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

Lol what the heck

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.

I wouldn't want my mom to see me having sex, and she wouldn't want to watch! Yuck!

It doesn't say a mother has to be blindfolded and how is the gov. Supposed to know when you have sex

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2 The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia is decapitation

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

cutting off their head is ridiculous. Cut the other thing off, the um... you-know-what. - lassidoggy

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! " - Catlover2004

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

But come on, who hasn't?

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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.

How would the guys even do it with the guy animals.. Just saying

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 - HyenaLover

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4 In Iceland, it is illegal to own a dog

Illegal to own a dog?! That is literally the most stupid law in the world. What happens to dogs bred in Iceland? Seriously, would they arrest you for breeding them?!

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.

Most pets are owned because they provide some actual love to the owner, and they don't make you feel lonely. - HyenaLover

What! Seriously?

That is why Iceland people grow up lonely and untrained for the wilderness ( I think this is bull). And that's Why Iceland was not supposed to be a country. ICELAND SUCKS BOI!

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5 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...

Tropical Fish LUV dat kind of stuff - booklover1


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

What's wrong with women drivers? Gender equity! - MChkflaguard_Yt

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...

In Saudi Arabia women are treated like fifth class citizens, it is cruel and needs to stop.

Saudi Arabia hates women, that's for sure... - kaitlynrad11

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

I lived in Michigan but not there my dad would be like " is that the law ok we're moving

Eww... Seriously?! That is like the dumbest law in the world!

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's true, this is a Islam law!

Not true at all!

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

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

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

This should be a worldwide law...

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

10 In Swaziland, teenage girls were forbidden to have sex for 5 years to prevent AIDS

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

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. - RockFashionista

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.

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11 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.

12 Chewing Gum is Banned - Singapore

Schools there with gum.

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

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

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!

These are laws which were made hundreds of years ago but no one has changed, so technically they're still a law. I bet America have some stupid ass laws too.

Do they arrest the dead body? Who thought of this?

Laugh out loud! What are they going to do? Take a dead guy to court? - Randomsoldier23

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14 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 - Cali, Columbia
15 People who do not own a burial plot will not be buried when they die - France
16 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?

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

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

17 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.

18 Carpooling is not allowed if you live in Canada

Not true, we have carpooling lanes and special parking lots for those that will car pool

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

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

Holy crap I'm Canadian and this is so fake. Stupid liars

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

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

Yeah! I would have made that law!

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. - creed99

Why am I not surprised?

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20 In Finland, traffic fines are calculated as a percentage of the offender's income

That's kinda smart - BreakFastBeast2005

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.

So do I a street that is 2 minutes from my house is dangerous and like 43 people would have tickets in the first day

This law is awesome - Beckc

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21 In most Middle Eastern countries, after having sexual relations with a lamb, it is a mortal sin to eat its flesh

LOL dude... now thats made up.

22 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

It's better to have real sex relationship anyway

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

Why do I laugh so hard when I read this? LOL. I mean, come on! They are already bait for dogs, why make it worse?

I have a feeling 99% of this list is false

I'm pretty sure no one does that - Tylerlangford1234

Who the heck has made these rules?

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

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.

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 - GerardSijnstra

Say what?! This must be wrong surely? Little kids getting high on dope fumes?

25 You can't spray paint a duck blue and give it up for sale in Kentucky

And Pea Brained Morons call England stupid, just because of some royalty law about parliament made centuries ago.

Who would do that?!?!

Oddly specific...but I'm sure someone will still break this law.

Okay, I'll just spray paint it red.

26 You can't sell a haunted house in New York without telling the buyer

Actually that is a law in more states than just NY - Johnnyt800

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


28 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.

This is 100% false I live in the USA and this is NOT a law!

It's referring to more of a city/town street. And yes, it is a law. A cop busted my friend doing it a few years back - Johnnyt800

Lieesss! I live in the us and people pee on their trees all the time

29 Tibetan monks need permission to reincarnate

How do this make sense?

30 In the state of New Hampshire, it is illegal to tap to the beat while listening to music in restaurants
31 You can't ride a horse over ten miles per hour in Indiana

I'm pretty sure every law on this list is false. - creed99

Are there any laws on this list that are false? - creed99

32 You can't wake up a bear to take a picture of it in Alaska

Who's gonna wake them up, and serve your flesh to them? Laugh out loud

33 You can rape a lady with a condom with no penalty in China

(a real court case in China in year 2012 or 2013

34 In the whole USA happy birthday song is copyrighted and is illegal to sing in public

This is so wrong on so many levels. I live in the USA and while growing up, my family goes to Chinatown restaurants when my relatives celebrate birthdays and we all sing to them(in Mandarin and English) and NO ONE got arrested for it.

That is completely and utterly false, or my school breaks that like every other week...

Everyone in my state must be lucky if this is true. - Skullkid755

It is copyrighted but it's not illegal to sing, if someone sings it on a T.V. show let's say, they would have to pay a few to the owner of the copyrights. Everyone on here says this list is false but I know that 3 of the laws I've seen on here are true, do some research people.

35 Yellow margarine is illegal in Missouri, US.
36 The head of any dead whale found on the British coast automatically becomes the property of the King. The tail goes to the Queen


37 You can't silly string a house on Halloween night in Hollywood California
38 You can't play pinball until you're an adult in South Carolina

What I live in South Carolina that's not true

39 You can't bowl on the sidewalk in Chicago
40 You can't give away a live goldfish as a prize In Mississippi

I have been to many fairs here. 100% false. - Survivor101

41 You can't honk your horn at a sandwich shop in the middle of the night in Arkansas
42 You can't walk a pig on Miami Beach
43 In Alabama, it is legal to drive down the wrong side of the road, as long as there is a lantern on the front of the car

And than we can watch as a huge car accident happens... Along with a massive explosion

44 It is illegal to use profanity in front of women and children in Michigan

I like this!

45 You cannot push a live moose out of a moving airplane in Alaska
46 You can legally marry a dead person in France

WHY? This is so stupid and gross! Who made up this law?

47 You can't hoot loudly after 11:pm in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
48 You have to pay 60 euro per year to do street performing in Dublin, Ireland

It should be free! After all YOU bought the amplifiers, instruments etc for a reason. Stupid Dublin council! - sryanbruen

49 In Alaska its illegal to see a moose from an airplane

How is this illegal? You can't help what you see!

50 In Washington its illegal to pretend your parents are rich
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1. Chewing Gum is Banned - Singapore
2. 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 - Cali, Columbia
3. In Saudi Arabia, women are not allowed to drive a car in public
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
2. The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia is decapitation
3. It is illegal to kiss your wife on Sundays in Grand Haven, Michigan
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
2. The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia is decapitation
3. Topless saleswomen are legal in Liverpool, England, but only in tropical fish stores

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