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10 ridiculous and confusing laws from around the world

Do you know where in the world you can be fined for wearing pink pants or a chewing gum? You won't believe some of these strange laws actually exist in the different counties of the world.



Have you ever heard about any of these laws? Do you believe they actually work? What would you add to this list?


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123 Comments
Justine Howell
i live in victoria Australia and we don't have that law about pink pants
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Aug 9, 2018 5:23PM
Oystein Wergeland
Singapore is a hot city country. Gum sticking to sidewalks was a public nuisance and expensive to clean up. They also had a law forbidding people have standing water under flowerpots. I don't know if that still exists but police could go into homes and fine anybody breaking the law. Obviously there to fight mosquitoes and malaria. Germany, yeah, dangerous to stop on the no speed limit autobahn.
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Aug 5, 2018 4:40PM
rbettis
The Gum Law is Great, the United States should try it for a while, just look under any table in any restaurant, and those black spots on sidewalks is usually gum some nasty ignorant person has spit out on the sidewalk rather than put the chewed gum in a trash can .
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Jul 11, 2018 8:27PM
Evan Davies
No such law in Victoria, Australia.
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Jan 7, 2019 11:18PM
Daniel Maguire
Justine Howell, you might want to check a little deeper. A lot of places have what are called "blue laws." They are very old, outdated laws, but someone with knowledge of those laws can cause a lot of trouble. Does not matter how old or silly the law is; if it is on the books, it HAS to be enforced if some one complains to police about it. Remember, just because you don't know about a law does not mean that law cannot be used against you.
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Nov 5, 2018 1:57PM
David Smith
Many countries should follow Singapore. Too many dirty people spit gum out on the floor to stick to shoes. People also stick it under tables in cafés and restaurants. Filthy!
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Jan 22, 2023 8:46PM
Leapy Lee
littledick, no, it is totally untrue.
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Nov 12, 2022 12:17PM
bina sarmah
Diana Lynn Street, Jay walking is also fined in some US cities.
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Oct 23, 2022 5:12PM
bina sarmah
jeannette, I also knew the upside down stamp law.
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Oct 23, 2022 5:11PM
bina sarmah
mikejones, They are fined if they are skinny.
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Oct 23, 2022 5:11PM
Suzanne Wilson
This is one of the most publicised weird Australian laws, with many websites claiming that it is illegal to wear hot pink pants on a Sunday afternoon in Victoria. However, there is nothing mentioned in old or new legislation that supports this. Therefore, this one is fiction!
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Jul 22, 2022 12:20AM
Lilly Beharry
I lkke the Paraguay one. Duelling is legal if both parties are registered blood donors. Makes a lot of sense.😂
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Jun 5, 2022 9:07AM
Shoshana Katz
I knew about the chewing gum in Singapore. It saved a lot of money used to clean used gum off buildings, sidewalks, etc.
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Jan 29, 2022 4:18AM
mikejones
What about Japanese sumo wrestlers? I've never seen a slim one.
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Sep 26, 2021 10:17PM
innflyte
The chewing gum sales ban in Singapore has been in force since 1992. Since 2004, an exception has existed for therapeutic, dental, and nicotine chewing gum, which can be bought from a doctor or registered pharmacist.
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Jun 30, 2021 6:05AM
Elaine Bauer
Pink pants on Sunday afternoons?!??🍀
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Mar 29, 2020 8:30PM
Nancy Wampler Collier
danny powell, that’s what I thought!!
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Aug 31, 2019 9:40PM
jeannette
I knew the stamp one as i nearly screwed up thinking the price of the stamp went at thhe top but then i was ONLY 11 and being from australia the price of the stamp goes at the top
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Aug 5, 2019 5:55PM
susan
Pants waistband must be at waist. As designed
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Jul 22, 2019 9:50AM
littledick
Justine Howell,Could it be on the books and just never enforced? That's true with a lot of these kinds of laws so that most of us deny such existence.
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Jul 20, 2019 5:31PM

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