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it is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.

 

does thatcher still hang around in the house of lords? i hope there's a bobby on constant watch there, even if her corpse was arrested that would give some sense of justice.

 

 

In Indonesia, the penalty for masturbation is decapitation.

 

i supose few people can reoffend if you chop the head off... :shock:

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There's a new law which came into force this year in Lithuania. On the 1st September you cannot buy alcohol. It doesn't matter whether it be a bar, a supermarket or an off-licence. Nobody is allowed to sell alcohol on this day. It happened to fall on a Saturday this year and I suspect it caught a few people by surprise.

 

The reason for this new law is that the 1st September is a day for the children. It's the first day of the school term after the summer break, and all the schools have opening ceremonies (I don't think it's necessarily a stupid law - but an interesting one).

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Empty pubs in Scotland staying open all night

 

The last customer's gone home, there's just you behind the bar and you fancy an early night so it's time to close the doors and lock up. But not in Scotland, where, under the new Licensing Act which will come into force in 2009, licensed premises will legally have to remain open for business even when there are no punters in sight - or likely to be for the rest of the evening. Basically, in an attempt to deter people from applying for 24-hour licences, the act states that whatever hours the licensee has applied for, are the hours that must be traded.

 

 

Smoking in Parliament

 

On the subject of smoking bans, not everyone is frantically getting rid of the ashtrays and giving the carpets a thorough cleaning. One place where you'll still be able to spark up is in the bar areas of the House of Commons. Apparently, as it's a royal palace, it's exempt. However, this hasn't stopped the House of Lords - also a royal palace - from voting in favour of a complete ban.

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In New York:

 

It is illegal to have intercouse with an echidna.

 

Now you have to wonder, was there a problem with this for them to have to bring this law in?

 

In London:

 

All taxi Drivers must carry a bale of hay with them.

 

In Liverpool:

 

You may shoot a Welshman, in the town centre, after 10pm with a bow and arrow.

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I once heard it's illegal to cross the state border of Iowa with a duck on your head.

 

There's also all these ones I got in an email forward - if any are repeats I do apologise.

 

In Texas, it's against the law for anyone to have a pair of pliers in his or her possession.

 

In Philadelphia, you can't put pretzels in bags based on an Act of 1760.

 

Alaska law says that you can't look at a moose from an airplane.

 

In Corpus Christie, Texas, it is illegal to raise alligators in your home.

 

In Miami, it is forbidden to imitate an animal.

 

It is against the law to mispronounce the name of the State of Arkansas in that State.

 

In Illinois, the law is that a car must be driven with the steering wheel.

 

California law prohibits a woman from driving a car while dressed in a housecoat.

 

In Memphis, Tennessee, a woman is not to drive a car unless a man warns approaching motorists or pedestrians by walking in front of the car that is being driven.

 

In Tennessee, it is against the law to drive a car while sleeping.

 

In New York, it is against the law for a blind person to drive an automobile.

 

In West Virginia, only babies can ride in a baby carriage.

 

In Georgia, it is against the law to slap a man on the back or front.

 

A barber is not to advertise prices in the State of Georgia.

 

In Louisiana, a bill was introduced years ago in the State House of Representatives that fixed a ceiling on haircuts for bald men of 25 cents.

 

In Oklahoma, no baseball team can hit the ball over the fence or out of a ballpark.

 

In Rochester, Michigan, the law is that anyone bathing in public must have the bathing suit inspected by a police officer.

 

In Kentucky, it's the law that a person must take a bath once a year.

 

In Utah, birds have the right of way on any public highway.

 

In Ohio, one must have a license to keep a bear.

 

In Tennessee, a law exists which prohibits the sale of bologna (sandwich meat) on Sunday.

 

In Virginia, the Code of 1930 has a statute which prohibits corrupt practices or bribery by any person other than political candidates.

 

In Providence, Rhode Island, it is against the law to jump off a bridge.

 

In the State of Kansas, you're not allowed to drive a buffalo through a street.

 

In Florida, it is against the law to put livestock on a school bus.

 

In New Jersey, cabbage can't be sold on Sunday.

 

In Galveston, Texas, it is illegal to have a camel run loose in the street.

 

In North Carolina, it is against the law for dogs and cats to fight.

 

In Cleveland, Ohio, it is unlawful to leave chewing gum in public places.

 

In Virginia, chickens cannot lay eggs before 8:00 a.m., and must be done before 4:00 p.m.

 

In New York, it is against the law for children to pick up or collect cigarette and cigar butts.

 

In Massachusetts, it is against the law to put tomatos in clam chowder.

 

In Washington State, you can't carry a concealed weapon that is over 6 feet in length.

 

In San Francisco, there is an ordinance, which bans the picking up and throwing of used confetti.

 

In Kentucky, it is illegal for a merchant to force a person into his place of business for the purpose of making a sale.

 

It is against the law in Connecticut for a man to write love letters to a girl whose mother or father has forbidden the relationship.

 

In Michigan, married couples must live together or be imprisoned.

 

In the state of Colorado, a pet cat, if loose, must have a tail-light.

 

In Phoenix, Arizona, you can't walk through a hotel lobby with spurs on.

 

In California, a law created in 1925 makes it illegal to wiggle while dancing.

 

In Utah, daylight must be visible between dancing couples.

 

In Michigan, it is against the law for a lady to lift her skirt more than 6 inches while walking through a mud puddle.

 

In North Carolina, it is against the law for a rabbit to race down the street.

 

In Georgia, it's against the law to spread a false rumor.

 

In West Virginia, one can't cook sauerkraut or cabbage due to the odors and the offence is subject to imprisonment.

 

In Missouri, a man must have a permit to shave.

 

The law states that more than 3000 sheep cannot be herded down Hollywood Blvd. at any one time.

 

In Texas, it is still a "hanging offense" to steal cattle.

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