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5 funny laws of France 8/25/2015 •

5 funny laws of France

There are a lot of weird and strange laws all over the world and France is not an exception. Some of the laws were introduced long time ago and nobody remembers what the reason was.


1. UFO is not allowed to land or take off in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a wine-producing region. If an unidentified object lands, it will have to be taken to a vehicle impound.

2. Elephants are banned from showing up on public beaches of Granville. Once there was a tent circus with a lot of elephants. Local people were very much afraid of them and officials passed the above-mentioned law. The circus and animals left the city long ago, but the regulation still remains unchanged and sounds strange to modern tourists and locals.

3. It is forbidden to sell dolls with non-human faces in France. French legislators believe such dolls (for example, with alien-like faces) may scare little children and distort their knowledge of the world.

4. Pigs owners must not give their animals the name of "Napoleon" so that they shouldn't offend the great commander. This law was enacted when Napoleon was an emperor of France.

5. People shouldn't kiss at railway stations because it may delay departures.

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32 Comments
tpocain
As for #4, for those who haven't read Animal Farm, the three pigs are named Snowball, Squealer - and guess what - Napoleon! Guess George Orwell was being very naughty!
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Aug 22, 2015 2:20PM
Tom Young
I'm the big bad wolf n I'll blow your house down...lol!
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Aug 25, 2015 8:15PM
eugene wilson
for #3 technically stuffed animals like teddy bears are dolls
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Aug 25, 2015 8:52PM
CharlesB
The only one that is even remotely practical is #5, and practical doesnt' stop it from being Silly
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Aug 25, 2015 9:06PM
James Vetzel
James Vetzel
You also can't order a "Le Big-Mac" from Mickey D's either "Le Hamburger" or use the word "Madamonsel" in Official French Language, it's not PC anymore. What's this world coming to?
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Aug 25, 2015 10:03PM
danny powell
Amazingly stupid laws. Just like some of the ones in America!
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Aug 25, 2015 10:08PM
Doyle Hail Sr.
Doyle Hail Sr.
It would surprise you to know the law's still on the books in a lot of states check yours it will make you laugh
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Aug 25, 2015 10:33PM
Ian MacBrown
They all sound like reasonable laws to me.
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Aug 25, 2015 10:50PM
filmnut
The "Teddy Bear" was named after President Roosevelt. I hardly think it had anything to do with dolls. Anyway, little boys do not play with dolls. Let me rephrase that: Most parents won't let their sons play with dolls. And I bet I don't have to go any deep on that. On the other hand, having a Teddy Bear has no sex boundaries. They most certainly not dolls
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Aug 25, 2015 10:56PM
Trish Jordain
#5 isn't siily
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Aug 25, 2015 11:53PM

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