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Old 08-02-2017, 11:18 PM
 
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My family emigrated from there many decades ago but in China, you need the government's permission to relocate to certain places, particularly urban areas.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hukou_system
Technically, you can relocate without a hukou, but you cannot do many things without it. For example, your children would not be able to go to school.
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Old 08-03-2017, 08:48 AM
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Location: Iquitos
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Having to wait until 21 to drink. What a ridiculous law
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Old 08-03-2017, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Finland
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Blasphemy in the criminal code. Maximum penalty is 6 months in jail.

Last used in 1969 for this piece of art:

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Old 08-03-2017, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, DE
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Oregon state has a weird law where people are not allowed to fill up their own cars with gas, there are employees at every gas station who do that for you. It also creates quite a bit of problems when Oregonians travel outside the state and don't know how to fill up their own cars.
It's the same in New Jersey. On one hand, it's nice not having to get out of your car on bad weather days. On the other, I always feel as if the person is expecting to be tipped, though you're technically not supposed to.
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Old 08-03-2017, 10:13 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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We don't have any "weird" laws. But I don't like how voting is compulsory in a democratic country, and how everyone (if chosen) is legally obliged to do jury duty. In a free society, everyone should be able to make a personal choice.
That is weird about voting. In the US, jury duty is also something you are "voluntold" to do.
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Old 08-03-2017, 10:17 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Oregon state has a weird law where people are not allowed to fill up their own cars with gas, there are employees at every gas station who do that for you. It also creates quite a bit of problems when Oregonians travel outside the state and don't know how to fill up their own cars.
And us Californians pulling into an Oregon gas station and attempting to grab the pump only to be greeted by an annoyed attendant LOL
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Old 08-03-2017, 10:23 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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In California, a squatter can legally take possession of your property if they've been paying the bills on it. There was a case where a man inherited his dads place after he passed and went to check on it just once in a while. He would pay the HOA fees once a month. He should have known something was wrong when he stopped receiving those notices to pay it. Squatters moved in and began paying all the bills on the property so the owner lost legal ownership of the property.
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Old 08-03-2017, 10:53 AM
 
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All the laws here make no sense. The legal system is a joke.
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Old 08-03-2017, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Munich
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- marching over bridges is forbidden

- the death penalty isn't abolished in the state of Hesse

- it's illegal to build sandcastles on several beaches

- weed is illegal

- I have heard in a French town it's illegal to die without booking a grave in advance.
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Old 08-03-2017, 02:34 PM
 
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In China, it is illegal to ignore elderly parents (both emotionally and financially).
Some old people sued their children for not visiting them frequently and won.
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