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25 Crazy Laws From Around the World

We have all heard of some pretty silly laws. Here are twenty-five of the
craziest I have ever heard of. (With the exception of #25, I think it is an
unwritten law everywhere…)

  1. In Bozeman, Montana, a law prohibits all sexual activity from the front yard of a home after sundown.
  2. In Salt Lake County, Utah, it’s illegal to walk down the street carrying a violin in a paper bag.
  3. In San Francisco, it’s illegal to pile horse manure more than six feet high on a street corner.
  4. In Devon, Texas, it is against the law to make furniture while you are nude.
  5. In Oklahoma, you can be arrested for making ugly faces at a dog. ( What if it’s an ugly dog…?)
  6. In California it is illegal for a vehicle without a driver to exceed 60 miles per hour.
  7. In Florida men seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown can be fined.
  8. In South Carolina it is legal to beat your wife on the court house steps on Sundays.
  9. In Tennessee, you are breaking the law if you drive while sleeping…
  10. In New York, the penalty for jumping off a building is: Death. ( Go figure…)
  11. In Danville, Pennsylvania, all fire hydrants must be checked one hour before all fires.
  12. In Pennsylvania, it’s against the law to tie a dollar bill on a string on the ground and pull it away when someone tries to pick it up.
  13. In New York City, it’s illegal for a restaurant to call a sandwich a “corned beef sandwich” if it’s made with white bread and mayonnaise. ( I agree 100%! )
  14. In California it is illegal to set a mouse trap without a hunting license.
  15. In France, it is against the law to sell an “E.T” doll. They have a law forbidding the sale of dolls that do not have human faces.
  16. In Athens, Greece, a driver’s license can be taken away if the driver is thought to be either “poorly dressed” or “unbathed”
  17. In Calgary Alberta, there is still a by-law that requires businesses within the city to provide rails for tying up horses.
  18. In Wilbur, Washington, it is illegal to ride an ugly horse. ( but can you make faces at him? )
  19. In Louisiana, biting someone with your natural teeth is considered “simple assault,” but biting someone with your dentures is “aggravated assault.”
  20. In the state of Washington, it is illegal to have sex with a virgin under any circumstances. (Including the wedding night.)
  21. In Switzerland, it is illegal for a man to relieve himself while standing up after 10pm.( even with the light on? )
  22. In Florida, it is illegal to fart in a public place after 6 P.M. on Thursdays.
  23. In Massachusetts, it is illegal to go to bed without first having a bath. (However, another law prohibits bathing on Sunday)
  24. In Jidda, Saudi Arabia, women were banned from using hotel swimming pools in 1979.
  25. In Samoa, it’s a crime to forget your own wife’s birthday…
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  1. Darlene McFarlane

    On August 12, 2007 at 3:08 pm

    Against the law to make furniture in the nude?? I would think it’s a good way to work without getting your clothes dirty. teehee

    Interesting article and fun to read.

  2. francie

    On August 15, 2007 at 1:40 am

    This is some amazing stuff! Interesting and I did
    have a good time reading it. Good one :)

  3. Noreen Ann Jenkins

    On August 16, 2007 at 1:01 pm

    I think that this is a very good article and very interesting.

  4. Lucy Lockett

    On August 16, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    The ‘law’ can be hilarious! That was interesting and funny.Thanks for making me smile!

  5. omg

    On October 8, 2007 at 8:28 pm

    this article made me roflmfao

  6. f

    On October 8, 2007 at 8:30 pm

    In Salt Lake County, Utah, it’s illegal to walk down the street carrying a violin in a paper bag. Umm, what about a plastic bag?

    In Oklahoma, you can be arrested for making ugly faces at a dog. ( What if it’s an ugly dog…?) Umm what if ur just ugly (like me..)

  7. Big Bird

    On October 10, 2007 at 12:14 pm

    I love your page this is about the best sight i have been on in about forever so how is everything???

  8. Cowboy Chad from Calgary

    On October 10, 2007 at 3:57 pm

    “In Calgary Alberta, there is still a by-law that requires businesses within the city to provide rails for tying up horses.”

    I live in Calgary, I have horses, and yet, I did not know this! I guess if I ride Dakota to 7-11 to buy a slurpee, if there is nowhere to tie her, I’ll call the cops! LMAO!

