Vermont is known for being open minded, but for a state that is known for its liberal views, these crazy laws may leave you a bit puzzled. While the laws themselves are strange, it makes us wonder what happened in the first place to make these things illegal. After all, the truth is often stranger than fiction.
1. Doves can be out in the cold...
But not in your freezer!
2. It's a beautiful painting...
But against the law if it was painted during a time of war.
Keep your car serviced regularly if you live in Rutland. It's illegal for a car to backfire!
4. Hands off!
If you're a vagrant, you better not steal food or you'll find yourself in jail. According
, “ Injury to person or property; procuring food by threat or force. A vagrant is who willfully and maliciously injures the person or property of another, or procures, or attempts to procure, food, clothing or other property by threats or by force, shall be imprisoned not more than five years nor less than one year."
5. I can't believe it's not butter.
While it's technically legal to use colored margarine in a restaurant, it must be noted on the menu in text that is at least two inches high. That's some large print!
6. Scrub a dub.
If you live in Barre, you better be taking a bath every Saturday night. Legally, every resident is required to do so.
7. Pretty please?
Legally speaking, a woman can't get false teeth without getting written permission from her husband.
8. Speak no evil.
You can say just about anything, but it's illegal to deny the existence of God.
9. To tie or not to tie.
It was once illegal to tie a giraffe to a pole. This begs the question: What happened that this law had to be put into place? Furthermore, what happened to retract the law? Strange...
10. Turn around!
reports that delivery men must walk backward in driveways if the home is worth more than $500,000. Sorry for the inconvenience, pizza guy.
11. Don't whistle while you work.
That is, if you work underwater. Legally, that's a no-no.