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found some good eens:

 

It is illegal to drive more than two thousand sheep down Hollywood Boulevard at one time.

 

In Sterling, Colorado cats may not run loose without having been fitted with a taillight.

 

In Florida it is illegal to fish while driving across a bridge, and having sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal.

 

"Dwarf-tossing," the strange practice of hurling dwarfs in padded suits, is outlawed in the bars of Springfield, Illinois, because it's dangerous and exploitative. The practice is apparently allowed elsewhere in town, with a special permit.

 

And brilliantly, in Indiana, The value of Pi is 4, and not 3.1415.

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The value of PI is not 4, anywhere. Nor is it 3; the original April Fool value.

 

Biblically it was perhaps estimated to be roughly 3 but this is only because the values were approximate. Even the Babylonians in the 19th century BC had a pretty good estimate of its value: 25/8

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pi

http://www.snopes.com/religion/pi.htm

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Heres a few

 

UK

It is illegal to be drunk on Licensed Premises (in a pub or bar).

 

Any person found breaking a boiled egg at the sharp end will be sentenced to 24 hours in the village stocks (enacted by Edward VI).

 

No cows may be driven down the roadway between 10 AM and 7 PM unless there is prior approval from the Commissioner of Police.

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Hi all, Thought I'd throw this into the melting pot

 

Spike Milliken once wrote

 

"(maybe not quite as quoted) Once a democratic government (if ever such a thing existed) passes laws that tells its people how to think then it no longer is a democratic government,"

 

I mean to say what is?

Is it happening today?

Surely not!

or are we actually governed by a parlaimentary dictatorship!

 

Why isn't there a box on the elction voting slips that says "I don'nt want any of these candidates/parties representing me"

 

That would truly be a democracy at work - giving the people ultimate choice.

 

engage

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I'm a bit sketchy on this one, definately read it in a book. it must have been from back in the days when those automobiles were just coming into fabulous fashion :lol:

 

In a particular state in america, if you were to drive down the street and meet an oncoming hourse (with/without cart) and it refused to giveway:

 

you had to dismantle your vehicle, hide the peices in the bushes, and wait for the horse to go about its business.

 

Was it also true that on certain days of the week barbers were not aloud to eat onions?

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http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/law/article2251280.ece

The world's strangest laws

 

It is illegal for a cab in the City of London to carry rabid dogs or corpses.

 

It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.

 

It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British monarch upside down.

 

In France, it is forbidden to call a pig Napoleon.

 

Under the UK’s Tax Avoidance Schemes Regulations 2006, it is illegal not to tell the taxman anything you don’t want him to know, though you don’t have to tell him anything you don’t mind him knowing.

 

In Alabama, it is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while driving a vehicle.

 

In Ohio, it is against state law to get a fish drunk.

 

Royal Navy ships that enter the Port of London must provide a barrel of rum to the Constable of the Tower of London.

 

In the UK, a pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants – even, if she so requests, in a policeman’s helmet.

 

In Lancashire, no person is permitted after being asked to stop by a constable on the seashore to incite a dog to bark.

 

In Miami, Florida, it is illegal to skateboard in a police station.

 

In Indonesia, the penalty for masturbation is decapitation.

 

In the UK, all men over the age of 14 must carry out two hours of longbow practice a day.

 

In London, Freemen are allowed to take a flock of sheep across London Bridge without being charged a toll; they are also allowed to drive geese down Cheapside.

 

In San Salvador, drunk drivers can be punished by death before a firing squad.

 

In the UK, a man who feels compelled to urinate in public can do so only if he aims for his rear wheel and keeps his right hand on his vehicle.

 

In Florida, unmarried women who parachute on Sundays can be jailed.

 

In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon more than six-feet long.

 

In Chester, Welshmen are banned from entering the city before sunrise and from staying after sunset.

 

In the city of York, it is legal to murder a Scotsman within the ancient city walls, but only if he is carrying a bow and arrow.

 

In Boulder, Colorado, it is illegal to kill a bird within the city limits and also to “own†a pet – the town’s citizens, legally speaking, are merely “pet mindersâ€.

 

In Vermont, women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth.

 

In London, it is illegal to flag down a taxi if you have the plague.

 

In Bahrain, a male doctor may legally examine a woman’s genitals but is forbidden from looking directly at them during the examination; he may only see their reflection in a mirror.

 

The head of any dead whale found on the British coast is legally the property of the King; the tail, on the other hand, belongs to the Queen - in case she needs the bones for her corset.

 

In the UK, a pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants – even, if she so requests, in a policeman’s helmet.

Anybody got a wig, frock and cushion I could borrow. :wink:

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