12 Fun and Odd Facts You Might Not Know About Alabama

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Alabama has many wonderful qualities. For me, it has the best of everything. You can have the hustle of city life, the comfort of small towns, lakes, some mountains, and a quick drive to the beach.

Some have lived in Alabama their whole life. Many are transplants, like me. 2021 makes my 15th year in Alabama. Does that qualify me to be a full-fledged Alabamian? I have lived in Birmingham, Pelham, Helena, and now Tuscaloosa.

Regardless of your Alabamian status, there might be a few things that you didn’t know about Alabama. Some might be a surprise to you. How many of these Alabama interesting facts did you know?

Another reason to love it here, “Alabama was the first state to declare Christmas a legal holiday, in 1836.” (Mental Floss)

In Alabama, “you must have windshield wipers on your car.” (Only In Your State)

This interesting fact covers Big Al, “Elephants must not be placed in electric ovens.” (Stupid Laws)

The thought of someone doing this unreal, but there must have been an issue back in the day because “wrestling a bear is illegal.” (Tennessee Valley Weekend)

The turn up is real in the Yellowhammer State, “Alabama is the only state to have an alcoholic beverage as its official drink: Conecuh Ridge Whiskey.” (Mental Floss)

If you love ice cream, know that it is “illegal to put an ice cream cone in your back pocket.” (Only In Your State)

I’ve heard of people loving their pets, but “it is illegal to marry any animal that is not already a relation.” (Stupid Laws)

Pack up your fake mustaches because in Alabama, “it’s illegal to wear a mustache in church.” (Tennessee Valley Weekend)

I love this one because it sends a clear message. “The visitors' locker room at Alabama's Bryant-Denny Stadium is named "The Fail Room" in honor of James M. Fail, class of '49.” (Mental Floss)

We might have to toss this one to the phrase, only in Alabama, but “putting salt on a railroad track can be punishable by death.” (Only In Your State)

Finally, something I can support. In Alabama, “it is illegal to spit in public.” The code reads, “It is unlawful for any person to spit upon the sidewalks, or upon the floors of places of worship, buses, public halls, theaters or other public places.” (Stupid Laws)

Looks like my friends (not me, of course, I’m a law-abiding citizen) are in trouble because “playing Dominoes is fine, but not on Sundays.” (Tennessee Valley Weekend)

Fun and Odd Facts You Might Not Know About Alabama

(Source) For more from Mental Floss, click here. For more from Only In Your State, click here. For more from Stupid Laws, click here. For more from Tennessee Valley Weekend, click here.