This Photographer Went On a Quest To Break Every Outdated Law In America, Ended Up Going Viral

When weird laws meet an eager photographer.

Posted on: June 26, 2017

This Photographer Went On a Quest To Break Every Outdated Law In America, Ended Up Going Viral

American photographer Olivia Locher has an extensive portfolio, but her latest project took a turn for the funny. You’ve probably heard of all those incredibly outdated laws that some states still have in place. Well, she did too and decided to demonstrate, via the very colorful and powerful photo op titled “I Fought The Law,” just how ridiculous these scenarios would look like if they took place in today’s world. She fought the law, but did the law won?

PICTURE THIS

Picture This Olivialocher

You can’t disrobe in front of a portrait of a man in Ohio, so of course Olivia just had to do it. So how do people have babies in Ohio? Do they keep their clothes on?

TEE HEE HEE

Tee Hee Hee Olivialocher

You can’t tickle women in their chins with a feather duster in Maine. There, I said it! If you were planning on tickling bae, it’s time to stop before you end up in jail. In all seriousness, where would you end up? Would they even give you jail time? Was the lawmaker allergic to laughter and dust? 

DON’T YOU DARE RUIN THOSE PANTS!

Don’t You Dare Ruin Those Pants! Olivialocher

Turns out, in Alabama you can’t walk around with an ice cream cone in your back pockets. But before you scream, “Why would ANYONE want to do that, ANYWHERE?” know that there’s a backstory to this one. Apparently, horse poachers used to do this to attract the equines somewhere secluded and claim ignorance if caught in the act. Someone tell lawmakers that automobiles have been around for more than 100 years now.

PITCHING A LAW

Pitching A Law Olivialocher

What now? Is this going to be a law that goes against a natural urge of the body? Yes, yes it is. In Indiana, you can’t be seen in public with an erection, so you better look away when you run into that pretty lady from across the street. In all fairness, no one should be walking while PAT, (pitching a tent) anywhere, though!

THREE’S COMPANY, AND ILLEGAL

Three's Company, And Illegal Olivia Locher

You can have two dildos in your house in Arizona, but don’t you dare have three or more, as, according to Arizona’s law, that would be illegal. What happens when more than two people live in the same house… sharing? Ugh, in this case, sharing IS NOT caring!

A PIG IN A POKE

A Pig In A Poke Olivialocher

In Michigan, you can’t paint a sparrow and sell it as a parakeet. You would think this is just plain weird and specific, until you realize animal trade has been a thing for ages now. Actually, there was that time a pet store was selling ferrets as toy poodles. What a mad, mad, world we live in!

YOUR DUCKS IN A ROW

Your Ducks In A Row Olivialocher

So, let me get this straight, you can walk around with a duck on your head, but you can’t do the same while crossing the state line into Minnesota? One quick Google search will show you it’s a law that’s actually in place. This law was created by a bunch of quacks!

YOU CAN’T PUT A FLAG ON TOP OF A BAR OF SOAP IN NEVADA

You Can’t Put A Flag On Top Of A Bar Of Soap In Nevada Olivialocher

Anyone would love to know what the point of this law is, or where it came from, but they’re probably too busy being grossed out by the hairs Olivia put on the bar of soap. Ewww.

PRANKTASTIC

Pranktastic Olivialocher

Should you happen to want to create one of those gag shows where you tie a string to a dollar bill and pull when people reach out to grab it, know that you can’t do it in Pennsylvania, as it’s illegal there for whatever reason. The law doesn’t mention anything about fake plastic hands, though, so we may have just found a loophole.

UNFAIR LAWS

Unfair Laws Olivialocher

In Virginia, you can’t spit on a seagull, unless you want to get fined. Oh, sure, we can’t spit on them but they sure as heck don’t mind spraying us with their droppings. Talk about speciesism.