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Journal Entry: Sat Oct 8, 2011, 8:36 PM


Since my last poll brought up some interesting questions, I went of and did a little bit of research and found out some interesting stuff about NZ.

Did you know its illegal here for any film to depict urophilia (A.K.A golden showers / people peeing on each-other for sexual excitement) and yet incest is legal (in film as far as I know)...whoooh! glad to see NZ has it priorities straight :iconimspeechlessplz:

And prostitution is legal.

The government also is in the process of monitoring peoples internet use to catch people who use peer to peer means to download copyrighted material, in other words torrenting stuff is illegal, though the law doesn't cover file lockers ^^; There is a three strike system they use if they catch you and it resets ever 9 months.

There are some awesome laws too, like the age limit for alcohol is 18, though I think that will change to 20 soon? and the age to get your driving license is 15 though I think it will go up to 16 soon >.> (never mind, it already went up :paranoid: Well I got it when I was 15....shammmmmmeeeeeeeee ='D

Healthcare is also free, well for hospital admissions and what not, private practises still cost an arm and a leg and NZ was also the first country in the world to allow women to vote. :iconlawooplz:

So tell me? I wanna hear some wierd and/or cool laws from the country you live in?


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CrazyFoxMoon Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Here's a small sampling of weird Iowa laws:

:bulletred:It is a violation of the law to sell or distribute drugs or narcotics without having first obtained the appropriate Iowa drug tax stamp.
:bulletred:A man with a moustache may never kiss a woman in public.
:bulletred:One-armed piano players must perform for free.
:bulletred:Kisses may last for no more than five minutes.
:bulletred:Tanning bed facilities must warn of the risk of getting a sunburn.
:bulletred:A board was created to regulate among other things, hearing aids.
:bulletred:Ministers must obtain a permit to carry their liquor across state lines.
:bulletred:Doctors who treat a person with gonorrhea must report this to the local board of health and include the disease’s “probable origin”.
:bulletred:All boxes used to pick hops must be exactly 36 inches long.
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DeviantRoberto Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
USA is all I have to say, hahaha!
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ZeldaxLove719 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I can't remember which state it is (I think it starts with an M, and I'm pretty sure its a northern state) but in a certain state it's illegal to cross the state border with a duck on your head.
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babyDISH Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Philippines:

A senator here proposed an ANTI-PLANKING BILL. Planking became popular, but people here use it as a form of protest against the government or other organizations. They plank in the middle of the street to cause traffic. Due to this, anti-planking bill is proposed, but not approved.

Another proposal was the ANTI-ANGRY BIRDS(GAME) BILL . it's because one of the senators went to a mall for christmas shopping (a mall owned by a chinese citizen, everything there is cheap but FAKE.. Made in China stuffs.) .. and everywhere he looked, ANGRY BIRDS, EVERYWHERE. Stuff toys, wallet, bags etc. It was never approved too.
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Crapzor Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No super-weird laws in Sweden... Although it is legal to drink at the age of 18 (in a bar/pub) but you have to be 20 to buy alcohol from a liquor store... Because a bar is a much safer enviroment than your home... .__.

A fun(/sad) fact is that in 1944, when homosexuality was legalised in Sweden, so was beastiality, because the two laws were under the same paragraph. So nowdays beastiality is legal in Sweden as long as it can't be proven that the animals are subjected to pain or constraint only then it's animal cruelty... .__.
A man in Sweden killed a duck through beastiality and wasn't convicted, but there has been a man who has been convicted for "raping" a number of bikes... .__.
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Crapzor Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the only sad part is the one where beastiality is leagal!!! D:
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36Yukiness Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student General Artist
An old law in NYC (which i remember only because it's funny as hell) dictates the the penalty for jumping off the roof of any building is death.
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ShannynScreams Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
IN Florida, It's illegal to have oral sex.
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malfunction321 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
really, i live in florida and i didnt know that @__@....well i guess im a criminal now....
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ShannynScreams Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Lol
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cjdogger Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
I find it hilarious how this fits so well with your signature.
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ShannynScreams Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Hushhh :)
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Kin-Maru Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
It's illegal to loan your vacuum cleaner to your neighbor on a Sunday.
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miraHMH Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
In Denmark, there's appearently a law that says that wimen can't wear wigs. There goes my cosplay plans. :c
And, if the water freezes all the way to Sweden, and a Swede walk all the way to Denmark on the frozen water, the law says that we can hit that person with sticks. :P
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Eromi-chan Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Unmarried couples may not commit “lewd acts” and live together in the same residence. (in Florida)
There are a lot of criminals here then... :rofl:
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malfunction321 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
another florida law i didnt know about...
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Sorcerer-twins Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
The penalty for jumping off a building in New York City....Is death.
In my home California....Some cities....

