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The 13 most bizarre Alabama laws you’ve probably never heard of

Generally speaking, laws are a good thing. They keep us safe. They give order to society. But it seems like these days legislators are getting carried away and trying to control people’s lives a little too much.

However, that’s not exactly a new phenomenon. Check out these 13 laws that either have been or still are on the books in Alabama.

1. Bear wrestling is prohibited. 

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2. In Mobile, Alabama, it is against the law to throw confetti or spray silly string.

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3. In Mobile, it’s illegal to spit or throw fruit skins on sidewalks.

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4. In Montgomery, it is illegal to open an umbrella on a street because it might scare the horses. 

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5. Dominoes may not be played on Sunday.

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6. It’s illegal to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church.

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7. In Lee County, it’s illegal to sell peanuts after sundown on Wednesday.

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8. In Mobile, it is unlawful to howl at ladies inside the city limits.

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9. it is illegal to throw salt on railroad tracks.

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10. It is illegal to dress up as a priest on Halloween.

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11. Incestuous marriages are considered legitimate.

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12. It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while driving a vehicle.

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13. It is illegal to have an ice cream cone in your back pocket.

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