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The strangest laws in the world

The world is full of absurd, strange laws and traditions. Especially famous such applicable laws of the United States, but other countries are not far behind them, imposing not always clear prohibitions and regulations. We offer you to get acquainted with the most bizarre of them. (12 photos)

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Ban on chewing gum. In Singapore, you can put behind bars because of the chewing gum. Ban chewing gum was introduced in 1992. The only exception is for nicotine gum, but even in this case, throwing smokers should get a prescription, and only then go to the pharmacy for chewing gum.
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City, where it is forbidden to die. If you plan to live forever, go to the remote Norwegian town of Longyearbyen, where the die is prohibited by law. This is due to the fact that the bodies in the permafrost does not decompose. Local cemetery was closed for new burials 70 years ago. So if anyone seriously ill, it will forward immediately on a plane to the mainland, where people can easily meet their end without any problems with the law.

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Indelicate delicacy. In Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia, many people love fruit called durian, which has a very nice walnut-cream taste. However, there are local laws prohibit this delicacy in public places – buses, subways, hotels, airports, etc. The fact that the durian has extremely disgusting smell like a mixture of garlic, rotten fish and sewage.

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And the dessert trolley … In Denmark restaurants you have every right not to pay for lunch if, in its own sense, do not feel full at the end of the meal.
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Ban on obesity. In Japan illegally to be fat. Although the rate of obesity in the population of this country, and so one of the lowest – less than five percent (in America, for comparison – 35 percent), Japanese lawmakers in 2009 set maximum waist circumference. Males after forty this figure should not exceed 80 cm, and for women – 90 cm and is the country that gave the world of sumo!

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Do not go to Thailand without underwear. Thailand is tolerant to many exotic manifestations of sexuality, and, nevertheless, in this country still has a law prohibiting leave the house without panties and drive a car without a shirt. And there can not step on any local money. And for insulting the king is possible to obtain 15 years in prison.

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Do not run naked in Kenya. Imagine you are on a safari in Kenya, and suddenly your conductor suddenly rips off her clothes and starts to run around in the buff. If you want to follow his example – better refrain. Run naked they are allowed only to local, for foreigners there is a strict ban.
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Look under the car in Denmark. In Denmark, you have to look under your car before you start the engine – to make sure did not fall asleep if there any child.
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Endure until the morning in Switzerland. If you live in an apartment building in Switzerland, have no right to flush the toilet after 10 pm. Apparently, hearing the Swiss developed better than smell, so if you manage to go to the toilet at night, you will have to wait until morning to flush.

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Do not wear camouflage in Trinidad and Tobago. In Trinidad and Tobago is illegal to wear camouflage – to the local population not to be confused, where the military, where ordinary citizens.

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Law against aliens. According to the “Law on the open space”, adopted in 1986, the British Foreign Minister has every right to use “reasonable force” to prevent an alien invasion – if the latter is not a license. If aliens are required to present a document that can freely park their flying saucers in the country.

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Alcohol laws. In St. Louis, you can not drink beer, sitting on the street, in Chicago, you can not drink alcohol, standing anywhere in the city. In Topeka (KS) law prohibits serve wine in teacups in Cleveland from a bottle of whiskey can sup only one person. But in Saskatchewan (province in Canada), there is one law to protect drinking – there beer forbidden to drink water

 

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