ANSWERS: 73
  • You can be fined up to $90 000 for gossiping, in Colombia. I think that's a law.
  • I think the fact that you can't sell sex toys or novelty items in some states is foolish. I am not sure which ones they are, but I know they exist due to the "loophole" of Internet and mail order transactions.
  • That suicide is illegal.
  • The stupidest law I and think of is a US one, it involves becoming an adult at the age of 18 yet not being able to buy alcohol until you are 21, they might as well place nappies (diapers) on all the 18 year olds until they hit 21! Also, the no gambleing law is just plain stupid too.
  • In Britain it is illegal for a boy under 10 to see a naked mannequin.
  • that in washington it's illegal to drive without windshields wipers, but it's legal to drive without a windshield.
  • Just to add a bit to slothmister's answer: The fact that young men and women can enlist in the military and serve their country and die for their country, but cannot drink alcohol, even beer. So either raise the military age to 21 or lower the age of consent to 18 which is the age at which one enlist in the military without parental consent.
  • In Michigan (unless it was repealed in the last year) it is illegal to curse within hearing of a lady. (we had a man get arrested for this)
  • In Alaska: It is considered an offense to push a live moose out of a moving airplane. Go figure....
  • In Texas: Up to a felony charge can be levied for promoting the use of, or owning more than six dildos. http://www.dumblaws.com/laws/united-states/texas/
  • In Abbeville, Alabama, it is illegal to drive a boat down the main street on Sunday.
  • In Arizona it is against the law for donkeys to sleep in bathtubs.
  • it is a crime to masterbate in utah.
  • the patriot act comes to mind, but thats just whats fresh in my memory. i know theres worse
  • There's a law somewhere where you can only masks on Halloween and any other day is illegal.
  • It is against the law to insult a camel in Arizona.
  • In some states it is against the law to make love with the lights on or to be heard in the throes of passion by the neighbors.
  • That marijuana is illegal over alcohol. Go figure you get drunk and start fights or drive your car drunk risking others lives, but you get stoned and sit on the couch getting fat eating munchies. It's all because the government can't control it as well. There out for there big mighty buck.
  • In Texas you can have no more than 6 dildos in your car.
  • Dominoes may not be played on Sunday. Boogers may not be flicked into the wind. http://soo.in/12315/
  • In 18th-century England it was illegal, and punishable by death, to impersonate an Egyptian, but the punishment was usually commuted to deportation to Australia. Could this explain Sakhalinskii?
  • In New York, it's against the law for a blind person to drive an automobile.
  • In some states it's against the law to commit suicide.
  • In Mississippi: Its illigal to have oral sex, even if married. Cattle rustling is punishable by hanging. And waving a gun in public is actully worse than shooting it in public. But these laws take a back seat, nobody actully uses them.
  • It is against the law for more than three people to be without shoes in a room because it constitutes an orgy. (Another MS law)
  • Here in Virginia, it's illegal to drive without your shoes on. It's also illegal to have sex with the lights on, and in any other position than missionary.
  • Two men were arrested for holding hands at a drive-in movie in Some Alabama or Mississippi town. It is on the books there. Somewhere. Happened in the late 1990s.
  • Most of these laws remain in the books today, even if rarely enforced. . In Texas, it's against the law for anyone to have a pair of pliers in his or her possession. . In Philadelphia, you can't put pretzels in bags based on an Act of 1760. . Alaska law says that you can't look at a moose from an airplane. . In Miami, it is forbidden to imitate an animal. . It is against the law to mispronounce the name of the State of Arkansas in that State. . In Memphis, Tennessee, a woman is not to drive a car unless a man warns approaching motorists or pedestrians by walking in front of the car that is being driven. . In Tennessee, it is against the law to drive a car while sleeping. . In New York, it is against the law for a blind person to drive an automobile. . In Kentucky, it's the law that a person must take a bath once a year. . In Utah, birds have the right of way on any public highway. . In Providence, Rhode Island, it is against the law to jump off a bridge . In North Carolina, it is against the law for dogs and cats to fight. . In Virginia, chickens cannot lay eggs before 8:00 a.m., and must be done before 4:00 p.m. . In Kentucky, it is illegal for a merchant to force a person into his place of business for the purpose of making a sale. . It is against the law in Connecticut for a man to write love letters to a girl whose mother or father has forbidden the relationship. . In Michigan, married couples must live together or be imprisoned. . In Utah, daylight must be visible between dancing couples. . The law states that more than 3000 sheep cannot be herded down Hollywood Blvd. at any one time. . In Texas, it is still a "hanging offense" to steal cattle. http://www.strangefacts.com/laws.html
  • Somewhere between Africa and Middle East, it's against the law for anyone to smile nor laugh.
  • You can go to prison for seven years for killing your own cow in Cuba.
  • anti-sodomy laws
  • In the state of Texas, where two railroad tracks cross each other, it is the law that when two trains approach this crossing at the same time, both shall stop and may not proceed until the other one is out of sight.
  • These are some strange uk laws, i dont know if they are still used though 1)It is illegal to be drunk on Licensed Premises (in a pub or bar). 2)It is illegal for two adult men to have sex in the same house as a third person 3)It is illegal for a lady to eat chocolates on a public conveyance. 4)Any boy under the age of 10 may not see a naked manequin 5)Picking up abandoned baggage is an act of terrorism. And here is a few from around the globe that i liked 1)Australia: Children may not purchase cigarettes, but they may smoke them. 2)Thailand:It is illegal to leave your house if you are not wearing underwear. 3)Switzerland:It is illegal to flush the toilet after 10 Pm 4)Israel:Picking one’s nose on the Sabbath is illegal who comes up with these laws must be a bit loose in the head This one was too funny not to add, in Canada The city is classified as a no-pee zone.
