Bizarre Laws

A collection of bizarre laws from around the world


Obey SignEnglish Males over the age of 14 are required to undertake 2 hours of longbow practice every week under the supervision of the local clergy.

In Chester you can only shoot a Welshman with a bow and arrow within the city walls after midnight. However, in Hereford it is illegal to shoot a Welshman with a longbow on a Sunday in the Cathedral Close. It’s still legal to shoot a Scotsman in York with a bow and arrow at anytime except Sundays providing he also is carrying a bow and arrow.

It is illegal for a lady to eat chocolates on a public conveyance.
It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament. (I wonder what the punishment is?)
It is illegal for a woman to be topless in Liverpool except as a clerk in a tropical fish store

If someone knocks on your door in Scotland and requires the use of your toilet, you are required to let them enter.
A pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants, including in a policeman’s helmet.
The Highway Code does not say that drivers must not run over people.

Florida has some very strange laws including;

It is an offence to shower naked.
You may not fart in a public place after 6 P.M. on Thursdays.
Women may be fined for falling alseep under a hair dryer.
If you tie an elephant to a parking meter, you must pay the same parking fee as you would for a vehicle.
It is illegal for men to be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.
Unmarried women are not allowed to parachute on a Sunday.

Other strange US laws

Bees are forbidden to fly over the village or through any of its streets. (Kirkland, Illinois)
It is illegal to count backwards audibly in hexadecimal. (Cupertino, California)
You cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time. (L. A, California)
Riding a pedal cycle at over 65 miles per hour. (Connecticut)
It is unlawful to walk backwards after sunset. (Devon, Connecticut)
Mourners at a wake may not eat more than three sandwiches. (Massachusetts)
Women are not allowed to wear patent-leather shoes in case the reflection shows up their dress. (Cleveland, Ohio)
Iit is illegal to carry a concealed weapon that is over six feet in length. (Seattle, Washington)

From around the world

Masturbation is punishable by beheading. (Indonesia)
It is illegal to pick your nose on a Saturday. (Israel)
It is illegal to name a pig Napoleon. (France)
It is illegal to forget your wife’s birthday. (Samoa)
It is illegal to name any animal you plan to eat. (Australia)
It is illegal to urinate in the ocean. (Portugal)

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