25 Extremely Bizarre Laws That Don’t Make Sense

Posted by on February 21, 2013

While most laws are created to protect the interests of society, there are some that are just unexplainable, illogical, and even impractical. From laws concerning what food you may eat and when to laws defining the clothes a murder may or may not where, prepare to be baffled by 25 extremely bizarre laws that don’t make sense.

25

It is Illegal to Wear a Bulletproof Vest While Committing a Murder In New Jersey

It is Illegal to Wear a Bulletproof Vest While Committing a MurderIsn’t murder already illegal? Well apparently murder with a bullet proof vest is even more illegal. Only a really, really bad guy would do something like that.
24

Bingo Games Can’t Last More Than Five Hours In North Carolina

Bingo Games Can't Last More Than Five HoursFour and a half hours of bingo? You’re fine. 5 hours? You better lawyer up.
23

Beer and Pretzels Cannot Be Served at the Same Time in Any Bar or Restaurant In North Dakota

Beer and Pretzels Cannot Be Served at the Same Time in Any Bar or RestaurantWe’re not exactly sure why this law made sense to anybody ever, but maybe North Dakota pretzels are just too good to be spoiled by intoxication.
22

You May Not Take a Picture of a Rabbit during the Month of June In Wyoming

You May Not Take a Picture of a Rabbit during the Month of JuneThere are only 11 months available for rabbit picture taking in this state. During the twelfth month you better give the poor rabbits a break.
21

It Is Illegal For A Man to Give His Sweetheart A Box of Candy Weighing More Than 50 lbs In Idaho

It Is Illegal For A Man to Give His Sweetheart A Box of Candy Weighing More Than 50 lbsBut seriously…who even does that? 50 pounds? Of candy? That deserves to be illegal.
20

It is Illegal to Have Christmas Decorations Up After January 14 In Maine

It is Illegal to Have Christmas Decorations Up After January 14Apparently in some places Christmas can come early, but it had better not stay late, at least not later than mid January.
19

It is Illegal to Walk across a Street on Your Hands In Connecticut

It is Illegal to Walk across a Street on Your HandsWell, it’s understandably dangerous but come on, if someone is cool enough to walk across the street on their hands why would you punish them?
18

It is illegal to die in London’s Houses of Parliament

It is illegal to die in London’s Houses of ParliamentThat’s right, could you please refrain from dying until you have exited the building? This will at least prevent your family from being subject to litigation.
17

Flushing the Toilet after 10 PM Where the Person Lives In an Apartment Is Illegal In Sweden

Flushing the Toilet after 10 PM Where the Person Lives In an Apartment Is IllegalOur guess is that there are a lot of law breakers in this country…
16

Women Must Obtain Written Permission from Their Husbands to Wear False Teeth In Vermont

Women Must Obtain Written Permission from Their Husbands to Wear False TeethImagine going your whole life thinking that your wife is taking perfect care of her teeth only to find out that…they’re fake! It’s a horrifying thought, at least horrifying enough to make them sign permission slips.
15

You Must Be 18 Years of Age to Play a Pinball Machine In South Carolina

You Must Be 18 Years of Age to Play a Pinball MachineSprings, balls flying around like crazy, bright lights and loud noises, you need to be a responsible adult to handle this craziness, at least that’s what South Carolina would say.
14

Putting Salt on a Railroad Track May Be Punishable By Death In Alabama

Putting Salt on a Railroad Track May Be Punishable By DeathSalt plus railroad tracks plus Alabama equals death. Got it.
13

Donkeys Cannot Sleep In Bathtubs In Arizona

Donkeys Cannot Sleep In BathtubsYea, it’s weird, but illegal? Come on, give the donkeys a break already.
12

No Vehicle without a Driver May Exceed 60 Miles per Hour In California

No Vehicle without a Driver May Exceed 60 Miles per HourIt seems that no vehicle without a driver should be able to exceed 0 mph, but hey, you have to draw the line somewhere.
11

Waking a Sleeping Bear for a Photo Opportunity Is Strictly Forbidden In Alaska

Waking a Sleeping Bear for a Photo Opportunity Is Strictly ForbiddenForget “strictly forbidden”, how about “strictly-that’s-the-dumbest-idea-anybody-could-ever-come-up-with”. Needless to say, nobody has ever been prosecuted for breaking this law.
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  • Michael Kirk

    Found out the death because of salt on railway in alabama is because it attracts cattle and cow+ unstoppable train could mean dead passengers. Still though bestiality is legal but salt on a track… kill them

  • Tracy

    It is illegal in St. Louis Missouri to drink beer out of a bucket while sitting on the curb!

  • michael wennerberg

    I happen to live in Sweden, in an apartment, with neighbours. And it is NOT illegal to flush your toilet after 10 pm, don’t know where you guys got that bit of info from, but it’s totally wrong.
    But in many apartment buildings, the rules say that you must keep as quiet as possible so you don’t disturbe your neighbour, often people bend the rules on weekends to party or play loud music.

    This is something americans should learn from: RESPECT YOR FELLOW CITIZENS..

  • Slavick

    In a country i forgot where, The punishment for successful suicide is death

  • Irraanos

    In West Virginia, a man can have sex with an animal so long as it weighs less than 40 pounds.

    • James Smith

      How odd. I’d think it should be more than 40 pounds. But it IS West Va.

  • Ginni

    These are so funny….I could not stop laughing…..

  • Lori Bosworth

    The law in Maine about not having Christmas decorations up after January 14 is perhaps a good one. I’ve seen people with their Christmas lights on and wreaths still on the door in late March. Come on, it’s spring…take them down!

    • Nick

      Who cares? Who are you to say people can’t have lights up.

  • Vince Vega

    the picture for number 19 is not in connecticut, but it Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is a picture from 2nd Street and central.

  • Lewis Reynolds

    Thanks for giving me a lot of laughs. I question the logic an intelligence of the lawmakers who authored what has to be the silliest laws ever written.

  • Gina

    So funny

  • RATED R

    I live in arizona and i saw a donkey sleep in a tub and the donkey got killed for that :|

  • James Smith

    As above, some do make a certain amount of silly sense. But fishing from a giraffe neck? Has that really been a problem anywhere at any time? We could apply that test to most of the others. too.

  • Curtis Litchfield

    23, 12, and 10 all make perfect sense.
    23: Pretzels and peanuts are offered in bars because they make you thirsty and influence you to buy more booze because you’re dehydrating yourself with the salt. It’s used to make more sales. I guess the gov’t there doesn’t like that.
    12: unmanned cars in California, where they shoot all the movies? Makes sense to me, not that I understand why you’d want to film a car without a driver when you’re making a movie, but the law makes sense.
    10: Bicycles should obey all the same rules of the road that a car does. Including speeding and heeding traffic lights, why is this so hard to believe?

    • me

      Yeah. LOL for the author