Tuesday, April 15, 2014

just for fun - Silly, But Real Laws in Alaska!

Get ready to laugh! As I looked up some silly, but real laws in Alaska, I had to stop for a moment because I was laughing! I truly do not understand why anyone would feel the need to actually make a law for many of these; but honestly, I'm glad they did because now we all can have a good laugh and share these silly laws with our grandchildren . . . to spread the laughing! After all, laughing is good for our health!

Did you know in Alaska . . . 

  • Moose may not be viewed from an airplane. (I wonder what you should do if you are in an airplane and happen to see a moose???)
  • While it is legal to shoot bears, waking a sleeping bear for the purpose of taking a photograph is prohibited. (And, please tell me, why would anyone wake a sleeping bear for any reason? Is it okay to wake a sleeping bear for purposes other than taking it's picture???)
  • It is considered an offense to push a live moose out of a moving airplane. (I'd like to know how you get a live moose in an airplane in the first place, and if you did, why on earth would you want to push it out???)
  • No one may tie their pet dog to the roof of a car. (While I do not think anyone should tie their pet dog to the roof of their car, why would someone do this???)
  • It is considered an offense to feed alcoholic beverages to a moose. (I wonder, how would someone do this? And why??? Do we really need drunk moose running the streets in Alaska???)
  • A person may only carry a concealed slingshot if that person has received the appropriate license. (Better be sure those slingshots are visible!!!!)
  • It is against the law to attempt to break any law in title 9 of the code (public peace, morals, and welfare). (So . . . it is against the law to break the law???!!!)
  • Owners of flamingos may not let their pet into barber shops. (Flamingos!!!! In Alaska???!!!! I find it difficult to picture someone having a pet flamingo in the first place, but I guess if you do, you better not take it to a barber shop!!!!)
Like I said, they are sure to leave you laughing! 

Which law do you think is the funniest? I think it is a toss-up for me between the one about it being against the law to break the law and the one about pet flamingos!!!! How funny!!!!

At any rate, share these with your grandchildren - get ready for some laughing!


  1. The flamingo is definitely the zaniest! ~ MOM ~ They won't let me post as myself because they say I don't have an account. That is crazy too!

  2. Hahaha! Sad thing is that these "silly" laws had to become laws because of sillier people. Having lived in AK for two years myself, I can understand some of those wildlife laws. There are a ton of moose and bears and too many idiots roaming around! The silliest one to me is the slingshot permit, considering in AK you don't need a permit for a gun! Somehow slingshots rank higher than guns on the danger scale?!? :)