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Strange laws of the world

Strange laws of the world

20 Feb 2015 Mehdi Safavi
Every country has its own laws. Some are logical and useful, but some are strange or in some cases even hilarious! In this lesson, you will learn some useful expressions you can use when talking about what is legal and what is not.

Saudi Arabia


It is the only country in the world that prohibits women from driving.


China


You may only have one child, or you will have to pay a fine.


Switzerland


You are not permitted to hang your clothes to dry on Sunday.

Italy


A man may be arrested for wearing a skirt.


France


It is illegal to kiss on railways in France.


Sweden


In this country, you cannot repaint a house without a painting license and the government’s permission.


Singapore


No chewing gum is allowed to be bought or sold inside Singapore, and there is a $500 fine for spitting out gum on the streets. 

Iran


Possession of a satellite receiver in Iran is punishable by law.


South Africa


A license is required to purchase a television set in South Africa.

Over to you

Do you live in one of these countries and believe the law has changed? Let us know in a comment.