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Funniest Laws From Around the World
Even though some of these laws are old and aren't active today, it's still pretty funny considering they were real in the past. Just to be clear, I did a full research of whether the laws were or are real in order to avoid the copy/paste spree of made up laws that are circulating the web, and even though some of them are funny, they aren't real, so it's pointless. However on some laws the research I did was unclear and I couldn't confirm their existence so feel free to correct me in the comment section.
In the UK it is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament
Yes, you have read it correctly and no, you're not hallucinating. Dying in Houses of Parliament is illegal. Ok, the law itself doesn't sound so weird when you think about what would they do to hold you responsible for dying in Houses of Parliament.
Do they imprison your corpse? Does the state claim property to your soul as a fine? I can already see a police man running towards a man having a heart attack yelling *YOU RIGHT THERE, STOP DYING IMMEDIATELY*
In the UK, a pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants
I can already see the signs posted:
*No dogs allowed, but if you're pregnant you can relieve yourself here*
*Keep off the grass, unless you're pregnant*
I don't want to make fun of pregnant women, cause my mother was once pregnant, but imagine the privilege.. If I was a woman I couldn't wait to get pregnant just to do it everywhere, on a bus, in the pool, in front of the police station.. The options are limitless
In Alabama, it is illegal to be blindfolded while driving a vehicle
Well of course it is! The law itself is not particularly funny or weird, but the fact that there were so many drivers wearing blindfolds that they had to make a law about it is very amusing.
If you can't drink and drive, speak on the phone and drive or have a BJ while driving then driving blindfolded is one of those things you definitely shouldn't do!
in Singapore, oral sex is illegal unless it is used as a form of foreplay.
Unfortunately I couldn't really verify if this law is true (if anyone from Singapore please say if this is true or not), but it would be good, for our own amusement, of course, for this law to be real.
It's a great law actually, there must be offices for "Legal oral sex" where you can submit your application to have oral sex as a form of foreplay, which has to be signed by both parties, reviewed by lawyers and then approved, which creates more workplaces and improves the economy.
In Cambodia water guns may not be used in New Year’s celebrations.
Yeah, I heard somewhere that they prefer real guns over water ones, most likely they have a law that prevents getting wet as well.
In Netherlands it is legal to smoke pot, buy it, or have less than 5 grams with you.
This isn't funny, at the moment.. I guess when you respect the law, then you REALLY respect the law, and suddenly it becomes funny..
In Missouri it is against the law to wrestle a bear!
How many people have tried to wrestle a bear in Missouri? While I'm unsure whether this law actually exists, cause obviously, you'd think not wrestling a bear is common sense. What kind of adrenaline junky you have to be to do this?!
How many people have actually won against a bear, I wonder.
In Canada if you are released from prison, it is required that you are given a handgun with bullets and a horse, so you can ride out of town.
This is an obviously old law, but the question still remains, Why the handgun? He's a criminal, he shouldn't be having weapons, I can understand the horse! And obviously they needed to specify the bullets cause what good is a handgun without bullets.
In France an ashtray is considered to be a deadly weapon.
This is actually true, I remember my younger days, when the war was raging in Yugoslavia, people killed people with bunch of ashtrays, NO of course they f**king didn't, now did they.. Anything can be classified as a deadly weapon then, a fork, even a banana, cause you can choke someone with it..
In New York it is against the law to throw a ball at someone's head for fun.
That is a good law, except for the fact that throwing balls at people's faces would be considered an assault in most countries, but no, in New York you can't throw balls at someone's head FOR FUN. What about for a good reason? What if someone says *Throw this ball at my head*
In Pennsylvania any motorist driving along a country road at night must stop every mile and send up a rocket signal, wait 10 minutes for the road to be cleared
Travelling with a motorcycle must be a bitch in Pennsylvania
Well, that's about it
That's about it when it comes to the laws that I found pretty funny. If you wan't more laws that are stupidly funny, check the video, and if you like it, please subscribe to their channel, they did a pretty good job on doing the video.