Weird Laws Around the World

There are a number of laws in different places that are funny, stupid and some are downright idiotic. No one might know the reason behind their creation. However here is a list of some weird laws around the world.
| Monday, October 27, 2008
There are a number of countries that have a large number of weird laws. Some evoke a response of "is this real?" and others evoke genuine laughter. Here is a list of such laws in different places.

Weird Laws in United States
  • In Los Angeles a waiter serving a customer cannot tell the individual that he is in reality an actor and it is illegal to do so.
  • Indiana law doesn’t allow people to dress up in clothes of Ken and Barbie
  • Samoa makes it criminal for anyone who forgets his wife’s birthday
  • Kentucky does not allow you by law to paint your lawn red.
  • In Vermont it is illegal for people to pick their noses and stick the pickings underneath the table.
  • Tennessee makes it illegal for anyone to tell a person who smokes to quit smoking.
  • In Oregon the rule requires the holes in donuts to be at least 1/8th inch in diameter.
  • South Carolina does not allow unmarried women to buy edible panties.
  • Connecticut does not allow night watchmen from consuming decaf coffee while they are on duty.
  • Montana makes it illegal to tear the phone book in half
  • Arkansas prohibits women who are marrying for the second time to wear a wedding gown that is white
  • In Pennsylvania it is illegal to attach a dollar on to a string and putting it on the ground and yanking it if someone attempts to pick it up.
  • New York makes it illegal for any restaurant to call a sandwich made from white bread and mayonnaise as "corned beef sandwich"
  • In Ohio getting fish drunk is not legal
  • In Alaska giving alcoholic beverages to a moose is illegal
  • Also in Alaska pushing a live moose out of a moving airplane is considered an offense
  • In Texas threatening someone with an unloaded gun is illegal
  • Taking more than three sips of beer while standing is not permitted
  • Encyclopedia Britannica is banned in this region since it has formula to make beer at home.
  • Wearing a fake mustache in a church that causes laughter is not allowed in Alabama
  • Also in Jasper, Alabama a husband cannot legally beat his wife with a stick that has a diameter larger than his thumb
  • In Arizona donkeys sleeping in bathtubs is considered illegal
  • In Arizona if a person is caught while stealing soap then such a person is required to wash himself till the soap is entirely used up.
  • In Sedona, Arizona region it is illegal for people to lie about their astrological signs
  • In California if a smoothie is sold with lumps in it then it amounts to breaking the law
  • In California riding a bicycle in the swimming pool is considered illegal.
  • In Los Angeles it is illegal to lick a toad
  • Devon makes it illegal for people to walk backwards after the sunset
  • If you try to cross a road in Hartford on your hands it is an offense
  • Cleveland makes it illegal for anyone to drive while sitting on another person’s lap.
  • If you slurp soup in public in New Jersey then you can be arrested
  • Zoin City in Illinois has a law that indicates that a person cannot make faces at any individual.
  • In Wyoming a policeman is allowed to bite a dog that is barking to get him to be quiet.
  • In Idaho it is illegal for any person to give a box of chocolates to his sweetheart that is less than 50 pounds in weight
  • Owensboro, Kentucky makes it illegal for a woman to buy a new hat for her husband without her husband trying it on first.
  • Goldfish are allowed to ride in buses in Seattle if they keep still.
  • New York requires people to get a license to use a clothesline outside the house.
  • Carmel, New York makes it illegal for an individual to venture outside if the jacket and trousers he is wearing are not matching.
  • A law passed in Washington states that it is illegal for anyone to paint polka dots on the American flag.
  • California has banned animals from mating in an area that is within 1500 ft of a school or pub or any place of worship.
  • Kentucky does not allow women to wear a bathing suit on the highway and this is allowed only if she has two police officers as escorts or at least is armed with a club.
  • Clinton county, Ohio imposes a fine on any individual who is caught leaning against a public building
  • Kenosha, Wisconsin makes it illegal for a person to have an erection in public even if the person is wearing clothes.
  • Kansas makes it illegal for any person to swim wearing a bathing suit that is polka dotted before 12.00 noon
Weird Laws in Britain
  • London requires Hackney taxis to carry a sack of oats along with a bale of hay.
  • Getting drunk in pubs or clubs is illegal
  • Having mince pie during the Christmas day is illegal
  • In York a person can shoot a Scotsman with bow and arrows on all days except on a Sunday
  • Liverpool makes it illegal for any women to appear topless in public unless she is a clerk in some tropical fish store.
  • If a person sleeps with a consort of the queen then it amounts to treason and is punishable with the death sentence.
  • If the postage stamp of the queen is placed upside down that is also considered as a treason.
Weird Laws in Australia
  • A person is not allowed to roam on the streets wearing black clothes and felt shoes together with black shoe polish on the face as these are worn by cat burglars
  • Naming an animal that you plan to eat is illegal in Australia
  • Walking on the right hand side of the pavement is illegal
  • Victoria makes it illegal for people to wear shorts that are hot pink on Sunday after midday.
Weird Laws in Canada
  • In Alberta, there is a city law that states that any person being released from prison must be given a handgun with bullets, and a horse so that they can ride out of town.
  • British Columbia makes it illegal for anyone to kill a sasquatch
  • Hartland, New Brunswick does not allow people to make jokes of those that have mustaches unless their first name starts with "A" and last name starts with "N".
  • Toronto makes it illegal for people to drag a horse that is dead down the Yonge Street on a Sunday.
Weird Laws in Denmark
  • Before any person starts the car a check needs to be made to ensure that there are no children under the car.
  • While driving someone is needed to be present before the car with a flag so that horse drawn carriages can be warned about the car.
Weird Laws in Scotland
  • Being drunk and being in possession of a cow is illegal
  • In case of some crimes a person is automatically presumed guilty unless it is otherwise proven that he is innocent.
Weird Laws in Switzerland
  • Flushing the toilet after 10 pm where the person lives in an apartment is illegal.
  • A man is not allowed to relieve himself while he is standing up after 20 pm
Weird Laws in France
  • In Cannes, France, wearing a Jerry Lewis mask is illegal
Weird Laws in Thailand
  • Stepping on the nation's currency is illegal
Weird Laws in Portugal
  • Portugal makes it illegal to pee in the ocean
Weird Laws in Italy
  • In Italy anyone who is regarded as obese is not allowed to wear polyester.
Note: Some of the laws might be changed or a bit incorrect. Reader's discretion is advised.
   
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