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Sep 13 '12
Strange Laws from Around the World
A British law dating back to World War II that was never repealed makes it illegal to sneeze in a German accent.
Semantic confusion in Cobb County, Georgia, led to a law that forbids two consenting adults to re-sod a lawn.
In the municipal district of Lechamps, France, anyone wishing to divide a number by nine must have written approval from the mayor.
It is legal to attend a film screening in a Montreal cinema on a horse, but only if the animal is wearing a diaper, and if the rider does not get down from the beast for the duration of the show.
Residents of Latvia are banned by law from being unaware of President Andris Bērziņš’s sporting achievements.
Since 1911 Australia has had a law banning citizens from “whistling during sexual intercourse.” In 1913 the law was amended to read “whistling
from the mouth during sexual intercourse.”