There have been lots of "strange law" compilations floating around the internet for many, many years. You know, they're lists that take the form of "It is illegal to [do some silly thing] in [some state]!" But like most mass-forwarded emails, a lot of what you read in these is bogus.
There are however still some strange laws on the books. One of them for Massachusetts deals with the misuse of milk crates. You can read it yourself right from the Mass.gov hosted page on the Mass. General Laws: "Whoever, without permission of the owner, carries away or converts to his own use a plastic or wire milk case or a plastic or wire container for milk products which has been indelibly stamped with the name of a milk dealer or association of milk dealers shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten and not more than one hundred dollars."
Now obviously, I would never do anything unlawful. But you see, I have this ' friend '...
After cleaning up a lot of clutter from my...I mean HIS home, one of the things that was there was a plastic milk crate. He found it in the basement of his fraternity house back in college. And he converted it to a rack-mount case for my effects rack. After some sawing and nailing and using masking tape to cover the sharp points of nails inside, it worked.
Well eventually I got...I mean HE got, a professional case to house his other racks. So this just served as an end table for a surround-sound speaker. But by 2010, it was clear that this was just a piece of ugly crap. Too impractical to put things in anyway. So he threw it out with the rest of the crap earlier this year.
And no, that's not a bong in the gray crate. It's a wooden flute of sorts that was bought in a store in New Hampshire. Cheap, but it didn't work. So it got thrown out too.