When it comes to laws, truth is stranger than fiction!
We are dedicated to building the repository of dumb laws on our puny planet. Whether they’re Republicans or Democrats, Labour Party, or Conservative Party, Obama or Bush, no government has a monopoly on creating stupid laws. Although the bulk of our laws come from the United States, we have a large and growing collection from other countries – Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, Mexico, and many others. Our collection is expanding daily, so visit often for updates! Thanks to many contributors, we now have the largest collection of dumb laws on the Internet!
Most Popular Stupid Laws
- A man can legally beat his wife, but not more than once a month.
- If you are released from prison, you must be given a handgun with bullets and a horse.
- You may shoot Native Americans if more than five of them are on your property.
- It’s illegal to carry a Bible or to talk to anyone about Jesus Christ.
- All business signs in the province of Quebec must be in French.
- Since 1173 it has been illegal to die.
- It is considered an offense to shower naked.
- Eating a neighbor’s baby is strictly forbidden.
- All lollipops are banned.
- It is illegal to say any sentence containing more than 4 words in English.
Most Recent Stupid Laws
- In Oregon, a dead person cannot be required to serve on a jury.
- In Illinois, animals can be sent to jail.
- It was once illegal to not wear clothes while taking a bath in a bathtub.
- It is illegal to paint a horse in Vermont.
- It is illegal to own gold
- It is illegal to store your own stuff in your own garage
- Atheists are disqualified from holding office or testifying as witness.
- An invitation from a third party trumps a restraining order
- A statute forbids people in bathing suits from appearing uncovered on the streets in Waikīkī.
- Surfers must express themselves using a vocabulary of no more than one hundred words.
Random Stupid Laws
- Saloonkeepers had to post the names of habitual drunkards if so requested by the local sheriff or members of the imbibers immediate families.
- Saying the name “George Washington” without adding the phrase “blessed be his name,” can land you with a fine of up to fifty cents.
- In an animal shelter, lizards and snakes are treated under the same guidelines as cats and dogs.
- If one loses their pet tiger, they must notify the authorities within one hour.
- You may not make love in a freezer.
- It is illegal to eat grass from any area where sheep or cows are grazing.
- You may not walk your cattle on the street on Sunday.
- Women may not expose their breasts while performing “topless dancing”.
- Citizens may not be caught downtown without at least 10 dollars on their person.
- It is illegal for a man to beat his wife with a strap wider than 2 inches without her consent.