beer.
      • In Fayetteville, it’s against the law to make bats and owls into burgers.

      California

      • In Blythe, a person must own at least two cows before they are allowed to wear cowboy boots in public.
      • In Hollywood, it’s illegal to drive more than 2000 sheep down Hollywood Boulevard simultaneously.
      • It is illegal for anyone to try and stop a child from playfully jumping over puddles of water.
      • It is illegal to set a mousetrap without a hunting license.
      • In Belvedere, no dog shall be in a public place without its master on a leash.
      • In Ventura County, cats and dogs are not allowed to have sex without a permit.

      Colorado

      • Boulders should not be rolled on city property in the city of Boulder
      • Catapults must not be fired at buildings in the city of Aspen
      • In Alamosa, throwing missiles at cars is against the law.
      • It is illegal to ride a horse while drunk.
      • It is against the law to take horse or pack mules above ground floor of any building in the city of Cripple Creek

      Connecticut

      • Crossing the street walking on your hands is not allowed in the city of Hartford
      • It is illegal to discharge a firearm from a public highway on a Wednesday.
      • It is unlawful to walk backwards after sunset in the city of Devon
      • Silly String has been banned in the city of Southington

      Delaware

      • Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school or place of worship.
      • It is a violation of the local law for any pilot or passenger to carry an ice cream cone in their pocket while either flying or waiting to board a plane in Lowe’s Crossroads.
      • In Rehoboth Beach, no sand may be taken from the beach. The law states that sand must be removed from body, shoes and clothing before leaving the beach.
      • Ugly women must call out ‘Hideous Hag Coming‘ before entering a building where men may be.

      Florida

      • An elephant tied to a parking meter must pay a regular parking fee.
      • Hunting and killing a deer while swimming is illegal.
      • In Miami, it’s against the law for a man to force his wife to dress as a parrot, even if she is hideously ugly.
      • Rats are forbidden from leaving the ships while docked in Tampa Bay.

      Georgia

      • By law all signs are required to be written in English.
      • It is against the law for bald men to allow sunlight to reflect off their heads and dazzle oncoming traffic.
      • It’s against the law for any citizen to attend church on a Sunday unless he is carrying a loaded rifle.
      • Onions must not be eaten while driving on a major road.

      Hawaii

      • A law dating back to 1418 makes it illegal to sink the island.
      • All girls under the age of 12 must own a grass skirt and must take Hawaiian dancing lessons.
      • Billboards have been banned from the island.
      • By law all citizens must own a boat.
      • It’s against the law for a person to insert pennies into his ear
      • Men from the ‘Orakama’ tribe are not permitted to eat their second wife!

      Idaho

      • Cutting off a friend’s head with an axe is against the law.
      • Residents are not permitted to fish from a giraffe’s back in Boise.
      • In Coeur d’Alene, if police officers suspect a couple is having sex inside a vehicle they must honk their horn three times, and wait two minutes before they approach the scene.
      • It’s illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing less than fifty pounds.
      • Snakes have been banned from biting humans on a Sunday … except when it’s snowing.
      • You are not allowed to sleep in a dog kennel unless you are a dog in the city of Wallace.

      Illinois

      • A man can force any single woman to marry him is he discovers her picking her nose while sitting in a car at traffic lights in Zion.
      • Eating in a place that is on fire is against the law in Chicago.
      • In Evanston, it is unlawful to change clothes in an automobile with the curtains drawn, except in case of fire in the.
      • It is illegal to drive a car without a steering wheel.
      • It is against the law for a man to wear his wife’s panties on a Sunday unless he has prior permission from the Bishop in the city of Oblong.
      • Roosters must be at least three hundred feet away from any residence if it wishes to crow.
      • You can be arrested for vagrancy if you do not have at least one dollar bill in your possession.

      Indiana

      • Any person with a puppet show, wire dancing act or tumbling act in the state of Indiana, who receives money for performing, will be fined $3 under the Act to Prevent Certain Immoral Practices.
      • Anyone over the age of 14 who profanely curses, damns or swears, by the name of God, Jesus Christ or the Holy Ghost, shall be fined one to three dollars for each offense, with a maximum fine of ten dollars per day.
      • Citizens are not allowed to attend a movie house or theater, nor ride in a public streetcar within four hours of eating garlic.
      • Residents are not allowed to eat their own severed body parts on Fridays.

      Iowa

      • It is against the law to suggest that any of the state laws are ‘silly’, ‘weird’ or ‘stupid’. Doing so on an internet website will result in a fine of $5000.
      • It is unlawful to masturbate in front any man who has a very small penis.
      • Horses are forbidden to eat fire hydrants in Marshalltown.
      • One-armed piano players must perform for free.

