United States Weird and Strange Laws


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Australia
  • Children may not purchase cigarettes, but can smoke them.
  • You may never leave your car keys in an unattended vehicle.
  • It is illegal to roam the streets wearing black clothes, felt shoes and black shoe polish on your face as these items are the tools of a cat burglar.
  • It is illegal to read someone's tarot, or give them a psychic reading as these are forms of witchcraft.
  • Under Australian Communications Authority (ACA) regulations, your modem can't pick up on the first ring. If it does the ACA permit for your modem is invalid and there's a $12000 fine. - Telecommunications Act 1991.
England
  • Those wishing to use a television must apply for a license.
  • It is illegal to leave baggage unattended.
  • Picking up abandoned baggage is as act of terrorism.
France
  • Between the hours of 8AM and 8PM, 70% of the music in the radio must be by French composers.
Thailand
  • It is illegal to leave your house if you are not wearing underwear.
  • You must wear a shirt while driving a car.
  • You must pay a fine of $600 in Thailand if you're caught throwing away chewed bubblegum on the sidewalk. If you do not pay the fine, you are jailed.
  • No one may step on any of the nation's currency.

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