If you love traveling around the world, it is always a good idea to first do research on local traditions and laws.
This will enable you to abide by the laws and stay in the “good books” with different officials from around the world. Additionally, it will ensure that that you will make the most out of your stay abroad.
However, the world is a strange place, and you will discover that there are bizarre and seemingly senseless laws you must adhere to in different countries.
Here are our top 12 weirdest laws in the world:
1. It is illegal to fart in public in Florida on Thursday after 6 p.m.
If you are walking around late night in Florida, after having a good and substantial meal, be careful. If you are planning on passing wind, especially in public, think twice before doing so. It’s not only about the rancid smell that will hit someone behind you, but the fact that it is illegal to even break wind in the first place. This law is definitely one of the weirdest laws in the world.
2. In the Netherlands, you can’t smoke tobacco in cafes
Going for a vacation in the Netherlands? The Netherlands is one of the only places in the world where you can legally purchase marijuana from cafes. This, obviously, happens to be one of the primary attractions for tourists coming to the country. Huge amounts of people visit the country every year to smoke different types of weed in cafes. However, if you are contemplating rolling your joints with tobacco, you will have to smoke them elsewhere. This is because tobacco isn’t allowed in cafes. It is probably the weirdest law in the Netherlands.
3. Buying sex toys in Alabama is illegal
In a country where you can buy guns as though they were candies, this is probably one of the weirdest laws in the United States. In Alabama, there is a law regarding anti-obscenity that criminalizes the selling of sex toys. Under this law, it is forbidden to distribute any device that is used to stimulate human genitalia. If you are planning on visiting Alabama, best stick to “activities” that are legal.
4. You can’t sing off key in North Carolina
If you are a shower singer who loves to sing their heart out, regardless of whether you sound out of tune, and you live in North Carolina, you may have to move to another state. This is because of one of the weirdest laws in place in North Carolina. Imagine if you had to pay a fine or go to the jail because you couldn’t sing Pharrell Williams “Happy” in tune!
5. Finland bases traffic fines on the income of the offender
Finland produces world-class drivers as it puts its citizens through one of the hardest driving tests in the world. For this reason, it is not surprising when you realize that in many popular motorsports, you will always find Finnish drivers. One of the reasons why Finnish drivers are so good is probably because of the traffic fines they have to pay if they break the law. According to a law in Finland, the traffic fine is based on the income of the offender. Is this one of the weirdest laws in the country? Most likely!
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