The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be. Here is a collection of some of the eccentric laws in the world. We can laugh, we can gasp, we can only wonder…

1. Think before you chew

In Singapore, chewing gum is prohibited. This rule was introduced because of the high cost and difficulty in removing stuck chewing gum from public premises. In particular, chewing gum stuck on the Mass Rapid Transit train doors stopped the trains from moving. It happened a few times and those were a few times too many.

2. Lighten up

Drivers in Denmark are supposed to drive vehicles with their headlights on. You’d think this law would apply to night driving but it doesn’t. It is considered essential during the day as well or they may face a fine of up to $100. Studies have shown that this has helped a lot to avoid road accidents in Denmark.

3. To fail > to jail

In Bangladesh, children 15 and older can be put in jail for cheating on their final examinations. Every year, Bangladeshi government takes strong measures to stop cheating and carries out a massive media campaign to forewarn students through print and television.

4. Picky about chicks

According to Akron- Ohio Act 925.62, No person, firm, or corporation shall dye or otherwise color any rabbit or baby poultry, including, but not limited to, chicks and ducklings. No person, firm, or corporation shall sell, offer for sale, expose for sale, raffle, or give away any rabbit or baby poultry which has been dyed or otherwise colored.

5. Keep the change

In Canada, Currency Act of 1985 prohibits consumers from using unreasonable amounts of coins to pay for purchases. This means you can’t pay for an item in all coins (especially if it’s over $10). Even the use of dollar-coins is limited. The shop owner has the right to choose whether or not he wants to take your coins but doesn’t have to.

6. Sue them pants!

In France it is still against the law for women to wear pants. The law reportedly has been on the books since 1800.It was amended several times: once in 1892 to allow women to sport trousers while riding horses and again in 1909 to permit the ladies to wear pants while on bicycles.

7. Being twins, a sin?

China’s one child policy was established by Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping in 1979 to limit communist China’s population growth. 35.9% of China’s population is currently subject to the one-child restriction. The government believes it has helped to alleviate social, economic and environmental problems in China.

8. The law with a flaw

In Georgia no bicycle shall be equipped, modified, or altered in such a way as to cause the pedal in its lowermost position to be more than 12 inches above the ground, nor shall any bicycle be operated if so equipped. The question is: Who would ride such a bike?

9. One Two Three GO!

In Massachusetts at a wake, mourners may eat no more than three sandwiches. It is one of those laws that was written in books and never removed since then. Bad manners, one might consider it, but in Massachusetts it is a criminal offense.

10.ImPie-ous Christmas

In Britain, it is illegal to consume a mince pie on Christmas Day. It is one of the odd old laws on the statute book, although rarely enforced by even the keenest police officer. It was brought to existence by Oliver Cromwell, self proclaimed Lord Protector of England. Festivals that promoted gluttony and drunkenness were against the righteous Christian ethics, including Christmas. Real estate lawyer in Pittsburgh has several years if experience in dealing with many complex law suits.

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13 thoughts on “10 Weird Laws Around the World

  1. Good men do not need laws to behave.

    Bad men either break laws anyway or exploit those laws to further suffering.

  2. I wish that the U.S. would implement number 5, nothing like waiting in line for 10 minutes why the guy in front of you is paying for his case of beer and pack of cigarettes using nickels and dimes.

  3. Headlights during daytime is not limited to Denmark. In Sweden and Finland there are such laws too. I don’t know about Norway but I think it’s the same thing there (those of you who are interested can propably find out by searching the web)

  4. It is indeed a law in Norway as well to use the headlights. I wouldn’t consider it weird though as it does make moving cars a lot more visible. I guess it’s one of those things where you are not accustomed to it.

  5. I think law 1 should be look at more to let people chew gum because it keeps chatty-kathies quiet, keeps people a way to not smoke all that much, and relives stress so you don’t rip peoples heads off especially the chatty-kathies.
    law 4 I see that thier just trying to keep people from celebrate easter for what it stands for
    law 6 It’s just another sexist thing, that i think that mormons put in place.
    law 7: The “one child policy” is stupid and wrong yet somehow good, stupid and wrong part: it makes family, and people unhappy because look at all the other twins that are together,thier more happy,and the twins that seperated, killed or aborted because of them, now for the “yet somehow good” part:it keeps people like “octo-mom” from useing thier kids as a way to get more and more money from people.
    law 8: Is just STUPID because who would want to ride a bike with peddles that high it’s un comfortable especially with legs thet are like stilts with feet.
    law 10: STUPID LAW thier is so many laws that you’d have to be a MANNEQUIN TO BE A BRIT.

  6. I think more countries should enforce rule 3; too many students think they can get through life by simply riding another’s coat-tails. It isn’t fair to those who study-it is rather vexing, actually. If you don’t understand the material, you should be honest, as it would be more beneficial than blindly copying answers and graduating to the next grade…utterly clueless.

  7. No: 3 Law is most acceptable to me.Because it is way to protect our’s own culture.Damaging culture is simillar to anti-patriotism.

  8. In some US states you must use headlights in the day. Alaska and parts of Maine in the winter become dark due to storms just like in Norway. It is helpful to drivers but also people who are walking that may not hear a car when they have hoods or earmuffs on. Also, it can be hard to see a moose till you are to close to stop when there are blizzards. Hitting a moose can kill you! Please keep your lights on.

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