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Absurd Chinese Laws Still In Effect Today


-Men may not spit in front of the opposite sex.

-It is legal to drive the wrong way down a one-way street if you have a lantern attached to the front of your automobile.

-In Shanghai province a man is legally entitled to beat his wife with a leather belt or strap, but the belt can't be wider than 2 inches, unless he has his wife's consent to beat her with a wider strap. Consent should be given prior to the event, as is carefully stipulated.

-The only acceptable sexual position in Beijing is the missionary position. Any other sexual position is considered illegal.

-It is illegal to fart in a public place after 6:00pm on a Thursday.

-All citizens must own a rake

-It's illegal to throw knives at men wearing striped suites

-It's illegal to allow someone to use stilts while working on the construction of a building

-It is illegal to get a fish drunk

-You cannot walk backwards eating peanuts in front of an Auditorium during a performance

-Whistling underwater is illegal

-If you pass anyone over the age of 70 in the street, you must bow to them and say a prayer to the Gods of the Ancients."

-Drivers of power-driven vehicles who stop at pedestrian crossings are liable to a fine of up to five yen.

-Rescuing a drowning person is not allowed as it would be interfering with their fate."

----------- Full list linked above.

Here's a few from the USA...these laws are not still in effect today.


A group of 5 or more Native Americans are to be considered a raiding party and may be killed on the spot.

A law passed in 1912 provided that "The carrying of concealed weapons is forbidden, unless some are exhibited to public view."

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.

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My favorite!

Every man in Brainerd, Minnesota is required by law to grow a beard.

I actually agree with this one haha!