What are the weird/crazy/funny laws in Europe that are still true today?


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France
• It is illegal to name a pig ‘Napoleon’
• It is illegal to kiss on railways.
• No pig may be called “ Napoleon” by its owner.
• Between 8AM and 8PM, 70% of the music on the radio must be by French artists.
• It is illegal to make photos of police officers or police vehicles, even if they are just in the background.
• An ashtray is considered to be a deadly weapon.
Italy
• A man may be arrested for wearing a skirt.
• It is illegal to practice the profession of charlatanry.
• Striking someone with a fist is considered a felony.

Germany
• During Octoberfest no person is ever legally drunk – no matter how much alcohol they have consumed.
• It is against the law to mention the date 1966 in any football ground.
• It is illegal for ones car to run out of gas on a highway.
• Wearing a mask when going on strike is prohibited.
Greece
• It is illegal to dance naked in the Acropolis.

• Couponing is illegal in Greece.

Holland
• It is legal to smoke pot, buy it, or have less than 5 grams with you.
• Prostitution is legal but the prostitutes must pay taxes like any other business.
United Kingdom
• It is an offense to fall off the top of Blackpool Tower under any circumstances.
• It’s illegal to have sex under the pier while Morris Dancing.
• A lady can’t eat chocolates on a public conveyance.
• A bed may not be hung out of a window.
• The head of any dead whale found on the British coast becomes automatically the propriety of the king. The whale tale is the property of the Queen.
• It is illegal to die in the House of Parliament. The reason is that theoretically, who dies between the walls of the House, should be buried under the royal sign.
• Throughout England, pregnant women are allowed to deliver their babies in any public place and even use a policeman helmet if necessary.
Switzerland
• It is legal to consume absinth, though it is illegal to produce, store, sell and trade (special alcohol).
• You may not wash your car on a Sunday.
• It is illegal to flush the toilet after 10 PM.
• A man may not relieve himself while standing up, after 10 PM.
Sweden
• During the long hours of winter darkness it is illegal to complain that you wish it were sunny.
• If you sell a flag that has anything painted or written on it you will be fined.
• It is illegal to paint your house without first getting a license.
• Though prostitution is legal, it is prohibited to use the services of a prostitute.


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