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Top 10 Weird Laws Around the World

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In Florida, it is illegal to pass wind in a public place after 6pm on Thursdays
Top 10 Weird Laws Around the World

Globally, laws range from the weird and wonderful to the downright peculiar. In this blog,  I am going to countdown some of the weirdest laws around the world.

Parliaments famous Salmon Act of 1986 states that it’s illegal to hold salmon under suspicious circumstances

Parliaments famous Salmon Act of 1986

Parliaments famous Salmon Act of 1986

Section 32 of the Salmon Act 1986 stipulates that it is an offence to handle salmon under suspicious circumstances.

This section creates an offence in England and Wales for any person who receives or disposes of any salmon in circumstances where they believe or could reasonably believe that the salmon has been illegally fished. The maximum penalty is two years imprisonment.

The context may well make the law less weird, but even so, suspiciously holding salmon is a pretty funny offence to be arrested for.

If you own any chickens in Quitman, Georgia, it is illegal to let them cross the road

chickens in Quitman

chickens in Quitman

Simply put, the law essentially wants owners to have their chickens under control at all times. This makes sense when you imagine the danger of letting farm animals run about, but the specificity of the law about not allowing chickens to cross the road rings true to the joke and makes for a funny read.

Georgia likes to ensure the safety and sacredness of their chicken as in Gainesville Georgia, you have to eat fried chicken with your bare hands. Keep your forks away from them. The law describes chicken as a “culinary delicacy sacred to its municipality.” Perhaps this is why chicken deserves a specific transport safety law.

Australia’s second most populated state says it illegal to change a light bulb unless you are a licensed electrician

Australia’s second most populated

Australia’s second most populated

Under Victorian law, changing a light bulb without a valid license to do so was against the law. Taking your light into your own hands brought a fine of 10 Australian dollars.

However, a revision to the 1998 Electricity Safety Act updated this law. A spokeswoman for Energy Safe Victoria said that, “While the Electricity Safety Act makes it illegal to do your own electrical work if you are not licensed, changing a light bulb and removing a plug from a socket were specifically exempted from this requirement under Order in Council G17.”

Milan in Italy states that it is a legal requirement to smile at all times except at funerals or hospitals

Milan in Italy states that it is a legal requirement to smile at all times except at funerals or hospitals

Milan in Italy states that it is a legal requirement to smile at all times except at funerals or hospitals

What’s with the long face? In Milan, the law compels you to smile. It is prescribed by a city regulation from Austro-Hungarian times that was never repealed.

Exemptions included funeral goers, hospital workers or those at the bedside of an ill family member. For everybody else there is no excuse for being glum, the alternative being a fine. This has got to be one of the weirdest laws of all.

In Florida, it is illegal to pass wind in a public place after 6pm on Thursdays

In Florida, it is illegal to pass wind in a public place after 6pm on Thursdays

In Florida, it is illegal to pass wind in a public place after 6pm on Thursdays

There is some debate over this one. It certainly is a forgotten law and has never really been enforced in Florida.

It was probably written in the 1800’s and forgotten since. It is not clear why this ever became a law, or a rumoured law in the first place.

It is against the law to have a sleeping donkey in your bathtub after 7 pm

It is against the law to have a sleeping donkey in your bathtub after 7 pm

It is against the law to have a sleeping donkey in your bathtub after 7 pm

In Arizona, this law was brought into effect due to a public menace case in 1924. A merchant used to allow his donkey to sleep in a bathtub. The town was flooded when a local dam broke and the donkey, was washed a mile down the valley. The donkey survived, but locals spent a lot of time and manpower to save the animal. This law was passed shortly after.

It is against the law not to walk your dog at least three times a day in Turin, Italy

It is against the law not to walk your dog at least three times a day in Turin, Italy

It is against the law not to walk your dog at least three times a day in Turin, Italy

Dog owners in Turin, Italy will be fined up to 500 euros if they don’t walk their pets at least three times a day, under a new law from the city’s council. Italy considers itself an animal-loving nation and in many cities stray cats and protected by law.

To enforce the law, Turin police would rely largely on the help of tipsters spotting cruel treatment by neighbours. Turin has the most stringent animal protection rules in the country. They even ban fairgrounds from giving away goldfish in bags.

