Strange laws around the world

Published: 11th July 2009
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There are many strange laws still in operation around the world. Most are no longer enforced, but technically you could be prosecuted if you break the following laws.


• In Ohio it is illegal to get a fish drunk.

• If you are in a plane over Alaska you can't look at a Moose.

• In Tennessee, it is illegal to drive if you are asleep.

• In Alabama it is illegal to drive while blindfolded.

• In New York, it is illegal to drive a car if you are blind.

• In Missouri, a permit is required if a man wants to shave.

• In Virginia, chickens must lay their eggs between 8am and 4pm.

• In Indiana, it is illegal to dress Barbie in Ken's clothes.

• In Kentucky it is illegal to paint your lawn red. Any other colour is fine.

• In Florida unmarried women can be jailed if they parachute on a Sunday.

• In Miami, it is illegal to imitate an animal.

• In Los Angeles, it is illegal to tell a customer you are really an actor.

• In Kentucky, you must bath at least once a year.

• In North Carolina it is illegal for dogs and cats to fight.

• In Philadelphia you can't put pretzels in bags.

• Corruption is illegal in Virginia, except for politicians, who are allowed to be as corrupt as they like.

• In Pennsylvania, it is illegal to put a dollar on a string and pull it away when someone tries to pick it up.


• It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.

• A pregnant woman can legally urinate anywhere she wants, including if she requests, in a policeman's hat.

• A bed may not be hung out of a window.

• It is illegal to eat mince pies on 25th December.

• Damaging grass is illegal.

• In York it is legal to murder a Scotsman within its ancient city walls but only if he is carrying a bow and arrow.

• In Liverpool, it is illegal for saleswomen to be topless, but only in tropical fish stores.

• In London, taxis are required to carry a bale of hay and a sack of oats.


• 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.

• In Toronto in Canada, it is illegal to drive a street car on a Sunday if you have been eating garlic.

• In France it is illegal to name a pig Napoleon

• In Israel, it is illegal to pick your nose on a Sunday.

• In Iceland, it is illegal to blow on lampposts.

• In Hong Kong, a woman can kill her husband if he has cheated on her. She must use her bare hand though. This isn't a requirement for the man's lover, who can be killed by any means necessary.

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

• In Space, it is illegal to hear someone deliberately.

London Solicitors

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