26. Chasing greased pigs in public became illegal in Minnesota in 1971
In Minnesota, it’s illegal to have any involvement in events where âa pig, greased, oiled or otherwise, is released and wherein the object is the capture of the pig’. Unlike the frog-jumping legal lunacy from California, there is a lot of sense to this oddity. Chasing a pig is cruel to the animal, which runs terrified for its life as people attempt to grab it. It’s also a dangerous activity for human competitors, who risk injuries from the struggling pig or from falling over. Since the law’s passing in 1971, however, numerous breaches have occurred, and it’s rarely enforced.