Wisconsin is the only state requiring external investigations of police-involved deaths. A father won $2 million in a civil suit after the cops shot his handcuffed son, and used that money to work towards a change in the law.
It used to be illegal for men to be shirtless on U.S. beaches as it was felt that the sight of a man’s bare chest in public was immoral, & women and children had to be protected from that sight.
It’s illegal to pee in an elevator in Singapore, and that some elevators have a Urine Detection Device which detects urine odors, sets off an alarm, and close the elevator doors until the police arrive.
Police in Chinese city of Shenzhen have come up with a novel “eye for an eye” method of punishing drivers who misuse their headlights and dazzle other road-users. Anyone doing so will be made to stare at the police’s own full-beam headlights for five minutes.
Until 1974, it was legal in Texas for a man to kill his wife’s lover if he found them in bed together.
It is illegal in Switzerland to own only one guinea pig because they are prone to loneliness.
Gun ownership is REQUIRED in some towns in the U.S.
It is illegal to die in a town in Italy. “It is forbidden, with immediate effect, to all citizens resident in the municipality of Falciano del Massico, and to whoever passes by its territory, to cross the border of earthly life and to enter the afterlife.” This decree was issued because the commune’s cemetery is currently full and the deceased must be buried in a nearby town.
Smoking while driving is banned in North Korea on the grounds that a smoking driver cannot smell a problem with the car.
There is actually a law in Arizona called the “Stupid Motorist Law”. It states that any motorist who becomes stranded after driving around barricades to enter a flooded stretch of roadway may be charged for the cost of his/her rescue.