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Strange laws that exist around the world


By Evridiki Fatolia,

Each country’s legal system is relatively simple and generally understood by its population, at least in broad strokes. It contains laws that are completely rational and necessary in determining citizens’ relationships with one another and with the State. However, there are certain regulations in various places throughout the world that you just cannot conceive. 

Let’s explore them : 

  1. It is prohibited in Massachusetts to fall asleep without first taking a bath. 
  2. It is illegal in Samoa to forget your wife’s birthday. 
  3. It is illicit in Indiana to dress Ken in Barbie clothing.
  4. In Australia, you are not permitted to name any animal you consume.
  5. Since 1979, women have been prohibited from using hotel pools in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
  6. It is unlawful in Montana to shred a phone book in half.
  7. It is illegal in Baltimore to take a lion to the movies.
  8. In Missouri, a fireman is not authorized to help a woman who is dressed in her pajamas!
  9. In Israel, cleaning one’s nose on Sunday might result in arrest. 
  10. It is forbidden in Portugal to urinate in the sea.
  11. It is illegal in Texas to build furniture while nude.
  12. It is illegal in Los Angeles for a waiter to tell a customer, “I’m an actor.”
  13. It is unlawful to wear a Jerry Lewis mask in Cannes.
  14. Obese people in Italy are not permitted to wear synthetic clothing.
  15. even though prostitution is permitted in Sweden, going to a tolerance home is unlawful.
  16. In Oklahoma, a man can be arrested for making obnoxious noises on an animal.
  17. In Missouri, a male must obtain special authorization to shave. 
  18. It is illegal in Kentucky to paint your yard crimson. 
  19. Residents in the same state are required to bathe at least once a year.
  20. In Virginia, hens are permitted to lay eggs between the hours of 8 a.m. and 16 a.m. 
  21. It is illegal in Pennsylvania to knot a dollar of spaghetti and pull it when someone attempts to catch it.
  22. On Sundays, single women in Florida are not permitted to parachute.
  23. It is illegal in Minnesota to hang men’s and women’s pants on the same rope to dry. 
  24. You can’t tie a turtle to a telephone pillar in Atlanta.
  25. It is illegal to play dominoes on Sundays in Alabama.
  26. You cannot die in a House building in England. You should consider leaving at this vital juncture.  
  27. It is illegal in France to name your pig Napoleon.
  28. It is prohibited in Ireland to shake street lighting. The law was enacted while the bulbs were still in the flame technology.
  29. It is unlawful in Switzerland for a male to “get relieved” standing up after 10 p.m.
  30. Driving a filthy automobile is forbidden in Russia.
  31. Masturbation is punishable by decapitation in Indonesia.
  32. Chewing gum is forbidden in Singapore. 
  33. In Victoria, Australia, if a light burns, it may only be replaced by a qualified electrician. 
  34. In Hong Kong, if a woman sees her husband cheating on her, she has the legal right to murder him. The only requirement is that she do it with her hands and without the use of any other lethal weapon.
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35. Singapore has prohibited the manufacturing, sale, and use of gum since 1992 after the government spent $150,000 to remove all of the gum thrown into the country’s public transit. 

36. Canadian radio stations are required by law to play at least one hour of music by Canadian singers such as Celine Dion, Justin Bieber, and Alanis Morissette each week. 

37. In 2011, German and Swedish hikers decided to start their trend by going on a nude walk, for which they were fined $100 apiece. To keep other would-be nudist hikers at bay, the Swedish government enacted a rule that makes sports without… clothing illegal. 

38. It is unlawful to feed pigeons in Venice, with a punishment of 700 euros, because the expense of cleaning public places is estimated to be 275 euros per inhabitant. 

39. In 2009, the Greek constitution made it illegal to climb the “Holy Rock” of the Acropolis with heels because they harm the pavement. 

40. It is illegal in Poland to wear a T-shirt with Winnie the Pooh’s picture since the beloved character wears no trousers other than his red T-shirt. 

41. In 2018, Denmark prohibited the wearing of Halloween masks in public areas because it makes it harder for police officers to regulate and recognize faces in large crowds. 

42. It is illegal in Barcelona to drive without a blouse on the city’s streets, according to a 2011 ordinance that carries a 260-euro fine. The rationale for this decision was the presence of half-naked visitors in the city. 

43. Dancing in the dark after midnight was outlawed in Japan from 1948 until 2015. This rule was adopted in response to the entry of American soldiers into the nation, who, according to the Japanese government, threatened to disturb the conduct of Japanese civilians. 

44. Italy has established the intrinsic right of dogs to day walk in its animal cruelty legislation. In other words, every pet caretaker is required to take his dog for a walk at least once a day or face a 625 euro punishment. 

Pretty strange, right? 


References
  • Strange laws. (2023, October ). Wikipedia. Available here


 

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Evridiki Fatolia
Evridiki Fatolia
She was born in 2000. She graduated from the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2022 and is currently pursuing her LLM at the University of Reading in the field of International Commercial Law combined with Intellectual Property and Management. She speaks English and Italian and is also learning Chinese, German, and Russian. Her hobbies are photography and hiking.