Before travelling, it is important to research on the customs and laws within the country in which you are exploring. However you may come across some weird ones here and then – here are the Top 10 Weird Laws from Around the World. Some of them have a bit of logical, but seem a little extreme in my opinion.
Top 10 Weird Laws
- Chew gum in Singapore – The government initiated the ban in 1992, after a sticky wads were all over the subway system and other public spots. If you are wanting a minty fresh breath, I would go for a mint instead.
- Feeding pigeons – It is illegal to feed pigeons in San Fransico, U.S and Venice, Italy. But the big question is, why not all birds? Why only pigeons?
- Togs are only for beaches in Barcelona – No wandering away from the Barcelona seafront dressed in just your bikini or swim trunks, for a quick ice-cream. In this Spanish city, it’s against the law to wear swimming attire on public streets. I’m sure quite a lot of the residents of the Sunshine Coast would struggle with this law
- No spontaneous death in the parliament – In England it is against the law to die in the House of Parliament. I guess I will just have to schedule that heart attack for another time. Although I am curious on how the offender would have to pay the fine.
- Keep those fish sober – It is against the law in the state of Ohio to get a fish drunk. So just remember when you are hitting the night life, leave your pet fish at home.
- Roarrrrrr-a-movie – in the Baltimore, Maryland, USA, it is still an offence to take a lion into a cinema. I wonder what incident happened to make them create that law.
- No heels in Greece – No woman in heels wants to be compared to an elephant. So it’s an uncomfortable truth that the pressure a stiletto heel exerts on the ground is much greater than that of a walking elephant. Due to that, Greece is taking a policy that prohibits shoes that “wound the monuments.”
- Check for children – In Denmark it is the law to go and look under your car before starting the motor, in case of any wondering children. However, it is not against the law to escape from jail.
- Wash your donkey outside – In Georgia, it is illegal to wash your donkey in a bathtub.
- No talking to your donkey – In Singapore it is against the law to talk Chinese to your donkey, do you think English is acceptable?