Laws are good – they protect us, our lives and property. Hence, laws are imposed to maintain a certain level of sanity within a society. However, some laws are funny. Yes! You heard that right…they are simply ridiculous. In this write-up, we bring to you an amazing collection of such nonsensical and weird laws. Scroll down to read our list of ten strangest laws in the world.
10. Pregnant Woman? How Lucky!!! Strangest Laws in the World
If you are in UK and you are pregnant, then you are really lucky. Why? Well, it’s because when you get the nature’s call, you need not to look for a proper place to relieve yourself. You are allowed to do it just about anywhere and everywhere you want to. So, the next time you are unable to find a proper place when the nature gives you a call, just don’t worry – of course, only if you are pregnant. Doesn’t this weird law rightly make it to our list of ten strangest laws in the world?
9. Don’t Change the Light Bulb Yourself
So what do we have next on our list of ten strangest laws in the world? Changing light bulb is something we can all do it on our own at home – it’s simple and hassle-free. I mean why you would need to go through the trouble of asking an electrician to visit your place and then paying him for the job – all for changing a bulb, a task we can all perform easily. However, if you are in Victoria, Australia, you might think otherwise. Under law, only a qualified and a licensed electrician can change a light bulb. If you go against the law, you pay a fine of up to AUS$10.
8. Check Who’s Sleeping Under the Car
Hey watch out before you start your car!!! If you are in Denmark, it is illegal not to check under your car for children who may be dozing off there. So, before you start the car engine, you better check if there is anyone taking a nice nap underneath. However, you need not to worry. True, you can go to prison for running over some catnapping kid but you have the option to escape the prison – it is not unlawful in Denmark to escape prison. Wow!! Such a heaven for prisons!! The law, by all standards, deserves to be a part of our list of ten strangest laws in the world.
7. Flush it, Don’t Flush it!!!
Ridiculous as it may sound but in Switzerland flushing a toilet is regarded as a source of noise pollution and as an anti-social act. Therefore, flushing it after 10pm, if you are living in an apartment building, is considered an illegal act. Now you know how it ended up being on our list of ten strangest laws in the world! So, make no noises by flushing the waste down. Just let the waste stay in…how smelly!!! Or ideally, you can wait until the morning to relieve yourself. How convenient!!! Plan your movements with care!!!
6. Chewing Gum Could be a Punishable Crime
Ever thought you could end up in prison for a simple act of chewing gum? Oh yes!! You can imagine that happening if you are chewing gum in Singapore. This has been declared as an illegal act since 1992 and this is you have it right here on our list of ten strangest laws in the world. There is a complete ban on importing, selling, manufacturing and using gum. Nicotine gum is allowed but that too under strict rules – you have to have a physician’s prescription for it. You cannot take gum in luggage if you are traveling to Singapore. And in a rare case of finding gum in the country, if you are found spitting it on the street, you may be fined with $500.