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这些法律听上去很夸张,但都是真的!(上) 12 weird laws from around the world that sound made up, but are actually true (partⅠ)

中国日报网 2021-05-26 14:55






1. It's Illegal To Toss Non-Biodegradable Plastic Confetti In Mobile, Alabama


In the Code of Ordinance of the city Mobile in Alabama, there is a section talking about the use of confetti: “It shall be unlawful and an offense against the city for any person to have in possession, keep, store, use, manufacture, sell, offer for sale, give away or handle any non-biodegradable, plastic-based confetti.”






2. Billboards Are Banned In Alaska, Maine, Vermont, And Hawaii


There are four states in the United States that have banned billboards: Alaska, Maine, Vermont, and Hawaii, where the ban was introduced the earliest. Businesspeople understand that this actually benefit them, because billboards ruin the landscape; without them, these states maintain their scenic beauty and attract more people to visit.






3. Wearing High Heels Is Prohibited At Some Historical Sites In Greece


In 2009, the director of Greek prehistoric and classical antiquities, Eleni Korka, said: "Female visitors must wear shoes that do not wound the monuments. These monuments have a skin that suffers and people must realize that." Stilettos can punch holes as the whole body's pressure is on them, so to minimize the wear on the monuments, the ban was introduced.






4. In Capri, You Must Clean Up After Your Dog; If Not, They Will Trace It With DNA


In the small island on the south side of the Gulf of Naples, Capri, there is a local law that dog owners must clean up after their dogs if they poop on the street. Unfortunately, not everyone is obeying the law and to enforce it, Mayor Lembo thought he could take advantage of another existing law requiring all dogs to have blood tests for canine leishmaniasis, and just have the DNA matched. If a person is busted for leaving a mess on the streets, they will be fined €2,000.






5. By Law You Have To Walk Your Dog Three Times A Day In Turin, Italy


In Turin, dog owners must walk their dogs three times a day. This rule was introduced in 2006, a year after Rome issued a decree saying that dog owners must walk their dogs at least once a day. This is a way of fighting cruelty against animals. The fines can go up to $600.






6. It's Illegal To Disrupt A Wedding In Australia


In South Australia, if you purposefully disturb a wedding, a funeral, or any religious service, you can be fined $10,000 or be imprisoned for 2 years. In the Summary Offences Act 1953, it is stated, "A person who intentionally obstructs or disturbs a religious service or a wedding or funeral [...] is guilty of an offence."





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