57 thoughts on “What are the stupidest laws in your country?

  1. gaxee February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    Ya’ll chill.
    Law in Swaziland forbids witches to fly more than 150 meters above ground

  2. deadmanftw123 February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    It’s illegal to die in Parliament in the UK

  3. yortle February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    In Queensland, Australia you can have almost all types of sex at the age of 16 but you have to be 18 to have anal sex

  4. Mr_Drewski February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    I can legally carry a loaded handgun on my lap while driving down the road, but if my bow case in the backseat is left unzipped I could be arrested.

  5. mrbonershark11 February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    If a man is committing suicide atop a building and jumps on your car, you are the one blamed for his suicide, if he dies you go to jail, if he is alive you pay for his health

  6. Creabhain February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    Broken indicator lights on your motorbike = pay a fine
    No indicator light = okay

    If your indicator light get broken just remove them to avoid a fine.

  7. shoemanship February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    You can’t pick up certain feathers off the ground. I don’t think anyone actually knows/cares about it but you can be fined up to $15,000 if you pick up the wrong type of feather.

  8. OceLawless February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    Any criticism of the Junta is seen as criticism of the Monarchy and therefore punishable under article 4 laws (Lese Majeste)

  9. Back2Bach February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    Marriage between cousins is against the law *only* if they are younger than 65.

    – Utah

  10. SaintPhoeniix February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    I know it’s a similar situation in other countries but the age of consent is lower than the age at which you can legally watch porn.

    You can legally have sex at 16 but you have to be 18 to look at a photo of a naked woman on the internet.

    Of course no-one actually follows this but it’s still kinda funny how far behind the government are in this.

  11. SirHC111 February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    In mine, you can only grow and sell a certain amount of potatoes. Don’t know why.

  12. FataDellaLuna February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    With our previous house came a big shed that used to house cows. We had 5 horses and some dogs. We made kennels for the dogs in this shed (only for night time, my mother has an extreme fear of house fires and want animals out of the house when we aren’t around or awake.) and new stables for the horses outside. Long story but this made most sense with accessing the fields. So one day we get inspection, which is normal if you own more than a certain amount of animals. They told us we were breaking the law because we made kennels in a shed that was registered as livestock housing. They told us if we want to put horses in the kennels it’s fine, but if we want to house dogs there we had to set up stables and put them in the stables. We ended up putting hay in the kennels and because hay is common bedding for horses they accepted it……. I’m not even kidding.

  13. tinglingoxbow February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    In Ireland, according to our constitution blasphemy is technically against the law.

    This is along the same lines as many of the early laws of the state, which was perfectly happy to censor films, books, and other media that went against the Catholic Church. As examples, Brave New World and The Catcher in the Rye were both banned in Ireland, as was Monty Pythons’ The Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life, A Clockwork Orange, and, weirdly enough, Fantasia.

    Censorship no longer really happens in Ireland any more thankfully – but as the blasphemy law in particular was put *into the constitution* the only way to get rid of it is to have a referendum. That costs money, so instead the law is pretty much ignored.

    People may remember news stories coming from Ireland last year where it was reported that Stephen Fry was being investigated for breaking the blasphemy law – that story was completely true. *But* what the stories didn’t mention is that the person who reported Fry didn’t do it to get him arrested – he did it to highlight that this law still exists, as a way to pressure the government to finally try get rid of it.

  14. girlatdhaba February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    Under a recent cyber crimes law, in Pakistan, you can be put in jail for texting a person who doesn’t have you as a contact in their phone.

    And that’s one of the least stupid ones 😛

  15. Tymek2183 February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    Apparently it is now illegal to call the infamous concentration camps “Polish”

  16. scythentic February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    In Singapore you aren’t allowed to distribute chewing gum

  17. badnews_engine February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    In Brazil if a father fails to pay the monthly child support, the obligation falls upon the grandparents and even uncles and aunts.

    A few years ago a 75 years old woman was arrested for several weeks because she was too poor to pay the child support owed by her stupid son, so our government in its great wisdom arrested and put her in a cell with a bunch of criminals to teach her a lesson and stop being so poor.

  18. Nevarc_Xela February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    I think it goes for most countries. But canibalism isn’t illegal. So I guess that counts as a biggie!

  19. meksim5euro February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    In Belgium it is not allowed to throw confetti that has already fallen on the ground, back in the air.

  20. Lundy98 February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    Toronto, Canada city by law: you cannot drag the body of a dead horse down Yonge St. on a Sunday. Any other day it’s fine. Any other street it’s fine. Just Yonge and just on Sunday.

  21. jesuissortinu February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    In Ontario, when you buy a used car, you pay tax on it. The car that I just bought had 9 owners. All nine of us paid tax on that car. What a fat cow!

  22. Pancake1g February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    Crime comics are technically illegal in Canada.

  23. Glide08 February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    Here in Israel, raising pigs on Israeli soil is forbidden for Kashrut reasons, so all the pigs raised in Israel are raised on platforms.

  24. AnimeNightingale February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    Kinder Suprise Eggs In America

    Also don’t call the ones we just got kinder eggs,I’ve had real kinder eggs in Canada.The new America ones are disgusting

  25. Neefew February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    In York, it’s legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow
    In Chester, you can shoot a Welshman with a crossbow as long as it’s within the city walls and after midnight
    It is illegal to enter the Houses of Parliament in a suit of armour
    It’s also illegal to eat a mince pie on Christmas Day.

     

    Britain has all kinds of crazy laws created at some time or other and them people just forgot to repeal them.

