Lessons Learned from Years with
Strange Laws from Across the Globe
You will hear of some weird laws all over the world. These laws are alien to most of us, but it is wise to adhere to them as long as you are there. For instance, you cannot leave the house without underwear in Thailand, as it is a crime. Here are some more of such weird laws.
It is illegal to play the piano past midnight in Germany. It must have been caused by one alloyed neighbor. It has remained law up to date. You, however, can play other instruments if you so wish.
In England, there are no Mute Swans on the menu, except the queen’s. They all belong to her, and so she can kill and eat them as she pleases.
It is illegal to have ketchup on school cafeteria menus in France. This was seen as a way to preserve their culture and preference for mayonnaise on fries.
You shall find certain regions in Italy where it is forbidden to die. This is why they insist on annual checkups for residents. If you do not, there is a fine as you risk dying there.
In case you are ever caught littering in Singapore, you will have to wear a t-shirt that says what a littering habit you have. This is how there is not much litter in their streets. You can learn more here about the prevention of littering.
In Switzerland, you cannot keep one goldfish. It is regarded as a cruel treatment to keep the pet in isolation. This is why people keep two or more.
In Japan, the lights have to be on in a club after midnight if people are still dancing. This was a compromise to counter the government efforts to ban dancing after midnight.
In China, the government has given itself the power to decide the terms of reincarnation. There is widespread belief in the idea of reincarnation in the country. This is why you will need a reincarnation passport before your death.
You are not allowed to drive with no hands in Vietnam. This is meant to reduce accidents on the road, but it is not a clearly worded law. You cannot tell whether they meant to drive with no hands or to refuse to use them when you have them.
Your parents in South Korea reserve the right to call the cops on you if you play video games past midnight. Only they can make it legal for you to keep playing. This is power most other parents could use.
There is no shortage of such weird laws. This site shall provide you with a chance to discover more about stranger things from the world.
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