Crazy Laws around the world

Crazy Laws – Give Us More Funny Thoughts to Ponder

Will and Guy have researched some absolutely crazy laws which have never been repealed and therefore probably still apply in their respective countries:

  • It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament
  • It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British king or queen’s image upside-down
  • It is illegal for a woman to be topless in Liverpool except as a clerk in a tropical fish store
  • Eating mince pies on Christmas Day is banned in Britain
  • The head of any dead whale found on the British coast automatically becomes the property of the King, and the tail of the Queen 
  • If someone knocks on your door in Scotland and needs the use of your toilet, you are required to let them enter
  • In the UK a pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants, including in a policeman’s helmet
  • It is illegal not to tell the tax man anything you do not want him to know, but legal not to tell him information you do not mind him knowing
  • It is illegal to enter the Houses of Parliament wearing a suit of armour
  • In Trinity College students can demand a glass of wine at any time during an exam, provided they are wearing their sword
  • It is legal to murder a Scotsman within the ancient city walls of York, but only if he is carrying a bow and arrow
  • In Ohio, it is against state law to get a fish drunk
  • In England, all men over the age of 14 must carry out two hours of longbow practice a day
  • In England it is illegal to be drunk on Licensed Premises [pubs, clubs and bars, restaurants]
  • In London, it is illegal to flag down a taxi if you have the plague
  • It is illegal for a cab in the City of London to carry rabid dogs or corpses
  • In Florida, unmarried women who parachute on Sundays can be jailed
  • In Scotland it is illegal to be a drunk in possession of a cow
  • In France, it is forbidden to call a pig Napoleon
  • Also in France it is illegal to kiss on railways in France
  • Royal Navy ships that enter the Port of London must provide a barrel of rum to the Constable of the Tower of London
  • In San Salvador, drunk drivers can be punished by death before a firing squad
  • In Vermont, women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth
  • In Massachusetts Christmas was outlawed in 1659
  • In New Hampshire it is against the law to tap your feet, nod your head or in any way keep time to the music in a tavern, restaurant or cafe
  • In Oklahoma criminals can be fined, arrested or jailed for making faces at a dog (Barking Mad)
  • In Germany it is illegal to wear a mask
  • It is illegal for a student to walk through Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, without a sword
  • In Antwerp, Belgium, it is illegal to wear a red hat and walk down the main street
  • In Israel picking your nose on Saturday is forbidden
  • In Singapore failure to flush a public toilet after use may result in a very large fine
  • In Australia it is illegal to dress up as batman


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