  9. Cowboy Chad from Calgary

    On October 10, 2007 at 4:06 pm

    Page 5 of Bylaw Number 52M87 “

  10. Cowboy Chad from Calgary

    On October 10, 2007 at 4:07 pm

    Oops, lets try this…

    Page 5 of Bylaw Number 52M87 “

  11. ciara

    On October 17, 2007 at 2:07 pm

    i think these laws are crazy and hilarious at the same time but there is no such as an ugly horse

  12. Brytta

    On November 1, 2007 at 9:03 am

    You have to have a hunting license to set a mouse trap in California?! What if the home is full of mouses?

  13. ??????????

    On November 30, 2007 at 6:43 am

    massachusetts laws kind of crazy

  14. Samantha

    On December 2, 2007 at 2:20 pm

    I want to know who gets to choose if the horse is ugly or not?

  15. marissa m

    On December 9, 2007 at 9:39 pm

    who comes up with this stuff… geez and i dont get the ugly horse thing =/

  16. anni

    On December 28, 2007 at 12:42 pm

    hello everybody!
    i have to make a presentation about hilarious laws and their origins – does anyone now where and how to find out about the origins????
    wold help me a lot…

  17. Blake

    On January 1, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    uh oh I live in florida and I fart alot. I may have broken the no farting on thursays after 6 law. =[

  18. IndySyberg

    On January 15, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    Great Page! So if I jump off a building in New York I want to make sure I get the job done the first time right?
    Tall Building: check
    Gravity: check
    Non-cushioned ground:check
    I think I’m good to go!

  19. Alexa Gates

    On January 31, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    those are some of the stupidest laws imaginable! I wonder who came up with them :)

  20. Dee Huff

    On January 31, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    These are really funny Lanne. No. 14 in particular perplexed me. What are you supposed to do if you have an infestation of mice? I’d love to know the origin of some of these laws.

  21. Kathleen

    On February 13, 2008 at 5:30 am

    This is great reading. I love the hunting license need for setting a mouse trap. These are all priceless.

  22. Tammie

    On February 18, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    Some of these are hilarious; others are just plain scary! That driving while sleeping thing? Probably not a bad idea to outlaw that one!

  23. Bill Gates

    On February 26, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    Wow, that is very interesting.

  24. DingaHingaDergin

    On March 16, 2008 at 11:52 pm

  25. Ann

    On March 18, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    All I can say is CRAZY, CRAZY, CRAZY……………

  26. Anonymous

    On April 2, 2008 at 2:36 am

    why would you make furniture on the nude anyway?

    imagine slipping while using the saw or hammer or something…!!!
    OUCH!!! there goes ur manhood…


  27. S Smith

    On April 11, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    Haha. man these were funny. I can’t help it if my horse is ugly. lol. And i always mke furniture naked. Ha. Why not?

  28. lanne

    On April 17, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    Good luck with the chickens.

  29. Ray

    On April 25, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    why the hell is it illegal to fart in florida after 6pm on thursdays. I should probaly have a life sentence right now!

  30. Ray

    On April 25, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    in a public place that is ;)

  31. Locomotion15

    On April 28, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    IN Alabama, it is illegal to have an unmanned car driving over 60 MPH

  32. bob

    On May 15, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    some weird laws=))!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. bobiena

    On May 15, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    haha funny

  34. chris

    On May 19, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    who would want to make furniture naked?? o wait i would!!!

  35. chris

    On May 19, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    no farting after six?? how do some ppl hold it in??

  36. Kate, Texas

    On May 22, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    i think the faces at a dog is almost as finny as the furnature one but i think theese are stupid

  37. kate texas

    On May 22, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    i meant to typed funny not finny

  38. PWNER

    On June 3, 2008 at 10:00 am


  39. Leonard Kenya

    On June 17, 2008 at 5:57 am

    now am sure am not going to America

  40. Juggalette

    On June 17, 2008 at 6:33 am

    Are these really real? .. its hard to believe that they would be lol they are just to crazy lol … Who thinks up these laws hahahah

  41. person

    On June 30, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    most of the laws that are like this with the possible exception of the hitching post one come into existence due to a certain situation. i.e.: (this is how I’m imagining this one went down)
    Person (rides into town on ugly horse)
    Person 2 (has prominent position in town) (takes offense, chews out other person)
    Officer (comes over to break up fight, sees that it’s Person vs. Person 2 (who, remember, has a prominent position and no one wants to mess with him))
    Person 2 (tells his side)
    Officer (creates law to keep Person 2 in his good graces…)

  42. BostonEd

    On July 10, 2008 at 11:46 am


  43. farty mcfart fart

    On July 13, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    oh i was arrested and put in jail for #22…….. wat a night

  44. dingdong

    On July 23, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    i dont know is it just me?
    because i don’t understand #20 at all, because to me it would seem you would have to lose your virginity in another state for it to be legal…

  45. Nothing Nobo

    On August 7, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    In Massachusetts, it is legal for two men to get married, and for two women.

