Top 10 Most Ridiculous and Craziest Laws in the World of All Time
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Every country is different, and every country's laws are different. Sometimes these laws border on the seriously ridiculous, and other times they point to important cultural values that might be different than your own.
What are the top 10 craziest laws of the world in history?
1. Mowing The Lawn On Sunday in Germany
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Germany implemented Ruhezeit in response. The German concept of "Rest Time" identifies specific times of the day when silence is expected. Depending on the state, the time is typically between 8:00 and 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM the following day. Additionally, some states observe Ruhezeit every afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00. On Sundays and public holidays, however, Ruhezeit is observed throughout the day in all states.
All noise is strictly prohibited during Ruhezeit. You are not allowed to drive fast, rev your car, or play loud music. Alternatively, use a washing machine. if you reside in a condominium.
Due to Ruhezeit, some very intriguing legal issues have emerged. The court ruled that frogs are a natural component of the environment and that the disturbed neighbor should wear earplugs after one neighbor complained that the frogs in his neighbor's pond kept him awake at night.
2. It Is Illegal To Play Online Games Between Midnight And 6:00 AM in South Korea
The South Korean government passed the Shutdown Law, also referred to as the Cinderella Act, in 2011 to combat teenagers' excessive gaming. The law forbids minors under the age of 16 from accessing online game servers between the hours of 12:00 am and 6:00 am. On their personal consoles, phones, tablets, and laptop computers, they can still play offline games.
3. Being fat in Japan
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In the nation that gave us sumo wrestling, having a little extra weight around the middle could get you into legal trouble. Your doctor must measure your waist if you are between the ages of 40 and 79, and if it is greater than the legal limit—33.5 inches for men and 35.5 inches for women—you will be reported to the government for "re-education".
4. It's Illegal to Hike Naked in Switzerland
After Swiss and German travelers decided to make naked hiking a thing in Switzerland a decade ago (really!), Swiss officials reminded folks that a public indecency law still exists and you can be fined if caught in the woods in the buff.
In 2011, a Swiss man was fined more than $100 for his bare-bottomed walk.
5. It's Illegal to Feed Pigeons in Venice
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In 2008, Venice lawmakers made it illegal to feed the bothersome birds after thousands of pigeons descended upon Saint Mark's Square and Venice, attracted by the tourists who were willing to give them food in exchange for Instagram-worthy photos.
Now that the tables have turned, it is estimated that cleaning up after the birds cost each citizen €275 per year. You risk fines of up to €700 if you're found feeding the pigeons. Instead, it is preferable to capture the stunning bridges of Venice in the perfect photo.
6. It's Illegal to Ride a Cow Drunk in Scotland
Leave the Camo attire at home when you head to the Caribbean — to wear it is a big no-no in many island nations, including Barbados, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Antigua, Barbuda and Jamaica.
Camouflage is only allowed to be worn by the country's military personnel.
7. Dressing up your pets in Oklahoma
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You know what's cute? Dressing up your pets in funny outfits. Know what's not so adorable? Getting fined for doing so. Residents of Oklahoma are banned from some types of animal dress-up — specifically, they're not allowed to put the hind legs of farm animals in boots.
8. No Selfies With Buddha in Sri Lanka
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You are turning your back on Buddha when you take a selfie with him. Oh, please. In Sri Lanka, this display of disdain is punishable by imprisonment. Additionally, it is considered disrespectful to point your finger at Buddha, and photographing the statues is occasionally prohibited.
Despite the fact that it is not against the law to have tattoos of Buddha, a British woman was sentenced to three days in prison in 2014 for inappropriate tattoos of the man whom 70% of Sri Lankans believe to be a prophet and an avatar of the god Vishnu.
9. It's Illegal to Fly a Kite in Victoria, Australia
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It is forbidden to fly a kite in a public area in Melbourne, which is located in Victoria, Australia's southeast. In fact, if your game irritates other people, you are not even allowed to play it in public.
The Australians probably won't mind if you decide to fly a kite while you visit even though it is prohibited by the Summary Offences Act of 1966.
10. It's Illegal to Build a Sandcastle in Spain
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If you try to build a sand castle in Spain, you risk getting fined because they detest your attempt so much.
Additionally, the penalties are decided by each location. For instance, you could pay €100 on the island of Majorca, but up to €1,500 in Galicia.
Before you ask, yes, children are covered by this restriction, and parents are responsible for paying.
The list of the most ridiculous rules, yes, one of the weirdest, craziest ones that KnowInsiders would like to share with you can be found above. I'm willing to bet that there are even more out there; if you come across any, please don't hesitate to share them in the comments section below.
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