7 Outrageous Laws Around the World
We know it pays to be a law-abiding citizen but what if there are certain laws that you just can’t take seriously? After scouring everywhere, we managed to whip up 7 of the world’s insane laws. Some may come off as “unbelievable” and still needs to be verified but still, we find them highly amusing.
7 | Females aren’t allowed to drive
The only country that forbids women from taking the wheel is Saudi Arabia. Their law states and forces families to hire live-in drivers for $300 to $400 a month instead. Those who cannot afford to do so must then rely on a male relative to drive for them.
6 | Public Display of Sickness
The statute RCW 70.54.050 clearly states that every person who shall willfully expose himself to another, or any animal affected with any contagious or infectious disease, in any public place or thoroughfare, except upon his or its necessary removal in a manner not dangerous to the public health; and every person so affected who shall expose any other person thereto without his knowledge, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.” Laws such as this are generally upheld by court system, but the strange thing about this one in particular is you could be found guilty of a misdemeanor for not informing your co-workers that you have been inflicted by the common cold or even for willfully “exposing” yourself to a sick person.
5 | Women wearing pants is against the law.
Women wearing pants is very much against the law in France and has allegedly been on the books ever since the year 1800. For several times, it was amended to permit women to sport trousers while riding horses and riding bicycles.
4 | Nose Picking, not allowed on Sabbath Day.
Yediot Ahronot, an Israeli newspaper, reported that a super conservative rabbi in the name of Ovadia Yosef took into consideration the rule that all Jewish Religious law should forbid picking nose on the Sabbath Day. Why? Because the tiny hairs inside the nostrils could also be pulled out. But a viewing of a videotape of the event confirmed that Yosef had in fact ruled in favor of nose-picking, even on the Sabbath.
3 | No dying of animals.
Akron- Ohio Act 925.62 states that no person, firm, or corporation shall dye with any color a rabbit or baby poultry, including but not limited to, chicks and ducklings. Also, no person, firm, or corporation shall sell, offer for sale, expose for sale, raffle, or give away any rabbit or baby poultry which has been dyed or otherwise colored.
2 | Get a room!
The rule book in United Arab Emirates may be a problem for westerners who usually acclimate. Two young Brits on vacation were spotted kissing in 2010 and were given a month long jail sentence after being convicted of the crime ‘indecency’ and illegal drinking. From then on public displays of affection will most likely get you in front of a judge. ]
1 | Wearing protection while committing an offense is an offense itself.
If you’re wondering what it’s like to commit violent crimes in New Jersey, you’ll be surprised to find out what their law has to say. According to New Jersey statute 2C:39-13, a person has committed a crime if “he uses or wears a body vest while engaged in the commission of, or an attempt to commit, or flight after committing or attempting to commit murder, manslaughter, robbery, sexual assault, burglary, kidnapping, criminal escape or assault.” In short, protecting yourself with a vest could heighten your offense from third to second degree.