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Nanny State Regulations: Answers


We hope you enjoyed our April Fools quiz on which U.S. states are home to this selection of bizarre nanny state laws. Here is the full list of questions again, only this time, stating the correct answers.

Congratulations to our winners:  

  1. Ben from the United States
  2. Michal from Slovakia
  3. Tato from Georgia
  4. Vaishnavi from India
  5. Charles from the United States

They will receive a pair of tickets to next year’s LibertyCon, happening on February 5-7, 2021.

Question 1:

In which of these states is it against the law to cut or tamper with a cactus without a special permit, even on private property?

  1. Texas
  2. Nevada
  3. New Mexico
  4. Arizona

The correct answer is Arizona.

Question 2:

In which state is it against the law to propose marriage without meaning it?

  1. Kentucky
  2. South Carolina
  3. Alabama
  4. Tennessee

The correct answer is South Carolina.

Question 3:

In which state are you required to first obtain a permit and publish a notice of intent before modifying the weather?

  1. Idaho
  2. Colorado
  3. North Dakota
  4. Utah

The correct answer is Colorado.

Question 4:

In which state can a funeral establishment have its license revoked if profanity is used in the presence of a corpse?

  1. Mississippi
  2. Georgia
  3. Louisiana
  4. Florida

The correct answer is Georgia.

Question 5:

In which state is it illegal for grocery or convenience stores to sell cold beer?

  1. Indiana
  2. Missouri
  3. Minnesota
  4. Illinois

The correct answer is Indiana.

Question 6:

In which of these states is there a law against opposite-sex couples occupying the same bedroom for ‘immoral purposes‘ by falsely registering in a hotel as husband and wife?

  1. West Virginia
  2. Ohio
  3. Delaware
  4. North Carolina

The correct answer is North Carolina.

Question 7:

In which of these states is it illegal to buy, sell or trade a motor vehicle on a Sunday?

  1. South Dakota
  2. Michigan
  3. Iowa
  4. Wisconsin

The correct answer is Michigan.

Question 8:

In which state is it illegal to ride a horse at a speed exceeding 10mph?

  1. Oklahoma
  2. Indiana
  3. Maine
  4. Vermont

The correct answer is Indiana.

Question 9:

Which of these states has a law prohibiting fortune telling for the purpose of financial compensation?

  1. Maryland
  2. New Hampshire
  3. Pennsylvania
  4. Connecticut

The correct answer is Pennsylvania.

Question 10:

In which of these states is it against the law to purchase scrap metal off an intoxicated person?

  1. Montana
  2. Wyoming
  3. Oregon
  4. Nebraska

The correct answer is Wyoming.

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