Weird Laws Of The World

Weird but true...

Be cautious before you enter the street again after reading this!

The following are some weird laws from New York, as well as the rest of the USA and the world. Read and be prepared to get confused! Things you thought were normal might not be after reading this!


New York State Law
It is against the law to throw a ball at someone's head for fun


New York State Law
A fine of $25 can be levied for flirting. This old law specifically prohibits men from turning around on any city street and looking "at a woman in that way." A second conviction for a crime of this magnitude calls for the violating male to be forced to wear a "pair of horse-blinders" wherever and whenever he goes outside for a stroll.


Wisconsin Laws

  • Butter substitutes are not allowed to be served in state prisons.
  • Livestock have the right-of-way on public roads.

Massachusetts Law
Dueling with water pistols is illegal.


Texas State Law
In Texas a recently passed anticrime law requires criminals to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and to explain the nature of the crime to be committed.


New York City Law
Citizens may not greet each other by "putting one's thumb to the nose and wiggling the fingers".


Ocean City Law
It is illegal to eat in the street in residential neighborhoods, and the only beverage you can drink on the beach is water in a clear plastic bottle.


International Law, Australia
- Taxi cabs are required to carry a bale of hay in the trunk.
- It is illegal to roam the streets wearing black clothes, felt shoes and black shoe polish on your face as these items are the tools of a cat burglar.


International Law, Denmark
Attempting to escape, and escaping from prison is not illegal.
However, if you are caught, you're required to serve out the remainder of your term.


International Law, France
Between the hours of 8AM and 8PM, 70% of the music in the radio must be by French composers.