New Mexico is a unique state. With its Old Western spirit and historical traditions, you’d be hard-pressed to find another place as interesting and eccentric as New Mexico.
To add to that, in New Mexico it’s considered a crime to misuse the national or state anthems in any way. Now, we’re not exactly sure what that entails, but it’s not something we’d recommend getting in trouble for.
North Carolina? Bingo!
North Carolina has many things going for it. For one thing, it's the birthplace of Pepsi-Cola and two types of barbecue. But it's not all fun and games, if you want to play more than 10 hours of bingo per week, you’ll need to find yourself a bingo exhibition.
Otherwise, bingo-enthusiasts are in violation of North Carolina's gambling statutes.
Only Daytime Slippers in New York
This is a state that lays claims to so many amazing things, like the Statue of Liberty, Buffalo wings, the Yankees, and Central Park, among other things.
But in New York, it is an actual misdemeanor to wear slippers out in public after 10 pm and we have no idea how or even why this law came to be.
New Jersey Criminals Don't Care About Bullet Wounds
The Garden State is known for a lot of things, from Bruce Springsteen to Whitney Houston, but can you guess which weird law they somehow uphold?
New Jersey prohibits anyone from wearing a bullet-proof vest while they're committing any crime. If caught, they can be charged separately for it!
New Hampshire Seaweed Must Stay by the Sea
New Hampshire offers everything from calm lakes to amazing granite formations. But what they don't allow, is picking up seaweed from the beach.
Yes, in New Hampshire it's been outlawed. Apparently, it comes from colonial times, when seaweed was mainly used as a fertilizer and therefore regarded as a hot commodity.