I stumbled upon this on a discussion board I moderate, and I decided to share it with all of you. These laws and customs may be strange to some of us, but they’re commonplace to those who abide by them every day. Happy Friday!
Muslims are banned from looking at the genitals of a corpse. This also applies to undertakers. The sex organs of the deceased must be covered with a brick or piece of wood at all times.
The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia is decapitation.
There are men in Guam whose full-time job is to travel the countryside and deflower young virgins, who pay them for the privilege of having sex for the first time. Reason: under Guam law, it is expressly forbidden for virgins to marry.
In Hong Kong, a betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill her adulterous husband, but may only do so with her bare hands. The husband’s illicit lover, on the other hand, may be killed in any manner desired.
Topless saleswomen are legal in Liverpool, England – but only in tropical fish stores.
In Cali, Colombia, a woman may only have sex with her husband, and the first time this happens, her mother must be in the room to witness the act.
In Santa Cruz, Bolivia, it is illegal for a man to have sex with a woman and her daughter at the same time.
In Lebanon, men are legally allowed to have sex with animals, however the animals must be female. Having sex with a male animal is punishable by death.
In Maryland, USA it is illegal to sell condoms from vending machines with one exception: Prophylactics may be dispensed from a vending machine only ‘in places where alcoholic beverages are sold for consumption on the premises.’
In San Salvador, drunk drivers can be punished by death before a firing squad.
In Alabama, it is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while driving a vehicle.
In Switzerland, it is illegal for a man to relieve himself while standing up after 10pm.
In Jidda, Saudi Arabia, women were banned from using hotel
swimming pools in 1979
In France, it is against the law to sell an “E.T” doll. They have a law forbidding the sale of dolls that do not have human faces.
In Pennsylvania, it’s against the law to tie a dollar bill on a string on the ground and pull it away when someone tries to pick it up.
In Florida, unmarried women who parachute on Sundays can be jailed.
In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon more than six-feet long.
In California it is illegal for a vehicle without a driver to exceed 60 miles per hour.
In Devon, Texas, it is against the law to make furniture while you are nude.
In Salt Lake County, Utah, it’s illegal to walk down the street carrying a violin in a paper bag.
In the city of York, England, it is legal to murder a Scotsman within the ancient city walls, but only if he is carrying a bow and arrow.
In France, it is forbidden to call a pig Napoleon.
In Ohio, it is against state law to get a fish drunk.
In the UK, a pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants – even, if she so requests, in a policeman’s helmet.
In Bozeman, Montana, a law prohibits all sexual activity from the front yard of a home after sundown.
In Vermont, women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth.
Under the UK’s Tax Avoidance Schemes Regulations 2006, it is illegal not to tell the taxman anything you don’t want him to know, though you don’t have to tell him anything you don’t mind him knowing.
In Calgary Alberta, there is still a by-law that requires businesses within the city to provide rails for tying up horses.
In Samoa, it’s a crime to forget your own wife’s birthday.
In Tennessee, you are breaking the law if you drive while sleeping.
In Louisiana, biting someone with your natural teeth is considered “simple assault,” but biting someone with your dentures is “aggravated assault.”
In San Francisco, it’s illegal to pile horse manure more than six feet high on a street corner.
In Fairbanks, Alaska a law in does not allow moose to have sex on city streets.
In New Jersey, it is illegal to slurp soup.