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posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 10:19 AM
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Yet another top of something list here although some of these actually gave me a good laugh aswell

Please Enjoy.

1) In Samoa, it’s a crime to forget your own wife’s birthday

2) In Louisiana, biting someone with your natural teeth is considered “simple assault,” but biting someone with your dentures is “aggravated assault.”

3) In the state of Washington, it is illegal to have sex with a virgin under any circumstances.

4) In Switzerland, it is illegal for a man to relieve himself while standing up after 10pm.

5) In Florida, it is illegal to fart in a public place after 6 P.M. on Thursdays.

6) In Massachusetts, it is illegal to go to bed without first having a bath. (However, another law prohibits bathing on Sunday)

7) In Jidda, Saudi Arabia, women were banned from using hotel swimming pools in 1979.

8) In Athens, Greece, a driver’s license can be taken away if the driver is thought to be either “poorly dressed” or “unbathed”

9) In Calgary Alberta, there is still a by-law that requires businesses within the city to provide rails for tying up horses.

10) In Wilbur, Washington, it is illegal to ride an ugly horse.

11) In California it is illegal to set a mouse trap without a hunting license.

12) In France, it is against the law to sell an “E.T” doll. They have a law forbidding the sale of dolls that do not have human faces.

13) In New York, the penalty for jumping off a building is: Death.

14) In Danville, Pennsylvania, all fire hydrants must be checked one hour before all fires.

15) In Pennsylvania, it’s against the law to tie a dollar bill on a string on the ground and pull it away when someone tries to pick it up.

16) In Oklahoma, you can be arrested for making ugly faces at a dog.

17) In California it is illegal for a vehicle without a driver to exceed 60 miles per hour.

18) In Florida men seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown can be fined.

19) In South Carolina it is legal to beat your wife on the court house steps on Sundays.

20) In Salt Lake County, Utah, it’s illegal to walk down the street carrying a violin in a paper bag.

21) England: The head of any dead whale found on the coast of Britain is legally the property of the King. On the other hand, the tail belongs to the Queen.

22) Kentucky: It is illegal to carry a concealed weapon more than six-feet long.

23) Florida: An elephant tied to a parking meter must pay the regular parking fee.

24) Belvedere, USA: No dog shall appear in public without its master on a leash.

25) Under the UK’s Tax Avoidance Schemes Regulations 2006, it is illegal not to tell the taxman anything you don’t want him to know, though you don’t have to tell him anything you don’t mind him knowing.

26) Oklahoma: If dogs wish to congregate in groups of three or more on a private property, they need to obtain a permit which must be signed by the Mayor.

27) Idaho: It is illegal for a man to present a box of chocolates to his girlfriend if it weighs anything less than 50 pounds.

28) Hong Kong: A betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill her adulterous husband, but may only do so with her bare hands. The husband’s lover, on the other hand, may be killed in any manner desired.

29) Los Angeles: While committing a bank robbery, it is illegal to shoot the teller with a water pistol.

30) Blythe, California: A person must own at least two cows before he can be permitted to wear cowboy boots in public.

31) Santa Cruz, Bolivia: It is illegal for a man to have sex with a woman and her daughter at the same time.

32) Thailand: It is illegal to leave your house if you are not wearing underwear.

33) Israel: If you have been maintaining an illegal radio station for five or more years, the station becomes legal.

34) Denmark: Before starting the car, the driver is required to check lights, brakes, steering and honk the horn. He also needs to make a visual check to make sure there are no children underneath the car.

35) 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.

36) England: It is illegal for a male to urinate in public. It is allowed only if the person aims for the rear wheel of his motor vehicle and his right hand is on the vehicle at all the time.

37) York, England: It is perfectly legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow, except on Sundays.

38) In Alabama, it is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while driving a vehicle.

39) Canada: If you are released from prison, it is required that you are given a handgun with bullets and a horse, so you can ride out of town.

40) England: A pregnant woman can legally relieve herself absolutely anywhere she wants; even, if she so requests, in a policeman’s helmet.




posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 10:20 AM
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40) England: A pregnant woman can legally relieve herself absolutely anywhere she wants; even, if she so requests, in a policeman’s helmet.

41) Kentucky, USA: No female shall appear in a bathing suit on any highway within this state unless she is escorted by at least two officers or unless she is armed with a club. The provisions of this statute shall not apply to females weighing less than 90 pounds nor exceeding 200 pounds, nor shall it apply to female horses.

42) Nebraska, USA: A motorist approaching a horse at night must send up warning red rockets and Roman candles, throw a scenic tarpaulin over his car to conceal it from the horse, and take his machine apart and hide the parts in the grass if the tarpaulin doesn't soothe the horse.

43) Memphis, Tennessee: It is illegal for a woman to drive by herself. A man must walk or run in front of the vehicle, waving a red flag in order to warn approaching pedestrians and motorists if the vehicle is going over 5 mph.

44) Texas: When two trains meet each other at a railroad crossing, each shall come to a full stop, and neither shall proceed until the other has gone.

45) Washington, USA: It is mandatory for a motorist with criminal intentions to stop at the city limits and telephone the chief of police that he is entering the city.

