9 Things You

May Think Illegal

But Aren't

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Good news for people who want to raise monkeys: All the other 38 states allow it. In fact, if your needs require it, you can have a monkey as a service animal in Oregon.

1) Monkey as a pet

We don't think it's a good idea to keep a wild animal as a pet, but in some states, it's not as illegal as you might think.

2) Owning Exotic Animals

Even though Olestra makes it hard for the body to absorb important vitamins, it is still legal in the U.S., which is why you should always read the label.

3) Chips with Olestra

They have also been found to be harmful, and in some cases, lethal. Canada prohibits the use of baby walkers, however they are permissible in the United States.

4) Baby walkers

Legally, "corporal punishment" refers to any form of physical force used to enforce a sentence. There are now 19 states where this practice is still permitted.

5) Spanking in school

At least 25 states allow you to marry your first cousin, who is the child of your aunt or uncle. If you want to marry your cousin, you can do it in every state of the US.

6) Marrying your cousin

You can bury your loved ones in the backyards of most states without a problem in most of them. Just make sure you're familiar with local zoning regulations.

7) Backyard burials

Mattress purchased? Remove the mattress tag, if you choose. No, it is not illegal. The purpose of the tag is commercial.

8) Removing the mattress tag