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Dumb Rhode Island Laws

Note: All cited laws are real and currently in effect, and have been verified for authenticity by practicing attorney Nathan Belofsky, Esq., the world's leading authority on strange laws.

  • In the State of Rhode Island, it’s a crime to wrap freshly caught fish in newspaper.
  • In Rhode Island, selling a toy cane that contains explosives is against the law.
  • In Rhode Island, one who bites off another’s limb faces twenty years in jail, but only if it was intentional.
  • In Rhode Island, it’s against the law to erect a windmill within twenty five rods of a highway.
  • In Rhode Island, engaging in a duel is punishable by seven years in jail.
  • In Rhode Island, it’s illegal to remove bakery boxes from a supermarket parking lot.
  • In Rhode Island, it’s a crime to impersonate a town sealer or fence-viewer.
  • In Rhode Island, fighting by appointment is prohibited.
  • In Rhode Island, stealing stone walls is a crime.
  • In Rhode Island, it’s a crime to possess firecrackers that don’t contain gunpowder.

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