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Breaking The Law: 15 Ridiculous Laws Around The World

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What would it be like to live in a world without laws? Pretty chaotic huh? We’re breaking down the 15 most ridiculous laws from all over the world not just because they’re ridiculous but because we think it’s even more outrageous that someone had to rule these laws in the first place.

Prism Casino newest infographic brings you confirmed, real laws from around the world that are so silly you’ve probably never thought possible.

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As a bonus treat, here are some additional crazy laws from around the world, that didn’t make the cut:

  • It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British monarch upside-down
  • In Wisconsin you cannot serve margarine instead of butter at a restaurant. According to the Food Regulation section of Wisconsin Legislation, the offender “may be fined not less than $100 nor more than $500 or imprisoned not more than 3 months or both”.
  • In Australia, after legislation in 2010, it became illegal to sell incandescent light bulbs but, there is a planet friendly reason for this law: The Australian Government wants to replace inefficient incandescent lights with more energy efficient alternatives.
  • A new state law in Chicago requires those who buy industrial drain cleaners and other caustic substances to provide photo identification and sign a log.
  • Israeli law bans models with a Body Mass index of 18.5 or less from appearing in advertising, even if this is their natural weight and not the result of an eating disorder.
  • In Michigan motorcycle riders 21 or older can ride without a helmet… by law.

Which other ridiculous laws from around the world do you know? Share the silliest regulations of your hometown with us. Maybe we’ll even have to create part two of this infographic!

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  • Steven Polunsky

    The statement regarding Texas is not correct. The Texas law as of May 2012 is quoted below and located at http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/OC/htm/OC.1702.htm#1702.104.

    Steven Polunsky, Committee Director
    Texas Senate Committee on Business and Commerce

    Sec. 1702.104. INVESTIGATIONS COMPANY. (a) A person acts as an investigations company for the purposes of this chapter if the person:

    (1) engages in the business of obtaining or furnishing, or accepts employment to obtain or furnish, information related to:

    (A) crime or wrongs done or threatened against a person, state, or the United States;

    (B) the identity, habits, business, occupation, knowledge, efficiency, loyalty, movement, location, affiliations, associations, transactions, acts, reputation, or character of a person;

    (C) the location, disposition, or recovery of lost or stolen property; or

    (D) the cause or responsibility for a fire, libel, loss, accident, damage, or injury to a person or to property;

    (2) engages in the business of securing, or accepts employment to secure, evidence for use before a court, board, officer, or investigating committee;

    (3) engages in the business of securing, or accepts employment to secure, the electronic tracking of the location of an individual or motor vehicle other than for criminal justice purposes by or on behalf of a governmental entity; or

    (4) engages in the business of protecting, or accepts employment to protect, an individual from bodily harm through the use of a personal protection officer.

    (b) For purposes of Subsection (a)(1), obtaining or furnishing information includes information obtained or furnished through the review and analysis of, and the investigation into the content of, computer-based data not available to the public. The repair or maintenance of a computer does not constitute an investigation for purposes of this section and does not require licensing under this chapter if:

    (1) the review or analysis of computer-based data is performed only to diagnose a computer or software problem;

    (2) there is no intent to obtain or furnish information described by Subsection (a)(1); and

    (3) the discovery of any information described by Subsection (a)(1) is inadvertent.

  • Gemma Sykes

    Mr. Polunsky, thanks for clarifying the information and for commenting. When exactly was this law ammended?

  • Tggudge

    Maybe it’s just me but didn’t the Soviet Union collapse in 1991? Pesky little communists kept passing laws until 1999!

  • http://www.freespins.com.au/ Adam

    18 and under cannot use laptops while driving? We shouldn’t even be using our laptops when were driving… period! this is hilarious!

    Also another one:
    In the English city of Liverpool, home of The Beatles, a woman is prohibited by law to walk around topless, unless she is selling exotic fish at the market.