The Stupid Laws Thread

Reply Wed 9 Oct, 2002 09:06 pm
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.

Some of

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 (Repealed)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.
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Reply Thu 10 Oct, 2002 05:18 pm
Laws are meant to be

obeyed, if a law cannot be obeyed it shouldn't exist.
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Reply Tue 22 Oct, 2002 04:04 pm
The comedic value

is priceless!
I say institue more Wink
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Reply Sat 17 Sep, 2016 10:03 am
@Craven de Kere,
Craven de Kere wrote:

Chester - You can only shoot a Welsh person with a bow and arrow inside the city walls and after
midnight. <snip>

It is said that this must be done at a range of no less than 50 yards with a crossbow. Also, it is illegal to do so within the confines of the cathedral close on a Sunday and not within the confines of the castle ward as this is part of the county of Cheshire and not technically in Chester. In fact, the original law called for decapitation.

Interestingly (or perhaps not Smile ), Chester also had it's own Magna Carta since at the time of the original it was it's own feudal domain.

(Yes, I live in Chester Smile )
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Reply Sat 17 Sep, 2016 11:54 am
In France it is against the law to call a pig Napoleon.
I wonder if it is against the law to call Napoleon a swine?
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