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Published March 24th 2014
23 Ways To Break The Law and (Probably) Not Get Arrested
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  • In Thailand it is illegal to step on money.
  • In Singapore, it is illegal to sell chewing gum. Spitting is also illegal and can result in arrest.
  • In Iowa, it is illegal for a man with a moustache to kiss a woman in public. Lookout Movember.
  • In Britain it is illegal to handle a salmon in suspicious circumstances. This law makes me suspicious.
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  • In Vermont, a wife needs the husband's permission to wear false teeth.
  • In Pennsylvania, it is illegal to tie a dollar bill to a string on the ground and pull it away when someone tries to pick it up.
  • In New York City it is illegal to honk your horn. If you do, you're at risk of paying $350 fine. The cabbies will be broke soon.
  • In Florida, it's illegal to fart in a public place after 6pm. Wonder if whoopie cushions are accessories to crime?
  • In England it is illegal to die in the House Of Parliament.
  • By law, any whale or great Sturgeon caught in the UK is the property of the Queen.
  • In Samoa it is illegal to forget your wife's birthday.
  • In Britain it is illegal to be drunk in the pub.
  • In Missouri it is illegal to drive with an uncaged bear
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  • In Turin, Italy, dog owners must take their dogs on a walk at least three times a day.
  • No Late Luaus? In Honolulu, Hawaii it is illegal to sing loudly after sunset.
  • Right here in Victoria, Australia, it is illegal to change a light bulb unless you're a licensed electrician.
  • In Switzerland, it is illegal to flush a toilet after 10pm.
  • Two to tango? In Argentina, there is a law that states that Argentine nightclubs must play the same amount of tango music as all other forms of music combined.
  • In Colorado it is illegal to collect rainwater.
  • In San Francisco, it's illegal to pile horse manure more than six feet high on a street corner.
  • Here in Australia, it's illegal to name any animal you plan to eat.
  • In London, it is illegal to flag down a taxi if you have the plague.
  • In Kentucky, carrying ice cream cones in your pocket is illegal.

My very unreliable sources that probably shouldn't be trusted, or at least not trusted to hold up in a court of law, are from here and here.

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Don't forget: In Melbourne, it is illegal to not have at least $5 when you are on Bourke Street, CBD.
by TheOnlyFiona (score: 2|423) 1760 days ago
'In Pennsylvania, it is illegal to tie a dollar bill to a string on the ground and pull it away when someone tries to pick it up.'

That one made my laugh a lot.

I love our British law about it being illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament. Their body will be placed on trial.

One of my favourite laws is that it is illegal to push a goat out of an aeroplane.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12174) 1765 days ago
Those are great!
Here are some more fun ones for my fellow Chicagoans and those in the suburbs:

Women in Joliet, Illinois, can be arrested for trying on more than six dresses in one store.

In Chicago it is illegal to eat in an establishment that is on fire.

In Winnetka, Illinois, theater managers can kick out any patron who has 'odorous feet'.

It is illegal to hum in public on Sundays in Cicero, Illinois.

Good to know, isn't it? :-D
by Julia Buonincontro (score: 2|428) 1765 days ago
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