10 most ridiculous laws from around the world

This is a list of 10 of the most ridiculous laws from around the world, ranging from not being allowed to leave your house without underwear in Thailand to not being able to sell kangaroo meat in the United States.

May 14, 2023 - 20:16
May 15, 2023 - 00:00

1. Thailand


Thailand: It is illegal to leave your house without wearing underwear. This law was put in place to promote proper hygiene and modesty, but it is rarely enforced.

2. Samoa


Samoa: It is illegal to forget your wife's birthday. This law was enacted to promote family values and remind husbands to show appreciation for their wives.

3. Singapore


Singapore: It is illegal to chew gum. This law was enacted in 1992 to keep the city clean, as gum was often littered and caused problems with public infrastructure. However, sugar-free gum for therapeutic purposes is allowed.

4. France


France: It is illegal to name your pig Napoleon. This law was enacted in 1804, during the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte, to prevent people from making fun of the emperor.

5. Australia


Australia: It is illegal to dress up as Batman or Robin. This law was enacted in Victoria in 1950 and is still in place today. It was put in place to prevent people from impersonating police officers.

6. Italy


Italy: It is illegal to make a wooden boat that is more than 10 meters long. This law was enacted to protect the traditional shipbuilding industry, which was struggling at the time.

7. United Kingdom

United Kingdom

United Kingdom: It is illegal to handle a salmon in suspicious circumstances. This law dates back to the Salmon Act of 1986, which was enacted to prevent illegal fishing and trading of salmon.

8. Japan


Japan: It is illegal to be overweight. While not technically a law, there are guidelines in Japan that require companies and local governments to measure the waistlines of their employees and citizens. Those who exceed the recommended waistline limit may be required to receive medical attention or participate in weight-loss programs.

9. Switzerland


Switzerland: It is illegal to flush the toilet after 10 pm if you live in an apartment. This law was put in place to prevent noise disturbance to neighbors during sleeping hours.

10. United States

United States

United States: It is illegal to sell kangaroo meat. This law is in place due to the import restrictions on kangaroo products, which were put in place to protect the endangered species. However, some states, such as California, have additional laws that ban the possession and sale of kangaroo products.

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