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.
- Since 1173 it has been illegal to die.
- All business signs in the province of Quebec must be in French.
- All lollipops are banned.
- It is illegal to say any sentence containing more than 4 words in English.
- Eating a neighbor’s baby is strictly forbidden.
- It is considered an offense to shower naked.
Most Recent Stupid Laws
- In Canada, it’s now legal to engage in oral sex with your pet.
- Royal Navy ships entering the Port of London must provide a barrel of rum to the Constable of the Tower of London.
- It is illegal to ride a cow while drunk.
- In Turin, it is illegal to dye your pet’s fur.
- It is illegal to have a bathtub in a private home in Ohio.
- It is illegal to dress up as a priest on Halloween.
- Bicycles are not allowed in the tennis courts.
- A provision in Lokeren forbids “fortune telling, interpretation of dreams, quackery, and all related practices”.
- Public games are prohibited, unless prior written consent is provided by the mayor at least 8 days in advance.
- Street musicians can be fined for playing off-key.
Random Stupid Laws
- One must obtain a permit from the city to throw hay in a cesspool.
- Skunks may not be carried into the state.
- One may not spit on a bus.
- You may not fart in a public place after 6 P.M. on Thursdays.
- By law anyone criticizing the Khmer Rouge, the Heng Samrin or Hun Sen regimes will have their heads chopped off.
- It is against the city ordinance to hang your clothes outside on a clothesline.
- If a driver in an accident dies the police are still required to do a breathalyzer test to legally be able to determine who was at fault for the accident
- It is illegal to ride bicycles on interstate highways.
- It is illegal to make love on the floor of a hotel room between two double beds.
- It is illegal to spray “silly spring” at parade participants.