Weird Laws That Actually Exist

You could be breaking the law and don’t even know it. Especially when it comes to some these. There are some strange federal laws still on the books that most people have no idea exist, and some are HILARIOUS!

The new book “How to Become a Federal Criminal: An Illustrated Handbook for the Aspiring Offender” by criminal defense lawyer Mike Chase details some of these strange laws, including:

Selling Runny Ketchup – It seems runny ketchup is against the law, and apparently if it flows down a trough farther than 14 centimeters in 30 seconds it can’t be considered ketchup. There are even regulations on how to spell ketchup, and apparently Catchup is not okay.

Leaving the country with too many nickels in your pocket – Since 2006 exporting pennies and nickels from the U.S. was prohibited, and even punishable by five years in prison. Apparently you’re allowed to travel abroad with up to $5 in pennies or nickels, or up to $25, but only if they are for “legitimate personal numismatic, amusement, or recreational use.”

Making an unreasonable gesture to a passing horse – Although this only applies to horses at national parks, you may want to think twice before you flip a horse the bird, although “unreasonable” is up for interpretation based on “factors that would govern the conduct of a reasonably prudent person.”

These are just 3 of them. Get More here: The New York Post

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