Weird laws YOU SHOULD KNOW from around the world
to avoid being fined, or spending your vacation in Jail…..
South Carolina, USA
Illegal: Pinball for minors
The state allows teenagers to dance (i think), but no one under 18 better go near a pinball machine.
Pinball is illegal for minors !!!!
Illegal: Eating and drinking near landmarks…like the Pantheon, Spanish Steps or the Colosseum
Rome is now outlawing eating and drinking in areas of "particular historic, artistic, architectural and cultural value." That Nutella gelato may be amazing, but unless you think it's worth a $650 fine, steer clear of landmarks
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Illegal: Sharing a hotel room outside of marriage
In Dubai it's against the law to share a hotel room with someone of the opposite sex unless you're married or closely related.
Illegal: Stiletto heels
Fact: No woman in heels can visit old preserved ancient sites like Athens' Odeon of Herod Atticus…..entrance only allowed to a new generation of sensible-shoe wearers like us Teens.
Daytona Beach, Fla. USA
Illegal: Spitting in public
The city's code of ordinance states that it does not allow "any person to spit on the streets or sidewalks or in public buildings or places within city limits." So walk tall, secure in the knowledge that you're not going to slip in someone else's spit. Yukk !!!
Illegal: Stepping on currency
See a BAHT (Thai currency), pick it up, right away?
The Thai people love their King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit soo much—that photographs of the monarchs are always hung high in a room as a mark of honor and respect, and it's illegal to criticize the Royal family. Since the King’s likeness is on all currency, stepping on money is like stepping on the King's face. So, clearly: not cool.
Illegal: Feeding the pigeons
The new law ends a long tradition of pigeons landing on tourists in Piazza San Marco who are willing to exchange some avian bacteria for a photograph or two.
Illegal: Penny overuse
Poor Canadian piggy banks, it's illegal to use more than 25 pennies in a purchase—something to remember next time you're trying to use up all your Canadian currency at the end of a vacation.
Soon the one-cent coin would be rare……so for you collectors out there?
Illegal: Chewing gum
If you're thinking that you'll just sneak some in to chew in the privacy of your hotel room, know that smuggling gum into the country is a serious offense as well.