In Scotland, if someone knocks on your door and requires the use of your toilet, you must let them enter

In Scotland, if someone knocks on your door and requires the use of your toilet, you must let them enter

In Scotland, if someone knocks on your door and requires the use of your toilet, you must let them enter

Yes, this means that by law if you need the toilet you can suggest it is illegal for them to deny you the use of their toilet.

However, this law is questionable as how can we suggest people should let just anyone into their home? This law has made many lists of the most absurd laws, but I could not find any context behind this peculiar law.

In Samoa, it is illegal to forget your wife’s birthday

In Samoa, it is illegal to forget your wife’s birthday

In Samoa, it is illegal to forget your wife’s birthday

You will get more than the silent treatment from your wife if you forget her birthday in Samoa. It is unclear how long your sentence would be, but maybe some time apart for you to think about how to make it up to her wouldn’t be too bad.

The French town of Sarpourenx makes it a legal requirement to have bought a burial plot before dying

The French town of Sarpourenx makes it a legal requirement to have bought a burial plot before dying

The French town of Sarpourenx makes it a legal requirement to have bought a burial plot before dying

Some issues were had in this French town with people wantonly dying and then expecting to be buried. The mayor issued an edict forbidding people from dying within the city limits unless they had previously purchased a plot in a local cemetery. People who die anyway will be severely punished. What kind of punishment you give the dead however is as of yet unclear.

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10 Absolutely Cringe Stories Found In The Bible

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10 Absolutely Cringe Stories Found In The Bible

The Bible – it’s quite possibly of the most well known and top rated book on the planet. Spreading several thousand years of history, it addresses many topics. In it we track down tales about beginnings, human instinct, realms, salvation, and the apocalypse. Life and passing, joy and gloom, great and malevolence. All of this, and the sky is the limit from there.

There’s a lot of motivation to be found in the Bible, yet in some cases the stories can make you recoil. What follows beneath are a couple of stories that could have caused the characters required to feel a bit (or a ton) on the off-kilter side of things.

So here are 10 Absolutely Cringe Stories Found In The Bible!

Adam and Eve acquaint ponderousness with mankind (Genesis 3)

Adam and Eve acquaint ponderousness with mankind (Genesis 3)-Absolutely Cringe Stories Found In The Bible

Adam and Eve acquaint ponderousness with mankind (Genesis 3)-Absolutely Cringe Stories Found In The Bible

To start this rundown off, we should start with the tale about how Adam and Eve, the main man and lady, found what feeling abnormal was like.

In the whole Garden of Eden God had made for them, just a single tree was beyond reach. They could eat any organic product they needed, insofar as they avoided that one tree. On account of the tricky snake, nonetheless, they decided to disregard God’s order. Thus, they became mindful of their own bareness (indeed, there were different outcomes, yet we should simply zero in on this one).

Consider how awkward you would feel if, in the wake of having lived in negligent bareness with practically no sensations of disgrace, you took a chomp of booty leafy foods understood, “Hold up – I’m stripped!”

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Top 10 Gross Foods Around the World (& their Taste)

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While going to new spots, attempting the nearby food is dependably significant. Food is a fundamental piece of any culture, and attempting neighborhood food sources can be an advancing and delightful experience. Outlandish, new dishes can be an approach to genuinely encounter the area you are visiting. Flavors your tongue has never tasted are acquainted with your sense of taste. Your stomach needs to process a completely exceptional encounter. The culinary experience of voyaging can be similarly as invigorating as the exploratory one.

So, many spots with altogether different societies than what you are utilized to make weird dishes that you wouldn’t be guaranteed to consider engaging. On your culinary excursion, you might go over sorts of food that flabbergast your cerebrum while making you feel sick topsy turvy. What some should seriously mull over revolting, others think about a delicacy. Envision these preliminaries of taste as a component of the experience.

So here are Top 10 Gross Foods Around the World (& their Taste)!

Haggis, Scotland

Gross Foods Around the World (& their Taste)-Haggis, Scotland

Gross Foods Around the World (& their Taste)-Haggis, Scotland

Haggis, in the same way as other different food varieties on this rundown, is a great illustration of genius, utilizing portions of the creature you commonly wouldn’t ponder eating. Haggis is made with different sheep organs, like the heart, liver and lungs. The organs are blended in with flavors and oats, making an exquisite meat pudding. The combination is then bubbled in an emptied out sheep stomach. A tough dinner for a genuine Scotsman!

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