While we all assume we know the law from country to country; no stealing, no vandalizing, no speeding, we may not be completely right. From country to country laws drastically change and most of us have no idea what they are. In some countries, the most harmless acts could land you with a fine or even a terrifying jail sentence. Here are some of the most unusual laws from around the world.
Chewing Gum In Singapore
Singapore is a super clean country and they would like to keep things that way. One thing they forbid is chewing gum. The ban was introduced in 1992 and that is not the only law they brought into place to improve the cleanliness. You are also forbidden to spit, graffiti, or litter. In 2004, however, they allowed chewing gums with health benefits such as nicotine gums.
Stepping On Money In Thailand
You better watch where you walk when walking the streets of Thailand because if you accidentally put your foot down on Thai money you could end up in jail! Thai banknotes have the image of the King on them, and stepping on them can be interpreted as an insult to the monarchy.
Wearing Heels In Greece
Whether it is the Parthenon, Acropolis, or Meteora that you are visiting during your time in Greece, it is best to leave the stilettos at home. Heels have been banned at many of the country’s awesome archaeological sites, such as Athens’ Odeon of Herodes Atticus, due to concerns that the footwear could damage monuments.
Flushing The Toilet At Night In Switzerland
If you are one of those that use the bathroom late at night, best to hold it until the morning. In Switzerland, it is illegal to flush the toilet after 10 pm if you live in an apartment, and also illegal for men to urinate standing up late at night. Guess what- we have no idea why!
Passing Wind In Florida
This one really beats them all for being the most bizarre, ridiculous law, In Florida, it is illegal to pass wind in public after 6 pm. Oh and there’s more – this rule only applies on a Thursday. So if you are visiting Florida and tend to have active bowels, try to book from Friday to Wednesday.