      Kansas

      • By law, school children are not permitted to eat their teachers.
      • Fog has been banned in the state since 1793.
      • It’s against the law to annoy squirrels in Topeka.
      • Nude woman are not allowed to teach Science without a permit.
      • Pedestrians who wish to cross a highway at night must wear tail lights.
      • It is illegal for any person to cut off an arm or leg so that they can earn more money from begging.
      • When two trains meet on the same track, neither shall proceed until the other has passed.

      Kentucky

      • Anyone who has been drinking is sober until he ‘cannot hold onto the ground’.
      • In Kentucky, it’s the law that a person must take a bath at least once a year!
      • It is against the law to stop swans mating in libraries.
      • It’s against the law for women to swallow live frogs.
      • No female shall appear in a bathing suit on any highway within this state unless she be escorted by at least two officers or unless she be armed with a club.

      Louisiana

      • Bananas must not be carried in public.
      • In Louisiana, biting someone with your natural teeth is considered ‘simple assault‘ while biting someone with your false teeth is ‘aggravated assault’. Biting with a toothless mouth is acceptable.
      • It is against the law to use a map while walking.
      • It is illegal to gargle in public places.
      • Pigs must not be forced to smoke cigarettes unless they are first given a token of affection such as a gold ring.
      • While robbing a bank it’s illegal to shoot the bank teller with a water pistol.

      Maine

      • After January 14th you can be fined for still having your Christmas decorations up and lit.
      • Due to a law passed in 1827 there is no February 19th in Maine.
      • In Rumford, it’s against the law to bite the landlord under any circumstance.
      • You may not step out of a plane that is still in flight.

      Maryland

      • Anyone over the age of 90 must, on each birthday, publicly apologize for still being alive.
      • In Baltimore, it’s illegal to throw bales of hay from a second-story window within the city limits.
      • It is illegal for any boy under the age of 16 to wear lipstick.
      • It is illegal to mistreat oysters.

      Massachusetts

      • Anyone who wishes to rob a bank must receive written permission from his doctor.
      • Cooling one’s feet by hanging them out the window is forbidden.
      • It is unlawful to deliver diapers on Sunday, even in emergencies.
      • Snoring is illegal unless all bedroom windows are closed and securely locked.

      Michigan

      • A woman’s hair legally belongs to her husband, consequently she’s not allowed to cut it without her husband’s written consent.
      • Anyone bathing in public must have his or her bathing suit inspected by a police officer in Rochester.
      • It is against the law to have a gnome in your garden.
      • It is against the law for a lady to lift her skirt more than 6 inches while walking.

      Minnesota

      • Before a man can ask a girl on a date he must stamp on her left foot twice.
      • In Alexandria, it’s illegal for a man to make love to his wife if his breath smells like garlic, onions, or sardines. The wife can, by law, make her husband brush his teeth.
      • It is against the law for any woman to laugh at the size of a man’s penis.
      • It’s illegal to cross state lines with a duck on your head.

      Mississippi

      • Children who disobey their parents can have their hair shaved off.
      • It is against the law to kill a rat by throwing stale bread at it.
      • It’s illegal to make soup from eagles ….. but eagle pie is okay.
      • You are allowed to have one illegitimate child but if you have a second, you will be thrown in jail for at least a month.

      Missouri

      • In Kansas City, children are not allowed to purchase cap pistols, however, they can buy shotguns freely.
      • It is against the law to smoke a pipe through your ear.
      • Ministers of the Church must not strike parishioners with a pot that’s larger than 12 inch.
      • Women are prohibited from wearing corsets because ‘The privilege of admiring the curvaceous, unencumbered body of a young woman should not be denied to the normal, red-blooded American male.’

      Montana

      • In Helena, a woman cannot dance on a saloon table unless her clothing weighs more than three pounds two ounces.
      • It is against the law to throw candy at the President after 4 pm.
      • It is illegal for a wife to open her husband’s mail.
      • Laughing in public can result in a fine of more that $1000.

      Nebraska

      • Anyone eating in a restaurant who does not leave a tip of at least 10% may be arrested.
      • False teeth made of leather are banned.
      • In Hastings, hotel owners are required by law to provide a clean, white cotton nightshirt to each guest. According to the law, no couple may have sex unless they are wearing the night-shirt.
      • In Omaha, it is against the law for a barber to shave a man’s chest.

