Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Crazy Laws

Still looking into the crazy laws around the world it was suggested to me that I place them into categories.

United States 
  1. A man can legally beat his wife, but not more than once a month 
  2. In Bernards Township, New Jersey, it is illegal to frown as the town is a "Frown-Free Town Zone". 
  3. In Lehigh, Nebraska, doughnut holes may not be sold. 
  4. In Maryland, it's illegal to take a lion to the movies. 
  5. In Longmeadow, Massachusetts, it is illegal for two men to carry a bathtub across the town green. 
  6. In Waterville, Maine, it is illegal to blow one's nose in public. 
  7. In Louisiana, you may not tie an alligator to a fire hydrant. 
  8. In Chicago, Illinois, it is illegal to fish in pyjamas. 
  9. In Georgia, donkeys may not be kept in bathtubs. 
  10. In Pinecrest, Florida, in order to operate a burglar alarm, a permit must be obtained. 
  11. In Denver, Colorado, it is unlawful to lend your vacuum cleaner to your next door neighbour. 
  12. In Pacific Grove, California, you can be fined $500 if you bother a butterfly. 
  13. In Washington state, there is a law that states that 'a motorist with criminal intentions [must] stop at the city limits and telephone the chief of police as he is entering the town.' 
  14. It is illegal to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church. 
  15. There is a possible 25 years in prison for cutting down a cactus. 
  16. You may not have more than two dildos in a house. 
  17. In Ventura County, California, cats and dogs are not allowed to have sex without a permit. 
  18. Having sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal. 
  19. A man with a moustache may not kiss a woman. 
  20. Citizens are not allowed to attend a cinema or theatre nor ride in a public streetcar within at least four hours after eating garlic.
  21. In Ohio, it is illegal to get a fish drunk
  1. According to the brilliantly named ‘The Outer Space Act 1986’, the Secretary of State is permitted to use ‘reasonable force’ to prevent an alien invasion of the UK – as long as the aliens don’t possess a licence to invade. In which case, they can operate their ‘space objects’ in perfect legality. This is the sort of law that truly made Britain great. 
  2. It is an offense to be intoxicated (drunk) and in charge of a cow in Scotland.
  3. All English men over 14 are meant to carry out two hours of longbow practice each week, supervised by the local clergy.
  4. 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.
  5. Throughout the whole of England it is illegal to eat mince pies on the 25th of December.
  6. It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.
  7. In the UK, a pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants – even, if she so requests, in a policeman’s helmet.
  8. Eating mince pies on Christmas Day is banned
  9. It is illegal to enter the Houses of Parliament wearing a suit of armour 
  10. In Scotland, if someone knocks on your door and requires the use of your toilet, you must let them enter 
  11. It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British monarch upside-down
  1. If you fancy a spot of eternal life, forget the Holy Grail: just go and live in the remote Arctic town of Longyearbyen, where dying is against the law. Actually, this is because it was found that bodies didn't decompose in the permafrost. The graveyard stopped accepting newcomers 70 years ago; so if you fall gravely ill there now, you will be hastily dispatched by plane to the mainland, where you can end your days without getting arrested. 
  2. ; A women can be fined (only after death), for being electrocuted in a bath-tub because of using self-beautification utensils. 
  3. A Minnesota tax form is quite thorough. Some would say too thorough. It even asks for your date of death. 
  4. In Hemet, a driver of "any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in death...shall immediately stop...and give his name and address to the person struck. 
  5. Death penalty statutues require the inmate to be completely healthy before execution and to use sanitary procedures during execution. Also, inmates can delay execution by donating organs to science, ad infinitum, and avoid execution by staying unhealthy. 
  6. Death is no excuse under the law for unpaid parking tickets. If a meter maid finds an illegally parked car with a dead person inside, the car must still be ticketed. 
  7. In the state of Georgia, in the United States of America, it is forbidden to use any profanity in front of a corpse that is located at a coroner's office or at a funeral home 
  8. In the state of Illinois, it is illegal to abuse a corpse as well as it is against the law to have sex with one. 
  9. It states that a husband may be allowed to have intercourse for up to six hours with his deceased wife after her death. 
  10. Need to transport a corpse in London, England? Don't bother to call a cab. It's illegal for taxi drivers to drive corpses around.
  11. It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.

1 comment:

  1. It certainly is a crazy world! :)
    Number 18 in the USA section would surely bring tears to your eyes!!