Weirdest Laws

Top Ten Weirdest Laws From Around The World

The Parliaments famous Salmon Act of 1986 states that it is illegal to hold a salmon under suspicious conditions

Section 32 of the Salmon Act 1986 states that is an offense to catch a salmon under suspicious circumstances. It creates a crime when an individual receives or disposes of any salmon where they are believed to be illegally fishing the salmon. The maximum penalty is two years of imprisonment.


If you own any chicken in Georgia, it is illegal to them cross the road

The state law essentially wants all farm animal owners to have complete and total control of their animals. It reasonable in the dangers of animals running around but the specificity of the law preventing chickens from crossing does raise a few laughs and eyebrows.


It is illegal to change a light bulb unless you are a licensed technician in Australia’s second most populated state

As stated under Victorian law, changing of a light bulb without a valid license is considered to be against the law. Taking matters into your unprofessional hands can lead a fine up to ten Australian dollars.

Weirdest Laws


It is a legal requirement to mandatorily smile at all times except at funerals or hospitals in Milan, Italy

In Milan, the city law compels you to smile as prescribed by a city regulation from Austro-Hungarian times which never repealed. Exemptions of mandatory smiling included funerals and hospitals that housed the hill. If you don’t smile, you are met with a fine.


It is against the law to pass wind in public areas after 6 pm on Thursdays in Florida

There is some debate over this rule, as it is considered a forgotten law which has never been enforced in Florida.


It is illegal to possess a sleeping donkey in your bathtub after 7 pm

In the state of Arizona, this particular law was brought into effect due to a public menace case in 1924 when the local dam broke, and a lot of workforce and time was met to save the donkey that used to sleep in a bathtub.


It is against the law to not walk your dog at least three times a day in Turin, Italy

The city of Turin considers itself as an animal loving nation. Dog owners are required to walk their pets a minimum of three times under the city law or will be met with a fine of 500 euros.


If someone knocks on your door and requests the use of the toilet, you must let them enter

In the nation of Scotland, it is enforced by law to allow anyone who knocks on your door and who wants to use the toilet to let them enter. If you deny such permission, it is considered illegal

It is illegal to forget your wife’s birthday

In the Samoan nation, it is against the law to and considered illegal to ignore the birthday of your wife often met with imprisonment.


Legally required to purchase a burial plot before dying

In the French town of Sarpourenx are legally required to buy a burial plot before dying. People, who die without buying a plot are severely punished, considered they are dead when receiving sentences.