We all know that for the smooth functioning of any system, laws are required. But there have been people who just take these words too literary and make laws which doesn’t make any sense. There are some laws which we love and there are some which we hate. But there are some laws which just leave us confused. Some bizarre laws around the world makes us feel that they have put just to imprison or punish people, like as if they just need a reason to put the ordinary people behind the bars. It is hard to imagine that in a time where we have the unbelievable technological advances and modern facilities and we call ourselves intelligent modern beings, these laws exist. They make us just laugh, angry and sad, all at the same time. Here is a list of 10 weird laws from around the planet.
10. Don’t Feed Pigeons
In San Francisco, there is a law which restricts people on the street from feeding pigeons. If they attempt to do so, they would break the law and thus legal actions can be taken on them. If you think you will spend your day by feeding the pigeons, then think again. So, you should probably leave your bird love at home while in San Francisco.
9. Leave Your Bible
Thinking of taking your Bible to the nearby beach or that wonderful park right beside your house to read, then also get ready to violate the law. In Maldives, the law requires you to leave your Bible at home and not bring it to the outside law. So, one has to quench their thirst for religious and spiritual love and soul in their home only.
8. No Atheists in Public Offices
In seven U.S. states, according to their constitutions, atheists are barred from holding public office. Yes, so you better start believing in God if you want your spot in the public office.
7. No Driving for Women
Believe it or, in Saudi Arabia, it is illegal for any woman to drive a car. They have various sexist motives behind putting up this law, such as driving leads to pregnancy problems for women. In 1957, Riyadh pronounced a ban on women driving. In 1990, dozens of women in Riyadh drove their cars in protest against the driving ban. They were imprisoned for one day, had their passports confiscated, and some of them lost their jobs.
6. No Moustache Kiss
In Iowa, it is illegal for a man with a moustache to kiss a woman in public. So, if you want to kiss the women of your love in Iowa, you either shave off your moustache or do it in your home. Else, get ready to break a law and enrolling yourself as a criminal felon.
5. No Dirty Talk
In Oregon, talking dirty while having sex is illegal. Even though they don’t really specify what qualifies as dirty talk. What is interesting is the fact, who keeps record of the fact whether this is actually taking place unless there is a totalitarian government who puts a surveillance camera into the houses of people.
4. No Farting on Thursday
In Florida, it’s illegal to fart in a public place after 6pm on a Thursday. The thing which is interesting is the fact people don’t understand which part of the law is more astonishing – not being able to fart on Thursdays or not being able to fart after 6 pm. So, if you are in Florida on a Thursday after 6pm, you better have a strong digestive system.
3. Don’t Sing While The Sun Is Down
In Honolulu, Hawaii it is illegal to sing loudly after sunset. So, all those singers out there, if you are thinking of practising your vocal chords in the evening while enjoying the cool breeze, then be alert, because if you do so, you would be very near to breaking of the place’s law.
2. Don’t Forget Wife’s Birthday
In Samoa it is illegal to forget your wife’s birthday. So, all you people, who have a wife in Samoa, use hat notepad next to you to note your wife’s birthday or note in your smartphone because you do not want to upset your wife and the law, both at the same time by forgetting your wife’s birthday.
1. Don’t Change The Bulb
In Victoria, Australia, it is illegal to change a light bulb unless you’re a licensed electrician. So, you better be careful because you do not want to risk getting electrocuted and upsetting the law simultaneously. So, you either call a professional electrician or get yourself a license for the same.