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Stupid Laws

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The idea behind this thread is to post the stupid laws from around the world that you have stumbled across. Hopefully this hasn't been done yet. I'll start with a few.

1. Two bathtubs may not be installed in one house

Prunesdale, California, US

2.Motor vehicles may not drive on city streets unless a man with a lantern is walking ahead them

Redlands, California, US

3.In Trinity college students can demand a glass of wine at any time during an exam, provided they are wearing their sword.

Ireland

4.It was once illegal to not wear clothes while taking a bath

Florida, US

5.All business signs in the province of Quebec must be in French. If the operator wishes to have English on the sign, the French must be at least twice as large as the English is. There are no laws governing the usage of other languages on signs.

Quebec, Canada

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If someone scares you, you can shoot them.

- various locales

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Only a licensed electrician my change a light bulb.

Austrilia

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***Australia^^^^

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Not sure how true this is but apparently it's illegal in San Francisco for an "ugly" person to walk down the street.

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In Oklahoma, if dogs wish to congregate in groups of three or more on a private property, they need to obtain a permit which must be signed by the Mayor.

In Florida, it is illegal to fart in a public place after 6 P.M. on Thursdays.

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.

In Samoa, it is illegal to forget your wife’s birthday.

In Australia, it is illegal to roam the streets wearing black clothes, felt shoes and black shoe polish on your face as these items are the tools of a cat burglar.

(cancels trip to Australia)

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Here are the ones I found:

1. In Mobile, Alabama, it is against the law to throw confetti or spray silly string.

2. In Thailand it is illegal to step on money.

3. In Arkansas there still exists a law that was instated in the 1800s that states a husband is allowed to beat his wife, but only once a month.

4. In Kentucky, a woman cannot remarry the same man more than three times.

5. In England it is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.

6. It is illegal to use a television in Britain without a license. Personally, I think they should change this law to: It is illegal to pay for a TV license when viewers aren't getting good value for money.

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In Australia, it is illegal to roam the streets wearing black clothes, felt shoes and black shoe polish on your face as these items are the tools of a cat burglar.

(cancels trip to Australia)

I guess that means Lawrence Olivier is banished from Australia.

It is illegal for men who have mustaches to kiss women.

Eureka, Nevada

In Liverpool, it is illegal for a woman to be topless except as a clerk in a tropical fish store

UK

a male doctor can only examine the genitals of a woman in the reflection of a mirror

Bahrain

a man may not relieve himself standing up after 10pm

Switzerland

unmarried women who parachute on a Sunday could be jailed

Florida

women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth

Vermont

it is a legal requirement to smile at all times, except funerals or hospital visits

Milan

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Found these in a Bathroom Reader:

It's illegal to ride an ugly horse down the street in Wilbur, Washington

It's illegal to swim on dry land in Santa Ana, California

It's illegal to educate your dog in Hartford, Connecticut

It's illegal for a car to impersonate a wolf in Macomb, Illinois

It's illegal for a horse to eat a fire hydrant in Marshalltown, Iowa

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In Chester, UK, You may only shoot a Welshman with a longbow within the city walls after midnight and until 06.00 am the following day.

Poor Welsh, Always having a tough time off the English.

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Cats are forbidden from entering cemeteries.

Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

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1. It is illegal for a cab in the City of London to carry rabid dogs or corpses.

2. It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British monarch upside down.

3. In France, it is forbidden to call a pig Napoleon.

4. Under the U.K.’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.

5. In Alabama, it is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while driving a vehicle.

6. In Ohio, it is against state law to get a fish drunk.

7. Royal Navy ships that enter the Port of London must provide a barrel of rum to the Constable of the Tower of London.

8. In the U.K., a pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants — even, if she so requests, in a policeman’s helmet.

9. In Lancashire, no person is permitted after being asked to stop by a constable on the seashore to incite a dog to bark.

10. In Miami, Fla., it is illegal to skateboard in a police station.

11. In Indonesia, the penalty for m********ion is decapitation.

12. In England, all men over the age of 14 must carry out two hours of longbow practice a day.

13. 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.

14. In San Salvador, drunk drivers can be punished by death before a firing squad.

15. In the U.K., 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.

16. In Florida, unmarried women who parachute on Sundays can be jailed.

17. In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon more than six-feet long.

18. In Chester, England, Welshmen are banned from entering the city before sunrise and from staying after sunset.

19. 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.

20. In Boulder, Colo., 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."

21. In London, it is illegal to flag down a taxi if you have the plague.

22. 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.

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i looked up archaic Michigan Laws....

It's illegal to kill a dog using a decompression chamber

A woman isn't allowed to cut her hair.. without her husband's permission

No person shall not throw an abandoned hoop skirt into any street or on any sidewalk, under penalty of a five-dollar fine

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