Chewing gumLast week Shannon did a great job writing about weird laws from around the world.  I especially like the law in Singapore that makes it mandatory to flush public toilets after using it.  I definitely wish the United States would enact a similar law.  I might actually start using public restrooms then.  Anyways, I really enjoyed how Shannon incorporated weird laws from around the world into this blog.  I’d like to write about some more weird laws from around the world.  Hope you find them as weird as I do!

France: It is against the law to sell an “E.T” doll in France

France has a law that forbids selling dolls that do not have human faces.  This apparently includes the E.T. doll.  E.T. was one of my favorite movies growing up and I always thought E.T. was so cute.  It is unfortunate that France deprives people from selling E.T. dolls.  If I could get my hands on an E.T. doll I would be ecstatic.  “ET... Phone... Home.”

Samoa: It Is Illegal To Forget Your Wife’s Birthday In Samoa

This law made me laugh.  Imagine your wife called the cops on you for forgetting her birthday.  I bet it wouldn’t happen again!

Singapore: It Is Illegal To Chew Gum In Singapore

I’m not exactly sure why this law was enacted, but if it has to do with the inappropriate disposal of gum, then I am all for it.  It really grinds my gears when I feel gum stuck under a dinner table at a restaurant I am eating at, or under my favorite pair of shoes!

What do you think about these weird laws? Are there any laws that you find weird or funny or dumb?

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