When it comes down to it, most laws make sense. But some laws make less sense, but we’ve accepted them as being a part of life, like taxes.
Some parts around the world go way over the top with what they prohibit the general populace to do. And no, I’m not talking about „Country You’ve Never Heard Of-istan“ either. I’m pretty sure most people have at least one of these countries on their „to visit“ list. That or they’ve already been there. Or they just don’t like to travel. I won’t judge, that’s none of my business.
Anyway, let’s take a look at some generally everyday things that you can’t do in some parts of the world.
France – Kissing In Train Stations
Well, considering which kind of kiss the French made famous, I’m pretty happy to not have to watch that for a full 30 minutes of waiting for my train to arrive. Then again, you can always look the other way – no need to turn it into an actual law. This is also a law in some train stations in the UK.
China – Saving A Drowning Person
Sorry chap, should’ve learned to swim properly. Situations like these are exactly why Aquaman is a real hero.
UK – You Can’t Touch Whales
Not just whales, but dolphins and other sea mammals too. They’re considered property of the Queen if they’re within a 3 mile radius from the coastline, so you’re not allowed to touch them. This begs the question how many incidents of people petting whales and dolphins (which aren’t all that prevalent in the UK last time I checked) they had to go through before the Queen decided they were hers and no one could have them.
Italy – Feeding Pigeons
This one is only in Venice, actually. It kind of makes sense since Venice is 10% buildings, 15% gondolas, 15% sewage smell, 20% water and 40% pigeons. The numbers add up.