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Bizarre Laws in Hawaii

Hawaii is known for it's beautiful beaches, breathtaking waterfalls, lava-spewing volcanoes and other amazing attractions, but not many know about its crazy laws. We list down some of Hawaii's most bizarre statutes, most of which make no rhyme nor reason. Read on and be baffled.

Bizaare Laws in Hawaii - No BillboardBillboards are prohibited in the islands. There used to be billboards in Hawaii until The Outdoor Circle (a group comprised of wives of Hawaii power brokers) engaged in efforts to "keep Hawaii clean, green and beautiful." TOC lobbied for the banning of unsightly billboards way back in the 1920s.

Bizaare Laws in Hawaii - Coin in EarKeeping a coin in your ear is a grave offense in the islands. Anyone caught with legal tender stuck in their ear will be suspected of selling illegal drugs. The law was extablished in 1847 by King Kamehaheha.

Bizaare Laws in Hawaii - PickupIn Hawaii you will be fined for riding in the back of a passenger car without a seatbelt. However, you can ride in the bed of a truck with no safety equipment if all the seats in the car are taken.

Bizaare Laws in Hawaii - one drinkYou are only allowed to have one alcoholic drink in front of you at a time while having fun in the islands.

Bizaare Laws in Hawaii - BoatA resident could be fined for not owning a boat. This law is obviously no longer being followed but there was a time when it was a requirement.

Bizaare Laws in Hawaii - dont annoy the birdsIt is against the law to annoy birds in a state park. We are not sure what exactly "annoying the birds" entails but just be careful when dealing with the feathered creatures in state parks as most of these areas are also declared bird sanctuaries.

Bizaare Laws in Hawaii - Cats and DogsIf you are a pet lover who is planning to move to Hawaii, please be reminded that keeping more than 15 cats and dogs in a home is illegal.

Bizaare Laws in Hawaii - SharkA person caught with possesion of a shark fin can end up in the slammer. This makes sense because that means the person was a shark murderer. Another shark-related statute states that it is iforbidden to feed the sharks. So if you find feeding these often-misundestood creatures a worthy endeavor, don't do it in Hawaiian waters.

Bizaare Laws in Hawaii - no swimsuits in waikikiIt is illegal to roam the streets of Waikiki in a bathing suit. If you'd like to take a break from the beach and explore other parts of Waikiki, you’d better also wear something on top to avoid any legal trouble.

Bizaare Laws in Hawaii - aimless drivingIf you enjoy unplanned, spontaneous joy rides, you might be consider a law-breaker in Hawaii. It is illegal to leave your house without knowing where you are going in the islands.

Bizaare Laws in Hawaii - Behind the ear tattooGetting tattoos behind the ears or on the eyelid without the presence of a licensed physician is prohibited. We are baffled why tattoeing on these body parts require the attendance of a doctor as well as wonder why would anyone want to get a tattoo on their eyelid.

Bizarre Laws in Hawaii - twinsTwins are not allowed to work for the same company. We are not sure if tis law is true but if it is, we find it very discriminatory.

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