Look! 😍 26 Oregon Laws That are Laugh-Out-Loud Funny and Weird
Nicknamed the 'Beaver State' by early animal trappers, Oregon became America's 33rd state in 1859!
According to our pals over at National Geographic, the origin of the state's name is still debated among history buffs. Some swear it's derived from the French word "ouragan," which means hurricane. Other folks think Oregon's name comes from "ooligan," the Native American word for fish.
If you had to choose between the two, what would it be? Personally, we'd go with "ouragn" over "ooligan."
CLAIM TO fame
Before we look at Oregon's strangest pieces of legislation, let's do our neighbor to the north west a solid and highlight some of the cool stuff it's known for!
- The Goonies: the classic '80s flick was filmed in Astoria and on Oregon's beautiful Cannon Beach
- '80s Gaming: Oregon Trail was a famous '80s video/computer game inspired by the Beaver State
- Dynamic Duo: Lewis & Clark spun western civilization into a tizzy when they discovered Oregon in 1804
- Just Do It: Oregon is the home of Nike
- Portland: Oregon's cultural epicenter built on an extinct volcano
- Pretty & Pink: the iconic Voodoo Doughnuts franchise with pink packaging got it's start in Oregon
- Llama Llama: the Beaver State houses 25% of America's llama population
- Cheese, Please: Tillamook, the oh-so-creamy & famous PNW cheese brand is headquartered in Oregon
Now that we've sung our western neighbor's praises, let's get down to the funny business of discussing their most noteworthy pieces of legislation.
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- ☠️ Hazardous products are signaled by the following words/phrases: caution - danger - poison - warning - corrosive - flammable - explosive - oxidizer - irritant - environmental hazard.
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