Did you know as per the century-old law, it is illegal to speak English in Illinois? Also, if you are caught eating peanuts in a Massachusetts church, you may be on your way to a jail term. As they say, fact is often stranger than fiction; you would be surprised at the numerous crazy laws all around the world.
Crazy Laws in Alabama
One is not allowed to play dominoes on Sundays.
It is illegal to stab oneself and gain the pity of others.
Men are not allowed to spit in front of the fairer sex.
A person is not allowed to keep an ice cream cone in the back pocket at any given time.
One is not allowed to put salt on a railroad tract. Anyone doing so may face the death penalty.
One is not allowed to wear a fake mustache to church, that may cause laughter.
Crazy Laws in Alaska
You cannot whisper in someone’s ear while you are moose hunting.
Kangaroos are not allowed to enter barber shops.
It is legal to shoot bears, but walking up to a sleeping bear to take a photograph is strictly prohibited.
It is not allowed to push a live moose out of a moving airplane.
It is prohibited to view a moose from an airplane.
It is illegal for a moose to walk on a sidewalk in Fairbanks.
Dumb Laws in Arizona
A man is allowed to beat his wife, but only once a month.
It is against the law to refuse a glass of water to anyone who asks for it.
Anyone who cuts down a cactus, can face up to 25 years of imprisonment.
Cars cannot be driven in reverse in Glendale, Arizona.
It is illegal for more than 6 girls to live in one house, in Maricopa County.
In Mesa, one cannot smoke cigarettes within 15 feet of a public place, until and unless they hold a Class 12 liqueur license.
A decree in Mohave County declares that anyone caught stealing a soap is supposed to wash himself with the bar till it is completely used up.
An ordinance passed in Nogales prohibits wearing suspenders.
Women are not allowed to wear pants in Tucson.
It is illegal to hunt camels in Arizona.
Crazy Laws in Arkansas
Buying or selling of blue light bulbs is illegal.
Mispronouncing the name of the state of Arkansas is illegal.
Strange Laws in California
A person who detonates a nuclear device within city limits is fined up to $500.
Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1.5 feet of a tavern, school, or any place of worship.
One is not allowed to wear cowboy boots on Blythe, if he does not own at least two cows.
It is illegal to cry on the witness stand in Los Angeles.
A man can legally beat his wife with a leather belt or strap. But the belt cannot be wider than 2 inches, unless the wife has consented to beat her with a wider strap. It has been carefully stipulated that consent should be given prior to the event.
One cannot shoot any game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.
The copyright to the term ‘San Francisco’ is held by the city of San Francisco.
In Ventura Country, cats and dogs require a permit to mate.
It is illegal to eat an orange sitting in a bathtub.
Horse manure cannot be piled more than six feet on a street corner.
One cannot carry their lunch down the street between 11 am to 1 pm in Riverside.
One cannot manufacture any item with the name San Francisco without the permission from the city.
Dumb Laws in Colorado
Car dealers cannot show cars to customers on Sundays.
It is illegal to bring your horse or pack mule above the ground floor of any building in Cripple Creek.
A dog catcher must notify dogs of impounding by posting, for three consecutive days, a notice on a tree in the city park and along a public road running through the said park in Denver.
It is now legal in Colorado to remove the furniture tags that say, ‘Do Not Remove Under Penalty of Law.’
Dumb Laws in Connecticut
People are prohibited to play Scrabble while waiting for a politician to speak in Atwoodville, Connecticut.
It’s against the law to eat in your car, in Bloomfield, Connecticut.
It is unlawful to walk backwards after sunset, in Devon.
Any dogs with tattoos must be reported to the police in Connecticut.
It is illegal to kiss your wife on a Sunday in Hartford.
It is illegal to dispose off used razor blades.
It is against the law to educate dogs.
Crazy Laws in Delaware
Horse racing of any kind is prohibited on Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
It is illegal for a person to get married on a dare.
It is illegal for anyone to fly over any water body without sufficient supplies of food and water.
