Weird, Stupid and Gross Laws part 2
Stupid, Weird and Gross Laws part 2
Many laws in the United States and around the World are dumb, weird, gross or just plain unessecary.
STUPID, WERID AND GROSS LAWS IN THE U.S.
It is against the law to have sex with a corpse in Illinois
You may not take a picture of a rabbit from January to April without an official permit in Wyoming
A motorist with criminal intentions must stop at the city limits and telephone the chief of police as he is entering the town in Washington
It’s against the law for a woman to drive a car on Main Street unless her husband is walking in front of the car waving a red flag in Waynesboro, Virginia
Colorado Water laws prohibit the use of rain barrels or any methods to catch rain for personal use. They claim the rain has already been legally allocated to the state and individuals may not capture and use water to which he/she does not have a right.
In Oklahoma it Is Illegal To Have A sleeping Donkey In Your Bathtub After 7pm
In Alaska, Waking A Sleeping Bear For A Photo Opportunity Is Strictly Forbidden
In Florida, owners of commercial establishments (where alcohol is sold) may be fined up to $1,000 if they participate in or permit any contest of dwarf-tossing. The law makes sense, but the fact that the state has to spell it out is rather sad.
For certain organizations in North Carolina, bingo games can last only up to five hours. The state's administrative code even contains a few more explicit restrictions on the game: only one in a 48-hour period and no more than a $500 prize.
Rhode Islanders who bite off someone else's limb will face no more than 20 years in prison (but no less than one) — but only if they maimed the victim on purpose. (because limbs get bitten off by accident all the time)
Except for married couples, sex is completely banned in Virginia. No matter your age or your partner's, breaking this law results in a Class 4 misdemeanor. (Don't worry, even if they wanted to enforce this one they don't have the resources to do so.)
In Florida if an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.
In Ohio it is illegal to fish for whales on Sunday. I have been to Ohio MANY times (in-laws live there) and have never seen/heard of whales there so not sure where this one came from. (If anyone from Ohio reads this please feel free to leave a comment on where to see the whales so I know and can go watch next time I am up there.)
In Nebraska it’s illegal to go whale fishing within the state. (again, as with Ohio, I've been there, could someone from Nebraska leave a message on where the whales are?)
In Texas it is illegal for one to shoot a buffalo from the second story of a hotel. (So does that mean the 3rd or any other floor is fine?)
In Montana- Seven or more Indians are considered a raiding or war party… and you can shoot them. (Today, we call that racism…Someone should probably send Montana a memo)
In Utah having sex with animals is illegal but only if you do it for money.
In Arizona, having more than two vibrators in your home is illegal. If you own more than two in your house, you can be subject to criminal possession.
In New England fire engines are not allowed to exceed 25mph - strangely, this includes the journey to the fire! (I would like to think the firefighters disreguard this one)
And now that I have poked fun at my own country lets get the rest of the world involved!
STUPID, WEIRD AND GROSS LAWS EVERYWHERE ELSE
In Saudi Arabia, there is no minimum age for marriage. In 2008, a Saudi court refused an 8-year-old girl, who asked for a divorce from her 58-year-old husband. (The fact that a 58 year old man can marry an 8 year old is what makes it gross)
In Britain it is illegal to handle a salmon in suspicious circumstances.
In Victoria, Australia, it is illegal to change a light bulb unless you’re a licensed electrician.
In Canada, any comic book that portrays illegal activity is banned. (So...no Marvel or DC then?)
In Norway there is an ancient Norwegian law still still exists that obliges all Norwegians to go out on expeditions to rape and plunder at least once every five years.
In London, England it is illegal for a City cab to carry rabid dogs or corpses
In Lebanon, If a man is caught having sex with a male animal then the penalty is death- sex with a female animal is apparently ok though.
In France, it is forbidden to call a pig Napoleon
In one of history's most absurd acts of totalitarianism, China banned Buddhist monks in Tibet from reincarnating without government permission.
In Liverpool, England a woman may walk around topless as long as she is carrying an exotic fish
In Paraguay you can legally duel, as long as both participating parties are blood/organ donors and medical personnel are standing by. (While strange this one actually makes a lot more sense then most strange laws do and is actually useful to society.)
In Yemen: A woman is considered only half a witness, her testimony in court is not valid unless a man was present and his testimony coinsides with hers.
In Canada, it is illegal to board a plane while it is in flight (Personally, if you are skilled enough to be able to do this you should be allowed to board)
In Nova Scotia, Canada, it is against the law to water the grass when it is raining. (If you think its necessary to water your grass while its raining you may have bigger problems then a fine...just saying.)
In Beijing, you are forbidden to stop for pedestrians if you are driving a motor-driven vehicle.(apparently just running them over is fine)
In the village of Sarpourenx, in southwest France, Mayor Gerard Lalanne has forbidden residents to die. In 2008, he issued an ordinance stating that "all persons not having a plot in the cemetery and wishing to be buried in Sarpourenx are forbidden from dying in the parish" and if they do, "offenders will be severely punished." (punished...how?)
In the Philippines, an ‘annoying’ person can actually be fined for being annoying. The second paragraph of Article 287 states that "any other coercions or unjust vexations shall be punished by arresto menor (imprisonment for from one day to thirty days) or a fine ranging from 5 pesos to 200 pesos, or both.