Laws are required for any civilised society. Every country has its own set of laws and citizens have to respect it. However, every now and then, you come across a few laws that are really strange. You won’t believe these strange laws. We are sure you will be surprised 100% by looking at few of them. Are you ready? Go through the following laws that we identified during our research and found them strange.
1. Lol, In Florida you can’t pass wind (fart)!
Yup, it’s illegal to fart in a public place after 6 p.m. on Thursday in Florida in order to mold responsible and disciple citizens. Save those nachos for Friday. It means that people can pass the wind on remaining days.
2. Funny one, It is illegal to be fat in Japan!
In January 2008, Japan passed the Metabo Law which require men and women between the ages of 45 and 74 to have their waistlines examined once a year and potentially seek medical treatment. Law affects men with waistlines greater than 35.4 inches and women with waistlines greater than 31.5 inches.
3. In Thailand, it is illegal to leave the house without your underwear on!
One wonders why anyone would want to leave their house without one? Who are we to judge? But one of the stranger laws in Thailand is that it is illegal to leave your house without wearing underwear. There doesn’t appear to be any reports of anyone actually being arrested or fined for this offence
4. In Bangladesh, school children as young as 14 caught cheating in final exams can be jailed for upto 10 years!
In 1992, the Dhaka Parliament has approved a law to jail students who cheated on their final exams, reported The New Straits Times. Every year the government takes strong measures to stop cheating and carries out a media campaign through news papers and tv to forewarn students.
5. In Milan it is a legal requirement to smile at all time!
In Milan it is a legal requirement to smile at all times, except for funerals or hospital visits.
6. Odd one, you can marry a dead person in France!
During World War I, a few women were married by use of proxy to soldiers that had died weeks earlier. This practice came to be called posthumous marriage.
7. In Singapore, chewing gum is illegal!
It is hard to believe but this law had come into picture from 1992. Under the rule, no gum is allowed to be bought or sold inside Singapore. The first-time penalty for the selling of gum can be as high as $100,000 or a prison sentence of up to two years. There is a fine of $700 for spitting out gum on the streets.
8. Wearing blue jeans is a crime in North Korea!
Blue jeans are not allowed in North Korea as denims symbolizes the enemy United States of America. Dictator Kim Jong-un has launched a nationwide crackdown on what his citizens can wear but the ban will focus primarily on the North Hamgyong province and Yanggang province close to China.
9. Running out of fuel is a crime in Germany
Running out of petrol in Germany on autobahn (is the federal controlled-access highway system) is illegal. The fine can be from €30 up to €70 depending on the case.
No toilet flush after 10 PM in Switzerland
Flushing toilets after 10PM is a disturbance to people live in co apartments. In Switzerland flushing toilet between 10 PM to 7 AM will be considered as a crime under defined rules.