Can You Tell Which Of These Insane American Laws Are Real And Which Are Fake?
Our justice system is basically just a piece of IKEA furniture we put together without instructions around 250 years ago and then went ahead and built a house on top of using duct tape, gum and string.
One peculiar and very telling phenomenon in this vein is the outdated statutes of state law. Our legal system operates with the swiftness and efficiency of an anesthetized, beached whale, so it shouldn't really come as much of a surprise we have tons of outdated state laws we all agreed to openly ignore.
I decided to make a quiz that will test how well you can tell the difference between real insane laws that are still on the books and fake insane laws that I made up.
I sincerely hope you do not do well on this quiz. I'm not sure what it will mean if you get them all correct, but I don't think it's a good sign. I didn't even have to try to make mine realistic — actually, I did the opposite. I had to make sure my crazy matched up to the crazy listed in the actual legal documents of this country.
I will allow you, kind reader, to judge my success or failure with regard to that endeavor.