If you have too much time on your hands, the Internet has plenty of content to keep you entertained. Like “X weird driving laws in the United States”. Most of us will at least chuckle learning that it is illegal to drive with a gorilla in the backseat in the state of Massachusetts. The same post will inform the bored reader that in Florida it is against the law to tie an elephant to a parking meter and you’ll certainly wonder why in Montana you must have a chaperone if you have sheep in your truck.
Who came up with these crazy laws? Well, no one. There is no specific law in Massachusetts preventing you from taking a gorilla for a ride. It’s just one of the many urban myths making the rounds on the Internet. Oddly enough, though, what they say is technically true and it is illegal to drive with a gorilla in the backseat.