8 weird laws around the world that will leave you ROFL
Here are 8 weird laws around the world that will surely crack you up.
Every country in the world has a fair share of strange laws that make little to no sense. The ones that are not only hard to believe but also impossible for a police officer to implement with a straight face. While their relevance is debatable, there is zero doubt in the possibility of them cracking you up.
So, here are 8 weird laws around the world that will leave you ROFL
1. In Samoa, it is illegal to forget your wife’s birthday
Well, husbands who receive just a silent treatment for forgetting their wife’s birthday should feel lucky because if they were in Samoa, they could have been behind the bars. It is illegal to forget your wife’s birthday in Samoa. Though, there is a high probability of you escaping the penalty if your wife is kind enough to give you a second chance.
2. In Denmark, it is not illegal to escape the prison
According to Danish law, it is okay if a criminal escapes prison. Yes, you wouldn’t be charged if you escape prison in Denmark. However, if you are caught while escaping the prison, you’d have to serve your remaining term.
3. In Sweden, it is illegal to paint a house without the government’s permission
You would be surprised if someone told you you couldn’t repaint your own sweet home without the government’s permission, right? Well, that is quite the law in Sweden. According to the Government of Sweden, it is illegal to repaint a house without a painting license and the Government’s approval.
4. In Switzerland, flushing the toilet after 10 pm is illegal
If you are living in Switzerland and you feel the urge to take a dump, you might want to wait it out till the next morning. As absurd as it sounds, it is illegal to flush the toilet after 10 pm in Switzerland. The government of Switzerland considers flushing the toilet after 10 pm as noise pollution. If you flush the toilet after the said time in an apartment building, you might have to face legal consequences for it.
5. In La Paz, Bolivia, A married woman is not allowed to have more than one glass of wine
La Paz, Bolivia, restricts its married women to have more than one glass of wine a night. If you think that’s weird, you might also be shocked to know that the married woman can drink the wine only in the presence of her husband.
6. In Ohio (US), It is Illegal to Catch Mice Without a Hunting License
You might find yourself in a legally tight spot if you happen to catch mice without a hunting license in Ohio. The law in Cleveland, Ohio, prohibits catching mice without a hunting license. So, if you are in Cleveland and want to take down a mouse that has been destroying your house, you might need to get legal assistance.
7. In Milan, Italy, it is a legal requirement to smile at all times except at funerals or hospitals
In Milan, Italy, one needs to learn to smile through a bad day as the law compels one to smile at all times. The only exceptions to this law are funeral-goers, hospital workers, or those at the bedside of an ill family member. For everybody else, the only alternative to a smiling face is fine.
8. In Turin, Italy, it is against the law to not walk your dog at least three times a day
Owning a dog is a commitment in Turin, Italy, that one must think twice about. According to the law, dog owners in Turin will be fined up to 500 euros if they don’t walk their pets at least three times a day. Italy considers itself an animal-loving nation, and Turin has the strictest animal protection rules in the country.