In order to maintain peace and quiet at night, the Long Beach City Council proposed a ban on “singing of birds” between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. in 1957.
Some Saudi Arabian cities have banned walking your dog or cat because it enhances contact between men and women.
A bill was introduced in Maine to outlaw tomatoes in clam chowder.
The United Kingdom has a “right to roam” which allows public access for walking & leisure to mountains, moors, heaths and downs that are privately owned.
The USA has a law that allows citizens to occupy any unclaimed island in the world, as long as there is seabird or bat poop on it.
In 2008, Nebraska implemented a law to allow parents to drop off unwanted newborns at safe havens; the law didn’t state an age limit, and nearly all the children abandoned were over ten years old- some were even 17.
A man convicted for violating a century-old Michigan law against swearing near women and children challenged it in court and eventually won with the courts striking down the law.
It’s illegal in France for grocery stores to throw or destroy unsold food. Instead, supermarkets have to donate it to charities and food banks.
In Ontario, Canada there is a law stating saying “sorry” is not an admissions of guilt.
Jaywalking was made a law due, in part, to a deliberate effort by promoters of automobiles, such as local auto clubs and dealers, to redefine streets as places where pedestrians do not belong.