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Vermont

Motto: Freedom and Unity

Animal: Morgan Horse

Song: These Green Mountains

Weird Law: It is illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole.

 
New York

Motto: Excelsior

Animal: Beaver

Song: I Love New York

Weird Law: The penalty for jumping off a building is death.

 
Maine

Motto: Dirigo (“I Lead”)

Animal: Moose

Song: State of Maine Song

Weird Law: Shotguns are required to be taken to church in the event of a Native American attack. 

 
New Hampshire

Motto: Live Free or Die

Animal: White-tailed Deer

Song: Old New Hampshire

Weird Law: You may not tap your feet, nod your head, or in any way keep time to the music in a tavern, restaurant, or cafe.

 
Massachusetts

Motto: Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem (“By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty.”)

Animal: Chickadee

Song: All Hail to Massachusetts

Weird Law: No gorilla is allowed in the backseat of any car.

 
Pennsylvania

Motto: Virtue, Liberty, and Independence

Animal: White-tailed Deer

Song: Pennsylvania

Weird Law: It is illegal to sleep on top of a refrigerator outdoors.

 
Delaware

Motto: Liberty and Independence

Animal: Horseshoe Crab

Song: Our Delaware

Weird Law: You cannot sell dead people for money without a license.

 
Maryland

Motto: Fatti maschii parole femine (“strong deeds, gentle words”)

Animal: Baltimore Oriole

Song: Maryland, My Maryland

Weird Law: It is illegal to take a lion to the movies.

 
Washington, D.C.

Motto: Justitia Omnibus (“Justice to all”)

Animal: Wood Thrush

Song: The Star-Spangled Banner

Weird Law: It is a crime to give false weather reports.

 
Virginia

Motto: Sic Semper Tyrannis (“Thus Always to Tyrants”)

Animal: Cardinal

Song: Carry Me Back to Old Virginia

Weird Law: It is illegal to tickle women.

 
North Carolina

Motto: Esse Quam Videre (“To be, rather than to seem”)

Animal: Gray Squirrel

Song: The Old North State

Weird Law: It is against the law to sing off key.

 
South Carolina

Motto: Animis Opibusque Parati (“Prepared in mind and resources”) / Dum Spiro Spero (“While I breathe, I hope”)

Animal: White-tailed Deer

Song: Carolina

Weird Law: Horses may not be kept in bathtubs.

 
Georgia

Motto: Wisdom, Justice and Moderation

Animal: Brown Thrasher

Song: Georgia on My Mind

Weird Law: No one may carry an ice cream cone in their back pocket if it is Sunday.

 
Florida

Motto: In God We Trust

Animal: Florida Panther

Song: Suwanee River

Weird Law: It is illegal to sing in a public place while attired in a swimsuit. 

 
Alabama

Motto: Audemus jura nostra defendere (“We dare defend our rights”)

Animal: Black Bear

Song: Alabama

Weird Law: It is illegal to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church.

 
Mississippi

Motto: Virtute et armis (“By valor and arms”)

Animal: Red Fox

Song: Go Mis-sis-sip-pi

Weird Law: A man may not seduce a woman by lying, and claiming he will marry her.

 
Louisiana

Motto: Union, Justice and Confidence

Animal: Louisiana Black Bear

Song: Give Me Louisiana

Weird Law: It is illegal to shoot lasers at police officers.

 
Tennessee

Motto: Agriculture and Commerce

Animal: Raccoon

Song: The Tennessee Waltz

Weird Law: It is illegal to use a lasso to catch a fish.

 
Arkansas

Motto: Regnat populus (“The people rule”)

Animal: White-tailed Deer

Song: Arkansas

Weird Law: The Arkansas River can rise no higher than to the Main Street bridge in Little Rock.

 
Missouri

Motto: Salus populi suprema lex esto (“The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law”)

Animal: Missouri Mule

Song: Missouri Waltz

Weird Law: Single men between the ages of twenty-one and fifty must pay an annual tax of one dollar.

 
Iowa

Motto: Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain

Animal: Eastern Goldfinch

Song: The Song of Iowa

Weird Law: One-armed piano players must perform for free.

 
Minnesota

Motto: L’Etoile du nord (“The star of the north”)

Animal: Common Loon

Song: Hail! Minnesota

Weird Law: A person may not cross state lines with a duck atop his head.

 
South Dakota

Motto: Under God people rule

Animal: Coyote

Song: Hail, South Dakota

Weird Law: No horses are allowed into Fountain Inn unless they are wearing pants.

 
Wyoming

Motto: Equal Rights

Animal: Bison

Song: Wyoming

Weird Law: You may not take a picture of a rabbit from January to April without an official permit.

 
Colorado

Motto: Nil sine Numine (“Nothing without Providence”)

Animal: Rocky Mountain Big Horn

Song: Where the Columbines Grow

Weird Law: In Boulder, it is legal to challenge a police officer, but only until he or she asks you to stop.

 
Utah

Motto: Industry

Animal: Rocky Mountain Elk

Song: Utah, We Love Thee

Weird Law: Birds have the right of way on all highways.

 
Arizona

Motto: Ditat Deus (“God enriches”)

Animal: Ringtail

Song: Arizona

Weird Law: Hunting camels is prohibited.

 
Nevada

Motto: All for our country

Animal: Desert Bighorn Sheep

Song: Home Means Nevada

Weird Law: It is illegal to drive a camel on the highway.

 
California

Motto: Eureka

Animal: California Grizzly Bear

Song: I Love You, California

Weird Law: No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour.

 
Oregon

Motto: Alis Volat Propiis (“She Flies With Her Own Wings”)

Animal: Beaver

Song: Oregon, My Oregon

Weird Law: Babies may not be carried on the running boards of a car.

 
Current State: Washington

Motto: Alki (“By and By”)

Animal: Olympic Marmot

Song: Washington, My Home

Weird Law: X-rays may not be used to fit shoes.