      Nevada

      • Anyone walking the streets is required by law to wear a mask.
      • Chocolate is banned between the 21st of February and the 8th of April.
      • It is illegal to ride a camel on the highway.
      • It is illegal for any man to buy drinks for more than three people other than himself at any one period during the day.

      New Hampshire

      • Any car abandoned at the side of a highway is subject to ‘Piracy Law’ and can be claimed by any citizen of the state.
      • Cattle must be fitted with a device to gather its feces.
      • It is against the law to hang yourself from any tree that’s older than 100 years.
      • It is illegal to pick seaweed up off of the beach.
      • It’s illegal to sell the clothes you’re wearing to pay off a gambling debt.
      • Men wearing kilts must use the female restrooms.

      New Jersey

      • Birds are not permitted to defecate on public statues. Those that do may be shot.
      • By law, motorists must honk before passing another car, cyclist, skater, or a skateboarder.
      • In Cresskill, cats must wear three bells to provide a warning to birds.
      • It is against the law to stick your tongue into another persons ear with the intent of eating his ear wax.
      • Cabbage can’t be sold on Sunday. A special permit is required to sell carrots to anyone under the age of 28.
      • It is illegal to wear a bullet-proof vest while committing a murder.
      • In Trenton, it’s unlawful to throw any tainted pickles in the streets.

      New Mexico

      • In Carrizozo, it is illegal for a female to appear unshaven in public.
      • Hunting is prohibited in Mountain View Cemetery in the city of Deming.
      • Idiots may not vote in New Mexico.
      • Men with beards must not bend down to tie their shoe laces in a public place.
      • No man may marry his donkey unless they have lived together for more than 8 years.

      New York

      • By law children are not allowed to attach wings to their arms and fly.
      • Citizens are not allowed to greet each other by “putting one’s thumb to the nose and wiggling their fingers”.
      • In Greene, it’s illegal to eat peanuts and walk backwards on the sidewalk during a concert.
      • It’s against the law in New York City to open or close an umbrella in the presence of a horse.
      • In Ocean City, it’s illegal to slurp soup.
      • It is against the law for children to pick up or collect cigarette and cigar butts.

      North Carolina

      • Couples staying in the same hotel room must have beds that are at least two feet apart.
      • If a boy sees a girl’s ankle, he must immediately wash his face to remove the evil sin.
      • It is illegal for birds to fly south over the state.
      • It is illegal to take a deer swimming in water above its knees.
      • Monkeys must not be used to deliver groceries.
      • Smelly feet were banned in 1926 – Anyone causing a nuisance by having feet that smell may be sent to prison for 6 weeks.

      North Dakota

      • Beer and pretzels cannot be served at the same time in any bar or restaurant.
      • In Fargo, it is against the law for women to be overweight.
      • It is an offense to call the governor ‘baldy‘, ‘fat arseorsnot trotter‘.
      • It is illegal for men to tickle bears during the hunting season.
      • It’s legal to shoot an Indian who is on horseback provided you are in a covered wagon.

      Ohio

      • In the city of Berea, any animal that is out after dark must have a tail light.
      • It is against the law to allow any of your teeth to fall out.
      • A law introduced in 1968 forbids women to wear skirts shorter than 4 inch above the knee. Maximum penalty > $500.
      • It is illegal to get a fish drunk.
      • By a law passed in 1843, it’s illegal to kiss a polar bear in public. Anyone disobeying this law may be hung.
      • Running out of gas is against the law in Youngstown.

      Oklahoma

      • Dogs need a permit signed by the mayor to congregate in groups of three or more on private property.
      • It is against the law to make “ugly faces” at dogs. You can be fined, arrested or jailed.
      • It is illegal for the owner of a bar to allow any customer to pretend to be having sex with a buffalo.
      • In Tulsa, it’s against the law to open a soda bottle without the supervision of a licensed engineer.
      • Whale hunting is strictly forbidden throughout the entire state.

      Oregon

      • A dead person cannot be made to serve on a jury.
      • In Hood River, you can’t juggle without a license.
      • It is against the law to have a sexual relationship with a chicken unless both of its parents have given written consent.
      • It is against the law to use canned corn for fishing.
      • No vehicle can be parked on top of another vehicle.

      Pennsylvania

      • Any motorist driving along a country road at night must stop every mile and send up a rocket signal, wait 10 minutes for the road to be cleared of livestock, before continuing.
      • In Danville, all fire hydrants must be checked one hour before all fires.
      • Fireworks stores must not sell fireworks to Pennsylvania residents.
      • If a down-and-out asks to marry your daughter, you must allow him to stay at your home for 2 weeks before you are allowed to turn down his offer.
      • It is illegal to have over 16 women live in a house together as that might constitute a brothel.
      • No man may purchase alcohol without written consent from his wife.

