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15 strange laws from around the world, You can’t believe Number 3.

There are lots of funny laws around the world that still exists. We found 15 laws that might interest you and could accidentally get you in trouble .

We compiled a list of 15 of such laws and also added some other mind blowing ones afterward. Be Informed

1. Suspiciously holding a salmon in the UK

Suspiciously holding a salmon in the UKBen Bryant/Shutterstock

Parliament’s famous Salmon Act of 1986 states that it’s illegal to hold a salmon under suspicious circumstances. Sounds fishy, but it’s true.

2. Chewing gum in Singapore

Chewing gum in SingaporeMatt Ragen/Shutterstock

When heading to Singapore, leave the Juicy Fruit at home and pop a breath mint instead. Among the lengthy list of items that aren’t allowed to be imported into Singapore is chewing gum, a rule enforced in order to keep public spaces clean. An exception is made for dental or nicotine gum.

3. Naming your baby something weird in Denmark

Naming your baby something weird in DenmarkPool/Getty Images

Celebs in Denmark would be screwed, since the country has official child naming guidelines. If you want to name your baby something other than the 7,000 approved names, you need to get approval from the government. Sorry North, Apple, Blue Ivy.

4. Recklessly biking in Mexico

Recklessly biking in Mexicojavarman/Shutterstock

Bikers may not lift feet from pedals, as it might result in a loss of control. This practical law was created in 1892 as a way to protect riders. However, no hands is still fair game.

5. Hiking n*ked in Switzerland

Hiking n*ked in SwitzerlandBergeIm Licht/Shutterstock

The Swiss kindly ask you not to hike in the n*de. In fact, Swiss canton Appenzell was the first to ban the indecent act after a n*ked German man walked past a family picnicking in the Alps in 2009.

6. In the Philippines you can be charged with the crime of “unjust vexation” for doing just that, vexing someone. And yes, it is as vague and arbitrary as it sounds.

7. Being a bird perch in Venice

Being a bird perch in VeniceJorg Hackemann/Shutterstock

A fine of up to $700 is in store for anyone who feeds the pigeons in Venice’s St. Mark’s Square. The city banned the practice, citing the birds as a health hazard, and as bad for the monuments.

8. Whistling in Canada

Whistling in CanadaBennian/Shutterstock

The city of Petrolia in Ontario has a law that limits excessive noise. The rule states that no yelling, shouting, whistling or singing is allowed at any time.

9. Having your chickens cross the road in Georgia

Having your chickens cross the road in Georgiahamburg_berlin/Shutterstock

If you own any chickens in Quitman, Georgia, it’s illegal to let them cross the road. Simply put, the law essentially wants owners to have their chickens under control at all times.

10. Wearing high heels in Greece

Wearing high heels in GreeceIvan Mateev/Shutterstock

Leave your stilettos at home if you’re planning on sightseeing around Greece’s historic cities. High heels are illegal at certain ancient monuments because they can damage them, and because they often threaten preservation efforts .

11. Naming a pig Napoleon in France

Naming a pig Napoleon in FranceAlexander Raths/Shutterstock

So the law no longer states Napoleon specifically, but instead says that it’s illegal to offend the heads of state by naming your pig after them. As of 2013 it’s no longer a criminal offence, but you’d better stick with the name Wilbur if you want to avoid charges from the country’s strict slander and defamation laws.

12. Running out of gas on the autobahn in Germany

Running out of gas on the autobahn in GermanyIssarapong Srirungpanich/Shutterstock

Hitting 100 on the autobahn is a thrilling feeling, but you’d best keep an eye on the road and the other on the needle. Running out of gas on the motorway will lead to fines— basically, you should have known better and planned ahead, like any self respecting German.

13. Peeing in the ocean in Portugal

Peeing in the ocean in PortugalLuis Louro/Shutterstock

You can’t pee in the ocean in Portugal, though we can’t confirm or deny that anyone has ever been caught. Still, out of respect for your fellow beachgoers, just hold it, okay

14. Getting someone too drunk in Australian pubs

Getting someone too drunk in Australian pubsAfrica Studio/Shutterstock

It’s a bit counter intuitive, but Down Under getting patrons too drunk at the pub is met with heavy fines.

15. Using water guns in Cambodia on New Year’s Eve

Using water guns in Cambodia on New Year's EveWaraphorn Aphai/Shutterstock

In 2001, Phnom Penh governor Chea Sophara banned the sale and import of all water guns, fearing they would cause social unrest during Khmer New Year celebrations.

These laws are also true

  1. In Thailand it is illegal to step on money.
  2. In Iowa, it is illegal for a man with a mustache to kiss a woman in public.

  3. In Massachusetts it is deemed illegal for a woman to be on top during sex.

15 strange laws from around the world, You can’t believe Number 3.
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