If you want to read something absurd and worth a laugh, read on.
Introducing… the World’s Dumbest Laws – 25 of them from US to England to Indonesia and more!
The head of any dead whale found on the British coast is legally the property of the King; the tail, on the other hand, belongs to the Queen – in case she needs the bones for her corset.
In Bahrain, a male doctor may legally examine a woman’s genital but is forbidden from looking directly at them during the examination; he may only see their reflection in a mirror.
In London, it is illegal to flag down a taxi if you have the plague.
In Vermont, women must obtain written permission from their
husbands to wear false teeth.
In Boulder, Colorado, it is illegal to kill a bird within the city limits and also to “own” a pet – the town’s citizens, legally speaking, are merely “pet minders”.
In the city of York, it is legal to murder a Scotsman within the ancient city walls, but only if he is carrying a bow and arrow.
In Chester, Welshmen are banned from entering the city before sunrise and from staying after sunset.
In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon more than six-feet long.
In Florida, unmarried women who parachute on Sundays can be jailed.
In the UK, a man who feels compelled to urinate in public can do so only if he aims for his rear wheel and keeps his right hand on his vehicle.
In San Salvador, drunk drivers can be punished by death before a firing squad.
In London, Freemen are allowed to take a flock of sheep across London Bridge without being charged a toll; they are also allowed to drive geese down Cheapside.
In England, all men over the age of 14 must carry out two hours of long bow practice a day.
In Indonesia, the penalty for masturbation is decapitation. (A good one!)
In Miami, Florida, it is illegal to skateboard in a police station.
In Lancashire, England, no person is permitted after being asked to stop by a constable on the seashore to incite a dog to bark.
In the UK, a pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants – even, if she so requests, in a policeman’s helmet.
Royal Navy ships that enter the Port of London must provide a barrel of rum to the Constable of the Tower of London.
In Ohio, it is against state law to get a fish drunk.
In Alabama, it is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while driving a vehicle.
Under the UK’s Tax Avoidance Schemes Regulations 2006, it is illegal not to tell the taxman anything you don’t want him to know, though you don’t have to tell him anything you don’t mind him knowing.
In France, it is forbidden to call a pig Napoleon.
It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British monarch upside down.
It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.
It is illegal for a cab in the City of London to carry rabid dogs or corpses.
AND A BONUS…
In the city of Chico, California, detonation of a nuclear device in the city will lead to the payment of a fine of $500.