  • the state of Kansas prohibits shooting rabbits from a motorboat.
  • In the state of Kentucky, it is illegal to walk downtown with an ice cream cone in your back left pocket.
  • In Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Virginia and Washington D.C. it is illegal to have oral sex. An erection that shows through a man's clothing is illegal in: Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington D.C. and Wisconsin.
  • Locally? In Pittsburgh, PA you are not allowed to sleep outside ontop of a refridgerator
  • in sarasota florida you are not allowed to sing in a bathing suit. and somewhere in california it's illegal to peel oranges in a hotel room.
  • There's a law in Florida that forbids for anyone to give a donkey a bath in a bathtub ! The punishment $5 fine or two days in jail. *It is atrocious that you cannot wash your ass in a bathtub in Fl. without the fear of being jailed or fined.
  • There are so many, but this one cracks me up: From Florida, "You may not fart in a public place after 6 PM"
  • maybe this will help. I asked a similar question and i got some responses and here's the link if you want to take a look http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/916613
  • if I recall in Minnesota it is technicly illeagal for mens and womens under garments to hang onthe same drying line.
  • North Carolina -- Oral sex is considered a crime against nature.
  • The one whereby if a home owner catches and hurts a burglar, he gets arrested ???
  • In the UK a person can be convicted of murder (with a mandatory life sentence) even if they did not intend to kill. So you can have a contract killer and a killer from a fight gone wrong being convicted of the same crime and suffering the same punishment!
  • In York (England), it is still legal to kill a Scotsman using a bow and arrow.
  • If you catch a person in the commission of a crime, you may not harm them, in most cases you may not even detain them. You will be charged with violation of their civil rights and freedoms.
  • A guy tries to kill me, I kill him. If I had not and he did not kill me, he would get a few years. I kill him, and serve about 20 years. Or, the (ohio?) law where you can not take a bath on the law, or you face a mandatory ticket of $3000 and may face jail time.
  • Kennesaw, GA has had a law on the books since 1983 that REQUIRES citizens to possess Firearms! http://www.mcsm.org/kennesaw.html
  • Something like "You can't sing in the shower on Sunday in Seattle".
  • The one that allows a 13 y.o. girl to get an abortion without their parents consent.....
  • my fave was on the news a while back this sudanese man was caught having sex with a goat and because he had used it like a woman he was told to marry it and it was a proper legal marriage. poor guy haha !!
  • in missouri it's: - illegal to graffiti the side of someone else's cow - illegal to spit upwind on a Tuesday - legal to drink alcohol if your under 21 as long as your sitting on your own front porch and your parents give it to you
  • There's one particular town in Georgia that requires all its residents to have a firearm in their houses
  • london taxi cabs legaly still required to keep a bail of hay in the trunk
  • I once heard that in Jacksonville North Carolina, it's legal for a man to bring his wife to the local court steps at 12:30 PM, and may beat his wife until 12:31 PM with impunity.
  • In Salt Lake County, Utah, it’s illegal to walk down the street carrying a violin in a paper bag.
  • in Fair Banks Alaska moose can not have sex on public roads in New Hampshire (where i live): can not spit on side walks can not tap foot, bob head, keep time in any way to music in a public place can't pick up trash in a national park/seaweed on a beach can't look up while relieving yourself on Sunday
  • You can’t shoot any game other than whales from a moving automobile. Hollow logs may not be sold. It is illegal to use a lasso to catch a fish. Driving is not to be done while asleep. Skunks may not be carried into the state. One may not throw bottles at a tree. all from the great volunteer state TN. +5
  • In Missouri Kansas city, Minors are not allowed to purchase cap pistols, however they may buy shotguns freely. not sure if this is in effect still, but pretty damm silly.
  • Clothing to be written off on taxes for a 12 year old illegal immigrant prostitute.
  • It is against the law to swim on dry land.
  • people who are found by the social security administration to have been disabled must wait for two years (often without insurance) before they are eligible for medicare. also, once on disability and medicare, social security doesn't require that the disabled obtain treatment for their disability so that they might no longer have that disability. and third, suicide is illegal yet no one has ever been prosecuted for it.
  • SOMETIMES and not always the law of attraction.
  • This is still on the books as far as I know. - A husband can take his wife to the courthouse steps with the sherriff and give her 5 licks with a strap, once a month. -- Had to have been passed before women got the right to vote.
  • I believe Bride burning is still legal in India. Also, it's illegal to jerk off in some states. I'd be a crime mastermind if I lived there.
  • Laws against Prostitution/Escorting. Doesn't make my life any easier, and it's sh*t as it is.
  • I rather like this one...... In Liverpool, it is illegal for a woman to be topless except as a clerk in a tropical fish store.
  • Jim Crow laws lol.
  • The one that says if there's no intention,there is no crime.
  • The one where you need 7 forms of ID for a drivers license. But when you vote you usually need only a signature. Another is the law that says if you're rich and powerful you can break any federal laws you choose to.
  • in Switzerland you can't flush the toilet on Sundays.
  • The Triple Talaq (a Muslim law now banned in India). In that, if a Muslim man said the word "Talaq" (which means divorce) 3 times continuously, then that was taken as a legal divorce, and now the man could marry another women, so easily !

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