Saturday, 16 February 2013

Dog House Blog, The Law Can Be An Ass!

Molly The Wally Deep In Thought!

The ban on women wearing trousers in Paris is finally axed!

In 1799 an edict stated that woman in the French capital Paris who wished to dress like a man ie wear trousers must first obtain permission from the police. Finally after 214 years the law has been axed. Funnily enough it was relaxed in 1892 when women were permitted as long as they were holding the reins of a horse and further relaxed in 1909 allowing women to wear pantaloons while riding a bicycle.

This prompted us to take a look at some more of the worlds’ more bizarre, antiquated laws. Here are our top ten!

If you are in Prague Czech your taxi driver uses the standard meter rate of level 1 but if he turns it up to level 2 you might be being ripped off. Now if he cranks it up all the way to level 3 just panic. This is the official Government sanctioned rate that must be used by all taxi following a nuclear explosion.

In the remote Arctic town of Longyearbyen dying is against the law. Bodies were found not to decompose in the permafrost and the graveyard stopped accepting newcomers 70 years ago. Thus if you are ill you will be dispatched on the first plane to the mainland, where you can end your days.

In Japan you are not allowed to be fat. The country already has one of the worlds’ lowest obesity rates at less than 5 per cent, but Japanese lawmakers have set a maximum waistline size in 2009. Every man over 40 must not have a waist measuring 80cm or above and woman 90cm or above. Yikes what about sumo wrestlers?

Over to Switzerland now where flushing the toilet after 10pm in an apartment building is illegal. Seems the Government considers noise pollution to be more anti social than a stinky toilet.

In Denmark you legally have to check under your car for children who may be sleeping there before you start the engine. If you do forget and get thrown in jail don’t panic as it is not against the law to escape from prison. Bizarrely when eating out in Denmark you don’t have to pay for your food unless by your own judgment you are full at the end of your meal. That is the whole of Blogville heading off to Denmark for holiday then.

The durian fruit is loved by the people of Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia. A cross between a pineapple and a porcupine the local authorities have completely banned the consumption of this delicacy from buses, subways, hotels and airports. Since the durian is said to smell like a mixture of almonds, rotten onions, turpentine, raw sewage, and gym socks we think it may be a good idea.

If you are going on a Caribbean holiday remember it is against the law to wear camouflage clothing in Trinidad, Tobago and St Lucia.  This is apparently aimed at preventing people from imitating military officials.

The Outer Space Act 1986 allows the Secretary of State to use reasonable force to prevent an alien invasion of the UK. That is unless the aliens possess a license to invade in which case they can operate their space ships perfectly legally. We can’t even blame the European Union for this one.

In Kenya it is legal for locals to remove all their clothes and streak across the Masai Mara but it is illegal for foreigners to do so. As if you’d want to with all those hungry lions out there.

The USA doesn’t get off lightly with the myriad of boozy bylaws that exist across many states. In St Louis you can’t drink beer whilst sitting on a city street and in Chicago you can be arrested for drinking standing up. Being served wine in a teacup in Topeka, Kansas is illegal while in Cleveland not more than one person may sip from a whisky bottle. Saskatchewan Canada must be where Puddles was originally from as it is against the law to drink water in beer houses out there.

Don't forget the circus is on today which you can find HERE! I have had some enquiries. So if you did not realise the deadline for your very own Mystic Molly Fortune was the 1st of Feb and you'd still like one done, panic not. For the good causes the charity is for, I will cast my eye over your fortunes once again. Just promise to give extra to the Chip In and email me at MollyDOTthewallyATbitinternetDOTcom and I will send you one. The cost is 1$ but if you feel it is worth more every little extra helps. You can then read it in private or post it on your blog. No worries as long as you give me a few days I am happy to work to add extra into the fund. 
Best wishes Molly


  1. Those are some strange and silly laws fer sure!Here's one from Arizona where we are right now: It is illegal for men and women over the age of 18 to have less than one missing tooth visible when smiling. Good one huh?!

