We live in a democratic world, with every other country having there own different set of laws. But, sometimes the case becomes a bit worse or maybe funny as we discuss some of the weird laws around the world.
Weird Laws From Around The World!
- In Switzerland, it’s against the law to flush a toilet after 10 p.m. in an apartment building. The Swiss government considers it as noise pollution.
- It’s illegal to drive a dirty car in Russia.
- According to a law in Scotland, you must allow someone into your house if he/she knocks on your door and wants to use the washroom. It may be urgent.
- In Oshawa, Ontario, it is against the law to climb a tree.
- You can’t Chew gum in Singapore concerning the cleanliness on the streets.
- No, Whistling in Canada between 11 pm to 7 am and the rule states that no yelling, shouting, whistling or singing is allowed at this time. It is for the anti-noise.
- Wearing flip-flops in Capri, Italy. No, it is isn’t allowed. So, if you are planning a trip don’t you dare to pack your slippers along.
- In Milan, Italy, by law, everyone must smile at all times, except during funerals or visiting a hospital. If you don’t, you have to pay a fine. I believe it is a great law drop-in a Y in the comment section if you agree with this law too.
- In Melbourne, Australia, vacuuming your house between 10 pm and 7 am during weekdays and 10 pm and 9 am during the weekends is against the law.
- It’s Illegal to Feed Pigeons in Venice. It is said the cleanup from the birds cost each citizen €275 per year. So, if you’re caught feeding the pigeons, you could face fines of up to €700.
- No selfies or tattoos of Buddha in Sri Lanka. When you take a selfie with Buddha, you are turning your back on him. This sign of disrespect and is punishable by imprisonment in Sri Lanka.
- In the Muslim UAE(United Arab Emirates), swearing could get you fined, jailed or deported. Under Article 373 of the UAE Penal Code, “swearing disgraces the honour or the modesty of a person.”
- It is legally required that everyone must wear underwear when leaving their house in Thailand.
- In Egypt, voting is a must. Those who do not participate and vote are bound to be punished with a hefty fine and even a prison sentence.
- The Japanese should watch their weight. Men with waists measuring more than 85 centimetres or women with waists measuring 90 centimetres are deemed to be ‘at risk’ and are directed to counselling, monitoring, and motivational support. There is no punishment but it is something that makes them feel shameful. Some workplaces even offer them free gym memberships and special diet plans to help them reach their goals.
- A married woman is not allowed to have more than one glass of wine in La Paz, Bolivia.
- You cannot make an ugly face at a dog in Oklahoma. You would land up in jail for this.
- It’s illegal to wear camouflage clothing in Barbados unless you’re in their defence or drug forces.
- In Florida, a woman is only allowed to skydive on a Sunday if she’s married.
- Australia’s second most populated state Victoria, says it is illegal to change a light bulb unless you are a licensed electrician.
- You cannot forget your wife’s birthday in Samoa. It is considered illegal.
- In Saudi Arabia, there is no minimum age for marriage. In 2008, a Saudi court refused an 8-year-old girl, who asked for a divorce from her 58-year-old husband.
- You can fire a person if he is gay in 29 states in the US, it is legal.
- Stepping on the currency in Thailand is a crime.https://grabsomeinfo.com/weird-laws-around-the-globe/
- You need to carry your passport with you at all times in Thailand. Or, else get ready to be arrested.
- In Arkansas, there still exists a law that was instated in the 1800s. It states that the husband is allowed to beat his wife, but only once a month.
- In Florida, it’s illegal to fart in a public place after 6 pm on a Thursday.
- China says a person must be intelligent to go to college.
- In Russia, Vladimir Putin just recently made it illegal to tell kids that gay people exist.
- In Denmark, you can only name your newborn one of the 7,000 government-approved names.
This wraps up with some of the Weird Laws From Around The World.
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