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Take a look at just a small sample of some of the most ludicrous laws from around the world most of which are still in existence today!

  1. In Victoria, Australia only a licensed electrician is allowed to change a light bulb.
  2. In Michigan in the US, it is illegal for a woman to cut her hair without her husband’s permission.
  3. In Hong Kong, there’s a law that allows a wife to kill her husband if she finds him cheating. However, she must kill him with her bare hands!
  4. Kentucky, USA: It is illegal to carry an ice cream cone in your pocket.
  5. Mesquite, Texas: Young people are not allowed to get haircuts that are ‘startling or unusual’.
  6. Avignon, France: It is illegal for a flying saucer to land in the city.
  7. Athens, Greece: A driver’s licence can be taken away if the driver is deemed either unbathed or poorly dressed.
  8. Paraguay: Duelling is permitted as long as both people are registered blood donors.
  9. In Iowa, it is illegal for a man with a moustache to kiss a woman in public.
  10. And finally, it is illegal to die in the British Houses of Parliament.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!

 

Sourced from: http://slappedham.com/20-ridiculous-laws-around-world/; http://thoughtcatalog.com/rachel-hodin/2013/10/67-ridiculous-laws-from-around-the-world-that-still-actually-exist/  and 1001 Cool Freaky Facts, Hinkler Books, 2013.

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