the system of rules which a particular country or community recognizes as regulating the actions of its members and which it may enforce by the imposition of penalties is the perfect definition of law. But some countries have weird laws that rules them.
1. It's illegal to chew gum in Singapore
Chewing gum is banned in Singapore under the Regulation of Imports and Exports (Chewing Gum) Regulations. One of the objectives of the ban was to prevent vandals from using spent chewing gums to disrupt Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) services.
Chewing gum in Singapore can attract a fine of $100,000 and two years in prison.
2. It is illegal to run out of gas in German
It is illegal to run out of gas on the Autobhan according to the German StVO (Straßenverkehrsordnung) which is the road traffic regulations in Germany. The reason why it is illegal is that stopping on the highway due to insufficient petrol can be avoided and is a human error and therefore punishable. The fine can be from €30 up to €70 depending on the case.
3. It is illegal to change bulb unless you are a licensed electrician in Australia
“While the Electricity Safety Act makes it illegal to do your own electrical work if you are not licensed, changing a light bulb and removing a plug from a socket were specifically exempted from this requirement under Order in Council G17.” It is, in South Australia. The same goes for funerals, too.
4. It is illegal to fly a kite in Victoria, Australia
Australian Civil Aviation regulations state that you must not not fly a kite more than 122 metres (400 feet) above ground level or within 4 kilometres (3 miles) of an airfield. ... You must observe local by-laws: You must not fly a kite so as to create a public nuisance, this includes noise. Maximum penalty is a $777.30 fine (Section 4, Summary Offences Act 1966 (Vic)).
5. You must always wear a shirt in Barcelona
It is illegal for men to walk around bare-chested without a top, or to only wear a bikini top, except at Barcelona's beaches and on the streets very close to the beach. Barcelona Nudity and naturism is allowed on certain beaches.
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