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Strange Laws Around the World

Strange Laws Around the World

There are many strange laws still in operation around the world. Most are no longer enforced, but technically you could be prosecuted if you break the following laws.


In Ohio it is illegal to get a fish drunk.

If you are in a plane over Alaska you can’t look at a Moose.

In Tennessee, it is illegal to drive if you are asleep.

In Alabama it is illegal to drive while blindfolded.

In New York, it is illegal to drive a car if you are blind.

In Missouri, a permit is required if a man wants to shave.

In Virginia, chickens must lay their eggs between 8am and 4pm.

In Indiana, it is illegal to dress Barbie in Ken’s clothes.

In Kentucky it is illegal to paint your lawn red. Any other colour is fine.

In Florida unmarried women can be jailed if they parachute on a Sunday.

In Miami, it is illegal to imitate an animal.

In Los Angeles, it is illegal to tell a customer you are really an actor.

In Kentucky, you must bath at least once a year.

In North Carolina it is illegal for dogs and cats to fight.

In Philadelphia you can’t put pretzels in bags.

Corruption is illegal in Virginia, except for politicians, who are allowed to be as corrupt as they like.

In Pennsylvania, it is illegal to put a dollar on a string and pull it away when someone tries to pick it up.


It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.

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A pregnant woman can legally urinate anywhere she wants, including if she requests, in a policeman’s hat.

A bed may not be hung out of a window.

It is illegal to eat mince pies on 25th December.

Damaging grass is illegal.

In York it is legal to murder a Scotsman within its ancient city walls but only if he is carrying a bow and arrow.

In Liverpool, it is illegal for saleswomen to be topless, but only in tropical fish stores.

In London, taxis are required to carry a bale of hay and a sack of oats.


In Australia, it is illegal to roam the streets wearing black clothes, felt shoes and black shoe polish on your face as these items are the tools of a cat burglar.

In Toronto in Canada, it is illegal to drive a street car on a Sunday if you have been eating garlic.

In France it is illegal to name a pig Napoleon

In Israel, it is illegal to pick your nose on a Sunday.

In Iceland, it is illegal to blow on lampposts.

In Hong Kong, a woman can kill her husband if he has cheated on her. She must use her bare hand though. This isn’t a requirement for the man’s lover, who can be killed by any means necessary.

In Samoa, it is illegal to forget your wife’s birthday.

In Space, it is illegal to hear someone deliberately.