Top 10 Weirdest Laws in the World

The Top Ten
1 In Cali, Colombia, a woman may only have sex with her husband, and the first time this happens her mother must be in the room to witness the act

Not true. I Married a Colombian women, did not happen and she never heard of this law. Her married friends and relatives say the same, not true.

So... women can only have sex if the mother watches? What if the sex is WITH the mother? Or it is a gay relationship with two MEN?

I mean I'm religious and I believe you should only have sex with your spouse but don't you think mum should stay out of it?

2 The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia is decapitation

But don't you do it alone anyway? How would you get caught? And just imagine how embarrassing it would be when you do get caught. "You are sentenced to death for playing with your genitals! "

I would think that they would cut something else off...

I would have been dead a LOONG time ago... Yes, I will admit.

But come on, who hasn't?

3 In Lebanon men are legally allowed to have sex with animals, but the animals must be female. Having sexual relations with a male animal is punishable by death

That is absolutely false. As a Lebanese, I have never heard of that rule (nor is it even remotely acceptable) of a man or woman to have sex with any animal. This seems like hate speech.

Hi honey, did you have a daily sheep today? Glad I am not a female and live there!

Why is it always the top ones that are about SEX! Sorry... just my opinion

4 Topless saleswomen are legal in Liverpool, England, but only in tropical fish stores

Well there's something I've never witnessed on a trip across the river...

I feel jealous of the fisher-salesmen.

5 In Iceland, it is illegal to own a dog

I fully agree with that law. No living being should ever be owned. You own inanimate objects, property, NOT living beings. I'm so fed up with this mentality that other species should be owned, and should be forced to live in human homes. Just let them live their own lives. If they want human interaction, they'll seek it out. They're not stupid creatures, like most humans are.

So, person-Who-I-don't-know-their-name, your saying that no animal should be owned. If you didn't realize, there are some dogs out their who are living in the wilderness, no food, water, shelter, love, care... It is our job, to not "own" exactly, but to care for the pups and other animals out there alone and suffering. We give them food, water, etc, in return for their love and affection. We are basically saving them from something terrible happening to them (AKA death).

6 In Saudi Arabia, women are not allowed to drive a car in public

Saudi Arabia treats women like property. All women are forced to marry, but to love someone. Raping a woman is also legal, until she is well. Having 3 wifes at a single time is also legal.

This is so dumb, so in Saudi Arabia women are just a sex machine this is awful...

Really? They can't drive in public? Sexist as hell Saudi Arabia is! And I'm a guy!

7 It is illegal to kiss your wife on Sundays in Grand Haven, Michigan

How would they know if you kissed your wife?

8 In Bahrain a male doctor may legally examine a woman's genitals, but is forbidden from looking directly at them during the examination. He may only see their reflection in a mirror

I'm Muslim too but in my Muslim country we never practice this!

It really does not make a difference.

9 Chewing Gum is Banned - Singapore

Even though Singapore sounds like the coolest place, it sucks that you can't chew gum. I guess that's one of the many reasons it's so clean.

Is it like the equivalent to smoking pot?

That sounds stupid if I was in Singapore I would be spending my life in jail

10 In Hong Kong a betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill her adulterous husband, but may only do so with her bare hands

So if she shanks him, she goes to prison but if she strangles him nobody cares?

What? This is so fake, please do some research before making a list..

Non-senses! No such thing!
Hong Kong law and regulations are backboned by British law.

The Contenders
11 In Swaziland, teenage girls were forbidden to have sex for 5 years to prevent AIDS

I think this rule is for the best. Having sex while you are a teenager is disgusting, repulsive, a serious sin, and entirely counter-intuitive. This may sound wrong, but if you want to do it so bad, just masturbate.

Rock Fashionista: Masturbating is a sin as well, did you not read the Bible? Do you masturbate? Are you seriously Christian? You must be a teenager who's parents influenced the religion on you, and you got no idea.

PS: I'm an atheist.

Shouldn't be on here. It is better to be a virgin than to be Aids patient. Perverts put it here.

12 People who do not own a burial plot will not be buried when they die - France
13 In Santa Cruz, Bolivia it is illegal for a man to have sex with a woman and her daughter at the same time

How is anyone suppost to know if they are having sex and how would you do that at the same time anyway? What the heck would be wrong with that person but how is that a law

What if daughter dose not like it.

This is just weird who the hell is gonna make love to a women and her daughter

14 It's illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament in England

What are they gonna do, arrest you after you are dead? How does that make any sense? You cannot help it when you die. I always thought English people were weird. This law helps me prove I'm right. That is to stupid!

It's actually because it falls under the jurisdiction of the coroner of the Queen's household.

Laugh out loud! What are they going to do? Take a dead guy to court?

15 Muslims banned from looking at the genitals of a corpse. This also applies to undertakers; the sex organs of the deceased must be covered with a brick or a piece of wood at all times

So does that mean that if a Muslim visitor visits a history museum, he or she will get arrested just for looking at the penis of a mummy?

If you like it then you better put a brick on it? Don't they have sacred cloth or something?

Wouldn't it be more practical to use a towel or paper rather than a brick?

16 Brazilian men are allowed to return non-virgin brides

I'm Brasiliam,
There's no rules for that.
Country of Carnaval.
Everyday someone would give they bridge back.

17 Carpooling is not allowed if you live in Canada

Lie! We Canadians carpool a lot, and we even have designated areas for carpoolers!

This is false. Carpooling is very common in Canada, and we have carpooling lanes

I'm Canadian, and that's just a lie!

18 In North Carolina it's illegal to sing off key

How is this illegal in that state? I'm pretty sure some people can't sing on key to an entire song for a length of 3-5 minutes.

Although autotune sucks, this is just insane. Real voices are never on key all the time, there are occassional errors.

If this is true, then I am lucky to be alive.

19 It Is Illegal In Ney York to Throw Salmon at Mailmen

Don't we give our local mailman enough pain and misery?

Who the heck has made these rules?

20 In most Middle Eastern countries, after having sexual relations with a lamb, it is a mortal sin to eat its flesh
21 In Finland, traffic fines are calculated as a percentage of the offender's income

And how exactly is that a weird law?
Logically, it makes sense that someone earning 100 times as much as the average person has to pay a lot more to make him care about the fine.

I wish they had that in america.

22 You can't pee in public in The USA and England

This is so stupid. I live in the USA and I've peed in public restrooms all around amusement parks, LA, San Francisco, NYC, Vegas, Disney, malls, etc and I've NEVER gotten arrested from it.

Uhh... I think this law is understandable for big cities and stuff, but for countryside, I think it's just a useless ban.

I think it means like, peeing in a town square or on a public, traffic-filled road.

23 It's illegal to sell sex toys in the state of Alabama

But if you live there, can you go to the next state buy one and bring it back with you? They say illegal to sell, not to own

If this is true, then this is a smart law.

24 In the Netherlands, you are allowed to smoke cannabis but not tobacco (in public places)

This is not true. You cannot smoke in public places, that's true. But you also cannot smoke cannabis in public places. And with public places I mean hotels, restaurants, bus and train stations, club and bars etc.
However most club and bars you can smoke there, even though the law not to smoke. In restaurant, shops and hotels you still can't smoke. In coffeeshops, the one without coffee ;) you can smoke

It should be that way! Cannabis is not harmful in anyway and it cures epilepsy and cures some types of cancers and no one has died from it, while tobacco on the other hand has no medicinal benifits and tobacco kill around 1.3 million people per year.

25 You can't poo in public in France, but you can pee
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