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    July 30, 2009 2:52 PM

    Milan - It is a legal requirement to smile at all times, except during funerals or hospital visits
    Massachusetts - Taxi drivers are prohibited from making love in the front seat of the car during their shifts.
    Denmark - People are legally obliged to honk the horn and check for small children underneath the car.
    Thailand -
    It is illegal for anyone to leave a building without wearing their pants.
    Michigan - Anyone bathing in public must have their swim suit inspected by a police officer.
    Florida - Any unmarried woman who parachutes on a Sunday could be jailed.
    Florida - Singing while wearing a cossie is strictly prohibited.
    Portugal - It is unlawful to urinate in the sea.
    Hong Kong -
    A betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill the mistress in any manner desired or kill the cheating husband with her bare hands.
    Switzerland - Flushing the loo after 10pm is illegal.
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    Re: Odd foreign laws every tourist should know

    Switzerland - Flushing the loo after 10pm is illegal.
    I've been to a few spots down here in the South were they don't ever flush.

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    Re: Odd foreign laws every tourist should know

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    July 30, 2009 2:52 PM

    Milan - It is a legal requirement to smile at all times, except during funerals or hospital visits
    Massachusetts - Taxi drivers are prohibited from making love in the front seat of the car during their shifts.
    only the front seat?

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    Re: Odd foreign laws every tourist should know

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    [size=13pt]Odd foreign laws every tourist should know[/size]

    July 30, 2009 2:52 PM

    Milan - It is a legal requirement to smile at all times, except during funerals or hospital visits
    Massachusetts - Taxi drivers are prohibited from making love in the front seat of the car during their shifts.
    Denmark - People are legally obliged to honk the horn and check for small children underneath the car.
    Thailand -
    It is illegal for anyone to leave a building without wearing their pants.
    Michigan - Anyone bathing in public must have their swim suit inspected by a police officer.
    Florida - Any unmarried woman who parachutes on a Sunday could be jailed.
    Florida - Singing while wearing a cossie is strictly prohibited.
    Portugal - It is unlawful to urinate in the sea.
    Hong Kong -
    A betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill the mistress in any manner desired or kill the cheating husband with her bare hands.
    Switzerland - Flushing the loo after 10pm is illegal.
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    Re: Odd foreign laws every tourist should know

    "cogitans" wrote:
    "VikingMike" wrote:
    [size=13pt]Odd foreign laws every tourist should know[/size]

    July 30, 2009 2:52 PM

    Milan - It is a legal requirement to smile at all times, except during funerals or hospital visits
    Massachusetts - Taxi drivers are prohibited from making love in the front seat of the car during their shifts.
    Denmark - People are legally obliged to honk the horn and check for small children underneath the car.
    Thailand -
    It is illegal for anyone to leave a building without wearing their pants.
    Michigan - Anyone bathing in public must have their swim suit inspected by a police officer.
    Florida - Any unmarried woman who parachutes on a Sunday could be jailed.
    Florida - Singing while wearing a cossie is strictly prohibited.
    Portugal - It is unlawful to urinate in the sea.
    Hong Kong -
    A betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill the mistress in any manner desired or kill the cheating husband with her bare hands.
    Switzerland - Flushing the loo after 10pm is illegal.
    BS
    You should be arrested for not following your laws.
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    Re: Odd foreign laws every tourist should know

    "cogitans" wrote:
    "VikingMike" wrote:
    [size=13pt]Odd foreign laws every tourist should know[/size]

    July 30, 2009 2:52 PM

    Milan - It is a legal requirement to smile at all times, except during funerals or hospital visits
    Massachusetts - Taxi drivers are prohibited from making love in the front seat of the car during their shifts.
    Denmark - People are legally obliged to honk the horn and check for small children underneath the car.
    Thailand -
    It is illegal for anyone to leave a building without wearing their pants.
    Michigan - Anyone bathing in public must have their swim suit inspected by a police officer.
    Florida - Any unmarried woman who parachutes on a Sunday could be jailed.
    Florida - Singing while wearing a cossie is strictly prohibited.
    Portugal - It is unlawful to urinate in the sea.
    Hong Kong -
    A betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill the mistress in any manner desired or kill the cheating husband with her bare hands.
    Switzerland - Flushing the loo after 10pm is illegal.
    BS
    probably true, there are some very obscure laws out there that were put in place 100 years ago and were never overturned.

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    Re: Odd foreign laws every tourist should know

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    "cogitans" wrote:
    "VikingMike" wrote:
    [size=13pt]Odd foreign laws every tourist should know[/size]

    July 30, 2009 2:52 PM

    Milan - It is a legal requirement to smile at all times, except during funerals or hospital visits
    Massachusetts - Taxi drivers are prohibited from making love in the front seat of the car during their shifts.
    Denmark - People are legally obliged to honk the horn and check for small children underneath the car.
    Thailand -
    It is illegal for anyone to leave a building without wearing their pants.
    Michigan - Anyone bathing in public must have their swim suit inspected by a police officer.
    Florida - Any unmarried woman who parachutes on a Sunday could be jailed.
    Florida - Singing while wearing a cossie is strictly prohibited.
    Portugal - It is unlawful to urinate in the sea.
    Hong Kong -
    A betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill the mistress in any manner desired or kill the cheating husband with her bare hands.
    Switzerland - Flushing the loo after 10pm is illegal.
    BS
    probably true, there are some very obscure laws out there that were put in place 100 years ago and were never overturned.
    I just checked our transportation laws to make sure. No where does it say anything remotely like that. The closest is;

    § 3. Trafficants must act responsibly and show awareness, so that they don't cause danger or harm or inconvinience to others, and so that the traffic is not unnessecarily hindered or disturbed. Consideration must also be taken to those that lives or appears near the road.