    We just borrowed other dogs fortunes Miss Molly. No is perpetually late on all the contests. It's a wonder we ever get to participate in anything at all.
    Smooches from pooches,
    BabyRD & Hootie

  2. Those sumo wrestlers are probably those that make up the 5%!
    LOL about the durians. If anyone wants to give it a try, the durian season starts in April! Hahaha.

  3. That was my first thought too : what's with the Sumo-Guys? and I wish I had such a durian fruit - oh boy - that would be great!!! Have a wonderful saturday and don't forget to look under your car for sleeping kids ;o)

  4. WELL LOOK WHO'S is the incredibly MIZ MOLLY, in her Ray-Bans! The nose knows, and your nose knows all the business to know. We are a knowledgeable lot, aren't we? teeheeee

    MY GOODNESS the silly laws of MAN! I can't believe the Japan laws, but when you are there, you can see it is evident. I was in Japan once and they literally laughed at me for having HIPS! THEY DID!

    Oh Miz M., you are again, the best! I think I am really lovin' your maiden of the rising sun photo the best! TEEHEE

  5. Here's a silly law for a town about an hour and a half from my house: No washing your mule on Sundays!

  6. Those must be some super loud toilets in Switzerland. How do they feel about peeing out the window?

  7. Those laws are hilarious!

    your pal,

  8. LOL - those laws are funny!


  9. No drinking while standing up in Chicago??! We wouldn't be able to handle that! Have a good weekend!

  10. The Law can be an Ass?? Does that mean Guilt by ASSociation???


    In New Orleans' Grocery stores the FIRST thingy you see when you walk in the door is a BEER Can Machine... You can Buy a beer... get a Cart and Shop til your're DRUNK.

  11. Woof! Woof! Just laughing at your blog title... WAIT! did not know about that in Chicago. Looking forward to read my fortune. Happy Saturday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  12. definitely some crazy laws out there!

  13. You look like a movie start in those glasses.. Don't think they would arrest you for any of that craziness..... Have a great weekend.

    hugs, Bugsy and Knuckles

  14. After reading them laws i quite fancy Denmark, i might even eat out as well.

    Have a great weekend.


  15. It's illegal to bring anything over our little bridge that is heavier than 7 and a half tons.. But Christmas shopping and the amount of sand brought back by paws doesn't count. :-) x x x

  16. Those are some really weird laws. Pity they don't bring in a law to say dogs can make the laws then they might actually be comprehensible.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  17. There are always strange laws still on the books somewhere...

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  18. Sometimes the law is the real circus...and freak show! You look great with those shades sweet Molly!

  19. Mom said I look like a sumo wrestler
    Benny (& Lily)

  20. Those are some CRAZY laws!!!
    I'm on a diet...but thank Cod no one has ever called ME "Sumo!"
    ; ) Katie

  21. Yes, Denmark it is then...
    Toodle pip!

  22. Those are some Barking mad laws..Not being able to flush the toilet after 10..Wouldn't go down well in this house..xx00xxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  23. Those are great, Molly! I wonder what the penalty is if you exceed the maximum waistline measurement in Japan? Strict salad diet for 1 month? We're on the next plane to Denmark.

    Susan and Wrigs

  24. We have some funny, crazy clothing laws over here too. I'm glad my mom isn't affected by them at all.


  25. Yep. That "no wine in a teacup" thing makes me proud to be from Kansas! No one gets away with stuff like that around here!!!
    Ha roo roo roo!
    Play bows,

  26. Very intrestering laws, thanks for sharing.

  27. The blog title alone made our mom do a spit take all over her keyboard.... but the Switzerland law made her LOL.

    You curate the most interesting things for your blog.

    Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,

    PS the picture of you is just gorgeous!!

  28. WOW...just wow. There needs to be a law against stupid laws.

  29. I'm very puzzled as to why children would be sleeping under cars in Denmark!

  30. Those are silly although it is nice to know that living in an apartment building in Switzerland is like living in a condo in I believe many have rules against noise after 10 pm too. :)