All the countries around the world to ensure peace, discipline, and harmony set some rules and regulations commonly termed as laws. These rules and regulations must be followed and ignoring them can cause serious troubles. Some laws i.e. related to murder, theft, harassment, and other such common subjects are approximately same in all countries. But some countries ask their residents to avoid certain things that are allowed in many other states. Have a look at some of the unique and interesting laws around the world:
1. You can’t have bubblegum while being in the boundaries of Singapore
Chewing gum is banned in Singapore, in the year 1992, under the Regulation of imports and exports. If anyone is found selling, importing, or manufacturing bubblegum in Singapore, he will have to bear a heavy amount of fine or may end up in jail. The ban was imposed to end the problems arising from the use of chewing gum i.e. littering in public places. After the ban the Singaporean Media was strictly prohibited from commercializing the bubblegum.
2. Don’t feed pigeons in St. Mark’s Square, Venice
Pigeons are loved by all and one cannot resist feeding them, but this act of kindness will cause serious problems in Venice. In May 2008, Venice imposed a ban on the feeding of pigeons in St. Mark’s Square. The main reason was the heavy cost incurred on the cleaning of the mess left by the birds and the feeder. Breaking the law can charge you 700 Euros.
3. Wearing high heels can cause troubles in Acropolis
Fashion freak girls love to wear high heels. If you or your partner is planning on visiting Acropolis, then make sure not to pack high heels with you, as they will be of no use while being in Acropolis. In 2009 a sad wave struck the fashion lover girls as a ban was imposed on high heels. The ban was imposed because the Acropolis management wanted to save its old ruins, tracks, roads, and track from the damages caused by high heels.
4. No loud noises in Petrolia, Ontario
In Petrolia it is illegal to yell, sing, whistle, or scream. You have to keep all the noises below the decibel limit set in the Noise By-law. So, before making a trip to Petrolia, make sure to practice speaking in a low voice.
5. You cannot make a Sandcastle in Spain
Spain has plenty of beautiful beaches, you can enjoy a lot of activities while being on the beaches except for the making of Sandcastles. On some beaches you can make sandcastles no longer then the prescribed limit. Fines may vary according to the location. Kids too are not allowed to make sand castles and parents will have to pay the fine for the act of their kids.
6. It’s illegal to climb a tree in Toronto
Climbing a tree is a very fun activity, but in Ottawa, Toronto it is not allowed. You need to have a permit in order to climb a tree in Ottawa. If you are caught climbing trees without having a permit then you will surely end up paying a huge amount of money.
7. Your chicken cannot cross road in Georgia
Georgia’s management and administration made it illegal for the chicken to cross the road. The owner of the chicken will have to pay a fine if their chicken is lost. We don’t know why this law was made, maybe to make the owners careful of their chicken, but we do know that the violation of this law can cause serious troubles.
8. Close the gate or pay the fine in Nevada
We all are tired of asking others to close the door before leaving. Well is Nevada, leaving the door in gardens, fields, and some other public places open will leave you with a heavy fine. Sadly, this law doesn’t apply to room doors, house doors, and building doors.
9. It’s not legal to tell about fortunes in Maryland
Everyone wishes to know about their fortune and luck, this wish cannot be fulfilled while staying in Maryland. Some people are seen having a crystal ball and tables to tell fortunes of people, but once caught they will be fined or will be fined for about $500.
10. You can’t frown in public in Milan, Italy
In Milan, Italy it is not allowed for you to frown until you are in a hospital or in a funeral. Milan has the law that requires its people to smile every time. If someone caught you frowning in Milan you will be fined. So make sure to hide all your worries behind your smile while being in Milan.