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‘No cycling in the swimming pool’: Amazing images of ridiculous US laws

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Photographer Olivia Locher has created the most striking photographs based on bizarre, outdated and downright ridiculous American laws.

The pictures form part of her ongoing photo series I Fought The Law.

Manhattan-based Olivia explained: ‘After doing some initial project research I quickly discovered that there wasn’t a shortage of interesting laws. A light bulb went off and I knew it would be a great photography project with a hint of sarcasm.’

From rules about where you keep your ice cream in Alabama (we can’t say your back pocket would have been our first choice anyway) to how you serve apple pie in Wisconsin, the resulting images are as brilliantly quirky as the laws they depict.

Here are some of our favourites:

With my ongoing series I Fought the Law I depict America's most unusual laws. Some of them are still on the statute books. After doing some initial project research I quickly discovered that there wasn't a shortage of interesting laws. A light bulb went off and I knew it would be a great photography project with a hint of sarcasm. Using early pop art as inspiration, I intend to defy rules and regulations across all the remaining US states.   (1) In Alabama it is illegal to have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at all times.  (2) In Tennessee hollow logs may not be sold.  (3) In Maine it's unlawful to tickle women under the chin with a feather duster. (4) In Utah no one may walk down the street carrying a paper bag containing a violin.  (5) In Rhode Island it is illegal to wear transparent clothing.  (6) In Arizona you may not have more than two dildos in a house.  (7) In Connecticut pickles must bounce to officially be considered pickles. (8) In Oregon one may not test their physical endurance while driving a car on a highway.  (9) In Delaware it's illegal to wear pants that are "form-fitting"around the waist. (10) In Wisconsin it is illegal to serve apple pie in public restaurants without cheese. (11) In Texas it is illegal for children to have unusual haircuts.  (12) In California Nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool. (13) In Hawaii coins are not allowed to be placed in ones ears. (14) In Kansas it's illegal to serve wine in teacups.In Alabama it is illegal to have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at all times.

With my ongoing series I Fought the Law I depict America's most unusual laws. Some of them are still on the statute books. After doing some initial project research I quickly discovered that there wasn't a shortage of interesting laws. A light bulb went off and I knew it would be a great photography project with a hint of sarcasm. Using early pop art as inspiration, I intend to defy rules and regulations across all the remaining US states.   (1) In Alabama it is illegal to have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at all times.  (2) In Tennessee hollow logs may not be sold.  (3) In Maine it's unlawful to tickle women under the chin with a feather duster. (4) In Utah no one may walk down the street carrying a paper bag containing a violin.  (5) In Rhode Island it is illegal to wear transparent clothing.  (6) In Arizona you may not have more than two dildos in a house.  (7) In Connecticut pickles must bounce to officially be considered pickles. (8) In Oregon one may not test their physical endurance while driving a car on a highway.  (9) In Delaware it's illegal to wear pants that are "form-fitting"around the waist. (10) In Wisconsin it is illegal to serve apple pie in public restaurants without cheese. (11) In Texas it is illegal for children to have unusual haircuts.  (12) In California Nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool. (13) In Hawaii coins are not allowed to be placed in ones ears. (14) In Kansas it's illegal to serve wine in teacups. (Picture: Olivia Locher)

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17 Things Extremely Happy People Say Every Day

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This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources, and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was originally published atInc.com.

There’s an easy-to-articulate, hard-to-implement best practice when it comes to how to teach yourself to be happy. It stems from the recognition that the positive things you do for other people often reverberate back to create positivity in your own life. In effect, doing little things to make other people happy can greatly improve your happiness.

Make sense? There are two theories at work. The first is that focusing on others creates joy of its own accord. The second is that as you succeed in improving others’ happiness, you’ll wind up with happier, more grateful people around you. They’ll find you likable and charismatic, which in turn can lead them to treat you in a manner that produces even more…

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Unhappy Returns: Portraits of Miserable, Anxious Taxpayers

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10 Albanian Habits That Are Making Me A Rude American

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When you find yourself living in a new environment–particularly one drastically different from where you previously lived–it’s really easy to slowly, subtly acquire traits that mimic what you see around you without even noticing it. Because I live in Albania now, I have started to “become Albanian” in many ways: the way that I cross the street, the way I order at restaurants, the way I walk, the way I look (i.e. WEAR ALL THE LIPSTICKS), but especially the way that I communicate. However, a lot of these habits are not only things I would never do in America but behavior that is bizarre or even rude back home. So, if and when I move back, I’m in for lots of dirty looks and funny glances:

A perfectly-executed finger wag, if I do say so myself A perfectly-executed finger wag, if I do say so myself

1. Finger wagging: Developing this habit is an absolute necessity here. I first discovered…

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LIFE With Bette Davis: Rare and Classic Photos of a Hollywood Legend

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