Why It’s Illegal to Have a Back Pocket Ice Cream Cone in KY
All across this great land of ours, you'll encounter some pretty insane laws that are still on the books. Now, I SAY you'll encounter them, but these laws are so out there that they may not be enforced. They may date back so far that they've just been forgotten.
Quirky Laws Still on the Books
For example, in Washington State, it is illegal to attach a vending machine to a utility pole. I have no idea why anyone would even try, but the descriptor DOES say that it's because it's a danger to electrical workers. Well...yeah. I guess someone tried to do that and was, shall we say, LESS than successful.
And in Wyoming, in an effort to strengthen state art agencies, it became a requirement for any building that cost $100,000 or more to display pricey art. So I'm guessing 'pricey art' can be seen in just about every building in Wyoming.
Why You Can't Carry and Ice Cream in Your Back Pocket in Kentucky
Kentucky is no stranger to laws that have been around so long, they seem remarkably outdated or just so WEIRD that they HAVE to be outdated. I remember hearing about this one when I was in elementary school, but I never thought to ask why.
But it IS illegal to carry an ice cream cone in your back pocket in the Commonwealth. Naturally, I have NEVER seen anyone break this law. I'd imagine--at the risk of going out on a limb--that most people like to hold their ice cream cones in their hands. I know I do, so I'm not collecting that particular citation anytime soon.
But laws are on the books for a reason, and there's a reason behind the "ice cream law." And it's all about horse thievery.
Okay, yes, horse thieves should be punished, but I can't help but note how clever that is. It IS a little extreme if that planning that particular brand of chicanery, but I can see it working. Hence, the law.
By the way, that law also exists in Alabama and Georgia. So if you're planning on testing those waters to see if you really DO get in trouble, you really only have three options.
But here's my advice...carry the ice cream cone in your hand and enjoy it this summer. Don't ruin your jeans hoping some