Strange bans in different countries

Do you want to know what things we are used to are prohibited in other countries? Read a selection of the most ridiculous laws in our article!

No Snowball Fight, Colorado

According to the government of Colorado, USA, a snowball flying at an opponent in the game is no different from a small pebble or other dangerous object. Therefore, a playful snowball fight can lead to a real penalty. Similar bans exist in other places, such as Topeka, Kansas.

Chinese are not allowed to watch time travel movies

According to Chinese justice officials, science fiction makers take history too lightly. The creations of filmmakers, in which there was a place for travel in time, serve as a carrier of ideas about reincarnation, fatalism and awaken superstition in people.

In Canada, only true witches are allowed to use magic

Only those who were born by them can be a witch or a sorcerer. It is unclear how and who will check, prove or deny the authenticity of the witch and the presence / absence of certain abilities. But there were cases of bringing to justice people who tried to impersonate magicians: in 2012, one “magician” had to part with 14 thousand dollars. This was the amount of the fine for imitating the removal of the patrimonial curse from the client.

Fighting Garlic Lovers in Indiana

Citizens of the city of Indiana, USA, who ate garlic, are prohibited from riding trams and going to the theater or cinema until four hours have passed after their meal.

Italians cannot post footwear, hats and some other items

In any country, you can find bans on the movement of certain items that are in force at the customs or post office. The reluctance to ship hazardous substances or weapons is quite understandable, but the reluctance to transport harmless items is puzzling.

For example, in Italy, the list of items that came from other countries by mail and risked returning back looks pretty impressive. For example, according to the law, Italians cannot receive the following in a parcel: leather goods, a photo album, a hat if it is not made of wood, a toy, watches and spare parts for them, a bell, fruits and shoes. And this is only part of the prohibited goods. True, some daredevils, who did not give a damn about restrictions, sometimes manage to get what they want.

Japanese workers cannot be obese

According to the requirements of the "metabolic law", all working citizens between the ages of 40 and 75 years old have their waist measurements under control. When the "norm" is exceeded, equal to 85 centimeters for women and 90 for men, people are helped to get rid of extra pounds.

You cannot stop on the German Autobahn if you run out of gas

A car suddenly frozen in the middle of the Autobahn can become a serious problem for other road users. For this reason, a police officer can issue a fine even for a faulty fuel sensor. In case of unforeseen situations, ADAC comes to the rescue of drivers. It is the General Automobile Club, providing medical, technical and legal assistance.

Disruption of funeral and wedding ceremonies in South Australia is prohibited

It is prohibited in South Australia to interfere with a wedding or funeral ceremony, whether religious or civil. The violator faces a fine of ten thousand dollars or two years in prison.

No photography in Bergün

In the Swiss commune, the city of Bergün, on May 29, 2017, at the municipal meeting, they supported the idea of ​​banning photography. According to the authorities, the beautiful pictures taken by tourists on vacation, posted on social media pages, make people unhappy who cannot afford to travel to the places where they were taken.

The violator will face a fine equal to five Swiss francs. The law does not apply to local people taking pictures in their own areas. Wedding photo sessions are not prohibited, as well as photographing the city from the windows of trains passing by.

No Napoleons among French pigs

In France, it is forbidden to give the name Napoleon to piglets. Maybe they want the piglets not to be arrogant?

Here UFOs are not allowed to land in the vineyards. You can land anywhere, the main thing is not to spoil the grapes.