Funny Laws in Florida
It is illegal to have sexual relations with a porcupine.
Florida’s way of dealing with prostitution is giving prostitutes money for spending , a five-year banishment, and a bus ticket out-of-town.
Rats are prohibited from leaving the ships docked in Tampa Bay.
Failure to tell your neighbor of his house being on fire is illegal.
It is an offense to bathe naked.
Chickens are considered to be ‘protected species’ in Key West.
A husband is not allowed to kiss his wife’s breast.
A woman can be fined (only after death), for being electrocuted in a bath-tub because of using self-beautification utensils.
Only the missionary position is legal when having sex.
Women are fined for falling asleep under the hair dryer and so is the salon owner.
Funny Laws in Georgia
It is against the law to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or street lamp in Atlanta, Georgia.
One cannot cut a chicken’s head on a Sunday and carry the chicken by its feet on Broadway in Columbus. It is illegal for a chicken to cross a road in Quitman.
In Jonesboro, it is illegal to say “Oh, Boy”.
Crazy Laws in Hawaii
It is illegal to get a tattoo behind your ear or on your eyelid unless a registered physician is present in Hawaii. One is fined if one does not own a boat.
Dumb Laws in Idaho
A man cannot gift his lover a box of candy that is less than fifty pounds in weight.
When a police officer approaches a vehicle and suspects that the occupants are engaged in sex, he must either honk, or flash his lights and wait for three minutes before approaching the car.
It is strictly prohibited to walk along the street with a red-tipped cane.
It is a crime to ride a merry-go-round on Sundays.
Stupid Laws in Illinois
All bachelors should be called master, not mister, when addressed by their female counterparts according to a state law.
It is illegal to speak English. The officially recognized language is ‘American’.
One may not pee in his neighbor’s mouth in Champaign.
In Chicago, a law forbids eating in a place that is on fire.
It is illegal to give whiskey to a dog, in Chicago.
It is illegal for barbers to use their fingers to apply shaving cream on a customer’s face.
It is illegal to take a French poodle to the opera, and for women over 200 pounds wearing shorts to ride horses, in Chicago.
An individual may be arrested for vagrancy, if he does not have at least one dollar bill on person.
Silly Laws in Indiana
All males 18 to 50 years old must work six days a year on public roads.
It is illegal to indulge in ‘spiteful gossip’ and ‘talking behind a person’s back’.
It is illegal to take baths between the months of October and March.
Hotel sheets must be exactly 99 inches long and 81 inches wide.
Pedestrians crossing the highway at night are prohibited from wearing tail lights.
The value of Pi is 4, and not 3.1415.
Mustaches are illegal if the bearer has a tendency to habitually kiss other humans.
One is not allowed to carry a cocktail from the bar to a table; only the waiter or waitress can do it.
One can get out of paying for a dependent’s medical care by praying for him/her.
Crazy Laws in Iowa
A man with a mustache may never kiss a woman in public.
In Marshalltown, Iowa , horses are forbidden to eat fire hydrants.
If a law enforcement officer is having a drink in a bar, and an employee pours water down the drain, the water is legally considered as an alcoholic beverage intended for unlawful purposes.
The ‘Ice Cream Man’ and his truck are banned in Indianola.
Kisses may last for as much as, but no more than, five minutes.
Within the city limits, a man is not allowed to wink at any woman he does not know in Ottumwa.
A husband in Ames is not allowed to drink more than 3 gulps of beer while lying in bed with his wife after making love or holding the wife in his arms.
Stupid Laws in Kansas
In Kansas City, one cannot say the name ‘George Washington’ without adding the phrase ‘blessed be his name’, or one can be fined of up to fifty cents.
It’s illegal to throw knives at men wearing striped suits in Natoma.
Pedestrians crossing the highways at night must wear tail lights.
The state hunting rule prohibits the use of mules to hunt ducks.
Hilarious Laws in Kentucky
All nude people in one’s house must be registered in Kentucky.
