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10 of the World’s Strangest Laws (Slideshow)

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10 of the World’s Strangest Laws (Slideshow)


Chances are, you’ve heard the one about how chewing gum is illegal in Singapore. But there are plenty of other strange & ridiculous laws around the world! Though, unlike the gum ban, not all of these laws are necessarily enforced. Click through to check out some of the world’s most outrageous laws. Have you broken any of these laws? Share your story in the comments section!

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Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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12:39AM PDT on May 30, 2015


By the way, I'm Italian, and as far as I know the absurd law that states "people in Milan, Italy are legally required to smile at all times" is false.

9:35AM PDT on May 18, 2014

I got through a few of the slides, and just got tired of the whole thing, sorry.

3:11AM PDT on Apr 2, 2013

Maybe the thought of Getone ice makes them smile? :)

7:54AM PDT on Apr 1, 2013

it's not truth people in Milan, Italy, are legally required to smile at all times!!

3:47AM PDT on Mar 25, 2013


5:25PM PDT on Mar 21, 2013


1:08PM PST on Nov 6, 2012

These are insane!

4:42PM PDT on Sep 25, 2012

hahahahahaha, well I commited a crime ate 4 sammichessssss!!!!

10:27PM PDT on Aug 13, 2012


6:45PM PDT on Jul 21, 2012

Do a list of recently enacted ridicullous laws. You can start with the small town of Inglis, Florida. About a year ago the city brain trust made it illegal for Satan to enter their town. Good luck with that one.

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