Laws are designed to shape society and to encourage everyone to stay away from troublesome behaviors. But there are some weird laws across the United States that are still on the books. It would seem that they were put there by lawmakers who were in a fit of pique and irritated by a certain behavior. Following are some of these strange-but-true laws:

North Carolina: It is illegal to sing off-key, elephants may not be used to plow cotton fields, and serving alcohol at a bingo game is forbidden.

California: Sunshine is guaranteed to the masses, women are forbidden from driving in a house coat, and bathhouses are illegal.

New York: Slippers cannot be worn after 10 PM, flirting can result in a $25 fine, and it is illegal to walk around on Sundays with an ice cream cone in the pocket.

Iowa: piano players with one arm must play for free, kisses are to end after five minutes, and boxes used for picking hops must be exactly 36 inches long.

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