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20 Odd Laws That Will Have You Questioning Everything

 Every country has its own manner and means of governance and law. Every time you travel to a foreign country, you are actually moving somewhere with a different set of laws. By and large, most countries share certain common legal practices, thanks to globalization. However, much like the unique words in some languages that can get lost in translation, some laws are likewise too strange to be understood by non-natives. From making it a crime to forget your wife's birthday to criminalizing Winnie the Pooh in children’s areas, the legislative system has some extremely odd uses. These 20 foreign laws will probably amuse and definitely bewilder you. 

 

1. Georgia, USA, has a law forbidding poultry owners from allowing their chickens to cross the road. 

Weird and strange laws from countries and states all across the planet, Georgia, USA, has a law forbidding poultry owners from allowing their chickens to cross the road

 

2. There is a law in Milan, Italy, requiring people to smile at all times or pay a fine, except during funerals and hospital visits.

Weird and strange laws from countries and states all across the planet, There is a law in Milan, Italy, requiring people to smile at all times or pay a fine, except during funerals and hospital visits

 

3. In Oklahoma, USA, the law forbids anyone from keeping a sleeping donkey in the bathtub after 7 pm.

Weird and strange laws from countries and states all across the planet, In Oklahoma, USA, the law forbids anyone from keeping a sleeping donkey in the bathtub after 7 p.m

 

4. Denmark has a law specifying 7,000 baby names which are the only ones permitted for use.

Weird and strange laws from countries and states all across the planet, Denmark has a law specifying 7,000 baby names which are the only ones permitted for use 

 

5. Under England’s Salmon Act of 1986, it is a crime to hold a salmon “suspiciously”. 

Weird and strange laws from countries and states all across the planet, Under England’s Salmon Act of 1986, it is a crime to hold a salmon “suspiciously”

 

6. By law, 35% of the content played on the radio in Canada has to be Canadian.

Weird and strange laws from countries and states all across the planet, By law, 35% of the content played on the radio in Canada has to be Canadian 

 

7. Australian law has made it illegal to crush beer-cans with your breasts. 

Weird and strange laws from countries and states all across the planet, Australian law has made it illegal to crush beer-cans with your breasts

 

8. The Scottish have a law that requires you to allow anyone who knocks on your door and requests to use the toilet in. 

Weird and strange laws from countries and states all across the planet, The Scottish have a law that requires you to allow any one in that knocks on your door and requests to use the toilet

 

9. A town in France only allows you to die in the city limits if you have a plot in the local cemetery.

Weird and strange laws from countries and states all across the planet, A town in France only allows you to die in the city limits if you have a plot in the local cemetery

 

10. Gum and Gum-chewing is banned in Singapore.  

Weird and strange laws from countries and states all across the planet, Gum and Gum-chewing is banned in Singapore

11. It is illegal to build sandcastles in Eraclea, Italy.

Weird and strange laws from countries and states all across the planet, It is illegal to build sandcastles in Eraclea, Italy 

 

12. Michigan has a law that makes it illegal to chain an alligator to a fire hydrant. 

Weird and strange laws from countries and states all across the planet, Michigan has a law that makes it illegal to chain an alligator to a fire hydrant

 

13. Cambodia has laws against using squirt guns or any sort of water weaponry.

Weird and strange laws from countries and states all across the planet, Cambodia has laws against using squirt guns or any sort of water weaponry 

 

14. Buddhists Monks require the permission of the government in order to reincarnate. 

Weird and strange laws from countries and states all across the planet, Buddhists Monks require permission of the government in order to reincarnate

 

15. Being overweight or obese is illegal in Japan. 

Weird and strange laws from countries and states all across the planet, Being overweight or obese is illegal in Japan

 

16. In Switzerland, it is illegal to flush the toilet after 7 pm. 

Weird and strange laws from countries and states all across the planet, In Switzerland, it is illegal to flush the toilet after 7 p.m

 

17. North Korea bans foreign people from using the local currency and entering department stores. 

Weird and strange laws from countries and states all across the planet, North Korea bans foreign people from using the local currency and entering department stores

 

18. In Tornio, Italy, the law requires you to walk your dog three times a day.

Weird and strange laws from countries and states all across the planet, In Tornio, Italy, the law requires you to walk your dog three times a day 

 

19. In Chicago, USA, it is illegal to fish while sitting on a giraffe’s neck.

Weird and strange laws from countries and states all across the planet, In Chicago, U.S.A, it is illegal to fish while sitting on a giraffe’s neck     

 

20. In France, it is illegal to name a pig Napoleon. 

Weird and strange laws from countries and states all across the planet, In France, it is illegal to name a pig Napoleon

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