  46. new york building jumper

    On August 8, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    i jumped a inch high building in nyc and now the cops are after me

  47. me

    On August 22, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    americans are craaazy

  48. dude

    On September 11, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    sweet site hahahahahaahahahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahaha…………………sorry that was kinda abnoxious..!

  49. Crazy Girl

    On September 13, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Lol. I live in Alaska, and its illegal to drop a moose from a flying plane here. :D

  50. Vince

    On September 17, 2008 at 11:32 am

    What the Hell!!

  51. Me...

    On September 28, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    But…but… I don’t bathe every time before I got to bed and I live in Mass…I’m going to jail o_O

  52. someone

    On October 23, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    who carries a violin in a paper bag anyway!

  53. Mrsfuturedoughnuthole

    On October 27, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    in ohio it is illeagal to put an ice cream cone in your pocket, and to walk a cow on center ridge road!!! lol who would walk a cow on center ridge road anyway, in a major cty?!?!?!?

  54. Tyler from Washington state

    On October 31, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    I want to know if you can own an ugly horse cus it just says you can’t ride it

  55. Dieter Hentz

    On November 11, 2008 at 1:40 pm


  56. albereeeeeeeeta

    On December 1, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    you cant have sex with a virgin? then how do virgins becomee uh, well, not virgins? then no one has sex. ever. thats stupid and confusing especially for a blonde!

  57. alota8394809283

    On December 13, 2008 at 1:04 am

    i like #19 haaaaaaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaaaa

  58. sahvdhvgasvgd

    On December 13, 2008 at 1:05 am

    weird stuff

  59. Fifi

    On December 13, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    In Pennsylvania, it’s against the law to tie a dollar bill on a string on the ground and pull it away when someone tries to pick it up…..

    Well what about sticking a penny to the floor with glue/chewing gum? you get the same amount of pleasure out of the victims suffering so would that be the same thing!?

  60. blayde hemmings

    On December 29, 2008 at 2:01 am

    that is some extremely interesting information. i will definately be using these facts when playing trivial pursuit with my buddies on saturday. its going to be fantastic. thank you so much.

    kind regards,
    Blayde Hemmnings

  61. Canada

    On January 3, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Oh, well then I guess I can’t go to Devon, Texas I always make furniture naked!

  62. Sabrina

    On January 13, 2009 at 7:11 pm


  63. ledzep330

    On January 15, 2009 at 5:34 am

    if i lived in america i would have broken most of them already

  64. juggalotus

    On February 10, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    these are some funny laws!!!

  65. :)

    On February 10, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    are these real?

  66. donkey man

    On February 14, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    these laws probably dont even exist they are so rediculous!!! some of them are pretty funny though

  67. cheesey

    On March 1, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    they’re real, thats how common law works

  68. srawberry555

    On March 5, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    o.m.g. these are the most hilarious laws i have EVER seen please find more and put them on tour website!

  69. strawberry555

    On March 5, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    COOL those are super interesting i really hope that you find more so you can put them on because you only have 25 . . . no offense. anyway gotta go, hope you find more , good luck!

  70. person

    On March 15, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    these were sooooo funny. i just don’t get # 20????

  71. anonymous

    On March 29, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Thanx 4 that. I have to do an informative speech and im going to do it on crazy laws.

  72. mando

    On April 21, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    i live in mass, and i took a shower on sunday

  73. ted

    On May 1, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    who made these laws?

  74. luis

    On May 9, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    ppl if you like this go here

  75. Liam

    On May 20, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    great stuff i really like it i will reserch more on it KAPI (means awesome in MOARI)

  76. Sharlette

    On May 20, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    iz that for real so funny LOL (laugh out loud)

  77. horse

    On May 20, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    with the one that says its illeagle to ride an ulgy horse, it maby is ulgy to some people but it might not be ulgy to them

  78. another

    On May 20, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    its illeagel to fly with a rooster in a hot air balloon in new zealand

  79. Bob

    On May 22, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    These laws are stupid but hilarious!!!

  80. mike

    On May 25, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    uh oh…i was in new york and i jumped off of a lego built building, im in trouuuble

  81. jackie

    On May 29, 2009 at 4:02 am

    Washington is weird..

