September 1, 2014
When truth is crazier than fiction
After our previous post on the same subject we have a few examples of crazy (and maybe not so crazy) laws still on the statute books
Russia: Anyone not willing to work a 16 hour day can be imprisoned
There’s not much to be sad about in Milan — there’s prime shopping and plenty of pizza. However, should you feel down while touring the city, be warned, you should keep a smile on your face. It is a legal requirement in Milan to smile at all times, with funerals and hospital visits being the exception.
In Jersey USA, it is illegal to wear a bulletproof vest while committing a murder
In Michigan USA, anyone over age 21 may own a hand gun as long as they have not committed a felony
In Arizona USA, it’s illegal to own more than 2 Dildos; while in Thailand they are outright illegal
You must wear a shirt while driving a car. According to the Criminal Code BE 2499 (1956) Section 388, anyone “exhibiting his undressed person shall be liable to a fine not exceeding 500 baht”.
You must pay a fine of no more than $2000 Baht in Thailand if you’re caught littering on the sidewalk. This includes discarding cigarettes. Uniformed inspectors who are attached to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), known in Thai as the Thetsakij, (and by some as the ‘cigarette police’) issue on the spot fines to unsuspecting tourists.
No one may step on any of the nation’s coinage or bank notes. All the bills and coins in Thailand have a picture of the King printed on them. The King is highly revered through-out the Kingdom and stepping on his likeness can land you in jail.
There is a distinction under Thai law, and thieving after sun-down carries a harsher penalty than the same offence in the day time.
Two articles of the Alcohol Control Act of 2014 and Article 83 of the Criminal Code act prohibit any form of advertisement of alcoholic drinks or displaying brands of such drinks in any media, including social media and on menus.
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