Here is a list of the world’s craziest laws or urban myths. We are not quite sure about these weirdest laws. Let us know which ones you think are real. They make us just laugh, angry and sad, all at the same time.
- 20. Don’t Feed Pigeons
- 19. Leave Your Bible
- 18. No Atheists in Public Offices
- 16. No Moustache Kiss
- 15. No Dirty Talk
- 14. No Farting on Thursday
- 13. Don’t Sing While The Sun Is Down
- 12. Don’t Forget Wife’s Birthday
- 11. Don’t Change The Bulb
- 10. In France, it’s illegal for women to wear pants
- 9. It is illegal to make funny faces at a dog in Oklahoma
- 8. In Saudi Arabia, Women not Allowed to Drive a Car
- 7. Minnesota’s Strangest Law
- 6. Divorce is Illegal in Philippines and Vatican
- 5. Being Overweight Is Illegal in Japan
- 4. Don’t pay unless full – Denmark
- 3. Don’t die in parliament, it’s the law
- 2. A ban on marriages between first cousins in Utah
- 1. Chewing gum is illegal in Singapore
20. Don’t Feed Pigeons
In San Francisco, there is a law which restricts people on the street from feeding pigeons. If they attempt to do so, they would break the law and thus legal actions can be taken on them. If you think you will spend your day by feeding the pigeons, then think again. So, you should probably leave your bird love at home while in San Francisco.
19. Leave Your Bible
Thinking of taking your Bible to the nearby beach or that wonderful park right beside your house to read, then also get ready to violate the law. In Maldives, the law requires you to leave your Bible at home and not bring it to the outside law. So, one has to quench their thirst for religious and spiritual love and soul in their home only.
18. No Atheists in Public Offices
In seven U.S. states, according to their constitutions, atheists are barred from holding public office. Yes, so you better start believing in God if you want your spot in the public office.
16. No Moustache Kiss
In Iowa, it is illegal for a man with a moustache to kiss a woman in public. So, if you want to kiss the women of your love in Iowa, you either shave off your moustache or do it in your home. Else, get ready to break a law and enrolling yourself as a criminal felon. You may also like; 10 interesting things about kissing.
15. No Dirty Talk
In Oregon, talking dirty while having sex is illegal. Even though they don’t really specify what qualifies as dirty talk. What is interesting is the fact, who keeps record of the fact whether this is actually taking place unless there is a totalitarian government who puts a surveillance camera into the houses of people.
14. No Farting on Thursday
In Florida, it’s illegal to fart in a public place after 6pm on a Thursday. The thing which is interesting is the fact people don’t understand which part of the law is more astonishing – not being able to fart on Thursdays or not being able to fart after 6 pm. So, if you are in Florida on a Thursday after 6pm, you better have a strong digestive system. You may also like; 10 Annoying Habits we should avoid doing in Public.
13. Don’t Sing While The Sun Is Down
In Honolulu, Hawaii it is illegal to sing loudly after sunset. So, all those singers out there, if you are thinking of practising your vocal chords in the evening while enjoying the cool breeze, then be alert, because if you do so, you would be very near to breaking of the place’s law.
12. Don’t Forget Wife’s Birthday
In Samoa it is illegal to forget your wife’s birthday. So, all you people, who have a wife in Samoa, use hat notepad next to you to note your wife’s birthday or note in your smartphone because you do not want to upset your wife and the law, both at the same time by forgetting your wife’s birthday. Here’s 10 Most Cruel Wives.
11. Don’t Change The Bulb
In Victoria, Australia, it is illegal to change a light bulb unless you’re a licensed electrician. So, you better be careful because you do not want to risk getting electrocuted and upsetting the law simultaneously. So, you either call a professional electrician or get yourself a license for the same.
10. In France, it’s illegal for women to wear pants
In 1799, a Paris law made it illegal for women to wear pants in public without special approval from the police. It was once amended in 1892 to allow women to sport trousers while riding horses and again in 1909 to permit the ladies to wear pants while on bicycles. And finally in 2013, the French government has revoked this 214-year-old law.
9. It is illegal to make funny faces at a dog in Oklahoma
In Oklahoma, you can be fined, arrested or jailed for making ugly faces at a dog.
8. In Saudi Arabia, Women not Allowed to Drive a Car
Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world where it is illegal for any woman to drive a car. Right now, it’s illegal for them to vote too, but King Abdullah declared that women will be able to vote and run in the 2015 local elections, as well as be appointed to the Consultative Assembly.
7. Minnesota’s Strangest Law
In Minnesota, USA, it is against the law to hang female and male underwear together on the same washing line.
6. Divorce is Illegal in Philippines and Vatican
You’re still not allowed to get a divorce in Philippines and Vatican. These are the only two countries in the world where divorce is illegal.
In Vatican, You are allowed a divorce even you wish for it. Philippine law, in general, does not provide for divorce for anyone living in the country. The only exception is with respect to Muslims, who are allowed to divorce in certain circumstances.
5. Being Overweight Is Illegal in Japan
Japan is the land that brought us ancient game sumo wrestling, but it is illegal to be fat there. According to the “metabo law”, every men and women aged 40 and over must not have a waist measuring over than 32 inches and 36 inches respectively. For individuals, there is no penalty or punishment in law. It’s aimed at putting pressure on local governments and companies.
4. Don’t pay unless full – Denmark
Denmark is a delightful country, but even more delightful when it comes to hospitality. In Danish restaurants, you don’t have to pay for your food unless, by your own opinion, you are ‘full’ at the end of your meal. If not, you can proceed without paying the bill at all.
There is another craziest law in Denmark, it is illegal to start your car without first checking to see if there are any children sleeping under a car .
3. Don’t die in parliament, it’s the law
It is just one of the craziest laws in Britain that has recently been removed from the rule book. The reason people are banned from dying in parliament is that the buildings count as a Royal Palace. Nigel Cawthorne, author of The Strange Laws of Old England, said: “Anyone who dies there is technically entitled to a state funeral. If they see you looking a bit sick they carry you out quickly.”
2. A ban on marriages between first cousins in Utah
In Utah you can marry your cousin, but only if you are both over the age of 65. Because, you know, when you turn 65 you’re known to have impeccable judgment. Second in our list of craziest laws in the world.
1. Chewing gum is illegal in Singapore
Have you ever thought chewing gum may land you in prison? Yes, It’s happen! Chewing gum is completely illegal in Singapore since 1992. There is a ban on importing chewing gum into Singapore. Under the rule, only nicotine gum is allowed, but even then someone can get it from a doctor with a prescription. No gum is allowed to be bought or sold inside Singapore and there is a $500 fine for spitting out gum on the streets.
There are some laws which we love and there are some which we hate. But there are some laws which just leave us confused. Some craziest laws in the world makes us feel that they have put just to imprison or punish people, like as if they just need a reason to put the ordinary people behind the bars.
P.S – All the suggestions in this list have satirical. If we go by these hideous laws, then we might as well stop living our lives and become dead. You might like; 10 Weird Stories of Chewing Gum.