  82. bowknutt

    On June 9, 2009 at 5:06 am

    this is so wierd funny lol

  83. hahha

    On June 9, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    i think these are rocking cool im so gonna put these in my presentation!!!

  84. roger

    On June 21, 2009 at 2:09 am

    it is illegal to have sex with a virgin? haha! then how do deflower them? LOL!

  85. Cheryl Butler

    On June 24, 2009 at 6:00 am

    In Memphis Tn its a law that any man, when his wife is driving, must run in front of her waving a red flag in warning to other drivers. Sexist much? Funny too, tho so I thought I’d share. Men, plz don’t make me regret it….

  86. steve

    On June 24, 2009 at 8:22 am

    For #21, urinating while standing makes too much noise and will wake the neighbor in the apartment next door.

  87. mtrader

    On June 24, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    These are great. I suppose that when these laws were passed they seemed OK, but now they are just fun to read. Be careful someone will try to make trouble for you with one of these old-out-dated laws.

  88. Mitch from Calgary

    On July 26, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Wow I have never seen a horse pole in Calgary LOL that’s so weird xD

  89. Leanna

    On August 26, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    these are all crazy laws. if i was living in any of these states and i brokw ine of thise laws it would be funny….

  90. Lil

    On September 22, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    It amazes me how stupid laws can get. Who ever comes up with most of them doesn’t think about what they’re actually saying. You know people break them all the time because they don’t know that they exsist. You just can’t take them seriously But I must say, I find stupid laws quite amusing! A town in Alabama doesn’t allow people to wear heals.

  91. Ann Griffin

    On September 22, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    There was a show on Canadian tv years ago called “This is the Law,” where a panel would try to guess the crazy law enacted in a short video clip. One nutty one I remember was it is illegal (somewhere) to change gears while crossing a railroad track.

    As a former Calgarian, I love the one about hitching posts for horses. During Stampede week this is likely quite handy. I remember hitching posts there during my childhood. Most people used them for bicycle racks.

  92. Kim

    On September 22, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Loved it. (although it just confirms how crazy Americans really are… seeing as most of the laws are in the USA). In Australia it is a criminal offence to Commit Suicide. If you Commit Suicide you will be sent to jail! It is also a criminal offence to wear a flannel shirt and a woollen cap in the city… or at least it should be!

  93. Guru

    On September 25, 2009 at 3:58 am

    The 14th law is one of the funniest law i have ever seen.

  94. edie

    On January 22, 2010 at 11:13 am

    ha well inst everyone a virgin in washington

  95. chuncanchucanmach

    On January 24, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    ya how can u have sex if ur not aloud to do a virgin then u would all be virgins and it s why im canadian biatch!!!!!!!!

  96. fun man

    On February 4, 2010 at 12:24 am

    who forgets wifes birthday

  97. badeed

    On February 20, 2010 at 8:34 am

    “in California it is illegal for a vehicle without a driver to exceed 60 miles per hour.”

    who they gona arrest the car?

  98. bryan robertson

    On February 28, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    @ fun man

    I did forget…and I paid for it, dearly.


    On April 16, 2010 at 10:44 am

    no. 17 is in effect in australia too, with the extention of the by-law allowing that person to vote while still on the horse indoors

  100. l-antonio

    On April 18, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Brytta- i think it would be mice

  101. Hev

    On June 4, 2010 at 2:17 am

    In Montana, if more than 5 Native Americans approach your covered wagon, you MAY fire at will.. (yup still a valid law folks)

  102. josh

    On June 13, 2010 at 3:07 am

    i live in califronia and its true my dad had to get a hunting lisence to set a mouse traps for our old house! XD

  103. joao

    On June 22, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    in my country its ilegal to smash your fatherĀ“s genitals…

  104. Hunter

    On October 14, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    funny but fake i can tell cuz i live in ma and theres no law saying u have to take a bath and i dont even take baths im 12 i would hav e been arrest 1000s of times but still so funny lmfao

  105. matt

    On October 31, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    these are brilliant but although the may not be in force today they are laws that are no longer enforced due to common sense i guess that or they never stopped these laws :) good article

  106. a person

    On June 3, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Niiiice! In some state in the US it’s illegal to get a fish drunk. LoL XD

  107. Hamza

    On July 29, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Im from jidda theres many rules

  108. Odd Toddler

    On March 24, 2012 at 12:52 am

    I got arrested for #26

  109. jeevan

    On December 5, 2012 at 2:23 am

    we,indians are safe from all these weird laws ohhhss!

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