This is part of the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984, sections 33 and 34: Public Conveyances. The taxi driver has a right to refuse anyone who may have a notifiable disease, or they may elect to transport you and then immediately disinfect their vehicle (unlike a bus driver, who must refuse you altogether)….
This is part of the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984, sections 33 and 34: Public Conveyances. An interesting discussion regarding this law (and a few others) can be found here.
However, any Scotsman caught drunk or with a weapon can still be shot on a Sunday, except with a bow and arrow. Similarly, in Chester, it is legal to shoot a Welsh person with a crossbow, as long as it is within the city walls and is done after midnight. This was actually on the…
This is for-real, current, and on the books, reported by Reuters.
Masturbation is classified as a sin under Islamic law, which Indonesia has incorporated into its legal system. Technically, Indonesian law outlaws any “immoral behavior”, which this action would fall under. Sources indicate that while the punishment of decapitation may have once been enforced (in theory, they would have had to catch you masturbating, so maybe…
In light of the stringent religious beliefs in this part of the world, we find it fully plausible that this was once a law. The question is, is it still in practice?
Thailand takes their king pretty seriously, and it’s against the law to insult him. Since the king’s picture is on the Thai currency, and the foot is considered particularly dirty, stepping on a piece of currently is equated to a direct insult of the king. This action could land you a beating, or jail.
Officers of the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority (BMA) frequently enforce this aspect of the public littering law. The fine is up to 2000 Baht.
Rumor has it that the penalty ranges from a slap on the wrist to a ticket for a few hundred baht. Thankfully the exchange rate is favorable and this is around $10 US.
You know that old adage about making sure you leave the house with clean underwear? Well… it would appear that dirty underwear is better than no underwear at all!