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10 Weirdest Laws across the World

21 May 2020 10:40 AM
10 Weirdest Laws across the World

Being a law-abiding citizen isn't always easy, especially when it comes to weird laws. Here we have some of the most preposterous and antiquated laws on the planet :

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1. Divorce is Illegal in Philippines and Vatican

1. Divorce is Illegal in Philippines and Vatican
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Yes! You read it right! Divorce is illegal in Philippines and Vatican. What if you want to get rid of a relation but the law forbids you! Feels like being in a prison but then it is a law! In Vatican the divorce is not allowed even if it is with the consent of both and in Philippines the same is the law except for the Muslims.

2. Chewing gum is illegal in Singapore

2. Chewing gum is illegal in Singapore
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What would you do if you love chewing-gum and are in Singapore! You might be behind bars for breaking the law. Yes chewing gum in Singapore is illegal since 1992. There is also a ban on importing chewing gum to Singapore and only the nicotine gum is allowed with a proper prescription from a doctor. A fine of $1,000 can be imposed if caught chewing a chewing gum!

3. Spitting in public is strictly banned in Daytona Beach

3. Spitting in public is strictly banned in Daytona Beach
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Spitting is anyway immoral but if you are caught spitting publicly at Daytona Beach then you break the law and are imposed to pay a fine. The city's law forbids anybody to expectorate on the streets or the sidewalks or in any public buildings or any places under the city limits. So, walk tall as you are not going to slip in someone else's spit!

4. Stepping on currency is illegal in Thailand

4. Stepping on currency is illegal in Thailand
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Found a currency note on the streets, pick it, but never dare to step on it! It's illegal! Thailand admires its king so much that, his picture is imprinted on the currency note, it is banned to step on the note by any means.

5. Feeding the pigeons in Venice is illegal

5. Feeding the pigeons in Venice is illegal
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It would be great if Venice could outlaw pigeons, and as it can't do that, the law is made that no one shall feed the birds. This is an end to the tradition of pigeons landing on the tourists willing to exchange some avian bacteria.

6. In France, it's illegal for women to wear pants

6. In France, it's illegal for women to wear pants
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For 213 years, It was illegal for women to wear trousers/pants. Until, Feb 2013, when the french government finally lifted the ban allowing women to wear any form of menswear in Paris. Women were legally forbidden from wearing pants in the French capital since 1799-a law that came out of the French Revolution.

7. It is illegal to make funny faces at a dog in Oklahoma

7. It is illegal to make funny faces at a dog in Oklahoma
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8. In Saudi Arabia, Women not Allowed to Drive a Car

8. In Saudi Arabia, Women not Allowed to Drive a Car
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9. In Minnesota, it is against the law to hang female and male underwear together on the same washing line.

9. In Minnesota, it is against the law to hang female and male underwear together on the same washing line.
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10. Being Overweight Is Illegal in Japan

10. Being Overweight Is Illegal in Japan
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