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Weirdest Laws From Around the World

FASHION FAUX PAS

Don’t leave your house without your underwear in Thailand - While Thailand isn’t forthcoming on the punishment for this underwear law, it shouldn’t be too hard to escape punishment, unless you forget both underwear AND pants.

A bathing suit is no substitute for clothing in Grenada – Located in the Caribbean, many people would assume that it is normal to live in beach wear 24/7. Those people would be wrong – and most likely facing $270 fines for not covering up when leaving the beach, or in the worst case scenario, a six month jail stint.

Singapore does NOT want to see you naked –Exhibitionists should vacation elsewhere. If you like to walk around naked, and someone in Singapore happens to see you through the window, you’ll be slapped with a steep $1,600 fine and 3 months of jail time. Moral of the story? Keep the blinds closed.

No camouflage in Trinidad and Tobago –This law exists to prevent people from imitating military and other officials.

LAWS OF THE ROAD

Dirty cars offend Russians – Make sure to wash your car when driving around Moscow or you could be facing a $100 fine. There are no written parameters on what constitutes a dirty car, so public transportation may be your best bet to avoid breaking this law.

Once you enter the Autobahn, you better not stop – In Germany it is illegal to run out of gas on the autobahn. And if this misfortune does befall you, it is considered a separate infraction to walk on the autobahn. Each misdemeanor is punishable with a $100 fine.

Turn your headlights on in the Czech Republic and Denmark –  It is a legal requirement in both Denmark and the Czech Republic to drive with your headlights on at all times (yes, even sunny days).

FOOD, BOOZE, & DRUGS

Do not eat or drink during Ramadan in the UAE  –Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, so if you’re fond of eating or drinking during daylight hours, avoid the UAE during that month. Violators can either be jailed for up to a month or fined a maximum of $550.

Do Not Chew Gum in Singapore – Gum is a black market item in Singapore and chewing it will get you in trouble. Singapore is proud of its pristine environment, and officials enforce many rules to keep it that way. Feeding birds, spitting, and not flushing public toilets are also punishable offences.

Durian is banned from public places in Southeast Asia - The Durian fruit grows in Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia and has been described as “the lovechild of a pineapple and a porcupine.” Its overbearing scent, which travel writer Richard Sterling describes as a mixture of “pig-shit, turpentine and onions,” is banned in most public, enclosed places – including buses, subways, airports, and hotels.

No partying on the King’s birthday in Thailand – Alcohol sales are illegal on December 5th and Thailand is strict about enforcing acts considered disrespectful toward the royal family. By strict, we’re talking decades in prison if convicted. If you must drink on December 5th, secure alcohol beforehand, and keep your drunken antics confined to private quarters.

Stimulants aren’t welcome in Japan – Actually, pseudoephedrine (found in Vicks and Sudafed) is just one of many drug ingredients that are illegal in Japan. Many over the counter medications from the U.S. are outlawed in Japan, so check with the Japanese embassy to find out if your medication is allowed.

JUST PLAIN WEIRD...

Let the pigeons go hungry in Italy – Pigeon poop is so plentiful in Italy that it pollutes local buildings and destroys historic landmarks. Feeding the pigeons used to be an Italian tourist tradition, until 2008 when a fine of $50-600 was enacted to deter the pigeon-feeding hoards.

Pennies not accepted – Canadian tellers don’t want to count your change. In Canada it is common to refuse service to patrons attempting to make purchases using pennies, or any large number of coins.

Don’t Jump in New York! – The penalty for jumping off a building in New York is death. Enough said.

Do not kiss in England, France, or India – In England and France, the kissing restriction is specific to train station platforms. They’re serious about sticking to mass transportation schedules, and kissing couples throw a wrench in the plans. In Indian culture, romance is expected to occur behind closed doors. Kissing in public is illegal, but fines are low ($10-25).