According to a state legislation, no female shall appear in a bathing suit on any highway within the state, unless she be escorted by at least two officers, or unless she be armed with a club. The important amendment to be considered: The provisions of this statute shall not apply to females weighing less than 90 pounds nor exceeding 200 pounds.
A person needs a license to walk around nude in his/her property.
It is illegal to marry the same man more than 3 times.
A woman may not buy a hat without her husband’s permission in Owensboro.
All bees entering Kentucky shall be accompanied by certificates of health, stating that the apiary from which the bees came, was free from contagious or infectious disease – KRS 252.130. This law was passed in 1922 and repealed in 1948.
Dumb Laws in Louisiana
If you bite someone with your natural teeth, it is ‘simple assault’, but biting someone with your false teeth is ‘aggravated assault’.
It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot the bank teller with a water pistol.
It is considered illegal for a woman to drive a car unless her husband is waving a flag in front of it.
One may not tie an alligator to a fire hydrant in New Orleans.
Crazy Laws in Maine
Shoelaces must be tied while walking down the street in Portland.
It is illegal to blow one’s nose in public in Waterville.
You may not step out of a plane in flight.
Crazy Laws in Maryland
Eating while swimming in the ocean is prohibited in Maryland.
It is illegal to mistreat oysters in Baltimore.
It is illegal to take a lion to the movies in Baltimore.
A kiss more than 1 sec is illegal. (in Halethrope)
A woman is not allowed to go through her husband’s pocket while he is sleeping.
Men are not allowed to buy drinks for female bartenders.
One cannot swear within the city limits of Baltimore.
Stupid Laws in Massachusetts
The state of Massachusetts outlawed Christmas in 1659.
It is illegal to take a bath unless prescribed by a physician, in Boston.
Any person caught eating peanuts in church may be jailed for up to one year.
It is illegal to peep into the windows of automobiles in Milford.
It is not allowed for a gorilla to travel in the back seat of any car.
In Marblehead, it was illegal to cross the street on a Sunday, unless it was an absolute necessity.
Stupid Laws in Michigan
According to one law, a wife’s hair belongs to her husband legally.
It is illegal to sleep in a bathtub in Detroit.
If a robber gets hurt in the house he was robbing, he can legally file a suit against the home owner.
One may not swear in front of women and children in the state of Michigan.
Crazy Laws in Minnesota
No child under the age of 12 is allowed to talk over the phone unless monitored by a parent in Blue Earth.
One is not allowed to cross the state lines with a duck over his head.
All men driving motorcycles have to wear shirts.
Every man in Brainerd must grow a beard by law.
In Alexandria, it is illegal for a man to make love to his wife with garlic, onion, or sardine breath. If his wife requests him, he has to brush his teeth.
Hamburgers are not to be eaten on Sundays in St. Cloud.
Stupid Laws in Mississippi
It is illegal to attempt to stop someone from walking down the sidewalk by parking a motor-home in their path, in Brandon, Mississippi.
It is illegal to create unnecessary noises in Oxford.
It is illegal for a man to be sexually aroused in public.
It is unlawful to shave in the center of main street, in Tylertown.
Outrageous Laws in Missouri
Yard waste cannot be burned on Sundays, in Buckner.
Hard objects cannot be thrown by hand in Excelsior Springs.
Under the Brothel Law, 4 unrelated women cannot rent an apartment together.
Women are prohibited from wearing corsets in Merryville, because the privilege of admiring the curvaceous body of a young woman should not be denied to the normal, red-blooded American male. Dancing is prohibited in Purdy.
One cannot sit on the curb of any city street and drink beer from a bucket.
Dumb Laws in Montana
It is considered felony for a wife to open her husband’s mail.
It is illegal for employees of the city’s communication center to program their phones with speed dial, in Billings.
It is illegal for a man and a woman to have sex in any position other than missionary style.
It is illegal for married women to go fishing alone on Sundays, and illegal for unmarried women to fish alone at all.
