Strange laws still exist in the world. These laws regulate the use of chewing gums to flushing toilets. Their breach might land you in jail.
Scroll down the list of 10 funny laws that offer severe punishment.
This act is considered illegal since 1839. There is no logical explanation for this law but it might put you behind bars. A woman was arrested for beating rug in bright daylight.
Recently, London police prepared a list of old laws that are still in force.
In London, it is considered illegal if a person suffering from plague takes a taxi for travel or boards a bus. He must inform the driver before entering the carriage.
It is punishable to run out of gas while you are driving on Autobahn in Germany. People who run out of the gas while driving along this federal-controlled access highway can be fined.
Considered as an act that causes noise pollution, it is illegal to flush toilets after 10 pm in Switzerland.
It is illegal to be fat in Japan, a land that gave sumo wrestling to the world. Japan has enacted a law setting a maximum waistline for men and women above 40 years of age. The men must not have a waistline measuring above 31 inches and women cannot have a waistline over 35 inches.
There is a ban on wearing suit of armor in UK parliament. The ban exists since 1313. Any breach leads to immediate arrest.
In 2008, Venetian authorities imposed a law that banned tourists from feeding pigeons. It was harming the monuments.
Knocking on someone's door without a lawful excuse is considered punishable in UK.
Frowners in Italy can face fine as it is a legal requirement for people of Milan to keep a smile on face all the time, except during funerals.
According to Salmon Act ,1986, it is a punishable offense to carry a salmon which is "illegally fished." This is UK's legislation.