The craziest laws in the history of
There are many supposedly crazy laws, but unfortunately, many of them can not be checked, and if it is possible, in fact they are nothing more than stories.
To restore, finally, justice and publish the most absurd real laws operating in different countries, and compiled this list!
All the most strange and absurd, from the restrictions on reincarnation to the absurd traffic fines, you will learn the top 25 craziest laws in the world!
25. New Jersey illegally be put on a bulletproof vest at the time of the murder
For those who are planning a violent crime in New Jersey under the law 2C: 39-13, a person is considered to have committed an offense if "it uses or wears a bulletproof vest during the commission or attempted commission or flight after committing or attempting to commit murder , manslaughter, robbery, sexual assault, illegal entry into the premises for criminal purposes, kidnapping, criminal escape or attack. " In other words, the body armor can be an aggravating circumstance, to reclassify the crime from third to 2 nd degree.
24. In Finland, traffic fines are calculated as a percentage depending on the income of the offender
In January 2002, 44-year-old Anssi Vanjoki (Anssi Vanjoki), director of the Finnish telecommunications giant Nokia, received what is considered the most expensive speeding tickets - $ 12, 5 million - for a ride on his "Harley" at 75 km / h in the area where the speed limit of 50 km / h.
Mr. Vanjoki appealed the fine because his declared income significantly decreased by almost 5 days after the incident. After changing the data fine was reduced to $ 103.600, is still the most expensive in the history of speeding tickets.
23. Act Canadian currency
In Canada, the Law on the currency of 1985 prohibits consumers to use a reckless amount of coins to pay for purchases. This means that you can not pay for any product only coins (especially if it cost more than $ 10).
Even limited use of dollar coins, and store owners have the right to choose - or not to accept coins for payment, but to accept, in any case, are not required.
22. Missouri Yellow margarine is illegal
Act XIX century Missouri, prohibits the sale of yellow margarine, somehow managed to survive more than a century. According to the press-secretary of the Department of Agriculture Preston Misty (Misti Preston), most likely, he was introduced to protect the dairy industry, which was one of the key sectors of the state at the beginning of the XX century.
21. Whatever you do ... do not musorte Singapore
to trash Act of 1968 is the way by which the country is kept clean. Failure to comply with this law and throwing rubbish on the ground in the city of South-East Asia, is punishable by a fine of $ 1,000. In addition, the offender also forced to engage in community service. And if you break the law three times, you will have to wear a sign "I am a litterbug" ( "I - pig", ie we throw garbage anywhere..).
20. In Michigan, you can not wear loose pants
In 2008, the police chief of the city of Flint, David Dix (David Dicks) ordered the staff of his department to arrest anyone who wears loose pants. Other cities, such as Riviera Beach, Florida, have tried to enforce similar laws, only to loose pants were declared unconstitutional by the courts of the state. This law is still valid in Flint, and offenders can be punished by a year in prison.
19. The parliament building is illegal to die
Since Parliament - is the Royal Palace, according to Nigel Cawthorne (Nigel Cawthorne), author of "Strange Laws of Old England", "Anyone who was there will die, technically entitled to a state funeral Therefore, once a person becomes bad there, it. immediately taken outside the palace. "
18. No public displays of disease in Washington
According to the law RCW 70.54.050, every person who would deliberately show any other human or animal his infectious or contagious disease in a public place will be considered delinquent.
17. The royal prerogative of 1324 (The head of any dead whale found on the British coast automatically becomes the property of the king, and the tail - the Queen's property)
The Royal prerogative of 1324 decides that any whale or sturgeon found on the British coast belongs to the monarch.
The law is still in force, as discovered by a fisherman Robert Davies (Robert Davies) in 2004 when the Plymouth police investigated his case. He informed the court by fax that caught sturgeon, and although he was told to save the fish, he did not understand, if still illegal, if he tries to sell it. He was not charged with any crime.
16. In Alabama illegally to fight with bears
Fighting Bears was a popular hobby in the United States, particularly in places such as Alabama, where the law was issued in 2006, banning the exploitation of bears, and more specifically - to deal with them.
Alabama law 13A-12-5 classifies the illegal exploitation of the bear, when a person knowingly "promotes, engages or participates in a contest with the bear," if he or she receives money for the fight with a bear, and if he or she "sells, buys, owns or trains bear fight. "
15. No chewing gum in Singapore
In Singapore banned the sale of chewing gum after authorities noticed a significant amount of gum stuck on the subway cars and stations.
As strange as it may sound, in Singapore, in fact, allowed to chew gum - just make sure you throw it in the garbage, otherwise there will be applied a huge fine.
14. As in Denmark, leave the lights included
Drivers in Denmark must drive a vehicle with headlights included. One would think that this law applies to driving at night, but it is not.
It is also considered necessary throughout the day, or you can be faced with a fine of up to $ 100. According to studies, it has helped to avoid a large number of road accidents in Denmark.