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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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