The strangest laws around the world that shock tourists

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Strange laws of different countries

If you think that the laws in most countries are very similar, you are absolutely right. But there are prohibitions that even locals are often unaware of. Sometimes such regulations are decades old and have long since lost their relevance, and they are not canceled just because it is a waste of time. Read the most ridiculous rules of different countries in the OBOZREVATEL selection.


Those who go out wearing gutalin face the threat of arrest. It is also not advisable to appear among people on Sunday in pink shorts or pants.

Any kind of witchcraft is prohibited in this country, especially actions aimed at causing rain.

Also, in Australia, you cannot communicate, let alone interact, with pirates. For this, you can go to jail for 10 years.

People here are very reverent towards animals. In particular, you can't tie goats and dogs to a vehicle or harness them, which will result in a large fine.

The strangest laws around the world that shock tourists


In this warm country, "unattractive" women are not allowed to appear on beaches without a swimsuit top. However, there is no explanation as to who determines the level of external beauty of visitors to public areas and how.

It is also not advisable to rap in beach slippers. It is not clear why. But it probably irritates the locals.

If you decide to brush your teeth with socks, think twice. You may be fined for this.

The strangest laws around the world that shock tourists

United Kingdom

Under no circumstances should you stick a postage stamp with a picture of royalty upside down, as this is considered treason.

You can't come to the Parliament building in knightly armor. Moreover, do not even think about dying in this building, because you will be punished for it.

It is also forbidden to pose as a "pensioner living in Chelsea". We honestly tried to understand the reason for this, but apparently only the British can do it.

The kingdom also has a very interesting attitude to domestic violence. For example, men are strictly forbidden to beat their wives after 9 p.m. because it prevents their neighbors from resting peacefully.

However, pregnant women are treated with great respect here. They are allowed to relieve themselves wherever they want (even in a police helmet).

It's no secret that this country doesn't like sentiment. That's why there is a ban on kissing goodbye at the train station.

And while the previous law can still be understood, the next one raises questions. In the UK, it is forbidden to graze cattle on the streets of towns and villages from 7 am to 10 pm unless you have a special permit.

The strangest laws around the world that shock tourists


In Missouri, people under the age of 21 are not allowed to walk down the street or go near a trash can, even with an empty alcohol bottle. This will definitely result in a fine.

In Tennessee, the authorities have seriously banned frogs from croaking after 11 p.m.

In California, all hunters are issued a special hunting permit. Even if it is a "hunt" for common mice and you just decided to set a small rodent trap at home.

In Texas, it is forbidden to milk or paint someone else's cow under penalty of a serious fine.

And in Michigan, you can be punished for throwing octopuses in public places.

The strangest laws around the world that shock tourists


Like in Brazil, only "young women who are worthy" can go naked on the beach here. It's a very discriminatory law, which, in fact, is ignored by everyone.

To make it less offensive, men were also banned from coming to the sea without clothes. The reason for this is very straightforward: "male anatomy can take on a vulgar appearance, even unintentionally."

Another "beach law" makes sand castles illegal on the island of Capri. They allegedly prevent vacationers from moving along the shore.

It's no secret that Italians are very fond of cheese, so they take cheese production very seriously. For example, they do not allow people of "bad origin or appearance" to be in the cheese factory.

The strangest laws around the world that shock tourists


Canada is almost a record holder for interesting laws. For example, you can't play snowballs here without permission from the city council.

Also, in stores, you cannot pay for goods that cost more than 50 cents with one-cent coins.

It is not advisable to wear pink pants after 12 noon on Sunday (and why does everyone dislike them so much?).

Every 20th song on any local radio must be performed by a Canadian.

Houses here can be painted any way you want, but you should use no more than 2 colors.

There is even a regulation that controls the amount of water in the bathroom. You can get a fine for exceeding the norm by 10 cm. Of course, provided that you are caught by law enforcement.

You can't sell yellow margarine in stores.

In Toronto, there is a law that prohibits dragging a dead horse down Yonge Street on Sunday. On other days, it probably won't raise any questions.

The strangest laws around the world that shock tourists


Chinese people are not allowed to look at the naked legs of clothed women. You can go to jail for that.

If you see a drowning person here, you are not allowed to save them. This is considered gross interference in the victim's fate.

Due to the large population, the authorities are trying to curb the birth rate by any means necessary. For example, women who already have two sons are forcibly sterilized.

Colleges here are available only to "smart young people". Others are not allowed to study.

The strangest laws around the world that shock tourists

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL wrote about the peculiarities of life in Peru that tourists do not realize.

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