46) Kansas state law requires pedestrians crossing the highways at night to wear tail lights.

47) It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.

48) In Florida, unmarried women who parachute on Sundays can be jailed.

49) In Indonesia, the penalty for masturbation is decapitation.

50) It is illegal for a cab in the City of London to carry rabid dogs or corpses.

Umm ye what the hell were these politicions thinking while making this list.



[edit on 9-1-2010 by Rising Against]



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 10:28 AM
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38) In Alabama, it is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while driving a vehicle.


You know, I bet a lot of folks would laugh at this. It's absurd, right?

So for everyone laughing about it do you support similar nonsensical laws as "illegal to text and drive"?

It's just as absurd that an individual would think typing or reading something is safe to do while driving yet morons still do it. These same morons still do it regardless of the laws proving that such laws are not deterrents or making the roads any safer from morons.

To take it a step further, how about "distracted driver" laws? If there is a "distracted driver" law already on the books what is it really worth to start stacking on specific distraction laws like texting or in this case being blindfolded? Stacking on a new specific law where a "distracted driver" law exists is in effect admitting that the "distracted driver" law does not work. So another one on top of it will?

Really, what's the point?



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 10:39 AM
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Man just relax a little bit im just trying to have some fun and highlight some stupid laws that dont make sense at the same time thats all.


Yes that law is stupid but again so is number 1 for example "its a crime to forget your wifes birthday in samoa", They are crazy laws



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 10:46 AM
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You forgot one of the tenants of control that I find hilarious.

This one should be at the top of your list.

Ignorance of the law is no defense!



edit to add-okay, you did not forget, I do like your list.

[edit on 1/9/2010 by endisnighe]



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 10:48 AM
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Great thread friend!

When I was in highschool, my social studies teacher would often show us some of these ridiculous laws for fun.

I think that most of them are just very outdated laws that local governments have forgotten to change, or just don't really ever get broken anymore, so have no need to change.



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 10:51 AM
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Thanks


And yes i think some of them are just hilariously ridiculous and they give me such a laugh when reading some like for example 29) Los Angeles: While committing a bank robbery, it is illegal to shoot the teller with a water pistol.

That's just ridiculous isnt it



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 11:04 AM
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Thanks !!


For giving me a
on our idiot world and a smile from ear to ear !!




posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 11:05 AM
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Awww you missed the best one off the list!

In Chico, California, it’s written as illegal to detonate a nuclear device within city limits under penalty of a $500 fine.

So don't do it!



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 11:06 AM
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Arrggh how could i have missed that one



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 11:13 AM
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I think politicians are drug addicts and lunatics.



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 11:13 AM
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You could almost see a caught bank robber turning in the rest of the gang for a reduced sentence of time served and then get nailed to the wall on the water pistol shooting.



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 11:17 AM
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5) In Florida, it is illegal to fart in a public place after 6 P.M. on Thursdays.



I must admit to myself being a lawbreaker in my own state.

I am really actually sorta tempted to turn myself in to one of the cops I know for this.
At least one of them would get a kick out of it.



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 11:33 AM
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Originally posted by Rising Against

39) Canada: If you are released from prison, it is required that you are given a handgun with bullets and a horse, so you can ride out of town.



I wonder if Karla Homolka was afforded this privilege....



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 12:38 PM
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Funny thing is i REALLY can see that happening




posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 12:48 PM
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reply to post by Rising Against
 


I dont mean to come off as some downer.

A valid point beyond the simple absurdity of law in general is that much of this is indeed consistent of old out of date legislation.

How much of today's frivolous legislation passed with so much fervor and immediacy will, in time, end up on some future list of wasteful and absurd legislation?

People, especially legislators, rarely take a moment to stop, step back and honestly and objectively look at what it is they're doing.

And, it is quite hard to relax when session after session these morons are wasting thousands getting laws enacted that do absolutely no good to anyone that isnt collecting the fines levied. I'm tired of watching liberty disappear to time at the hands of voting mobs of inbreds and paranoids.



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 01:08 PM
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So I wonder....


19) In South Carolina it is legal to beat your wife on the court house steps on Sundays.


If someone does this in reality wouldn't this void out the domestic violence laws since it does say one can literally beat his wife in a place on a day..

Just curious.. I find this law interesting odd.. weird or something...



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 01:30 PM
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Originally posted by Rising Against


43) Memphis, Tennessee: It is illegal for a woman to drive by herself. A man must walk or run in front of the vehicle, waving a red flag in order to warn approaching pedestrians and motorists if the vehicle is going over 5 mph.


not seeing the crazy here.
this seems a logical well thought out piece of legislature here.
finally change we can believe in!



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 01:35 PM
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There was a time when there were water pistols that looked like real guns and even made gun noises. The law could have been made at a time when bank robbers were using these realistic water pistols to hold up banks.



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 02:14 PM
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15) In Pennsylvania, it’s against the law to tie a dollar bill on a string on the ground and pull it away when someone tries to pick it up.

This must have been made because what Bam Margera did on an episode of CKY. It was actually pretty funny and it did happen in Pa.




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