It’s time to change these 10 outdated US laws!


1. Nebraska – too easy on child abandonment

The ‘safe haven’ law in Nebraska was meant to protect infants from panicky parents, and allowed parents to give their children, up to the age of 18, to the state without being prosecuted. But this became an issue when parents of teenagers dropped off their children at area hospitals. The law was then repealed and an age limit of 30 days was set for infants.

2. South Carolina – too young to play pinball!

Between the 1940s and the 1970s, many cities believed pinball meant gambling, and that juveniles could get addicted to the game. Advocates of pinball claimed it needed skill and not luck. Many areas believed this but not South Carolina. Hence, it is illegal for those below 18 to play pinball. A bill to repeal this is being reviewed.

3. Carmel, California – no wearing high heels

Carmel, California, has a ban on high heels. Heels higher than 2 inches or 5 centimeters, or with less than a one-square-inch base are banned. This was meant to protect the city against law suits by people in stilettos who tripped and fell on Carmel’s uneven streets. But you can obtain a free high heel permit at City Hall!