No pickles on Sundays in NJ: Strange laws around the world

All laws are made for a reason, or at least you would think they are… But it is hard to find reasoning behind some of those:

* In Hawaii you can get fined for NOT owning a boat.

* In Oklahoma, US, dogs must have a permit signed by the mayor in order to congregate in groups of three or more on private property.

* In Pennsylvania, US there is a special cleaning ordinance that bans housewives from hiding dirt and dust under a rug in a dwelling.

* It is illegal for one to shoot a buffalo from the second story of a hotel in Texas.

* On Sundays – don’t hang your clothes to dry or wash your car in Switzerland. Nor walk down Broad Street without wearing a petticoat – if you are a woman and happen to be in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Nor eat pickles in Trenton, New Jersey. Nor play Dominoes in Alabama.

*  At a wake, mourners may eat no more than three sandwiches in Massachusetts and it is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time while standing in Texas.

* If you notice an ice-cream man attempting to sell his cold concoctions in a cemetery in Destin, Florida, US, call the police immediately, for that is illegal.

Reading those, you might think that is good that you don’t live in one of those places… Well, there are some strange laws that might get you busted while travelling… At least in principle 🙂

* You must pay a fine of $600 in Thailand if you’re caught throwing away chewed bubble gum on the sidewalk.

* It is illegal to flush the toilet after 10 P in Switzerland – but you will be fined if you don’t flush the public toilet in Singapore!

* If you are a woman in California, US, don’t drive your car in a housecoat. And don’t drive drive barefoot in Alabama.

* In Singapore it is considered an offense to enter the country with cigarettes – or walk around naked in your own house or a hotel room.

* In Australia and in Switzerland you may never leave your car keys in an unattended vehicle. In Denmark, before starting your car, you are required to check lights, brakes, steering and honk your horn. In Germany always make sure you have enough fuel in the car, as it is illegal for ones car to run out of gas on the Autobahn.

* Individuals may not possess beer in containers larger than two liters unless they are a retailer in Utah, US – so, sorry, no keggers over there!

* In Canada citizens may not publicly remove bandages – I guess it is all right if you are a tourist…

* In Israel picking one’s nose on the Sabbath is illegal, make sure you have a lisence if you want to ride a bike – and don’t bring any bears to the beach!

* In South Africa, young people wearing bathing suits are prohibited from sitting less than 12 inches apart.

Here is a funny article about other strange laws that you could get busted on while travelling the world!

At least now you know that it is probably just safer NOT to eat pickles if you don’t have a calender at hand… But did you know that for a pickle to officially be considered a pickle, it must bounce? So says the law in Connecticut, but it provides little help with the friendly arresting officers from New Jersey PD.

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