Whether you’re interested in travel and culture or you just plain like knowing obscure trivia facts, it pays to learn the weird laws around the world.
For example, say you and your honey travel to Greece. On a nice night out, you get dressed up, go out to dinner, then head off to see some Greek monuments. Awesome!
But then you get there and discover what the above video reveals: High heels are banned. Suddenly you’ve got to choose between leaving the area or committing to some serious piggyback action. Not the end of the world, but certainly an inconvenience — especially for the piggyback giver!
Some laws, like the heel rule in Greece, are fairly forgiving. Others, however, like showing too much affection in the United Arab Emirates, are less so. To be a prepared traveler and culturally knowledgeable fact finder, find out how different laws really are around the world.
Learn About Laws and Globalization
It’s impossible to keep up with every little law made in every nation, but keeping an eye out for new and weird ones does three things for you:
- Increases your awareness of international trends, events and cultural norms
- Decreases your chances of being culturally insensitive or, when traveling, unwittingly breaking any laws
- Puts you ahead of the curve on trivia and day-to-day conversational topics of interest
To get started, take a look at the strange international laws listed in the video.