      Rhode Island

      • Any marriage where either of the parties is an idiot or lunatic is null and void.
      • If a bird makes its nest in your vehicle, you are not allowed to use it until the chicks have left the nest.
      • It is illegal to wear transparent clothing in Providence.
      • Pilots are only allowed to fly an airplane in the nude on religious occasions.

      South Carolina

      • By an act of law musical instruments may not be sold on a Sunday.
      • By law anyone who is poor must work free of charge for a rich person.
      • Garden ponds must contain at least six fish.
      • It is against the law to eat mushrooms while in the bath.

      South Dakota

      • It is illegal to screen movies that show police officers being struck, beaten or tickled.
      • It is illegal to fall asleep in a cheese factory.
      • No more than 23 people may live in a single trailer.
      • In Sioux Falls, hotels are required by law to furnish their rooms with twin beds only. There should be a minimum of two feet between the beds, and it is illegal for a couple to make love on the floor between the beds.

      Tennessee

      • It is illegal to drive a car while sleeping.
      • It is illegal to drown after 10 pm.
      • It is illegal to use a lasso to catch a fish.
      • It is legal to shoot Elvis Presley impersonators.
      • In Memphis, it’s illegal for a woman to drive by herself – “A man must walk or run in front of the vehicle, waving a red flag in order to warn approaching pedestrians and motorists if the vehicle is going over 5 mph”.
      • In Memphis, it is against the law to say ‘The King is dead’ or ‘Elvis has left the building’.
      • You can’t shoot any game, other than whales, from a moving automobile.

      Texas

      • Criminals are required to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and to explain the nature of the crime to be committed.
      • If two girls are fighting, it is permissible to tie their hair together until they stop.
      • It is illegal to shoot a buffalo from the second floor of a hotel.
      • In Corpus Christie, it is illegal to raise alligators in your home.
      • It’s against the law for anyone to have a pair of pliers in his or her possession.
      • When two trains meet each other at a railroad crossing, each shall come to a full stop, and neither shall proceed until the other has gone.
      • In Galveston, it is illegal to have a camel run loose in the street.

      Utah

      • A husband is responsible for every criminal act committed by his wife while she is in his presence.
      • Birds have the right of way on all highways.
      • It is illegal to wave a white flag near lakes or beaches in case it attracts pirates.
      • It is illegal to detonate a nuclear weapon.
      • Pharmacists may not sell gun powder as a headache cure in Trout Creek.

      Vermont

      • Cars are forbidden from backfiring in Rutland.
      • Delivery men must walk backward in driveways of houses worth more than $500,000.
      • It is illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole.
      • It is obligatory for everyone to take at least one bath each week … this should be done on a Saturday night.

      Virginia

      • A man must not kiss a girl unless he is willing to kiss one of her parents if requested to.
      • Gay men, by law, must wear a pink flower on their left sleeve.
      • Men are not permitted to wear their underwear on top of their regular clothes.
      • The statute of The Virginia Code states  ‘To prohibit corrupt practices or bribery by any person other than candidates.

      Washington

      • It is illegal to photograph ghosts.
      • It is mandatory for a motorist with criminal intentions to stop at the city limits and telephone the chief of police as he is entering the town.
      • In Seattle, you may not carry a concealed weapon that is longer than six feet.
      • Light bulbs of greater than 60 watts have been banned.

      West Virginia

      • In Peewee, it is illegal to let your horse fall asleep in the airport.
      • It is against the law to watch television for more than 8 hours per day.
      • It is illegal to sleep on a train.
      • It is legal for a man to have sex with an animal as long as it doesn’t weigh more than 40 lbs.
      • Naturists must be fully clothed at all times.

      Wisconsin

      • It is against the law to chop onions within 200 yards of a gay man.
      • It is illegal to serve apple pie in a public restaurant without cheese.
      • In Racine, it’s illegal to wake a fireman when he is asleep.
      • Time travel is against the law.

      Wyoming

      • Blind men are not allowed to fly helicopters between the hours of 9am and 6pm.
      • Junk dealers are not allowed to undertake business transactions with drunks.
      • In Newcastle, couples are banned from having sex while standing inside a store’s meat freezer.
      • Stupid people are not allowed to take IQ tests.
      • Using a firearm to fish is strictly forbidden.

      DISCLAIMER: Now that you have finally made it to the end – You must be warned that I will NOT be held accountable or liable  for your actions after reviewing this list and contemplating any ideas of experimenting with anything that you have just read here — 😛