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Ohio Did You Know These Crazy Laws?

August 11, 2017

Our country’s laws were developed to protect our rights and ensure that all citizens are treated fairly. While laws help to maintain order in society, some laws may seem more outlandish than others. If you live in Ohio, you may be surprised to learn about some of the strange and wacky laws in your state. Here is an overview of some of Ohio’s craziest laws.

It’s Illegal for More Than Five Women to Live in a Single House

Women in Ohio should take note that, according to state law, it is illegal for more than five women to live in the same house. This law can be traced back to the old days of brothels, when houses of ill repute were home to multiple women. Today, however, this law is not typically enforced or regulated.

It’s Illegal to Get a Fish Drunk

One of the strangest laws on the books in Ohio is that it is illegal to get a fish drunk. While there is little record of how this law came to be passed, it remains as a part of Ohio’s legal code. It is speculated that this strange law may have been passed to protect fish and other aquatic species against the dangers of fermented agricultural runoff.

It’s Illegal to Honk the Horn Excessively

In certain Ohio cities, it is prohibited by law to honk one’s horn excessively. The city of Oxford even stipulates that excessive horn honking is illegal because it may frighten horses that are travelling down the road. If you happen to be driving in Ohio, you may want to take your hand off of your car’s horn.


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