10 Most Ridiculous Laws From Around The World

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07 Dec 09 at 08 30 am | posted by Marium
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10 Most Ridiculous Laws From Around The World
Law is a set of rules that are designed to maintain order and protect people from harm. But some laws do nothing other than fooling the people around. Below is a list of ten such ridiculous laws.
1.  

Death in the House of Parliament

Law: It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament, London

Too late to take any legal action against the criminal in this case. Easily the most stupid law ever to be passed.
2.  

Flushing in Switzerland

Law: Flushing the toilet after 10 pm where the person lives in an apartment is illegal in Switzerland

Instead of doing something about the plumbing the government took an easy way out by inventing this law that restricts people living in apartments from flushing their toilets after 10 pm. So whether you relieve yourself and leave the house stinking or you just wait till morning, the choice is completely yours.
3.  

Freedom to urinate

Law: In United Kingdom, a pregnant woman can legally urinate anywhere she wants, including if she requests, in a policeman's hat

Such a thing would be a definite treat for the tourists who come all over the world to see the Royal Guards. Being pregnant isnít such a bad thing after all.
4.  

Blindfolded driving

Law: In Alabama, it is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while driving a vehicle

The stupid thing about this law is the fact that it even exists, I mean isnít it obvious that you have to keep your eyes open while you drive, or the people of Alabama are so dumb that the state actually had to pass such a law.
5.  

Matrimonial false teeth

Law: Women in Vermont, USA must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth

Unbelievable, but true, women living in Vermont will be breaking the law if they get false teeth without a proper written permission from their husbands. Where did this law originate from is still a mystery, but Iím assuming that a group of middle aged men invented it to torture their wives. I wonder where all the womenís rights workers were when this law was being legalized.
6.  

Medical piety in Bahrain

Law: A male doctor in Bahrain can only examine the genital of a woman in the reflection of a mirror

This law was probably passed for religious purposes, but this is plain stupid, because whether looking directly, or through a mirror, you are, in any case peeking into a womanís private organs. A law that prohibited male doctors to examine female genital organs in any way would have been a more sensible one.
7.  

Internet access not allowed

Law: It was illegal to get internet access in Burma

Even though the ban on this infamous law has been partly lifted, I had to include it in my list because this is one of the most bizarre things Iíve ever come across. In 2001, the Burmese government allowed limited internet access of some website, but the internet traffic still has to pass through government servers. The Burmese sure do take their internet censorship seriously.
8.  

Chewing gum in Singapore

Law: Chewing gum is illegal in Singapore

Ever thought that chewing a gum could land you in jail? Well in Singapore it can! This law was passed in 1992 because people used to stick gum under places like chairs and tables instead of disposing them off properly. An irritating habit no doubt, but this is too harsh a punishment. This law was revised in 2004, allowing gum to only those who need help in quitting their smoking habits. Hence gum is available at pharmacies only and you canít purchase it without a proper medical prescription.
9.  

Visitorsí toilet

Law: In Scotland, if someone knocks on your door and requires the use of your toilet, you must let them enter

Although this law must have been passed to benefit those who need to use the loo and canít find any public toilets, but still it is very dangerous. What if a crook entered your house with the excuse of using the toilet and then robs you off. Installing more public toilets in the country would be a better solution if you ask me, I would rather break the law by refusing a stranger to use my toilet than getting robbed!
10.  

Single parachuting

Law: Single women canít parachute on Sundays in Florida

If youíre a single woman and parachuting in the Ďsunshine stateí on a Sunday, the only place that youíll be landing on is the police station thanks to this senseless law. Women who break this law are usually fined, but an arrest can also be made.
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Comments (34)
  • Justin - home improvement contra
    I hope all the plumbers reading this realize what a goldmine could be waiting for them in Switzerland. Or perhaps it's a goldmine for perfumer companies?
  • Steve G.
    It's illegal to make a U-turn in Columbus, OH. We lived there for several years and I still laugh about it.
  • JenniferJ
    I have been told on several occasions that it is illegal for a front seat passenger to sleep while a car is moving in Colorado. Coloradans have verified this to me but I have never checked out the validity. You can sleep in the back seat though.
  • Roger
    It's not illegal to chew gum in Singapore. But it's illegal to import it, sell it, or of course, to stick it on the bottom of a restaurant table!
  • MM
    "...or the people of Alabama are so dumb that the state actually had to pass such a law." Yeah, like that stupid Rosa Parks. Or Surgeon General David Satcher. Or Hank Aaron, Tallulah Bankhead, Nat "King" Cole, Hank Williams, Zelda Fitzgerald, Lionel Hampton, Helen Keller, Harper Lee, Carl Lewis, Willie Mays, Jim Nabors, Jesse Owens, and Jimmie Ridgers.
  • Sam
    The only reason you can't die in the houses of parliament is because if you do, you have to be given a state funeral. Which they don't want to give to just anybody...
  • Dave
    I remember being told a few years ago that, in Kearny, NJ, it is illegal to wear someone else's clothes on a Sunday.
  • jan
    I'm from switzerland. we have some silly laws here. for example it's illegal to build a minaret. http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/11/29/switzerland.minaret.referendum/index.html but I have never heard of that law above. I can flush whenever I want. :)
  • Tim
    These are great ... I have a list of other funny dumb laws found at http://tjshome.com/dumblaws.php
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    Did you know that men can't be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown in Miami, Florida which is also where I live!!
  • Dan
    @Steve G U-turns are also illegal in most urban areas of Canada, at least in Alberta.
  • c0ma
    funny laws, really boring commentary.
  • Shenila
    LOL.. Marium you are wonderful yaar.. I never knew you were so talented.. Good work and keep it up.. Muaaah..
  • LOLSTFU
    @MM:any reason youre randomly bitching about this? there are far more important things to complain about, so give it the fuck up kid.
  • asraiya
    What about the 2-3 states in the South where sodomy is still technically illegal even if it s between a straight married couple?! That s more interesting than chewing gum, yeah? :P
  • Quayarra Zehner
    i am so glad i live in washington cause you can get away with alot more stuff. But like chewing gum and stuff, that is just f-ing ridiculous in washington you can even spit your gum out in front of a cop and he will only do something if he is bored... or just feels like being a dick.. but other than that it s pretty easy going...
  • unknown
    In Baltimore, It is illegal to take a lion to the movies. It is against the law to throw a ball at someone s head for fun. in new york In Carmel, A man cannot be seen in public while wearing a jacket and pants that do not match. in some place idk, it is legal to kill a bear but illegal to disturb a sleeping bear
  • dfkdl

    Half of these laws don't exist. All countries have their laws published on the internet, provide links if you make a statement. Not flushing after 10pm in CH... Yeah right.

  • Aurell

    some of these aren't even real ; as well as the singapore one. (you just can't import it and all like someone else said). but it IS illegal to spit. :U

  • CJ
    @MM:

    Jesse owens is the only one that rings a bell there.

  • CJ
    @MM:

    Also it is illegal in Britain for a man to smile at another man in a suggestive way.

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    Wtf, these are beyond stupid

     

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  • Colorado Nursing Home Neglect
    Most of the laws sounds quite weird to me but the law that stops people from chewing gum in Singapore is really a very good one. Thanks for sharing the information with us...
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