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Bizarre Laws from Around the World

By Michelvar Smith Subscribe to RSS | July 25th 2012 | Views:
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Law constitutes the most respected and solemn fragment of a country. But as years pass by, laws need to change. What was prohibited earlier can be acceptable now. Several countries have laws which are so surreal, that they have been laughed upon- Even forward countries like USA, London and many more have some amusing laws.

London

• A law was determined, that if a whale is found ashore, the head of the whale must go to the King. And the tail of the whale is given to the Queen if she needs the baleen for her corset.

United States of America

• Killing birds is held against decree in Boulder; a city in Colorado. Possessing any domestic animals too is not permissible. People with cats and dogs are termed as, “Attendant of the Animal”.

• To have a set of dentures made, a wife needs a written approval from her husband in Vermont.

• Single women in Florida were not allowed to parachute on Sundays, according to the decree in Florida State.

Canada

• In Winsor Ontario, one cannot play the flute, recorder or a mouth organ.

• If an animal is injured, it must be killed. For instance, you find a wounded bird in the National Park, you are expected to kill it, or you are finned $200.

• Building a snowman more than 76 centimeters is not permissible in Souris, P.E.I.

France

• Even today, no one is allowed to name pigs after Napoleon, not even their pets.

• You can marry a corpse in France. It is legal to marry a dead person as long as al civic procedures are determined. Then, you could show that you and your fiancée had planned to get married before he died.

• In France, ashtrays are considered as lethal weapons.

Australia

• The Australian law forbids people to walk on the streets dressed in black clothes, felt shoes and face painted in black. Such attire constitutes a night thief’s costume.

Switzerland

• Water after 10.pm cannot be discharged loudly in washrooms. It is supposed to be an act of offense. However, this law is not violated as the Swizz sanitary engineers make waste tanks soundproof, constructed in a way that water flows only through unique pipes rather than water gushing down.

Africa

• In the recent past, African Swaziland prohibited women over 10 years of age from wearing pants. They proclaim the return of their traditions and assert that pants are untraditional apparel for women in Swaziland.

Singapore

• The sale of chewing gum had been outlawed in Singapore for 12 years or so. This was due many people stuck it under places like chairs or tables. Anyone caught with chewing gums, would be finned to pay 600 Singaporean Dollars. Though, the ban was revoked in 2004.

While most of these bizarre laws aren’t relevant in today’s world, personal injury lawyers, experts of labor laws, civil law and other legal experts are coming together to make the global legal system more relevant to today’s social requirements.

Michelvar Smith - About Author:
As Personal Injury Lawyer Vancouver we represent you- victims who have suffered injuries due to the negligence or intentional conduct of others.

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