  26. greatwhitegrant February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    I think it’s pretty dumb how FDA scheduling of certain substances gets in the way of conducting further research on those substances. And to get clearance to conduct studies these organizations have jump over hurdle after hurdle to finish a fraction of what they need to completed. I only think it’s so stupid because pharmaceutical companies are shitting opioids out in every direction while chemically speaking, those drugs are the watered down cousin of the most addictive substances we know of. Especially in comparison to a substance like psilocybin (magic mushrooms) which is schedule 1 (super illegal-no medical value) although these categorizations of psilocybin and other psychedelic compounds was done before sufficient research could Be conducted. Now it’s a challenge for groups studying the benefits these things can have on our mental health (depression, anxiety, addictions, PTSD) because outdated legislation is holding back the size and speed of studies being conducted.

  27. OfficialDude February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    In Ireland, underage girls can’t be prosecuted for having sex but boys can be **if her parents don’t like him** (up to 5 years in prison).

    Even when it’s 100% consensual and the girl doesn’t have any problems with it at all.

  28. Souseisekigun February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    In the UK the government have decided that some forms of pornography have “no place in our society” and that possessing them must be criminalized, even if the acts depicted are 100% legal and performed safely by consenting adults. This has lead us to the situation where watching legal adults having legal sex but the wrong kind of legal sex is something that prosecutors will happily go after you for with the possibility of a jail sentence measured in years. This is [100% intentional](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_63_of_the_Criminal_Justice_and_Immigration_Act_2008) on the governments part.

  29. Irishbread February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    Can’t carry any sort of blade on your person unless you need it for a work related reason. This doesn’t sound too bad till you realize you can get in trouble for carrying tools like a Swiss army knife and the likes.

  30. PluggerOfButts February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    Can’t drink until 21, yet you can serve your country and get killed at 18, makes no sense.

  31. BZH_JJM February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    In my state, there are big limits on how much solar and wind power you’re allowed to install, despite there being copious amounts of both. Because they gotta protect the coal and gas jerbs.

  32. monsterfiend91 February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    In a city in California it is illegal to build a UFO in your garage.

  33. Flynn_10 February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    The police can take my money, and say it was drug money. If I want it back I have to prove it isn’t drug money through litigation.

  34. Dicky_big February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    One of 2 countries in europe where energy drinks are 18+

  35. MrVernonDursley February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    In Japan (it may be China), if you hit somebody with a car and they survive, you won’t face Jail Time, but instead you have to pay their Medical Fees for the rest of your life.

    If you kill them, however, you just get a Murder sentence.

    This can be exploited in many ways, such as unhealthy people faking getting hit by cars so they don’t have to pay their expensive Medical Fees. But it is also incredibly dangerous, so drivers who hit people, whether or not they’re faking it, will sometimes continue to run over and kill victim to avoid such hefty fines.

  36. Argurotoxus February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    This has been overturned, but I just learned about a law in the 80s in Saint Louis. You could only brew beer and sell beer in the same building if you owned a baseball stadium that seats more than 40,000.

    Thought it was amusing.

  37. avatharam February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    if you take 2 flutes with you on the Indian Railways, you need to buy a luggage ticket/fee for the 2nd flute. Technically, the rules say, any musical instrument which number 2 or more needs a ticket as extra luggage.

    Of course, they don’t enforce it. it’s a point of interpretation which in the grand scheme of gov regulations, they have the right to fine you. if they feel like it.

  38. SkyRider057 February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    In New Jersey, it’s illigal to commit a crime while wearing a bullet resistant/proof vest…

  39. SizzleQueen February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    NJ still isn’t letting us pump our own gas.

  40. r4g4 February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    In my state it’s illegal to buy flamethrowers. California is no fun

  41. fin_ss February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    Drinking in public is illegal and public intoxication is illegal. Having lived in countries where you can drink publicly, it’s rediculous. Wanna crack open a cold one at the beach or park on a hot summer day? Too fucking bad. Oh you wanna walk home from the bar because you are too pissed to drive? Also, too fucking bad.

    Edit: typo

  42. dogsoverhumans123456 February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    In the US or at least in my state when your AC or heat goes out the apartment doesn’t have to put a rush on it unless the heat index is a certain temp. As long as it’s under 95 where I’m at they have 24 hours to fix it.

  43. TheNoHeart February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    I can own, and operate an asbestos mine, but not sell asbestos in my own country. I *can,* however, sell it to foreigners.

  44. her_overthere February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    In Alabama, they never undid the law making it illegal to put ice cream in your back pocket. No one is gonna lure off your horses people.

  45. alexanderfarkov February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    You can be fined for not flushing the toilet in a public restroom after using it.

  46. hastur77 February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    Indiana blue laws – no alcohol sales on Sunday outside of a brewery/winery/distillery. Hopefully going away soon though!

  47. revpb February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    Being gay is punishable by death.

  48. the_realCOSMONAUT February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    In Finland you can’t order vapes online and if a grocery store wants to sell vapes they have to pay extra licence to sell them.

  49. xMentalzz February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    you can watch porn, be in porn videos, have sex, get married, own a house etc etc at 18 but you must be 21 just to drink alcohol

  50. AbsurdParadigm February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    Some cities in the US have made it illegal to turn on your car and leave it unattended to warm up. People in colder areas sometimes do this. This is because of them having a tendency to be stolen. So, instead of addressing the issue of cars getting stolen, they just make this law. You could get your car stolen AND get fined on the same day. Screw that!

  51. IncessantlyFlummoxed February 14, 2018 / 4:33 am

    Can’t buy booze on Sundays in my city. Damned Christians ruin everything.

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