We’ve all complained at some point about our disdain for certain laws in our home country. We never really understand the basis behind the making of some of these laws and we often deem the fines associated with them just as ridiculous as the laws themselves. Of course we do realize that some were created for our own good; so we can have some semblance of order in society. However, in some countries there is simply no rhyme or reason for some laws, while some seem to be simply urban legends. Here are 20 Wacky laws that will leave you scratching your head.
In Australia’s second most populated state, Victoria, there is a law that makes it illegal to change a light bulb unless you’re a licensed electrician. Breaking this law can cost you a fine of AU $10.
In Milan, Italy, it is a legal requirement that you smile at all times or face a hefty fine. The only exception is at funerals or during hospital visits.
Sure you can use a toilet after 10 p.m. in Switzerland, you just can’t flush it! At least not if you live in an apartment building; this act is considered noise pollution. How loud are these Swiss toilets? Wow!
I’m not sure why you would even want to eat while in a burning building, but in Chicago it’s illegal to eat in a place that’s on fire.
So if you’re in the middle of a delicious meal and the place starts to burn, just drop the food and run! If not you could be fined or arrested.