Mega List of the World’s Weirdest Laws

If you think Weird laws are exclusive to the United States, think again. Dumb and Weird laws are everywhere! Some are reminiscent of past times — from as far as 19th century — that are still on the books and others are the work of the contemporary minds of brilliant politics. Many of the laws on this list have been verified to be true, however, many were taken from scattered sources and its veracity is hard to prove. We would recommend taking them with a grain of salt and not try to use them in your favor in court, or else you may end up bending over to catch your soap… in jail. You can help us make the list bigger and better by sharing any other weird laws you may know about.

  1. In England, all men over the age of 14 must carry out two hours of longbow practice a day.
  2. In Florida, USA, unmarried women who parachute on Sundays can be jailed.
  3. In the UK, it is illegal for Members of Parliament to enter the House of Commons in full armor.
  4. In London, England, it is illegal to flag down a taxi if you have the plague.
  5. In Bahrain, a male doctor may legally examine a woman’s genitals but is forbidden from looking directly at them during the examination; he may only see their reflection in a mirror.
  6. It’s a felony in McClure Town, Wyoming, USA, to breastfeed someone else’s baby without the express written permission of the Major League Baseball.
  7. In Rathbun, New Mexico, USA, it’s a crime to share an apple pie with a school teacher at a restaurant.
  8. In Santa Ana County, Colorado, USA, it’s illegal to serve gasoline as a beverage.
  9. Under the Vermont State Constitution, in USA, it’s punishable by a $8,000 fine to laugh at a lawyer joke.
  10. In Liverpool, UK, it is illegal for a woman to be topless in public unless she is employed in an exotic fish shop.
  11. In Greece, a driver’s license can be revoked if the person appears poorly dressed or unwashed.
  12. In Texas, USA, it’s a misdemeanor for lawyers to drink non-alcoholic beer with their friends.
  13. The head of any dead whale found on the British coast is the property of the King and the tail belongs to the Queen – in case she needs the bones for her corset.
  14. It’s a felony in Denver, Florida, USA, to attempt to bribe an elected official with less than $7,000.


  15. It’s a crime to chew gum while undressed in Oklahoma, USA.
  16. In Burlington, Pennsylvania, USA, it’s against the law to attend church without bringing a loaded gun to ward off Indian attacks.
  17. In the UK, It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.
  18. In Elizabeth County, New Jersey, USA, it’s forbidden to share a T-bone steak with a fireman at a restaurant.
  19. Royal Navy ships that enter the Port of London must provide a barrel of rum to the Constable of the Tower of London.
  20. In Indonesia, it’s illegal to masturbate, the penalty is… decapitation.
  21. In Alexandria, Minnesota, USA, it is illegal for a man whose breath smells of garlic, onions or sardines to have sex with his wife.
  22. In Logan County, Colorado, USA, it is illegal to kiss a woman while she is asleep.
  23. In St. Louis, Missouri, USA, it is illegal for firemen to rescue women who are still in their nightdresses.
  24. In Texas, USA, criminals are required to give their victims at least 24 hours oral or written notice giving details of the crime they are about to commit.
  25. In Baltimore, Maryland, USA, it is a crime to take a lion into a cinema.
  26. According to Tennessee law, it’s illegal for a woman weighting more than 206 pounds (93 kg) to drive a car except during a fire.
  27. It England, it is illegal for a cab in the City of London to carry rabid dogs or corpses.
  28. In Eureka, Nevada, USA, it is illegal for men with moustaches to kiss women.
  29. In Oxford, Ohio, USA, it is illegal for a woman to undress in front of a picture of a man.
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