10 Weird Things Prohibited Around the World

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We rarely learn much about the laws of the countries we visit as tourists, yet sometimes having knowledge of this kind may prevent unpleasant eventualities. In addition, some of these laws are so unusual we struggle to actually believe them.

We  found 10 of the most extraordinary things people in various countries aren’t allowed to do according to the law.

1. It’s prohibited to eat biscuits on Christmas Day

The United Kingdom

In 1644, Oliver Cromwell prohibited celebrating Christmas because he considered it immoral. Many attributes of the holiday were officially banned, including sweet buns and biscuits, but only on Christmas Day.

It’s curious that there hasn’t been a decree to abolish Cromwell’s law, so every Englishman technically commits a crime when eating a biscuit on Christmas Day — it’s just that nobody cares.

2. You can’t touch whales

The United Kingdom

Here’s another strange UK law: all whales, dolphins, and other sea mammals within a 3-mile radius of the UK are considered the property of the Queen, so you’re prohibited from touching them. Please try not to.

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