Dumb Laws in Nebraska
A man is not allowed to run around with a shaved chest.
If a child cannot hold back a burp during church service, the parents can be arrested.
It is not legal for a tavern owner to serve beer unless a nice kettle of soup is also brewing.
It is illegal to sleep naked in a hotel/motel room.
The owner of every hotel in Hastings is required to provide each guest with a clean and pressed nightshirt. No couple, even if they are married, may sleep together in the nude. Nor may they have sex unless they are wearing one of these clean, white cotton nightshirts.
Barbers are forbidden from eating onions between 7 am and 7 pm, in Waterloo.
Stupid Laws in Nevada
Everyone walking the streets is required to wear a mask in Elko, Nevada.
Sex without a condom is considered illegal.
In Eureka, men with mustaches are not permitted to kiss women.
Back in the old days, a man caught beating his wife was tied to a stake for eight hours a day with a sign that read, ‘Wife Beater’ fastened to his chest.
Funny Laws in New Hampshire
Any cattle that crosses state roads must be fitted with a device to gather its feces.
In New Hampshire, you are prohibited from pawning the clothes off your back to pay off gambling debts. New Hampshire law forbids you to tap your feet, nod your head, or in any way keep time to the music in a tavern, restaurant, or cafe.
Citizens may not relieve themselves while looking up on Sundays.
Ludicrous Laws in New Jersey
One cannot dance or wear shorts on the main avenue.
All cats must wear three bells to warn birds of their whereabouts.
It is forbidden for a woman to walk down Broad Street without wearing a petticoat on a Sunday.
It is illegal to buy ice cream after 6 pm, in Newark.
It is illegal to ‘frown’ at a police officer.
Lovers in Liberty Corner should avoid making love in a parked car. If the horn accidentally sounds while they are frolicking behind the wheel, the couple can face a jail ter
Dumb Laws in New Mexico
It’s forbidden for a female to appear unshaven in public in Carrizozo, New Mexico.
In Carlsbad, it’s legal for couples to have sex in a parked vehicle during their lunch break from work, as long as the car or van has drawn curtains to stop strangers from peeking.
Crazy Laws in New York
A fine of $25 can be levied for flirting. This is an old law that specifically prohibits men from turning around on any city street and looking ‘at a woman in that way’. If convicted a second time for a crime of this magnitude, it calls for the violating male to be forced to wear a ‘pair of horse-blinders’ wherever and whenever he goes outside for a stroll.
A man can’t go outside while wearing a jacket and pants that do not match, in Carmel.
Donkeys are not allowed to sleep in bathtubs in Brooklyn.
One can teach their pet parrot to speak, but not to squawk.
It is illegal to eat on the street in residential neighborhoods, and the only beverage you can drink on the beach is water in a clear plastic bottle, in Ocean City.
It is illegal for a father to call his son a ‘faggot’ or ‘queer’ to curb girlie behavior in Staten Island.
Homeless people may not start a fire in the park unless they intend to cook food, in Tonawanda.
It is illegal for a woman to be on the street wearing ‘body hugging clothing’.
Jumping off the Empire State Building is illegal.
New Yorkers cannot dissolve a marriage for irreconcilable differences, unless they both agree to it.
While riding in an elevator, one must talk to no one, and fold his hands while looking towards the door. Women may go topless in public, providing it is not being used as a business.
Stupid Laws in North Carolina
A marriage can be declared void if either of the two persons is physically impotent.
All couples staying overnight in a hotel must have a room with double beds that are at least two feet apart. Making love in the space between the beds is strictly forbidden.
Fights between cats and dogs are prohibited in Barber.
Women must have their bodies covered by at least 16 yards of cloth at all times, in Charlotte.
Before a man asks for a woman’s hand in marriage, he must be inspected by all the barnyard animals on the young woman’s family’s property, to ensure a harmonious farm life, in Raleigh.
