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 Stupid Laws come from the United States, we have a large and growing collection of laws 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
- If you are released from prison, you must be given a handgun with bullets and a horse.
- A man can legally beat his wife, but not more than once a month.
- 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.
- Since 1173 it has been illegal to die.
- All business signs in the province of Quebec must be in French.
- It is considered an offense to shower naked.
- All lollipops are banned.
- Eating a neighbor’s baby is strictly forbidden.
- 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
- Seven or more Indians are considered a raiding or war party and it is legal to shoot them. (Repealed)
- Persons classified as “ugly” may not walk down any street.
- Any person who leans against a public building will be subject to fines.
- Sandboxes may not be used as ashtrays.
- Women are not allowed to wear anything red in public.
- Gay men are not allowed into public bars unless accompanied by a child.
- If someone steals your horse, there is a law that allows you to publicly hang the person and no law enforcement officer is allowed to stop you.
- Being poor is against the law. Any man not earning a “reasonable” income can be imprisoned.
- It is illegal for a male to be sexually aroused in public.
- Torpedoes may not be set off in the city.