Sometimes fact is stranger than fiction! Below are some real laws from real places around the world. I hope the police in these places don't take all of the laws too seriously! I hope you will laugh and learn English while reading about these laws:
In the State of Mississippi, in the southern United States, a man may not seduce a woman by lying, and claiming he will marry her. (The penalty is up to five years in prison!)
In the State of New Hampshire, in the northeastern United States, it is illegal to collect seaweed from the sea. (The penalty is not specified.)
In the State of Wisconsin, which is famous for its dairy products, it is against the law to serve margarine instead of butter at a restaurant, unless a customer orders it specifically.
In England, it is against the law to wrestle with an untrained bull in public. I guess it's allright in private, though. Naturally, trained bulls are welcome anywhere.
In York, England, it is still legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow, except on Sundays. I suppose nobody has tried this in the past 100 years or so. Maybe if somebody really did this today, the law would be changed rather quickly.
In Sweden, parents are not permitted to insult or shame their children. Though strange, this sounds like a good law to me!
In France, it is illegal to kiss on trains. How about on bicycles?
In Singapore, person convicted of littering (throwing garbage in public) three times, will have to clean the streets on Sundays wearing a sign saying "I am a litter lout."
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