5 Old Laws You Can Still Break In The U.S.

Blaspheming, Sharing Your Password and more.

5 Old Laws You Can Still Break In The U.S.


Despite the First Amendment, some states like Massachusetts, Michigan, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming still have anti-blasphemy laws on their books. While these laws are not enforced, it's fascinating that they still exist.

Sharing Your Password

The U.S. Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1984 made sharing your password potentially a felony. So, if you're thinking of giving grandma your login details to watch The Crown, technically, you could face jail time.

Swearing At A Sporting Event

In Massachusetts, it's against the law to swear at a sporting event. This means Red Sox fans can't legally curse at visiting Yankees. Even complimenting your little cousin's performance in their little league game using certain words could cost you a $50 fine.

Bingo Games Going Long

In North Carolina, bingo games are subject to strict rules. An organization can hold a maximum of two games per week, each not exceeding 5 hours. Violating these rules could lead to the games being classified as gambling, resulting in termination and/or forfeiture of proceeds.

Trick-Or-Treating Over 12

In Chesapeake, Virginia, children over the age of 12 are banned from trick-or-treating. Those aged 13 and older who dare to go trick-or-treating could face a fine or even jail time. This law shows that even recent regulations can quickly become outdated.