Jail for cheating (Bangladesh)
Students in Bangladesh have a tough life. 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. Talks about paying maximum penalty while still a student.
Being twins a sin (China)
Keeping in mind the massive population growth that was burdening China's progress, China's one child policy was established by Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping in 1979 to limit communist China's population growth. Couples wanting more than one child were rendered helpless by this policy.
Around 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.
Three sandwiches per mourner (Massachusetts , USA)
Talk about mourning for the dead. 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. So the next time you happen to attend a funeral in Massachusetts, better have a light snack at home.
Illegal to consume mince pie on Christmas Day (Britain)
Christmas is a joyous time of the year when Christians all over the world celebrate and make merry, but a weird law exists in Britain, which, if enforced would take out the festive spirit of 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. Pie lovers must be thanking their stars for this law not being taken seriously.
Bicycle law (Georgia)
The bicycle law was one of those laws that had a flaw. According to this law, 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?
Sue them pants (France)
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.
Limit of the use of change (Canada)
Canadians carrying loose change often find themselves in a spot of bother. 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.
Talk about getting oneself in some sticky situation. 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.
Headlights on during all times (Denmark)
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.
No chick painting (Ohio)
Good news for poultry lovers. 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. It's a chicks life after all.
Kissing for only five minutes (Iowa, USA)
Talk about getting jailed for kissing, but in Iowa, one could just be arrested if found guilty of kissing for more than five minutes. This means that if caught red handed most of the citizens of Iowa could get jailed.
No internet access (Burma)
In Burma, the military government works aggressively to limit and control Internet access through software-based censorship, infrastructure and technical constraints.Offenders face large fines and lenghty prison sentences.
No nuclear devices within city limits ( California, USA)
This is one weird law of nuclear proportions. In Chico, California, USA, the law says that anybody who detonates a nuclear device within the city limits is liable to a fine of $500.
Legal to kill an armed Scotsman (York)
Going by this law, it seems that after all these years, the Irish, the English and the Scottish still detest each other. In the city of York, it is legal to murder a Scotsman within the ancient city walls, but only if he is carrying a bow and an arrow.
License to light ( Victoria, Australia)
A weird law exists in Victoria, Australia that is probably not followed by the majority of the citizens for this law involves a simple device like a light bulb. In Victoria Australia, only a licensed electrician is allowed to change a lightbulb.
Television License (South Africa)
People who are planning to settle in South Africa better keep this law in mind for the next time you decide to go and buy the idiot box, you make sure that you get a license for buying a television. For, in South Africa a license is required to buy a simple home device like a television.
No facial hair please (Nevada, US)
It seems that the higher authorities in Eureka, Nevada are obsessed with clean and shaven faces, for it is illegal for men with moustaches to kiss women.
Do Not Feed The Pigeons (Italy)
It's illegal to feed pigeons in Venice, Italy (don't tell Mary Poppins!).The pigeon poop actually pollutes the local buildings and a fine of around 50-600 USD should be enough to deter you.
No eating during Ramadan (UAE)
Feeling peckish whilst visiting the United Arab Emirates? Well just make sure you don't eat in public during the daylight hours whilst Ramadan is being observed. Two British tourists were sent to jail for this for three weeks and fines of 275 USD are not unheard of for drinking juice.
Ban on dirty cars (Moscow)
Dirty cars spotted in Moscow can end up with a 100 USD fine, although how dirty isn't defined.
No staring at Mannequins (UK)
One law to remember when on your family holidays in the UK is that any boy under the age of 10 may not see a naked mannequin. I
A heavy box of candy (Idaho, US)
Idaho state law makes it illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing less than fifty pounds.
Hunting license for a mouse trap (California)
Now, some sort of relief for these poor and timid creatures .In California it is illegal to set a mouse trap without a hunting license.