Ridiculous laws and causes of their appearance
It turns out that many ridiculous laws are not meaningless at all. Well, some – just a provocation. Setpoint over "and".
In the fabulous world, kissing frogs are not sinful: they turn into beautiful princesses from this. But do not think about it in this way to look for your destiny in California – bloom for trouble. In this state, kiss and lick the toad and frogs are prohibited by law.
Mad at first glance, the law has a completely real soil. In the southwest of the United States, Bufo Alvarius is found, she is the same Colorado. This is an impressive amphibian (up to 19 cm long) has the side of the head of the head of the heads, producing, in particular, the powerful hallucinogen Butofenin – the substance, has long been used in the shamanic practices of South America. About the "live source" were a drug addict, in particular, adolescents, and did not slow down to him.
In 1960, after a few cases of obtaining a buzz was recorded, Butofenin was officially entered into a list of drugs, and the "Licking of Zeb" was recognized as one of the ways of use of drugs and prohibited by law. About other unusual animals, including frogs, read in our Material "Anti-Mimimi".
Bark by limit
Bans, causing bewilderment and smile, often appear in the presence of precedent law – when a decision on a specific case becomes a law applied in subsequent similar cases. So, in 2010 in the United States, legislatively banned dogs to bark longer than 10 minutes in a row. For the first misconduct of the pet, her owner pays a fine of $ 250, for the second – $ 500, then the rates are rising. The story of Gary Leonard, who took out of a neighbor doggy dog, was the impetus for dragon measures, which he filed a complaint. The court of Los Angeles, considering the claim, decided to oblige the city authorities to enter into local laws on the content of animal amendments prohibiting noise. Unfortunately, how to keep dogs from Laya, no one explains, so that law-abiding citizens often have to become involuntary violators.
The situation was critical: To win the Writley Cup, the Detroit Red Wings team was supposed to win in all the remaining eight games. Something and flew to the ice, the first mollusk, each leg of which symbolized the desired victory
It is much easier to observe one of the laws of Michigan, also based on the precedent: do not throw octopus in public places. The beginning of a strange tradition, against which local authorities rebelled, laid hockey fans in 1952. The situation was critical: To win the Writley Cup, the Detroit Red Wings team was supposed to win in all the remaining eight games. Something and flew to the ice, the first mollusk, each leg of which symbolized the desired victory. In the following games, fans continued to fall asleep athletes octopus, had to publish the appropriate law.
Women as a national treasure
Regulation by the law of life of dogs, the toad, octopuses and other animals is fascinated compared to which prospects once in February 1918 painted for weak gender by the Saratov provincial Council of People’s Commissar.
Women aged 17 to 32 years (except for more than five children) became "the property (property) of the people". Men had the right to use one woman "no more than three times a week and no more than three hours. For a ex-husband retained extraordinary access
Decree on the abolition of private ownership of the authorship of the Union of Anarchists who participated with the Bolsheviks in the work of the Council, explained: "All the best copies" are owned by the bourgeoisie, which violates the "proper continuation of the kind".
In the next 19 paragraphs announced the details of know-how. Women aged 17 to 32 years (except for more than five children) became "the property (property) of the people". Men had the right to use one woman "no more than three times a week and no more than three hours". Each of them was supposed to provide a certificate from the trade union or the factory committee on belonging to the working class and deduct a monthly 2% wages in the Folk Generation Fund. For a ex-husband retained extraordinary access.
Illustration to the scenario of the campaign play
The document caused serious unrest – not only among women. His alleged authors, Saratov anarchists were as outraged that the owner of Tea Mikhail Uvarov was killed, like a real author of the fake, stating that this "act of revenge and a fair protest" for edition from their name "Pascville, Sexy and pornographic" decree. Nevertheless, the decret managed to reprint and somewhere they were preparing to implement. So, in Vladimir, such a version of the document went to: "Any girl who has reached 18 years and not married, is obliged to register with the Bureau of Free Love".
The authorities closed the newspapers, dismissed editors, publicly condemned the distributors of Paskville, but the story of the nationalization of women has served a trump card against the Bolsheviks for a long time, and now it’s freely walks over the network – without explanation.
Walk by leader
P Ortreret leader t. Stalin with "counter-revolutionary meaning"
Parfenu Rogozhina from "Idiot" A wide gesture to burning money in Thailand would not have forgiven – it would have to start asleep as nice. Lost freedom in the kingdom of Thailand can also be for the fact that you come to the coin or just doubt the bill. What wildness? "Wildness" this is regulated by law. In Thai Batha – the portrait of the king, and the insult of the image of the monarch is considered one of the rightest crimes for which the Criminal Code of the Kingdom provides for up to 15 years of imprisonment.
However, it should not be extremely surprised. In the USSR, also not recommended to wrap a herring in Stalin’s portrait. Even to portray it on its own initiative was a dangerous. Thus, the Geography Teacher from the Sverdlovsk Region Viktor Zyryanov March 23, 1935 was sentenced under Article 58-10 of the Criminal Code of the RSFSR by five years of imprisonment for "painted a portrait of the leader T. Stalin with a counter-revolutionary meaning ". Kramol was in the image on the picture of the bottle of wine and the "bony herring". Zyryanov acknowledged, but asked to note that he had no evil intent.
By the way, in Thailand, the punishment of the 112nd article is provided for evil intent. A tourist who accidentally stepped on a coin, not to attract responsibility.
Where can not be dying
Pershee, where "Death" is prohibited, "is usually called Longyir, which is on the Svalbard archipelago
What only prohibitions do not apply, even to death: in some settlements, the planet can not be dying. Basically, the reason for this is the lack of places for burial, as in the Spanish village of Lanharon (Andalusia) and the communes located in the south of France – Kuno, Sarpurance and Le Lavender. The latter of the fishing village in the Cote d’Azur has turned into a popular spa place. If you do not reserve a plot in the cemetery in advance (the number of places is limited!), before death will have to move.
If you do not reserve a plot in the cemetery in advance (the number of places is limited!), before death will have to move
Such a restriction exists in Brazilian Birity Mirim. There are free territories here, but half of the city refers to the National Reserve, the second – stands over the underground lake, it became, as follows from local laws on ecology, the device of burials on these lands is prohibited. I had to mayor who had fallen into a hopeless position, publish a decree prescribing residents not to die, follow health and visit the gym. The mayor hopes that at least it will attract attention to the problem of the city and will help solve it.
But the first city, where "Death" is prohibited, "is usually called Longyir, which is on the Spitzbard archipelago. (Read about other unusual cities in the article "My Planet".) If an accident occurred or a person sick seriously, it should be immediately shipped – Whether on the water, by air – on the larger land, where it can already on legal grounds to dispose of his life. This is due to the permafrost, in which the bodies do not decompose (and attracting polar bears), so if you start burying, the whole city will turn into a cemetery. Therefore, the latter in Longyire is not provided at all. Born, however, in the city is also not allowed.
What did not please the Australians of a woman with a little breast, why in North Korea under the ban blue jeans and what happens if you ask the Frank Sinatra My Way in the Philippine club, read in the article "My Planet" "The strangest prohibitions in the world ".