How do these make sense!?
When traveling abroad, it’s important to recognize that other countries have their own rules that need to be abided by. Sometimes, however, these laws can be downright stupid in comparison to our own. Before you set sail for distant lands, it would behoove you to make sure you know what kinds of ridiculous things can earn you a hefty fine or even jail time.
Lucky for you, we’ve put together this gallery of some of the most bizarre, funny laws in existence from across the globe. Grab some paper, a pen, and your passport as we show you some of the dumbest international do’s and don’ts. We couldn’t make these up if we tried!
Only qualified electricians are allowed to change lightbulbs in Victoria, Australia
How many Aussies does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Apparently just one licensed professional… Those who choose to ignore the regulation and attempt this death defying chore without supervision can be hit with a fine of less than ten bucks. Is that worth it to see in the dark?
England doesn’t allow you to die in the House of Parliament
How they ever enforced this is unknown, but for offenders I’m sure the consequences were dire…
In Milan, Italy it’s illegal to not smile all the time
Unless you’re going to a funeral or the hospital, you have to always be in public with a smile on your face…
This is one of those antiquated laws that seemed to never have been repealed after hundreds of years, but technically it’s still a thing you can be fined for – so cheer up!