Mar 24, 2004

Weird, But True

It is a law in Singapore that:
"If you are convicted of littering three times, you will have to clean the streets on Sundays with a bib on saying, 'I am a litterer.' This will then be broadcasted on the local news."

The city of Gueleph, Ontario "is classified as a no-pee zone."

In Toronto, Ontario, "you can't drag a dead horse down Yonge Street on a Sunday."

"Residents are not allowed to have an Internet connection faster than 56k" in Uxbridge, Ontario.

In England "it is illegal to be drunk on Licensed Premises (in a pub or bar)", "any person found breaking a boiled egg at the sharp end will be sentenced to 24 hours in the village stocks", and of course "it is legal for a male to urinate in public, as long it is on the rear wheel of his motor vehicle and his right hand is on the vehicle."

Being more specific, in the city of Chester, "you can only shoot a Welsh person with a bow and arrow inside the city walls and after midnight", and in York, "excluding Sundays, it is perfectly legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow."
Sounds kinda violent.

In Liverpool, "it is illegal for a woman to be topless in public except as a clerk in a tropical fish store."

Denmark: "One may not be charged for food at an inn unless that person, by his or her own opinion, is 'full'."

In South Dakota, "no horses are allowed into Fountain Inn unless they are wearing pants" and "it is illegal to lie down and fall asleep in a cheese factory."

Vermont law once said that "it is illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole."

In the same token, in Florida "if an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle."

Also in Florida, the state constitution protects the rights of "freedom of speech, a trial by jury, and pregnant pigs to not be confined in cages" and "a women can be fined (only after death), for being electrocuted in a bath-tub because of using self-beautification utensils."

Louisiana: "It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol."

Okay, that's all for today. Go to for more...well...dumb laws.

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