According to a state law, if a man and a woman who aren’t married, go to a hotel/motel and register themselves as married, then they are legally considered as married.
It is required that one must pay a property tax on their dog, in Rocky Mount.
Dumb Laws in North Dakota
You may be jailed for wearing a hat while dancing, or even for wearing a hat to a function where dancing is taking place, in Fargo.
It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on.
State law of North Dakota prohibits serving beer and pretzels at the same time in any bar or restaurant.
Hilarious Laws in Ohio
A policeman may bite a dog to quieten him. However, a dog cannot bite a policeman to quieten him, even if he is a police dog.
Breastfeeding is not allowed in public.
It’s illegal to catch mice without a hunting license in Cleveland.
Any person who leans against a public building will be subject to fines in Clinton County.
It is illegal to run out of gas in Ohio.
It’s illegal for a woman to strip off her clothing while standing in front of a man’s picture, in Oxford.
It is against the law to roller skate without notifying the police.
All owners of tigers must notify the authorities within one hour if the tiger escapes.
Women are forbidden from wearing patent leather shoes, to avoid men seeing the reflection of their underwear.
You cannot eat a donut and walk backwards on a city street.
Idiotic Laws in Oklahoma
It is illegal to put a hypnotized person in a display window.
Dogs need a permit signed by the mayor in order to congregate in groups of 3 or more on private property.
Women need a license to do their own hair.
It is illegal for children to use towels as capes and jump from houses pretending to be a superman in Bromide.
By law, a kiss can last for 3 minutes, in Tulsa.
It is illegal to open a soda bottle without the supervision of a licensed engineer, in Tulsa.
Dumb Laws in Oregon
Anyone with a bad reputation is prohibited from distributing malt beverages, in Oregon.
It is illegal to whisper ‘dirty’ things in your lover’s ear during sex.
One may not box with a kangaroo, in Myrtle Creek.
One may not bathe without wearing ‘suitable clothing’, i.e. that which covers one’s body from neck to knee.
Crazy Laws in Pennsylvania
All fire hydrants must be checked one hour before all fires.
Men are banned from getting aroused in public, in Allentown.
Any motorist who sights a team of horses coming towards him must pull well off the road, cover his car with a blanket or canvas that blends with the countryside, and let the horses pass. If the horses appear skittish, he must take his car apart, piece by piece, and hide it under the nearest bushes.
Stores are forbidden to sell fireworks to Pennsylvania residents.
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 of livestock, and continue.
It is illegal to sleep on top of a refrigerator, outdoors.
Ministers are forbidden from performing marriages when either the bride or groom is drunk.
No man may purchase alcohol without written consent from his wife.
It is illegal to sing in your bathtub.
Funny Laws in Rhode Islands
It is illegal to sell toothpaste and a toothbrush to the same customer on a Sunday, in Providence.
It is illegal to challenge someone to a duel, or accept a duel, even if it is never actually fought. The penalty, if found guilty, is imprisonment for one to seven years.
It is legal to beat your wife on a Sunday morning on the steps of the state house.
It is forbidden to eat watermelons in Magnolia Street cemetery in Spartanburg.
Unbelievable Laws in South Dakota
Horses must wear pants to enter Fountain Inn.
It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep in a cheese factory.
Movies that show police officers being struck, beaten, or treated in an offensive manner, are forbidden.
Stupid Laws in Tennessee
It is illegal to drive while sleeping, in Tennessee.
It is illegal for a woman to call a man for a date.
It is illegal for a woman to drive a car unless there is a man either running or walking in front of it waving a red flag to warn the approaching motorists and pedestrians, in Memphis.
It’s illegal for frogs to croak after 11 pm.
When you pull up to a stop sign, you must fire a gun out of the window to warn horse carriages that you are coming, in Lenoir City.
Stealing a horse is punishable by death.
Crazy Laws in Texas
One needs a 5 dollar permit before going barefoot.
A recently passed anti-crime law requires criminals to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and to explain the nature of the crime to be committed.
