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Q: A few more absurd laws still in effect in China......

-It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.

-It is illegal to stab yourself to gain someone's pity.

-Men may not spit in front of the opposite sex.

-It is legal to drive the wrong way down a one-way street if you have a lantern attached to the front of your automobile.

-In Shanghai province a man is legally entitled to beat his wife with a leather belt or strap, but the belt can't be wider than 2 inches, unless he has his wife's consent to beat her with a wider strap. Consent should be given prior to theevent, as is carefully stipulated.

-The only acceptable sexual position in Beijing is the missionary position. Any other sexual position is considered illegal.

-It is illegal to fart in a public place after 6:00pm on a Thursday.

-All citizens must own a rake

-It's illegal to throw knives at men wearing striped suites

-It's illegal to allow someone to use stilts while working on the construction of a building

-It is illegal to get a fish drunk

-You cannot walk backwards eating peanuts in front of an Auditorium during a

performance

-Whistling underwater is illegal

-If you pass anyone over the age of 70 in the street, you must bow to them and say a prayer to the Gods of the Ancients."

-Drivers of power-driven vehicles who stop at pedestrian crossings are liable to a fine of up to five yen.

-An Imperial law stipulates death by torture to anyone who disclosed the secret of how to make silk."

-It is against the law to store more than 1 ton of explosive (fireworks) in the cellar of a house."

-It is now illegal to bind a child's feet to stop them from growing."

-Rescuing a drowning person is not allowed as it would be interfering with their fate."

-You may only have one child, or a massive fine will be imposed."

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Where do you get all that info?

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Google "absurd laws in China" and see what else can you find....

You can do the same for other countries too, just change country name.

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-Drivers of power-driven vehicles who stop at pedestrian crossings are liable to a fine of up to five yen.

 

was already stated

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Men can't spit in front of us girls?? Really???? Really?????? Wow.

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Imagine how much trouble you would be in if you were having sex with the wife on a Thursday evening in Beijing in a position other than missionary and you spiced it up with a little slap and tickle with a 2 1/2 inch strap and while this was all happening you accidentally farted.

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Funny but true, the sad part about it is some of these laws are more than 100 years old

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