Strange Laws from Across the Globe
There is no shortage of weird laws from around the world. These laws may seem unusual to you, but you still have to respect them should you be heading there. A classic one is you cannot leave the house without underwear in Thailand as that would be a crime. Here are even more weird laws in other parts of the world.
You cannot play the piano after midnight in Germany. Whoever raised a complaint enough for it to become law is to thank for it. This law standstill now. You are allowed to indulge in other instruments if you so wish.
Mute Swans in England are off limits in the menu, save only for the queen’s. Since they all belong to her, she has reserved the right to kill and eat them as she pleases.
It is illegal to have ketchup on school cafeteria menus in France. Some say it is for the preservation of their culture and also to promote the use of mayonnaise instead.
There are region in Italy where it is illegal to die. This is why they insist on annual checkups for residents. If you do not, there is a fine as you risk dying there.
In case you are ever caught littering in Singapore, you will have to wear a t-shirt that says what a littering habit you have. This has led to there being less litter in the country. You shall learn more about how not to litter here.
In Switzerland, you cannot keep one goldfish. It is regarded as a cruel treatment to keep the pet in isolation. So you have to keep two or more.
In Japan, a club has to turn on the lights past midnight if there are people dancing. This has to be the way or dancing past midnight would have been banned.
In China the idea of reincarnation is closely monitored by the government. The country has most of its citizens believe that when they die, they shall reincarnate back to this world. The government, therefore, issues reincarnation passports to monitor those numbers.
You are not allowed to drive with no hands in Vietnam. This is meant to reduce accidents on the road, but it is not a clearly worded law. It does not clarify whether it refers to those with no hands, or to those who choose not to use theirs.
Your parents in South Korea reserve the right to call the cops on you if you play video games past midnight. They also can give you the permission to do so. This is power most other parents could use.
There is no shortage of such weird laws. You may discover more on weirdness from other parts of the world on this site.