It is illegal to dust any public building with a feather duster, in Clarendon.
It is illegal to raise alligators in your home, in Corpus Christie.
It is illegal for kids to have unusual haircuts, in Mesquite.
It is illegal to milk another person’s cow.
It is legal for the blind to go hunting as long as they have someone with them who isn’t blind.
It is legal for a husband to beat his wife as long as he uses something no bigger than his thumb.
The entire Encyclopedia Britannica is banned in Texas because it contains a formula for making beer at home.
Strange Laws in Utah
One can be legally married by publicly introducing a person as your husband or wife 3 times in Utah.
A husband is responsible for every criminal act committed by his wife while she is in his presence.
It is illegal not to drink milk.
No one may walk down the street carrying a paper bag containing a violin.
Pharmacists may not sell gunpowder to cure headaches.
Strange Laws in Vermont
It was considered illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole.
Residents are supposed to bathe every Saturday night, in Barre.
Women need written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth.
Denying the existence of God is considered illegal.
Hilarious Laws in Virginia
All bathtubs are to be kept outside in the yard and not inside the house, in Virginia.
Children cannot go trick-or-treat on Halloween.
It is illegal to drive without shoes.
It is illegal to tickle a girl under her chin with a feather duster in order to get her attention, in Newport.
It is illegal to kick your wife out of bed, in Lebanon.
It is legal for a man to beat his wife on the courthouse steps as long as it is before 8 pm, in Stafford Country. One cannot work on a Sunday.
Incredible Laws in Washington
“It shall be unlawful for a candidate for office or for nomination thereto whose name appears upon the ballot at any election to give to or purchase for another person, not a member of his or her family, any liquor in or upon any premises licensed by the state for the sale of any such liquor by the drink during the hours that the polls are open on the day of such election.”
It is illegal to paint polka dots on the American flag.
It is illegal to set fire to another person’s property without prior permission.
If the honey, one is eating in Seattle, is a blend of honey from two or more types of flowers, it’s illegal for the honey to be labeled as having come from one type of flower.
It is illegal to carry a concealed weapon that is over six feet in length, in Seattle.
It’s illegal to pretend you’re the child of a rich person and entitled to his estate.
One needs a license to sell condoms in Washington state.
Funny Laws in West Virginia
You are not allowed to walk a lion, tiger or leopard, even on a leash.
Doctors and dentists may not place a woman under anesthesia, unless a third person is present in West Virginia.
A person cannot fly a red flag in front of his house if he is disappointed in the Sheriff.
It is unlawful for chickens to lay eggs before 8 am and after 4 pm.
One is not allowed to snooze on the train.
Strange Laws in Wisconsin
Car dealers cannot sell cars on Sundays.
Citizens are not allowed to murder enemies.
It is illegal to wake a fireman when he is asleep.
Strange Laws in Wyoming
In Cheyenne, residents cannot take a shower on Wednesdays.
Women cannot stand within 5 feet of a bar while drinking.
One is not allowed to take pictures of a rabbit during the month of June.
Crazy Laws in Asia
One cannot leave his house without wearing an underwear, in Thailand.
In South Korea, traffic police have to report all the bribes that they collect from motorists.
It is illegal for homosexuals to stay in Singapore.
In Cambodia, it is illegal to use water guns during New Year celebrations.
In Hong Kong, if a husband commits adultery, a wife can kill him, but solely with bare hands.
In Japan, if one’s girlfriend is proposed for marriage by his elder brother, she must agree.
In Saudi Arabia, it is illegal to be poor.
A person with tooth decay does not qualify for the post of a motor vehicle inspector in Andhra Pradesh, India.
In the Philippines, one cannot be cremated with a living creature in his pocket.
In Russia, while speaking, no sentence should contain more than four words in English.
In China, one must be intelligent to go to college.
Taking bears to the beach is prohibited in Israel.
Crazy Laws in Africa
In Zimbabwe, it is illegal for the citizens to make offensive gestures to the passing state procession.
