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Louisiana crazy laws, trivia and fun facts

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Crazy Louisiana Laws

  1.  It is illegal for a woman to drive a car unless her husband is waving a flag in front of it.
  2. You are not allowed to mock a contestant aat a boxing math.
  3. Mourners at a wake cannot eat more than three sandwiches.
  4. It is illegal to gargle in public.
  5. It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol.
  6. Snoring is prohibited unless all bedroom windows are closed and securely locked.
  7. Biting someone with your natural teeth is considered simple assault.  But if you bite someone with your false teeth is is considered aggravated assault.
  8. You can end up in jail for up to ten years for stealing an alligator.
  9. In Lafayette, Louisiana it is illegal to play a musical instrument with the purpose of attracting attention without a license.
  10. Taxi drivers beware.  It is unlawful to make love in the front seat of the taxi during their shift.

Louisiana trivia and fun facts

  • The town of Jean Lafitte was once a hideaway for pirates.
  • The Cherie Quarters Cabins, built about 1840, are still standing on the historic River Lake Plantation in Pointe Parish, Louisiana.  They are a rare example of a single story slave cabin, there are two still standing.
  • Louisiana is the only state that has parishes instead of counties.
  • The staircase at Cretien Point Plantation was copied for the plantation Tara in Gone With The Wind.
  • Breaux Bridge is known as the "Crawfish Capital" of the world.
  • The only port in the nation that is capable of offloading the world's largest supertankers is the Louisian Offshore Oil Port.  It is located in a deepwater part of the Gulf of Mexico.
  • The longest bridge over water in the world is 24 miles long and is located in Metairie, Louisiana. 
  • The oldest surviving 18th and 19th century sugar plantation in America is in Laurel Valley Village, Louisiana.
  • Terrebonne Parish has been rated, for three years in a row, as the best place to live in Louisiana by Money Magazine.
  • Myrtles Plantation in St Francisville is said to be one of the most haunted houses in America.  This plantation was built around 1796 and has quite a spirited history.

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 Last updated on March 12, 2011

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Cedar Cove Farm 4 years ago from Southern Missouri

Are these laws true? If so, that makes them even funnier!

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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Hub Author

All of them, supposedly, at one tim were true in one form or another. They are mostly loose interpretations of laws from days gone by.

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Karen N 4 years ago from United States

What a fun hub!

I love reading odd facts and trivia.

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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Hub Author

Thanks Karen. I love reading them myself. It's good for a laugh.

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Mr Nice 4 years ago from North America

Hi KoffeeKlatch Gals,

Whenever you visit Louisiana make sure bedroom windows are closed and securely locked. Just kidding, I have Louisiana funny laws in my collection of crazy laws.

Very interesting, take care & have a wonderfull day.

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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Hub Author

Thanks Mr Nice. I love these crazy laws they can really be out there.

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BkCreative 4 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

Good thing I don't have false teeth - so I can go out and bite this afternoon - providing that I fly to LA. I love the law about not eating more than 3 sandwiches at a wake. No doubt some lawmaker was left hungry.

I love these laws for some reason. And so great that you add some fun facts.

As always rated up. I just love this stuff!

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billyaustindillon 4 years ago

I laughed hard on this crazy cajuns huh. Though it hard to laugh with Gulf Coast in stress right now. I remember Breaux Bridge I went there many years ago to a restaurant - I think Mulates where I had the best Cajun food to this day - been back a few times over the years if ever in that neck of the woods. I was wondering what happened in the front of a cab to get that law enacted???

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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Hub Author

Thanks BKCreative, I love the funny laws too. I just love trivia. billyaustindillon, it does make you wonder. You're right about the Cajun food, there's none like it. Thanks for stopping in.

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Jamie Brock 3 years ago from Texas Level 1 Commenter

What is this about wives aren't legal to drive unless the husband waves a flag?! LOL!! That just wouldn't fly these days!

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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Hub Author

Jamie,

there are a whole lot of laws from back in the day that wouldn't fly now. There were some pretty rigid people making laws years ago.

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