Ok, this is a thread for us to poke fun at some of the silly laws on the books. We did this on The
Realm but I figured it's a good enough topic for one here.
There are many silly laws, so much so that there are whole
websites devoted to this.
If you find a stupid law that isn't posted here please share it with us.
these may no longer be on the books (a good deal of them have been done away with thank heavens) or may be distorted along
the grapevine but they're here for a laugh anyway. Remember that everyone passes these laws on, websites copy them from each
other and they are rarely verified. Don't try to take any of this to a court of law expecting it to be worth anything more
than a laugh, but if you can verify any of these let us know.
In Marshalltown, Iowa,
horses are forbidden to eat fire hydrants.
Hunting camels is prohibited in Arizona
UTAH - It is illegal to
detonate any nuclear weapon. You can have them, but you just can't detonate them.
While it is legal for theaters to
show movies on a Sunday, it is only legal so long as (1) they have a permit from either the city or the county and (2) at
least once monthly they show a religious or educational film
South Africa - Bloemfontein
Young people wearing
bathing suits are prohibited from sitting less than 12 inches apart.
Any boy under the age of 10 may
not see a naked manequin.
Those wishing to use a television must buy a license.
It is illegal for a Member of
Parliament to enter the House of Commons wearing a full suit of armour.
It is legal for a male to urinate in public,
as long it is on the rear wheel of his motor vehicle and his right hand is on the vehicle.
Placing a postage stamp
that bears the Queen (or King) upside down is considered treason.
A license is required to keep a
Liverpool - It is illegal for a woman to be topless in public except as a clerk in a tropical fish store.
Chester - You can only shoot a Welsh person with a bow and arrow inside the city walls and after
ISRAEL - Raising a pig on Israeli soil will result in the murder of said pig.
If you have been
maintaining an illegal radio station for five or more years, the station becomes legal. (Repealed)
Kiriat Motzkin - No
loud voices or big lights are allowed during weekends.
Haifa - It is forbidden to bring bears to the beach.
Post more! If I have time I'll do the same.