Weird Laws Around the World
The Most Weird Laws Around the World.
11. Pricey passports
Youre a British citizen, you pay upwards of
12. G I No
If youre one of those spirited sorts who relaxes by re-enacting battles, you might want to think twice about taking a Caribbean holiday its against the law to wear camouflage clothing in Trinidad and Tobago and St Lucia. Apparently this is to prevent people from imitating military and other officials, and you could be detained and have your kit confiscated. That is, of course, if they can find you.
13. Out of this world
According to the brilliantly named The Outer Space Act 1986, the Secretary of State is permitted to use reasonable force to prevent an alien invasion of the UK as long as the aliens dont possess a licence to invade. In which case, they can operate their space objects in perfect legality. This is the sort of law that truly made Britain great.
14. Drunken Disorders
Drinking a lot is confusing enough without having to remember a myriad of boozing bylaws. For example, in St Louis you cant drink beer while sitting on a city street, but in Chicago you can be arrested for drinking standing up anywhere in the city. You cannot be served wine in a teacup in Topeka, Kansas; while in Cleveland, no more than one person may sip from a whisky bottle. Saskatchewan in Canada at least has the rights of the drinker at its civic heart it is against the law to drink water in beer parlours there.
15. Czech your change
If youre in Prague and your taxi driver ups the meter setting beyond the standard rate of level 1, watch out. If he turns it up to level 2 he might just be ripping you off par for the tourist course. But if he cranks it up all the way to level 3 then its time to panic. This is the official Government-sanctioned rate that must be used for all taxi rides following a nuclear explosion.
16. Feeding pigeons in St Marks Square Venice
You could face a fine for feeding pigeons in the square, which was outlawed in a bid to reduce pigeon numbers and associated damage to historic structures.
17. Running out of fuel in Germany
It is illegal to run out of fuel on the autobahn in Germany.
18. Spitting in Barcelona
Frowned upon in general, you can face a fine for spitting in the Spanish city, as well as in other destinations around the world.
19. Wearing high heels in Greece
Historic sites, such as the Acropolis, have banned the wearing of high heels for fear of causing damage to ancient monuments.
20. Driving with headlights off in Denmark
Danish law says that you must have dimmed headlights on at all times, even in daylight.
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