If you are someone who is planning to travel the world, visit different countries, then you better become aware of their laws and regulations first. Remember when 50 Cent was arrested for swearing on stage in the Caribbean! There are many other countries where you could find yourself in trouble for not abiding their laws. So it turns out we are not the only country in the world with ridiculous bans on the most innocuous things. There are many other nations in the world with really absurd rules and stupid laws.
We all know that for a proper functioning of the society and system, laws are necessary. But it looks like some people have taken words too literary and drafted them into laws. These rules are nothing more than stupidity at its best. We can’t even reason with these bizarre laws, they just leave us confused. It looks like these idiotic laws were made just to imprison and punish people for no reason, using them just to put the ordinary people in the jail. We live in a world of technological advances and scientific inventions, we humans call ourselves the most intelligent species, and yet such idiotic laws exist.
What’s more surprising is the fact that many developed nations like China, Australia, and England have these craziest laws! Some of these laws make sense, but most of them doesn’t make any sense, and are stupid. These laws will make you angry, laugh and cry at the same time.
So before planning your peaceful trip around the world, please take a note of these strange laws around the world that will make you want to leave the planet!
1. Chewing gum is banned in Singapore
Who would have thought that chewing a gum could result in imprisonment? Yes, It can happen in Singapore! Since 1992 Chewing gum is illegal in Singapore. There’s also a strictly enforced ban on importing chewing gum into Singapore. Only the dental or nicotine gum is allowed, but it must be prescribed from a doctor. Also one cannot bring or sell a gum in Singapore, there’s also a $700 fine for spitting out gum on the streets.
2. You cannot change a light bulb in Australia.
It is illegal to change a light bulb in Victoria, Australia. Only the person who’s a licensed electrician is allowed to change the light bulbs. If you plan on a getting an Australian citizenship, make sure you also get an electrician licence for yourself. The law is made so that the people don’t accidentally get themselves electrocuted. And If changed that light bulb by yourself then you will face a stiff Australian $10 fine.
3. Divorce is illegal in Vatican and Philippines.
What do you do when you find yourself in an unhappy marriage? You go for the divorce, but what if you live in a country where divorce is not allowed? There are only two countries in the world where divorce is considered illegal. You are not allowed to get a divorce in Vatican and Philippines. These countries don’t allow divorce for anyone living there. However, in Philippines, the only exception is Muslims, they are allowed a divorce in certain circumstances.
4. It is illegal to forget your wife’s birthday in Samoa.
Yes, you read it right! It is a crime to forget your wife’s birthday if you’re living in Samoa. So, if you live in Samoa, write down your wife’s birthday, make a reminder, memorize it, just don’t forget your wife’s birthday. Because if you upset your wife then you’re breaking a law. But there’s one way to avoid this law, marry a woman born on February 29th.
5. Ketchup is banned in France
You know what’s perfect? French fries and ketchup! But the country that gave the world these delicious fried potato strips doesn’t allow its citizens to use ketchup. The reason behind this strange food ban was that the French teenagers were using too much ketchup, wasting it, and it was ruining the traditional French cuisine. The French government decided to ban ketchup from school cafeterias. However, the students are allowed to have a little ketchup only if they order french fries.
6. You cannot kiss in a moving vehicle in Italy.
It’s a crime to kiss someone in a moving vehicle in Eboli, Italy. Italy is one of the most romantic countries in the world and yet they have such a stupid law, if you’re caught kissing someone in a moving vehicle, you will have to pay a fine of £415. Many honeymooners have been caught out in the act. And that’s not all, it is also illegal to feed stray cats and build a sandcastle in Italy.
7. It is illegal to own a Bible in North Korea.
North Korea has so many restrictions, it is an atheist state, the only thing that North Koreans are allowed to worship is their country’s leader, Kim Jong-un. More than 80 North Koreans were executed because they were in the possession of Bibles. Owning Bible can result in imprisonment, torture and even death.