16 Bizarre Things Around the World That You Didn’t Know Were Illegal

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In some places, there is a law that allows teenagers of 18 to purchase alcohol, but not drink it till they were actually 21. If they’re going to be buying beer, they aren’t flushing it down the gutter because it’s a poison destroying our society. Are they?

This isn’t the only law that’s raises a few eyebrows. The world is full with lame bans and weird laws that will make you go ” Uh, what?” So, let’s get right into them.

16. REINCARNATION IN TIBET

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Buddhist Monks in Tibet are provided from being reincarnated without written consent from the Chinese Government. This law was made back in 2007 and was designed to insult the Deli Lama.

15. NO KETCHUP

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The French government has put a limit on how much ketchup children are allowed to use in their meals. This is a bit overkill, but they are trying to keep the health of children in good condition.

14. STRIP CLUBS

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Iceland is completely against selling women with nudity. They are the first country in the world that banned strip clubs for other than religious reasons.

13. BABY WALKERS

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While these walkers are a great way for children to get on their feet and stay active, the Canadian government has banned them because they’re too unsafe. A Canadian using such a stroller will be subject to a fine up to $100,000.

12. THE HAIR

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Iran is a bit paranoid when it comes to men and their hair styles. The folks there are prohibited from making ponytails. Other than that, Iran has also banned mullets and long gelled hair.

11. CHEWING GUM

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Chewing gum of all types is banned in Singapore and the fine can be up to a $100,000. However, they country does allow chewing gum for certain medical reasons.

10. DOG WALKING

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Rome considered dog walking extremely important. They care about man’s best friend and implemented a law where each dog owner is obligated to take their pet on walks. Refusing to do so can get you a fine of up to $700.

9. BLOGS

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In Russia, blogs aren’t allowed to stay anonymous if they get over 3,000 views per day. The owner of that blog has to register with the government and also provide some personal information. This law was passed because people with that much reach have an influence on the public and there opinions actually matter.

8. BABY NAMES

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If a few countries, namely Denmark, Iceland and Portugal, you’re not allowed to give babies any name that you like. The Governments of these countries are making sure that parents don’t end up deciding a name that affects them psychologically. Parents can only select names from a list provided by the government.

7. HEELS

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This might seem surprising, but you can’t go to ancient sites in Greece if you’re wearing heels. Greece discovered that heels can actually scrap away at the floor and affect the architectural sites.

6. TV ADS

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Ever since the 90s, Sweden prohibited TV channels to run ads before and after any kid show. This effort is to cleanse the mind of the kids and protect them from marketing manipulation.

5. NOISE

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In Australia, the noise you can make is just really small. In Victoria, you’re not even to allowed to vacuum during the night because it’ll annoy other people that are sleeping.

4. COINS

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In Canada, you’re not allowed to use more than 25 pennies in a single transaction. Apparently, this effort was to help the economy of the country because fewer coins is less taxing for the environment.

3. OVERWEIGHT EMPLOYEES

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American companies don’t really care whether their employees as overweight or if they have a perfect physique. But, Japan makes sure that its people are living healthy. If you’re a person that is overweight, your company is obliged to make you go through dieting guidance, And if they don’t, the company will be fined.

2. HITLER

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Impersonating Hitler in Germany or Austria is completely forbidden. You can put on that terrible moustache and try to look like him at any day of the year. It doesn’t matter whether you’re in a school play or even at Halloween, you’ll be arrested if you do so.

1. MEMES

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Yes, there is a country in the world where memes are banned. Australia has some very strict copyright laws and they don’t allow anyone to use someone else’s content even if its highly modified. By this definition, this makes memes illegal.