In South Africa, it is prohibited for young people wearing bathing suits to sit at a distance of less than 12 inches from each other.
In Morocco, it is illegal to kill a rat unless a person wants to eat it.
In Swaziland, young girls are prohibited to shake hands with men.
In Somalia, it is an offense to carry an old chewing gum stuck on the tip of one’s nose.
In Sudan, a man and a woman cannot sit together without a chaperone.
Not voting is a punishable offense in Egypt.
In Kenya, being broke is a crime.
In Senegal, gay men are subject to eight years of imprisonment.
In Madagascar, it is illegal for pregnant women to wear hats.
Crazy Laws in North America
In New Brunswick, Canada, driving on the roads is not allowed.
In Mexico, clergymen are prohibited from wearing their religious dresses in public.
In Guatemala, men cannot sit on the back seat of a motorcycle.
In Jamaica, it is illegal to shoot the tie of a policeman.
Till the early 80s, it was illegal to exercise or jog, in Panama.
In Barbados, it is illegal to wear camouflage-colored clothes.
Public profanity is prohibited in Bermuda.
In Nicaragua, on knowing that a wife has committed adultery, if her husband does not divorce her immediately, he is prosecuted for his unwillingness to take proper action.
In Cuba, any restaurant which is not state-owned, cannot offer lobster on their menu.
In Belize, it is illegal for a man to have sex with or marry his own aunt.
Crazy Laws in South America
In Argentina, it is illegal for a man to marry his brother.
Watermelons are prohibited by law in Brazil.
In Columbia, drinking in a bar is prohibited from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m.
A man cannot have sex with a woman and her daughter at a same time, in Bolivia.
In Paraguay, dueling is legal provided both the competitors are regular blood donors.
In Peru, it is illegal to use hot spices in prisons.
In Ecuador, it is legal for a woman to dance nude in public, provided she covers her belly button with a piece of gauze.
Getting caught while bathing nude is a punishable offense in Guyana.
In Uruguay, a husband who catches his spouse red-handed with another man, in bed, is legally given an option to either kill both of them right away or to chop off his wife’s nose and castrate her lover.
In Suriname, a widow wanting to remarry has to first sleep with the man.
Crazy Laws in Europe
It is illegal to flush the toilet after 10 p.m., in Switzerland.
In England, most goods are not allowed to be sold on Sundays, except carrots.
It is illegal to spay one’s female dog or cat in Norway.
Prostitution is legal, only if the prostitute agrees to pay taxes, in Netherlands.
In Greece, it is illegal to hit a Turkish national with a phalanx, except on alternate Mondays.
In Italy, a man who wears a shirt, may be arrested.
Wearing a mask is illegal in Germany.
In France, it is illegal to name a pig as Napoleon.
In Sweden, one needs to get a license from the government in order to paint his own house.
In Turkey, it is illegal for the men over the age of 80 to become pilots.
In Scotland, it is illegal to fish on Sundays.
Crazy Laws in Australia and Oceania
In Australia, one cannot ask a person if his father was a criminal.
Only licensed electricians are allowed to change light bulbs in Australia.
In New Zealand, a cat cannot leave the house without 3 bells around its neck.
It is illegal to spank one’s child in New Zealand.
It is illegal not to be in a straight jacket, in Fiji.
In Papua New Guinea, deceived husbands are legally allowed to behead their wives’ lovers.
In Soloman Islands, it is illegal to cut down trees with an ax.
It is a criminal offense to forget one’s wife’s birthday, in Samoa.
In Nauru, it is legal to sell bird droppings, and it is also a chief export of the country.
These laws surely make you think what was going on in the minds of the lawmakers, whether it was naivety or hypocrisy that led them to form these crazy laws.
Some laws are old and not in place now. Some are not to be taken too seriously, while others are. It is also not advised to try to use many of these laws in the court of law, unless you are absolutely sure about the law and the specific situation. Or else you would risk being laughed off to jail by the judge.