13 Strange Bans From Around the World Even the Locals Don’t Understand

By | May 11, 2019

5. Canada — walkers and scooters for children

Since 2004, the government prohibited the manufacturing, selling, and distribution of walkers and scooters for children. It turns out that walking too early is dangerous for babies. Minister Pierre Pettigrew said, “The safety of our children always comes first. I am happy to inform you that Canada is the first country in the world to have prohibited selling walkers.”

6. Sweden — dancing outside

In Sweden, you can’t dance in the street without official permission that you should apply for in a special institution. Even the smallest tap of the foot to follow the rhythm of any music is illegal.

7. Brazil — tanning salons

The law has been functional since 2009. It includes using, importing, renting, and selling equipment for artificial tanning. The measure was taken after learning a lot of scientific data that proves the danger of UV-radiation for humans. It is believed to cause cancer.

8. Italy — slippers

In some regions of Italy, there are fines for wearing the “wrong” shoes. In Liguria, for example, tourists can’t wear slippers in parks. You would have to pay anywhere from $50 to $2,500 for breaking the law. This is a security measure because rescuers often have to help people in trouble caused by the slippery soles of their shoes. And in Capri, you can’t wear slippers because of the sounds they make.

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