Summer isn’t that far away, which means that hibernation time is going to be over, and it will be time for some wild adventures (you can have fun and stay safe)! Even if you can’t travel right now, you can try some fun activities to kill time and boredom, and some of the safest ones now include going on picnics, biking, running, walking, drive-in movies, camping, and boating. Not good enough for you? You want some adrenaline thrown in? Well, I’m about to show you a list of weird (but fun?) things you can do in the US and get away with, and when I say “get away with,” I am referring to ones that you may not have known to be acceptable by the US legal system. Who knows, maybe after finding out about them, you may add these states to your list of travel destinations! Let’s get to it!
1. Driving barefoot
Got uncomfortable shoes? You can take them off and drive; it’s 100% legal in the US. It’s also safer to drive barefoot (or with socks on, it’s comfier!) than with uncomfortable shoes because you won’t be too distracted by the foot and leg pain. Just make sure to stop the car, not remove your shoes while driving!
2. Have a pet bear
If you no longer just want a pet dog or cat and want to experience the joy of having a bear as a pet, you can move to Indiana, where owning a bear won’t cost you a fine or jail-time! It is perfectly legal in Indiana to have wild pet animals like bears, wolves, alligators, cougars, and even lions, just to name a few. But make sure your house (and your bank account) is big enough for them!
3. Walk around topless
Are you a lady who’s curious to know what it’s like to go out topless? You can do it legally in Indiana (what a fun state!), Tennessee, or Utah. There you are free to walk around naked. There, you will be free to walk around and let the fresh air in!
4. Ride in the back of a pickup
You want to enjoy a country-themed trip in the back of a pickup truck? You can do that in twenty states and not get arrested. And why not have a picnic on the back of the truck while you’re t it! The states where no laws prohibit riders in the back of pickup trucks: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Montana, Kentucky, Minnesota, and Mississippi.
5. You can own a flamethrower
This might look like a fever dream to the rest of the world, but in the US, owning a flamethrower is possible! Actually, private ownership of flamethrowers is legal in 48 states and illegal only in California and Maryland. If you didn’t know about this, now is the time for some wild photoshoots in your backyard (be careful, though!).
6. Spanking students
If your kids live in one of these 19 states, they are destined for some spanking! Corporal punishment to discipline children is still legal in these states from preschool to 12th grade: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi. The list of things that are normal and the use but weird anywhere else can get even longer than this! So, if you’re looking for a new travel destination, pack your travel bags and get going!