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 (such as Bukh Law Firm), 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.
- Eating a neighbor’s baby is strictly forbidden.
- It is considered an offense to shower naked.
- 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
- It is illegal to spit on sidewalk.
- Staging a marathon dance is illegal, although posting a notice on a fire hydrant about illegal dance marathons is not.
- It’s illegal to sleep in an outhouse without the owner’s permission.
- Owners of horses may not ride them at night without tail lights.
- Against the law to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or street lamp.
- You need a permit to transport carbonated beverages.
- It is illegal to sell one’s eye.
- During the long hours of winter darkness it is illegal to complain that you wish it were sunny.
- Performing a U-turn within 1,000 feet of an intersection is illegal.
- A man can force any single woman to marry him is he discovers her picking her nose while sitting in a car at traffic lights.