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7 Totally Weird Ways to Get Arrested in Europe | Posted 04.30.2015 | Travel

To help you keep your crazy law breaking to a minimum -- or simply avoid looking like a total newbie -- we've compiled this cautionary list. Call it what not to do on your European vacay.

Judge Convicts Man Convicted Of Stealing Electricity Despite Being Dead

AP | Posted 04.29.2015 | Weird News

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A Greek court has convicted a dead man of stealing electricity from a power utility, giving him a six-month suspended ja...

Andy Campbell

Ejaculating On Your Colleagues' Food Is Not A Sex Crime In Minnesota | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.23.2015 | Weird News

Let's be clear: Leaving any bodily fluid in your colleagues' food will get you into trouble in Minnesota, and it's ill-advised. But at this point, ...

5 of the World's Weirdest Nudity Laws

Thrillist | Posted 02.03.2015 | Travel

But did you know that in Singapore you can't be naked in your own home?!?! Or that until the early 19th century, the country was (possibly) governed by Nevernudes? You didn't, did you? Yes, turns out there are still a lot of weird nudity laws like Singapore's on the books, all around the world.

11 Bizarre Church Laws That Could Send You To Jail

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.01.2014 | Religion

Some states take their religious services very seriously. Breaking these laws could send you straight from the chapel to the cooler for something as s...

8 Laws To Keep Women In Line That Are Somehow Still On The Books

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 03.17.2014 | Women

Sometimes the law changes quickly, as in the case of Massachusetts' "upskirting" case last week. After the state's highest court declared it admissibl...

This Map of America's Weirdest Love Laws Will Totally Kill the Mood

Roadtrippers | Posted 04.16.2014 | Weird News

Since today is national "getting freaky" day, you're probably looking to do some serious boot-knocking. Luckily we've put together this handy guide to the weirdest sex laws in America so you can focus on bumping uglies without worrying about breaking the law.

'Incorrigible Rogues' Now A-OK Under English Law

AP | Posted 12.13.2013 | Weird News

LONDON (AP) — England's repeat rascals can breathe a little easier tonight. Being an "incorrigible rogue" is no longer against the law. Britain's M...

Sodomy's Legal In Virginia, But Guess What's Still Prohibited?

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

Virginia is for prudes, according to the state's blue laws. The starkly explicit sodomy law that helped undo gubernatorial would-be Ken Cuccinelli ...

13 States Where Love Is Dead

Posted 10.12.2013 | Weird News

FACT: The United States is the least romantic country. Here are the 13 states where love is the deadest. ...

10 Laws You Don't Want To Break Abroad

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.20.2013 | Travel

You know the basics when it comes to staying safe and out of trouble while traveling. But there are some pretty crazy ways to break the law abroad...

More Rights For Commies In Nevada

AP | Posted 06.01.2013 | Weird News

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- It's no longer OK to fire someone in Nevada just because they're a Communist. Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a bill Wedne...

Guess Where It's Still Illegal To Commit Adultery

Posted 04.11.2013 | Comedy

You can't sell your eye in Texas and you – technically – can't have an affair in New York. Those are just two of the strange but true real U.S. la...

Oral Sex Now Legal In Virginia

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Frank Green | Posted 05.13.2013 | DC

A divided three-judge panel of the Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday overturned Virginia's anti-sodomy law in a Colonial Hei...

It's About To Get Real Slow In Aspen

AP | Posted 01.30.2013 | Denver

ASPEN, Colo. -- Aspen city council members are considering a 14 mph speed limit in a residential area of the Colorado mountain town in attempt to get ...

It's Now A Crime To Tell An Italian Man He Has 'No Balls'

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.01.2012 | Crime

Well, that's a kick in the groin to free speech. An Italian court has ruled that telling a man he has "no balls" is a crime punishable with a fine,...

They Knew This Would Happen: Fortunetelling Ban Overturned

AP | Posted 07.13.2012 | Weird News

ALEXANDRIA, La. -- A federal judge has struck down a central Louisiana ordinance banning fortunetelling, palm reading, astrology and similar activitie...

New Wacky Laws Penalize People For Vomiting In Taxis, Releasing Feral Hogs

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.03.2012 | Weird News

If you're going to booze it up in Chicago and then cab it home, keep some extra money to pay your barf bill. Illinois officials have passed a new l...

Bizarre Law That Made 'The Entire Population Of Rhode Island A Criminal'

AP | DAVID KLEPPER | Posted 06.27.2012 | Weird News

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — If you've ever lied to a potential Internet date about your weight, texted your spouse that you were someplace you weren't o...

These People Swear They Won't Pay A Fine For Cursing

AP | Posted 06.26.2012 | Weird News

MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. -- Several dozen people have held a profanity laced rally to protest a Massachusetts town's bylaw allowing police to hand out $20...

Don't Die In Falciano Del Massico (It's Against The Law)

AP | Posted 03.13.2012 | Weird News

ROME -- Since the start of the month it has been illegal to die in Falciano del Massico, a village of 3,700 people some 50 kilometers (30 miles) from ...

Declaw Your Cat In Israel, Go To Prison | Posted 02.07.2012 | Weird News

Israel, land of shredded couch corners? Maybe. At the end of November, the country passed a bill that bans the declawing of cats--with some serious...

Suburb Legalizes Swearing By Repealing Rarely Enforced Ordinance

Posted 12.05.2011 | Chicago

Northwest suburban Park Ridge residents will now be able to swear, legally, thanks to a local law being stripped from the books. The Park Ridge Cit...

Wait, What? `No Toking' Signs Banned In Amsterdam

AP | Posted 09.12.2011 | Weird News

AMSTERDAM -- After an only-in-the-Netherlands legal reverse, the city of Amsterdam said Wednesday it will likely have to stub out the "no toking" sign...

Ben Muessig

Former Clown Says Clowns Should Be Licensed To Protect Kids | Ben Muessig | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Behind the greasepaint, who is the Bozo folding balloons for the children in your neighborhood? Is there something sinister behind that unnaturally fo...