The 25 Craziest Laws Ever
20. No Sagging Pants in Michigan
In 2008, Flint Chief of Police David Dicks made headlines when he ordered his department to arrest anybody wearing “saggy pants”. Other cities like Riviera Beach, Fla., have tried to enforce similar laws only to have them declared unconstitutional by state courts. The law is still in effect in Flint, however, with the Digital Journal reporting that offenders could face up to a year’s worth of jail time.
15. No Chewing Gum in Singapore
Singapore prohibited the sale of gum after authorities noticed a prolific amount of chewed gum being stuck in subway stations and on cars. As weird as it may sound, Singapore allows you to actually chew gum – just make sure you stick it in the trash can, otherwise great fines apply.
10. In France it is Illegal for Women to Wear Pants
In France it is still against the law for women to wear pants. The law has allegedly been on the books since 1800. It was amended several times: once in 1892 to allow women to sport trousers while riding horses and again in 1909 to permit the ladies to wear pants while on bicycles.
5. Imprisonment for “Dangerousness” in Cuba
Articles 72-90 of the Cuban Penal Code define the crime of peligrosidad, or “dangerousness.” These articles come under the heading, “The Dangerous Status and Security Measures,” a section of the Penal Code under which someone can be sentenced for up to four years in prison on the grounds that the authorities believe the individual has a “special proclivity” to commit crimes, even though he or she might not have actually committed a crime.
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