There’s not a single country that hasn’t banned at least one thing on its territory. But some of the things forbidden by law around the world are really quite funny. Let’s get acquainted with some of the things that are prohibited in different countries.
WeGoRo would like to remind you that if you want to travel somewhere, always review your destination country’s local rules and laws, because you should follow them even if they’re quite unusual.
In Singapore, those who can’t live without chewing gum will be fined. Because it’s been banned here since 1992. The people there believe that gum can harm a person’s health and damage the environment.
According to Canadian law, 35% of all broadcasted content should be of Canadian origin from 6 a.m till 6 p.m, Monday-Friday.
In 2008, this country decided to implement an annual waist size rule among people aged 40-74 (not more than 86 cm [33.5 in] for men and 90 cm [35.5 in] for women). That’s how Japan fights obesity and its associated diseases. In 2015, those who “didn’t follow the rules” were fined.
Continuing the obesity topic, in 2016 a “fat tax” was implemented in Kerala state. It was set at 14.5% for hamburgers, pizza, donuts, and other fatty dishes that are served in restaurants.
Can you remember any other weird rules or laws? Share them with us in the comments!