The Strangest Laws in History!

Published by in Offbeat
1st Feb 2017

They say the law is an ass, but sometimes laws are very strange indeed. Check these out!

Did you know that it is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament in London or for cab drivers to carry a rabid dog or a corpse there?  Peculiar!  So if you happen to die in the Houses of Parliament, don’t order a cab home.  Ha ha!  You are also not allowed to flag down a cab if you have the plague, so don’t even go there!

In France it’s illegal to call a pig Napoleon, so just call your dog that!

In Ohio it is illegal to get a fish drunk, so don’t put your booze in the aquarium.  Just drink it!

In Lancashire, no person is permitted after being asked to stop by a police constable on the seashore to incite a dog to bark, so whatever you do, never walk your dog on Blackpool beach if there is a policeman about.

Did you know that it is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British monarch upside down?  I didn’t, so have to confess I have committed treason many times because I stick stamps on upside down all the time when not wearing my glasses…. so, arrest me now!

Okay, this is a very strange one, but in the United Kingdom, a pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants – even, if she asks to, in a policeman’s helmet.  Darn!  I didn’t know that one 39 years ago!  Missed my chance to pee in a cop’s hat!

In Miami, Florida, it is illegal to skateboard in a police station so just go interstate folks!

In Indonesia, the penalty for masturbation is decapitation, so wait until you get home from holidays there guys!

This is a strange, but the head of any dead whale found on the British coast is legally the property of the King.  Don’t ask me why.  However, the tail belongs to the Queen – in case she needs the bones for her corset. Does she really want whale tails though?

In Bahrain, a male Doctor can legally examine a woman’s genitals but he is forbidden from looking directly at them during the examination.  He has to look at their reflection in a mirror. Hmm!  I have to wonder how cervical smear tests are done and how babies are born if only male doctors are available at the time?  Strange!

In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon more than six feet long.  My question is how the heck does one conceal a weapon of more than six feet long?

It’s a fact that in Florida, unmarried women who parachute on Sundays can be jailed, so whatever you do, never bail out of a failing aircraft on a Sunday.

Never break the law folks!