10 Things You Didn't Know Were Illegal
It's all fun and games until the cops show up! The good news is that there's many actions that could lead you into a heap of trouble, but they're perfectly avoidable. Things you already know, like speeding. But did you know there's quite a few illegal things that aren't as well known? Here are 10 things to avoid doing unless you want to get wrapped up in legal fees:
#1 Unmarried Couples In North Carolina Can't Get Down
Only married couples allowed in one hotel room. It's like they've never seen an unwed couple before. Or like they assume that this couple is up to no good. Almost as if they shouldn't be taken seriously unless they get married and make it 'official.' Lock it down, so to speak.
Well, whatever the case, be prepared to book two rooms, or have one of you sneak off and hide until you get handed the key!
#2 Canada Hates Change
If you've ever stood in line at the register, ready to checkout, only to find that the person in front of you paid with a bag full of coins, then you'll be happy to hear that it's illegal in Canada. That's right, paying with too much change can lead to a fine!
So, follow the rule: no more than 25 pennies, or 100 nickels or dimes.
#3 Handcuffs? Let's See Some ID, Kid!
Hey, it's a kink, and everyone knows it. But if you're under the age of 18, you better have a pretty awesome friend willing to go buy them for you, because you can't legally buy handcuffs in New Jersey!
Imagine that. No cops and robbers for you. No naughty fun times. Turns out you're too young for that nonsense anyway!
#4 I Say, Go Home Bob, You're Drunk!
So, ironically enough, it is illegal to serve any kind of alcohol to someone who's already drunk in England! Maybe it's put in place because, you know, they drink a lot in England. And frankly, it takes a lot to bring them down, right? Not as much as the Scots or the Irish, even the German, but still.
Whatever the case, it is guaranteed to bring a pub crawl full-stop. Better just invite the friends with a high tolerance, who don't shy from eating plenty of food prior to drinking.
#5 Hey You, Leave That Cactus Alone
If you ever find yourself in Arizona and think
a) 'I could cook that cactus and eat it' or
b) 'I could cut that cactus down and see if it survives by my kitchen window,'
then you're bound to get arrested.
Like 25 years in prison kind of arrested! Whoa. Better leave them alone, keep on walking people, nothing to see here.
#6 You're A Phony!
If you're a real witch, and not pretending, then you're welcome in Canada. But if you're just playing around with stones and herbs, potions and enchantments, then you're breaking Canada's Criminal Code!
You may be wondering how they know a real witch vs a fake one. You may be wondering if you're tripping and reading that there is such a thing as a real witch. Well, you're not having a stroke, it's really a law, so make of that what you will, people.
#7 The Chinese Government Hates Time Travel Plots
So you thought you could visit China and still watch your favorite Prime Time TV shows. You know, like TV dramas that feature time travel.
Well, too bad, you can't. They 'lack positive thoughts and meaning' apparently.
#8 How Dare You Pump Your Own Gas?
You cannot pump your own gas in New Jersey. Nope, zilch, nada. Why? Well, no one really knows. It's not like it's rocket science.
So, if you find yourself needing gas in this state, be prepared to tip the guys manning the pumps.
#9 Alabama Kinks Are Banned
Thought you could visit Alabama and still use your favorite sex toys? Well, sorry people, you can't, because it's 100% illegal.
If you're single and alone, or trying to play a sexual dice game with your partner, you're in for a rude awakening. They even call it the 'Anti-Obscenity Enforcement Act.'
#10 That's Too Many Cats Ma'am!
Crazy cat ladies beware: you can't live in Los Angeles like you'd hoped and planned. So, you either need to give the cats up for adoption, or relinquish your dreams of becoming a glamorous Hollywood actress.
You must have three or less, preferably less. Anymore than three cats, and you're breaking a law.
The good news for crazy cat ladies is that there's a possibility that it may be pushed up to five cats, but there's no official status on it yet.