-in 1925 a law was passed saying that you can't wiggle while dancing...There goes the wiggles!
-You must buy a 100$ license if you wish to keep a rhino.
-A business must get a license before having an "out out business" sale.
-cars are the only item allowed in a garage...In one city cars can't be driven in reverse.
-Kids can't wear a halloween mask without a permit from the sheriff...
-Detonating a nuclear device within city limits get's you a 500$ fine...
-elementary schools may not host poker games...
And the list goes on!
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lac1483 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In Nebraska, it's illegal to go whaling....we aren't even close to the ocean....
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malfunction321 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lmao!
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ryokoXamaya Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
bahahahaha what a joke. we're landlocked.
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Charredsky Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Apparently in Arcadia, California, peacocks have the right of way to cross any street or highway.
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In sweden you can't take you drivers lisence until you're 18. It's the same with alcohol
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LittleDreamerSpirit Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
In Australia it is illegal to walk on the right hand side of a footpath. Never heard of that one XD
I do it all the time

An Australian taxi driver can be penalized if he does not have an armload of hay in his vehicle.
I never knew
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Larxiel-XV Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Student General Artist
there is some place where it is illegal to cross the boarder with a duck on your head :/
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merutoo Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
No gum allowed in my country here LOL
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Oo-Bart-oO Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
singapore?
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:iconmerutoo:
merutoo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Yups~
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Kuriiko Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
But people do it anyway?
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merutoo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
.... YEAH.
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Kuriiko Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, guess they want that place really clean..- -''
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merutoo Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Not exactly uh. The story is (or what I've been told) is that the people last time used to stick the gum at the lift doors, jamming the system and stuff. :/
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Kuriiko Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ok, well. They have a good reason for that then....not really sure why people would do that thou.
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StormAlert Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Umm... There was one I heard on the news, I forget where it was, but if two trains meet on railway tracks, neither can go until the other has passed.
So basically those two trains are stuck there for the rest of eternity. Sucks to be them.
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PixieHaven Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is illegal for one to shoot a buffalo from the second story of a hotel.

It is illegal to milk another person’s cow.

A recently passed anticrime law requires criminals to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and to explain the nature of the crime to be committed.

The entire Encyclopedia Britannica is banned in Texas because it contains a formula for making beer at home.

Any person who sits on a sidewalk may be fined up to $500.

Obnoxious odors may not be emitted while in an elevator.
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aiedail-guardian Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
In North Carolina, it is illegal to plow your fields with an elephant. XD
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Kuriiko Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I am wondering how this law was even made.....- -''
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aiedail-guardian Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
No clue . . . >_>
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Kuriiko Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe a elephant escaped from the zoo and they magically appeared on a plot of grass.......- -''

Laws, like these seriously tell us how mature our lawmakers our...
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aiedail-guardian Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
i know right . . . >_>
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Cujjo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wtf?? xD
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geek-next-door Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
It is illegal to go whaling in a landlocked state (I forget which)
It's illegal to have sex in position other than mercenary, I forget which state
Gay sex is illegal in... Texas I think
Oh and it's illegal to cause a catastrophe (once again I forget which state) xD

There were some other but I read them like five years ago and that's all I remember xP
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ryokoXamaya Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nebraska, whaling. silly people (born and raised here XD)
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geek-next-door Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
That one made me giggle when I read it xD
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ryokoXamaya Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
same hahahaha
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Ippy-go Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
The one thing that scares me more than reading some of these laws is thinking about what caused them to make these laws. :o
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leiaah Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconlike-plz:
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Ippy-go Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
In some towns of my state you can't
1. get a fish drunk
2. wear patent leather shoes in public if you're a woman
3. scare a horse with a car
4. crossdress
5. have buttsecks (pfft, I never knew there were so many criminals in my state)
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Virchu Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
in PA,

it's illegal to sleep outside on top of your refrigerator.

:iconheplz:
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AgentTexas Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I wonder what made it necessary to make a law like that.:iconimspeechlessplz:
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:iconvirchu:
Virchu Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
I really, really don't know.
But it's made me curious to see what would happen if i did it.
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