These Weird And Crazy Laws From Around The World Will Leave You Scratching Your Head

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Sameera Ehteram
Do you know it is illegal toshare a meme in Australia? Yes, its right there in section 132A part 2 of the Copyright Act making even sharing a photo of yourself from the social pages of a newspaper is illegal.

These Weird And Crazy Laws From Around The World Will Leave You Scratching Your Head

Do you know it is illegal toshare a meme in Australia?

Yes, its right there in section 132A part 2 of the Copyright Act making even sharing a photo of yourself from the social pages of a newspaper is illegal.

But Australia is not the only country in the world that has some weird laws. Here are 10 laws from around the world which will leave you scratching your head:

 

1.       Vicks inhalers are forbidden in Japan

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Yes, Japan bansover-the-counter allergy/sinus medications including Vicks inhalers under its strict anti-stimulant drug laws.

2.       It is illegal to feed the pigeons in San Franciscoand Venice

These Weird And Crazy Laws From Around The World Will Leave You Scratching Your Head

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The two cities though thousands of miles apart have one thing in common. You cannot feed pigeons on the streets. Caught, and you will face serious fines.

3.       You must carry a breathalyzer in France

These Weird And Crazy Laws From Around The World Will Leave You Scratching Your Head

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In France, drivers, locals as well as users are legally bound to carry a portable Breathalyzer in their vehicle at all times. Failing to do so can mean a serious offence and a hefty fine.

4.       Driving slowly is a criminal offence in some U.S cities

These Weird And Crazy Laws From Around The World Will Leave You Scratching Your Head

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 In some American states like California, Florida, Nevada, Alaska and Hawaii a motorist can be fined fordriving too slowly.

5.       No Cursing the Firefighters in New Orleans

These Weird And Crazy Laws From Around The World Will Leave You Scratching Your Head

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Yes, under Fire Code of New Orleans, one cannot curse the firefighters while they are in the performance of their duties. What about later we wonder?

6.      In England, it is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament

These Weird And Crazy Laws From Around The World Will Leave You Scratching Your Head

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Be careful; do not, under any circumstances die in the British House of Parliament. You will be breaking the law.

7.       In France, it is against the law to sell dolls that do not have human faces

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Under this amazingly bizarre law, you won’t find ET dolls being sold in France.

8.       No Polyester for the over weight

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Obese people are not allowed to wear polyester in Italy, anyone considered “obese” is forbidden from wearing polyester

9.       Beware of Getting Caught with a chewing gum in Singapore

These Weird And Crazy Laws From Around The World Will Leave You Scratching Your Head

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Selling chewing gum is forbiddenin Singapore. The sale of gum is said to be forbidden after authorities have noticed a prolific amount of chewed gum being stuck in subway stations and on cars. As weird as it may sound, Singapore allows you to actually chew gum just not spit it anywhere other than a trash can. Also don’t chew gum while on the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system.

10.   In Nigeria It is illegal to take mineral water into the country

These Weird And Crazy Laws From Around The World Will Leave You Scratching Your Head

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It does not end here, apart from mineral water; it is also illegal to import beer, soft drinks, sparkling wine, fruits, vegetables, cereals, eggs, textile fabrics, jewellery, and precious metals etc in the country. 

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