The Strangest Laws That Ever Existed

Posted By Ben Goulding, 15 February, 2010 | permalink

When I heard that it is illegal to chain an alligator to a fire hydrant in the state of Michigan, it got me thinking… what other unusual laws are there around the world? Here are a few I thought you might like.

  • Alaska law says that you can’t look at a moose from an airplane.
  • In Athens, Greece, a driver’s license can be lifted by the law if the driver is deemed either ‘poorly dressed’ or ‘unbathed’.
  • In Ohio it is illegal to get a fish drunk.
  • In Tennessee, it is against the law to drive a car while sleeping.
  • On the island of Jersey it’s against the law for a man to knit during the fishing season.
  • In Miami, it is forbidden to imitate an animal
  • In England, it is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament
  • In Quebec, Canada, an old law states that margarine must be a different colour from butter.
  • In Hong Kong, a woman can kill her husband if he has cheated on her. She must use her bare hand though.
  • It is illegal to sell an ET doll in France.
  • If a whale is found on the British coast, the King can claim the head and the Queen has a legal right to the tail
  • Pregnant women in the UK are allowed to relieve themselves anywhere they want.
  • In New York, it is against the law for a blind person to drive an automobile.
  • In Alabama it is illegal to drive while blindfolded.

If you’ve got any more, let us know in the comments!

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