Ridiculous Laws From Around The World That Still Actually Exist

November 17, 2017 Joseph Hernandez 0Comment

Some truly ridiculous laws have been enacted over the years. Oddly, many of them have not been taken off the books. Although it’s unlikely you will ever need to defend yourself after committing one of these crimes, it’s always best to be prepared.

United States

In Aspen, Colorado, where there is an abundance of snow, it is illegal to throw a snowball at a person or a building.

In Gainesville, Georgia, eating chicken with anything other than hands is illegal. No forking or knifing allowed!

Louisiana takes its crawfish seriously. Stealing or conning someone out of their crawfish worth $1,500.00 or more is punishable with a $3,000.00 fine and up to ten years in prison, with a possibility of hard labor.

Nevada lawmakers are concerned about shoe sellers using machines that use x-ray technology. It is illegal to measure anyone’s shoe size with such a machine.

Both bear wrestling and horse tripping are illegal in Oklahoma.

In Skamania County, Washington, it is illegal to kill a Bigfoot.


In some Italian cities, it is illegal to sit on monument and church steps. It is also illegal to bathe in a public fountain.

On the island of Capri, it is illegal to do not clean up after your dog. The fine is 2,000 Euro. The mayor is trying to begin a program of DNA testing of dog excrement, in order to find the guilty dogs and their neglectful owners.

Always smile when you are in Milan. Not smiling is illegal and punishable by law.

In Eraclea, the act of building a sand castle is illegal.

United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates is serious about no public displays of affection. Tourists have been jailed for kissing in public.


It is illegal to chew gum in Singapore. Smoking in public is also against the law.


It is illegal to enter the UK Houses of Parliament wearing a suit of armor.

Tibet, China

Tibetan monks are forbidden to reincarnate except under specific circumstances. Chinese officials found “it an important move to institutionalize management of reincarnation.”


Canadian radio stations that play popular music must play at least 35% Canadian content performed by Canadian artists.


In Melbourne, Australia, it is illegal to vacuum between 10pm and 7am on weekdays and between 10pm and 9am on weekends.

Although we cannot help if you are arrested or fined for most of these laws, if you have been apprehended for illegal vacuuming in Melbourne, we are here to help. Call Prime Lawyers for reliable vacuuming defense. We can help you with any of your legal needs.

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