Weird laws around the world you probably don’t know about

Behavior is something you learn from culture, society, your parents and in most countries how you behave while not harming others is usually only frowned upon, but in some it can lead to fines or even jail time. In order to prepare yourself and adjust your behavior correctly while traveling to foreign countries, you might want to check their laws first.
So for example if you’re visiting a place like Barcelona, Singapore, Vancouver or Dodge City, make sure you don’t spit in public. Not only will locals watch you in disgust, you will have to pay a hefty price or even face jail time.


The above mentioned Singapore is one of the cleanest cities in the world, but it is no accident. They have many different laws that prohibit spitting, chewing gum, littering or even forgetting to flush the toilet, so if this is one of your dream destinations, make sure to behave accordingly or your trip will cost you hell of a lot more.

This one may seem odd but, when visiting Arizona, make sure you don’t damage a cactus in any way. People seemed to like poking holes and shooting or cutting cacti. If you are interested try this link.┬áBecause of this, the Saguaro Cactus has become an endangered species and harming it in any way will lead up to 25 years in prison.

In some states people have been so fed up with pranks that they actually invented a law against them. So for example if you make a prank call in Louisiana and order let’s say a pizza for your friends without them knowing, you will be charged with a fine of 500$ or even up to six months of jail. One prank call is definitely not worth it.

asegura-que-mato-a-bigfoot-300x170People of Skamania county in Washington erected a law against hunting a Bigfoot. Even thought this imaginary creature doesn’t exist, there are many enthusiasts who come to its ”Natural habitat” in order to hunt it down and this little adventure caused many shooting accidents, in order to prevent this, the law says that if you actually shoot a Bigfoot you will pay a 1000$ fine or even face up to five years of prison.

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