THE INTERNET IS FLOODED WITH STORIES of the weird things some states have passed into law. And, by-and-large, most of the stories are true. But some are urban legends, or are simply impossible to verify. Can you really not wear slippers after 10 at night in the state of New York? Did Oklahoma really need to pass a law making it illegal to wrestle a bear?

Olivet Nazarene University dug into the history books to fact check some of the crazier laws and, where possible, to give us their origin stories.