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July 14, 2019


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Weird Laws in the World

You will hear of some weird laws all over the world. These laws may seem unusual to you, but you still have to respect them should you be heading there. An example is you cannot leave the house without underwear in Thailand since that is illegal. Here are some more of such weird laws.
It is illegal to play the piano past midnight in Germany. Whoever raised a complaint enough for it to become law is to thank for it. It has remained law up to date. You, however, can play other instruments if you so wish.
In England, you cannot order for Mute Swan on the menu, as there is none, only on the queen’s menu. Since they all belong to her, she has reserved the right to 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. You will see the residents taking annual checkups there diligently. In case you miss it, there shall be a fine imposed on you.
In Singapore, lettering is such a forbidden vice that if you are caught, there is a t-shirt ready for you proclaiming your littering habit. This is how they have kept their streets clean. You may learn more info on prevention of littering here.
In Switzerland, you cannot keep one goldfish. They see it as an act of cruelty to keep one animal in isolation. This is why people keep two or more.
If a club in Japan still has the patrons dancing and it is midnight, then they have to turn on the lights. This was a compromise to counter the government efforts to ban dancing after midnight.
In China, the government shall have a way when it comes to your reincarnation. There is a common belief that reincarnation is possible and will happen as soon as they die. The government, therefore, issues reincarnation passports to monitor those numbers.
You are not allowed to drive with no hands in Vietnam. While the idea is to prevent accidents from happening, the language of the law is a bit ambiguous. You cannot tell whether they meant to drive with no hands or to refuse to use them when you have them.
In South Korea, parents can have you arrested for playing video games past midnight. At the same time, they can give you permission to do so if they please. Such leverage should be given to parents from other places.
There is no shortage of such weird laws. You shall discover more weird things from across the globe on this site.