All across the world, there are laws put in place to protect people and create a more peaceful environment. However, once in a while, you may come across some bizarre rules that will make you stop and scratch your head. To see what we mean, here are 7 of the most unusual laws in the world that still exist today.
Not Flushing the Toilet
Singapore has some of the most stringent (and bizarre) rules in world. From not being allowed to chew gum, to not having a group gathering after 10pm, to not being allowed to walk around naked in your own home. Singapore really stands out when it comes to the most unusual laws in the world. One of the most unusual is being fined up to $500 for not flushing the toilet. In fact, officials conduct random checks in public bathrooms after people exit. So, if you plan to head to Singapore anytime soon, be sure to check that the toilet can flush!
Forgetting Your Wife’s Birthday
If you can’t remember your wife’s birthday (which applies to nearly every husband), we highly recommend you avoid travel to Samoa. Birthdays are a big deal here, and one accidental misstep could get you in trouble with the law (and of course your in-laws).
Having Brown Grass
Brown grass in Utah is a big no-no and you can actually go to prison for not watering your lawn. If you don’t have much of a green thumb, we recommend moving to California, which passed a law prohibiting homeowner’s associations from imposing fines on residents who stop watering lawns during a drought.
Not Wearing Underwear
In Thailand, you better be wearing your skivvies if you leave the house because it’s illegal to go out in public without wearing underwear. Though we’re not exactly sure how they would check on this one, but interestingly enough this law still stands.
A number of laws around the world outline exactly how you are expected to care for your four-legged friend. For instance, in Turin, Italy, you’re required to walk your pet at least three times a day. Meanwhile, in Saudi Arabia’s capital of Riyadh, it’s illegal to walk a dog because police worry that men may use these animals to attract women. If you think that’s strange, in Estevan, Saskatchewan, you’re not allowed to walk your female dog if she’s in heat. And in Temperance, Mississippi, you have to put a diaper on your dog if you want to walk them even around the block. Just imagine!
Removing a Band-Aid
Believe it or not, it’s illegal to remove a band aid in public in Canada. Although it’s rarely enforced, laws are laws and we recommend that you refrain from doing it, just in case.
It’s highly unlikely that you will ever need legal help to deal with any of these weird laws across the world. However, it’s important that you know and understand as many laws as possible in your home province and country to stay out of trouble. When it comes to personal injury and family law, it’s important to know that there’s a strict Statute of Limitations for commencing an action for cases regarding financial support and equalization. That’s where we can help. At Zuber & Brioux, we offer a wide range of legal services to ensure you get the support and compensation you deserve when facing an injury of family situation. Get in touch with us today.