Maybe the edicts against chewing gum in Singapore or causing the death of a cow in India no longer surprise you anymore. There, however, aren’t so few situations that can involve you in a jail sentence in countries all over the world.
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Crimes like theft, murder, assault, prohibited-substance trafficking is apparently against the law. But you’ll not think you can easily be sentenced in jail for the following stupid situations:
1. Pokemon, Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia’s mufti, the highest religious authority in the conservative Muslim state, banned the popular children’s play of Pokemon and said the Pokemon video game and cards had symbols that included the star connected to international Zionism and it resembled a game of gambling. Compulsorily, if you are a fan of Pokemon, remember to leave everything related to Pokemon at home before taking a trip to this country.
2. Valentine’s Day, Saudi Arabia
Not less extraordinarily that in Saudi Arabia, conservative officials strictly claim Valentine’s Day is against Muslim belief. Selling roses, red products, and love-themed cards are banned in advance of February 14 . The phenomenon has led to the creation of a black market of Valentine’s day products and the roses of black market are 6 times higher than usual.
3. Naming a child, Denmark
Denmark’s very strict Law on Personal Names is in place to protect children from having odd names that suit their parents’ fancy. To do this, parents can choose from a list of only 7,000 pre-approved names, some for girls, some for boys. If you want to name your child something that isn’t on the list, you have to get special permission from your local church, and the name is then reviewed by governmental officials.
4. Chewing gum, Singapore
This edict must be very well-known all over the world. Importing gum or chewing gum in Singapore is undoubtedly illegal. You will get into crazy troubles with the law if you chew because it is considered as a crime of destruction. Before the edict was issued, many subway trains had been delayed due to destroyers’ sticking gum into door slots then the doors couldn’t be closed. Although Singapore law currently allows chewing gum for medical purposes like nicotine, fine remains from 500 to 1,000 dollars.
5. Emo style, Russia
If you are interested in Emo style, you should make a careful consideration to travel to Russia. The Russian parliament has hammered out legislation aimed at heading off the spread of emo culture, which is described as a threat to national stability – a “dangerous teen trend” that promotes proportion of suicide.
6. E.T dolls, France
It is illegal to sell E.T dolls in France. France, which is a country that is known for creating some of the most lovely porcelain dolls in the world, has a strict law involving the creation and sale of dolls. All over the country, it is illegal to sell dolls that do not have human faces.
7.Donald Duck, Finland
It’s a legend we giddily love to believe: Donald Duck is banned in Finland because he doesn’t wear any pants. But another reason is more reasonable that politicians claim youth are wasting sums of money on these popular American comics.
8. Female audiences of male volleyball, Iran
Are you a female with an interest in male volleyball matches? If yes, Iran is never a should-go destination for you to enjoy male volleyball matches. Otherwise, there is no doubt that you will waste two years in jail.
9. Flushing your toilet after 10pm, Switzerland
Claim: Flushing your toilet in your own home, if you live in a block of flats after 10pm is illegal because of noise. You must take care with your dinner time when traveling in Switzerland. This is very much an urban myth – late night flushing of toilets is considered noise pollution and against the law. Therefore, you’d better wait till the next morning if the plumbing is particularly noisy.
10. Suicide, England
If someone has intention of suicide on traveling to England, near the house of Parliament is worst. They’ll be in jail before the intention is done.
11. Peeing, Portugal
In Portugal, you will be sentenced in prison if you release “your call of nature” to seas.
12. Pet naming, France
In France, there will be huge troubles for you to call a pig Napoleon.
13. Sex, Florida – USA
It sounds weird to hear that Florida law bans people from having sex with hedgehogs!
14. Dirty cars, Russia
In Russia, it is illegal to drive a car covered with lots of dust on streets.