More strange laws from Bathroom Readers! These are from WISE UP! and EXTRAORDINARY BOOK OF FACTS:
It's against the law to slam your car door in Switzerland. Good thing Eric and I don't live there; if they still have this law on the books, we (and our friends) could have gone to jail 3000 times over for doing just this to the grey Honda because it had to be done!
Melbourne, Australia, has an 8 PM curfew... for cats.
A Memphis, Tennessee, ordinance bans frogs from croaking after 11 PM.
In Wilbur, Washington, you can be fined for riding an ugly horse.
In Atlanta, it's illegal to tie a giraffe to a streetlight or telephone pole. Dogs are okay.
Whale harassment is a federal offense punishable by up to $10,000 in fines.
A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in Indiana.
In St. Louis, Missouri, it's illegal to drink beer from a bucket when you're sitting at the curb.
Snoring is legal in Massachusetts only when all bedroom windows are closed and locked.
Kentucky citizens are required by state law to bathe at least once a year.
It's illegal to ship live mice through the U.S. mail.
In Downey, California, more than two police officers are prohibited from gathering at the same doughnut shop at the same time.
In Kentucky, it's illegal to marry your wife's grandmother.
In Yukon, Oklahoma, it's illegal for patients to pull their dentist's teeth.
In Sarasota, Florida, it's illegal to wear a swimsuit while singing in a public place.
In Oklahoma, you can be fined for making funny faces at dogs.
In some states, it's illegal to dance to The Star-Spangled Banner
It's against the law to drink beer in Cedar City, Utah, if your shoelaces are untied.
In Zion, Illinois, it's illegal to give a lit cigar to a dog, cat, or other domesticated pet.
In Fairbanks, Alaska, moose are banned from mating within city limits.
In Florida, it's against the law to hunt deer while they're swimming.
It's against the law in Utah to fish from horseback.
Wearing a necktie in some parts of Iran can get you thrown in jail.
Paris law forbids spinning tops on sidewalks... and staring at the mayor.
Nineteenth-century Scottish law required brides to be pregnant on their wedding day.
In England, it's against the law to sue the queen... or to name your daughter Princess without the queen's permission.
It's illegal to put graffiti on someone else's cow in Texas.
Technically, you must have a hunting license to catch mice in California.
In Cleveland, Ohio, it's illegal to catch mice without a hunting license.
In Brooklyn, New York, it's illegal to let a dog sleep in your bathtub.
It's against the law to run out of gas in Youngstown, Ohio.
In Los Angeles, it's against the law for infants to dance in public halls.
If you've just eaten garlic in Gary, Indiana, you must wait at least four hours before you can attend a theatre or ride on a public streetcar.
In Rochester, Michigan, anyone swimming in public must have their suit inspected by a police officer.
In Massachusetts, it is illegal for a mourner at a funeral to eat more than three sandwiches.
In Elkhart, Indiana, it's against the law for a barber to threaten to cut off a child's ears.
In Xenia, Ohio, it's a crime to spit on a salad bar.
It's illegal to drive without a steering wheel in Decatur, Illinois.
Swedish law prohibits trained seals from balancing balls on their noses.
In Athens, Greece, you can lose your driver's license for being "poorly dressed" or "unbathed."
Penalty for stealing a rabbit in 19th-century England: seven years in prison.
It's against French law to reveal the true identity of a member of the French Foreign Legion.
By law, all Washington, D.C., taxis must carry a broom and a shovel.
In Louisiana, it is illegal to gargle in public.
It's against the law in Jefferson City, Missouri, to tie a boat to the railroad tracks.
In Winchester, Massachusetts, it is illegal for a woman to dance on a tightrope... unless she's in a church.
In Florida, you may not pass gas in a public place after 6 PM.
In Switzerland, it's illegal to flush a toilet or urinate standing up after 10 PM.
In the town of Summerside on Canada's Prince Edward Island, it's illegal to borrow or lend water.
In Cuba, you can be jailed for three days if your house burns down,
It's against the law in Madagascar for pregnant women to eat eels or wear hats.
In Paraguay, dueling is perfectly legal... if both parties are registered blood donors.
Speeding-ticket fines in Finland are based on the driver's income.
Canadian law prohibits anyone from boarding a plane while it's in flight.
Law requires that farmers in England provide their pigs with toys.
Roger Tullgren, a man from Sweden, gets disability benefits for his "heavy metal music addiction."
In Glasgow, Scotland, it's a crime for a man to bug a store mannequin.
The law in Teruel, Spain, forbids taking hot baths on Sundays. (Cold baths are okay.)
In Reykjavik, Iceland, it's illegal to keep a dog as a pet.
If you curse within earshot of a woman in Egypt, the law says you forfeit two days' pay.
In Equatorial Guinea, it's illegal to name your child Monica.
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