From the late 1860s until the 1970s, several American cities had ugly laws that deemed it illegal for persons who were “unsightly” or “unseemly” to appear in public.
There is a strictly enforced ban on chewing gum in Singapore that has been in effect for decades. Bringing chewing gum into the country even for personal use is illegal.
Wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube men are banned in Houston for being a “blight on the aesthetic environment”.
In 2010, The Plain Writing Act became law. It requires all federal agencies to use clear prose that the public can readily understand.
“Warranty Void if removed” stickers and clauses are illegal under a federal law passed in 1975 called the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. The law says that you can open your electronics without voiding the warranty, regardless of what the warranty says.
Babies born in international waters have their birth place listed as “at sea.” Those born in the air where no country claims sovereignty are listed as “in the air”.
“For the health of strippers,” Louisiana tried to pass a bill limiting strippers’ age and weight to under 28 yo and under 160 lbs.
Laws in Arkansas, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas prohibit people who don’t believe in God to hold the public office.
In San Jose, Costa Rica, you are allowed to drive only 6 days a week by law. The last letter/number on your license plate corresponds to your banned day (Monday-Friday).
Liquor sales in Alaska aren’t allowed on Election Day until the polls close.