Stupid Laws of South America: Funny, Dumb and Strange South American Laws by Jeffrey FisherEnjoy this collection of funny, stupid and often bizarre laws from South America. This includes a selection of both past and current laws.
Below are a few samples of strange laws from South America:
In Bolivia, it is illegal for women to have more than one glass of wine in a bar or restaurant.
It is illegal to have sex with an idiot in Valencia, Venezuela.
Sodomy is punishable with death, in Peru.
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In the United States, there are both federal and state laws. The 50 states of the United States are allowed by the federal constitution to formulate and implement their own laws. Some of these laws are rarely implemented and are even considered weird, controversial and obnoxious. While some of these laws are outlandish and could rarely be broken nonchalantly by the average citizen, some laws refer to behavior so commonplace that many could be breaking the law without even noticing! In the US state of Washington, it is a crime punishable by either a fine or a jail term to harass big foot, Sasquatch, or any other undiscovered species. Skamania County, Washington, was the first county to draft the law in which states that "any willful, wanton slaying of such creatures shall be deemed a felony".
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