Happy birthday California, you don’t look a year older than 163

California turns 163 on Monday, so the state capitol building is having punch and pie (okay, ice cream and cake).

In celebration of this historic occasion we’re taking a look at some of the strangest laws our nation’s most populous (and litigious) state has put on the books:

  • Sunshine is guaranteed to the masses.
  • Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.
  • Bathhouses are against the law.
  • It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.
  • Women may not drive in a house coat.
  • No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour.
  • It is illegal to set a mousetrap without a hunting license.
  • It is illegal to cry on the witness stand in Los Angeles.
  • It is illegal to eat oranges in a bathtub.

Congratulations California, and we hope you have another 163 years of weird awesomeness.

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