Category: law

In Dubai, it is illegal to swear on social media. Swearing on…

In Dubai, it is illegal to swear on social media. Swearing on WhatsApp is punishable by a $68,061 fine and imprisonment. In 2015, an Australian expatriate was deported from UAE for swearing on Facebook in a post criticizing the owner of a car that was taking up two handicap parking spots.

The Canadian province of Manitoba, fed up with Ontario laws…

The Canadian province of Manitoba, fed up with Ontario laws restricting the cross-provincial sale of eggs, copied the Ontario laws, sued itself all the way up to the Supreme Court, and got those laws deemed unconstitutional in ALL provinces.

California law allows employees to take two hours paid time off…

California law allows employees to take two hours paid time off in the beginning or end of the work day to vote on election day.

In 2012, a scientific study predicted a 39 inch rise in sea…

In 2012, a scientific study predicted a 39 inch rise in sea level along the North Carolina coast over the next century. In response, North Carolina lawmakers passed a law banning the use of scientific predictions of sea level rise when considering new developments along the coast.

Giving the Nazi salute in Germany could result in a six-month…

Giving the Nazi salute in Germany could result in a six-month prison sentence.

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It is illegal under German law to deny the holocaust, which is…

It is illegal under German law to deny the holocaust, which is punishable by up to 5 years in prison.

Sympathizing with Kim Jong-un, leader of North Korea, is an…

Sympathizing with Kim Jong-un, leader of North Korea, is an illegal act in South Korea. Even blogging can land you in jail.

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