    Part 2. Special consideration must be shown towards children, school patrols, elders and persons who [suffers from poor] sight or hearing or other bodily handicap or illness, which is an obstruction to transportation.

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    Re: Odd foreign laws every tourist should know

    "cogitans" wrote:
    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    "cogitans" wrote:
    "VikingMike" wrote:
    [size=13pt]Odd foreign laws every tourist should know[/size]

    July 30, 2009 2:52 PM

    Milan - It is a legal requirement to smile at all times, except during funerals or hospital visits
    Massachusetts - Taxi drivers are prohibited from making love in the front seat of the car during their shifts.
    Denmark - People are legally obliged to honk the horn and check for small children underneath the car.
    Thailand -
    It is illegal for anyone to leave a building without wearing their pants.
    Michigan - Anyone bathing in public must have their swim suit inspected by a police officer.
    Florida - Any unmarried woman who parachutes on a Sunday could be jailed.
    Florida - Singing while wearing a cossie is strictly prohibited.
    Portugal - It is unlawful to urinate in the sea.
    Hong Kong -
    A betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill the mistress in any manner desired or kill the cheating husband with her bare hands.
    Switzerland - Flushing the loo after 10pm is illegal.
    BS
    probably true, there are some very obscure laws out there that were put in place 100 years ago and were never overturned.
    I just checked our transportation laws to make sure. No where does it say anything remotely like that. The closest is;

    § 3. Trafficants must act responsibly and show awareness, so that they don't cause danger or harm or inconvinience to others, and so that the traffic is not unnessecarily hindered or disturbed. Consideration must also be taken to those that lives or appears near the road.

    Part 2. Special consideration must be shown towards children, school patrols, elders and persons who [suffers from poor] sight or hearing or other bodily handicap or illness, which is an obstruction to transportation.
    where di you check?

    I'm sure there at some point was that law, and if it hasn't been overturned, its still technically a law.

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    Re: Odd foreign laws every tourist should know

    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    "cogitans" wrote:
    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    "cogitans" wrote:
    "VikingMike" wrote:
    [size=13pt]Odd foreign laws every tourist should know[/size]

    July 30, 2009 2:52 PM

    Milan - It is a legal requirement to smile at all times, except during funerals or hospital visits
    Massachusetts - Taxi drivers are prohibited from making love in the front seat of the car during their shifts.
    Denmark - People are legally obliged to honk the horn and check for small children underneath the car.
    Thailand -
    It is illegal for anyone to leave a building without wearing their pants.
    Michigan - Anyone bathing in public must have their swim suit inspected by a police officer.
    Florida - Any unmarried woman who parachutes on a Sunday could be jailed.
    Florida - Singing while wearing a cossie is strictly prohibited.
    Portugal - It is unlawful to urinate in the sea.
    Hong Kong -
    A betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill the mistress in any manner desired or kill the cheating husband with her bare hands.
    Switzerland - Flushing the loo after 10pm is illegal.
    BS
    probably true, there are some very obscure laws out there that were put in place 100 years ago and were never overturned.
    I just checked our transportation laws to make sure. No where does it say anything remotely like that. The closest is;

    § 3. Trafficants must act responsibly and show awareness, so that they don't cause danger or harm or inconvinience to others, and so that the traffic is not unnessecarily hindered or disturbed. Consideration must also be taken to those that lives or appears near the road.

    Part 2. Special consideration must be shown towards children, school patrols, elders and persons who [suffers from poor] sight or hearing or other bodily handicap or illness, which is an obstruction to transportation.
    where di you check?

    I'm sure there at some point was that law, and if it hasn't been overturned, its still technically a law.
    We have a database of all national laws and lawproposals. I use it regularly at work.

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    Re: Odd foreign laws every tourist should know

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    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    "cogitans" wrote:
    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
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    [quote author=VikingMike link=topic=52568.msg976636#msg976636 date=1248967030]
    [size=13pt]Odd foreign laws every tourist should know[/size]

    July 30, 2009 2:52 PM

    Milan - It is a legal requirement to smile at all times, except during funerals or hospital visits
    Massachusetts - Taxi drivers are prohibited from making love in the front seat of the car during their shifts.
    Denmark - People are legally obliged to honk the horn and check for small children underneath the car.
    Thailand -
    It is illegal for anyone to leave a building without wearing their pants.
    Michigan - Anyone bathing in public must have their swim suit inspected by a police officer.
    Florida - Any unmarried woman who parachutes on a Sunday could be jailed.
    Florida - Singing while wearing a cossie is strictly prohibited.
    Portugal - It is unlawful to urinate in the sea.
    Hong Kong -
    A betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill the mistress in any manner desired or kill the cheating husband with her bare hands.
    Switzerland - Flushing the loo after 10pm is illegal.
    BS
    probably true, there are some very obscure laws out there that were put in place 100 years ago and were never overturned.
    I just checked our transportation laws to make sure. No where does it say anything remotely like that. The closest is;

    § 3. Trafficants must act responsibly and show awareness, so that they don't cause danger or harm or inconvinience to others, and so that the traffic is not unnessecarily hindered or disturbed. Consideration must also be taken to those that lives or appears near the road.

    Part 2. Special consideration must be shown towards children, school patrols, elders and persons who [suffers from poor] sight or hearing or other bodily handicap or illness, which is an obstruction to transportation.
    where di you check?

    I'm sure there at some point was that law, and if it hasn't been overturned, its still technically a law.
    We have a database of all national laws and lawproposals. I use it regularly at work.
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