Rules and laws represent the culture of any country, or we can say laws and legislations are made and enforced keeping the culture and its people in mind. There are many laws which we appreciate from other countries in some instances, but do you know about some laws which are so weird that it is really hard to believe they exist or literally needed. Lets have a look at such strange and bizarre laws which have been made and enforced by countries.
You can not flush toilet after 10:00 PM
Yes it is a law in Switzerland that you are not allowed to flush a toilet after 10:00 PM because it is considered as noise pollution. Isn’t it weird? What about the children and old people and people with their upset stomach. But it s a law and everyone has to follow this Switzerland.
It’s Illegal to take divorce
In some ways if any country has such rule that no one can take divorce will be blissful for their people definitely. It is strange where some developed countries finds it right to live with own will few has restrictions on divorce. Just to tell you that the Vatican City has no laws regulating divorce, so it’s illegal to do so there. No one takes divorce there.
Gynecologic uses mirror to examine
There are many countries which are focused on women’s respect and dignity. Among all Bahrain has a strange law that male gynecologist cannot directly look at a woman’s genitals. They can examine it using the reflection on a mirror.
Chickens cannot cross an open road
There are many countries which has very rigid traffic rules but it would amaze you that in Quitman, Georgia, U.S., chickens cannot cross an open road. Few experts say that the law came just to make farm owners take better care of chickens, but what about other animals? Georgians will never know the answer.
Possessing salmon which have been illegally taken, killed or landed
Handling a salmon in suspicious circumstances sounds like it may be an archaic law, but it is in fact enshrined in Section 32 of the Salmon Act 1986. This also extends to other freshwater fish such as trout, eels and smelt.
Law of maintaining waistline
Where loosing and gaining weight is most difficult task for people what if country make it a law for maintaining waistline? Yes its Japan that passed the “Metabo Law” that requires citizens between the ages of 40 and 74 to get their waistlines measured once a year. While the rest of the world argues about the health consequences of being overweight, Japan decided to just ban it outright.
You can not talk to Foreigners
In India where we say and religiously follow “Atithi Devo Bhavah” there are countries where talking to foreigners without permission is illegal. In North Korea, citizens cannot talk to foreigners without the state’s permission. Tourists can also be fined for shopping in stores that have not been designated by the state.
Fine as according to the offender’s income
This is much needed law in India where every 5th person breaks the traffic rules. In Finland if you violate the traffic rules then fines will be calculated as per your income.in 2002 when the Nokia director was caught speeding, he got a $12.5 million speeding ticket. Think about if people like Ambani break the traffic rule then what would be the fine if India had same law?
Laws to give name to children
German babies have to be named according to some very strict rules. The baby’s name must make the gender clear. In Denmark parents have to pick their baby’s name from a pre-approved list of over 20,000 female and 16,000 male names. They have to apply to get an unauthorized first name approved. Isn’t it too personal?
Hence In India where we fight for laws to be enforced for some really needed matters , countries are there who has pyre of laws needlessly.
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