weird laws

Did you know that it's illegal to hold salmon under suspicious circumstances? That's per Section 32 of the Salmon Act 1986, meaning salmon are safe from your sick ideas in England and Wales.

It's a little less weird though once you dip into the legalese. Specifically, the law penalizes any person "who receives or disposes of any salmon in circumstances where they believe or could reasonably believe that the salmon has been illegally fished."

The punishment? Two years in prison. You better respect all the salmon you see, okay?

People told us all about other weird laws that are on the books after Redditor Professional_Watch87 asked the online community,

"What’s the weirdest law in you’re country or one you lived in?"
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Not every law is actually serviceable.

Sometimes, laws are just sort of oddly arbitrary and outdated. In Massachusetts, until very recently, if three women were on a lease together, the dwelling would be considered a brothel.

In other places, the laws just clearly exist because somebody did something dumb: such as hair dryers being required to list a warning on their packaging that says "do not use while sleeping."

What weird laws do you know about?

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