What Are Some Unusual North Carolina Criminal Laws?


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Unusual things that have been illegal in North Carolina include using elephants to plow cotton fields, singing off-key, visiting cemeteries after midnight and practicing as professional psychics or fortune tellers, states Dumb Laws. Although laws for these prohibited activities are no longer strictly enforced, some are still on the books.

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North Carolina has several restrictive laws in place for bingo games. For example, bingo games can last only up to five hours, only one game is allowed to take place in a 48-hour period and prizes for winners cannot exceed $500, states Business Insider as of 2014.

An ordinance in Charlotte, North Carolina, requires women to wear at least 16 yards of fabric at all times, according to Dumb Laws.

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