Establishing a set of rules that people of particular country must adhere to can be quite complex, especially when some of these laws do little to regulate the actions of people and instead, seem to be big nuisance to an already complicated system.
In the Philippines, vehicles that have a licence plate that ends in 1 or 2 cannot commute on Mondays. Subsequently, licence plate numbers that end in 3 or 4 are not allowed to commute on Tuesdays, those that contain 5 or 6 on Wednesdays, 7 or 8 on Thursdays and 9 or 0 on Fridays. Changing licence plates won’t work for this law.
Dogs in Turin, Italy get very good treatment, as the law ensures that dogs must be walked at least three times per day. And if this wasn’t favourable enough, it is also illegal to dye your pet’s fur as it goes against the binding laws within the city. You’ll have to stick to dying your own hair from now on, unless that gets banned too.
California certainly takes the icing on the cake. Animals are prohibited by law to mating within a 1,500-foot radius of a school, church or tavern. Are the animals ticketed or thrown in jail? This is absolutely ridiculous!
Ladies, some of you probably wouldn’t mind this law. In Samoa, a husband can get arrested for forgetting his wife’s birthday. No need for sleeping on the sofa, jail will likely be the alternative.
Picking your nose is a filthy habit, but when it comes to being a legal matter, things get crazy. During Sabbath worship in Israel, it is illegal for Jewish citizens to pick their nose. The base of this premise is constrained by the idea of this leading to blood loss which is in direct violation of their religious code.
Going for a swim in Portugal? Make sure you pee before going. Urinating in the ocean is strictly prohibited. It is difficult to see how this law is enforced since it would not feasible to notice a spontaneous change in water temperature from urine.
For those of you who fear their safety, well here’s a place you wouldn’t want to live. In Scotland, you are not allowed to close your door on a stranger who needs to use the restroom. Although it does take into consideration the immediate health-related needs of some people, it does not consider the potential harms and dangers this inflicts. You could be opening up your door to a mysterious killer or someone with malicious intent.
If you live in apartment in Switzerland, it’s considered illegal to flush your toilet after 10 p.m. If you have the runs in the middle of the night, things could get rather irritating when you face this trade-off. What would you chose?
Hold on to your pillows. Germany prohibits pillows from being flung as it can be considered a passive weapon. Guess you’ll have to rethink plans for your next sleep over.
Meanwhile, gynaecologists in Bahrain have to rely on mirror reflections to look at their patients’ organs. They are not allowed to look directly at it or they will be swarmed with issues of legality. It’s hard to believe that any of these laws would be practical.