Tuesday, 29 January 2013

The silliest laws of the world

I am currently reading "The World's Best Book", one of the books I bought at the Big Bad Wolf book sale last year. This book, authored by Jan Payne and published in 2008, amuses me with lots of unexpected and unthinkable things that had ever occured on earth related to people, things and places. It's a selection of the best, biggest, bravest, worst, weirdest, wildest, funniest, flashiest, furthest, hottest, highest, hairiest, longest, lowest, loudest, deepest, darkest, deadliest, smallest, smelliest, strongest, most expensive, most venomous, most popular..... and the list continues.

Let me share with you one of the hillarious content of this book:

  1. In Ohio, USA, it is illegal to get a fish drunk. 
  2. In the UK, it is an act of treason to position a postage stamp bearing a king's or queen's head upside down. 
  3. In Victoria, Australia, it is an offence to wear pink hotpants after midday on Sundays. 
  4. In florida, USA, it is illegal for unmarried women to parachute on Sundays.
  5. In England, drivers of black taxi cabs are required to ask all passengers if they have smallpox or the plague.
  6. In China, you are not allowed to rescue anyone who is drowning because it is thought you are interfering with their fate.
  7. In Switzerland, after 10pm, a man may not pee standing up.
  8. In California, USA, it is illegal to set a mousetrap without a hunting licence.
  9. In the city of Joliet in Illinois, USA, a woman can be arrested for trying on for more than six dresses in one shop.
  10. In the UK, any person found breaking a boiled egg at the sharp end can be sentenced to 24 hours in the village stocks.
  11. In France, it is illegal to name a pig Napoleon.
  12. In Milan, Italy, there is a legal requirement to smile at all times, except at funerals or during hospital visits.
  13. In Kentucky, USA, it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon that is more than 1.8 metres long.
  14. Kissing on French railways is forbidden, and in Greece, if a man is caught kissing a woman, the death penalty can be enforced.
  15. In England, any boy under ten years old may not look at a naked shop dummy.
  16. In Beijing, China, you could be fined if you stop your car at a pedestrian crossing to let someone cross the road.
  17. In Alabama, USA, it is not lawful to flick snot into the wind.
  18. In Cester, UK, it is legal to shoot a Welsh person with a bow and arrow, as long as the event occurs within the city walls and it is after midnight.
  19. In Alabama, USA, it is illegal to drive a vehicle while blindfolded.
  20. In Vermont, USA, women must get consent from their husbands before wearing false teeth.
So what do you think about these laws? Whilst it's funny to come across silly laws like these, they indicate that there are many ridiculous behaviours in this world that need serious attention!

Fancy a pink hotpants, anybody? Smile!


  1. Haha, a lot of those are so ridiculous!

    Thanks for the laugh today :)

  2. You're most welcome, sis. ;)



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