Bizzare laws

Here are a few BIZARRE LAWS from around the world.  It is a crazy world out there, and in this mad world you have to live by the rules.  But there are some laws which are just plain BIZARRE, to put it mildly.  If you are planning your next vacation abroad, you might want to take a look at some of these BIZARRE LAWS.
bizarre-law(1) GREECE ——– Ever thought of having a destination wedding, which will be the talk of the town ?  But get this —– anyone getting married in Greece is required to publish their “wedding notice” in the Greek newspaper or in the Notice board of the City Hall.  If you are planning to get married there, we suggest carry extra bucks just for the newspaper advertisement.
(2) SWITZERLAND ———- Did you know that it is illegal to flush  the toilet after 10p.m. in Switzerland ?  The reason ?  Well, apart from noise pollution, the Swiss have taken the “love thy neighbour” commandment to the next level.  So, if you are planning to gorge on Swiss cheese, make sure it is for lunch.
(3) SPAIN ——– Planning a road trip in Spain ?  Well, ditch those flip-flops and pack in a pair of shoes.  Driving with flip-flops / sandals is illegal.  The traffic law states that a person needs to wear formal shoes while driving —- failing which you can be fined up to 150 euros.
(4) BOLIVIA —— The next time you are off on your Bolivian adventures, we suggest you go solo.  Because if you are a married woman in Bolivia, we’ve got news for you ——– there is a law that states that a married woman will be refused a 2nd glass of wine.
Bizarre laws(5) USA ——– Talk about specifics ——- if you are in Oklahoma and your donkey decides to nap in the bathtub after 7p.m. —— consider yourself a criminal.  We are not making this up.
(6) DENMARK ——- Denmark could sell itself as the perfect destination  for “budget holidays”.  The Danish take their “food servings” very seriously.  As a matter of fact, if you are dissatisfied with the quantity of food served, you can walk away without paying the bill.  It is not something we recommend, but that is the law.
(7) MILAN —– We know the Italians to be loud, boisterous and way too expressive  ——- but they aren’t showing any of this enthusiasm in Milan.  It is illegal in Milan “to frown”.  So, when in Milan, remember to turn that “frown ” upside down.
(8) ENGLAND ——- Imagine you are breathing your last.  Your life is flashing before your eyes.  Just wait for a minute, look around you and make sure you are not in the British Houses of Parliament ——— where, according to law, it is illegal “to die”.  The last thing you want to do on Earth (quite literally) is to die illegally.
———– NDTV Good Times.

This & That…

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(1) Daniel Day-Lewis, an Englishman, who has won 3 Best Actor Oscars, said, ” I come from, not just a household, but a country, where the finesse of language, well-balanced sentence, structure syntax —– these things are driven into us, and my parents, bless them, are great custodians of the English language.”

(2) Did you know, that in space you cannot cry, because there is no gravity to MAKE THE TEARS FLOW.
(3) KEEP IT FLOWING : Did BRAD fall into a PIT ?  Is ANGELINA always JOLIE ? Was AMRISH really a PURI ?  Has GERARD always been a BUTLER ? Why is GAUTAM always GAMBHIR ? Is NICOLE a KID or a MAN ? Did KANGANA really RANAUT or was she caught and bowled ?
(4) What do you do when a chair breaks ?  Call a CHAIRMAN.
(5) What was Napoleon doing at KFC ?  Pulling the BONE APART.
(6) A GOOD writer can TELL A STORY.  An EXCELLENT writer can TELL IT WELL.  A GREAT writer can LISTEN.
(7) What happened to a plant in math Class ?  It grew SQUARE ROOTS.
(8) When someone allows you to BEAR HIS BURDENS, you have found DEEP FRIENDSHIP.
(9) He who is plenteously provided for within, needs but little from without.
(10) It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well, nor the judgement to hold their tongues.
(11) Never forget what you are ………… Wear it like armour and it can never be used to hurt you.
(12) You will not be punished For your ANGER.  You will be punished BY your ANGER.


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(13) READERS are PLENTIFUL ; THINKERS are RARE.

(14) The lustre of a virtuous character cannot be defaced, nor can the vices of a vicious man ever become lucid.  A jewel preserves its lustre, though trodden in the mud, but a brass pot, though placed upon the head —— IS BRASS STILL.
(15) I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way, we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.
(16) There once was a man from Peru
Who dreamt he was eating his shoe
He woke with a fright in the middle of the night
To see his dream come true.
(17) Faith is knowing one of two things will happen : There will be something to stand on, or YOU WILL BE TAUGHT TO FLY.
(18) Only those in tune with nature seem to pick up on the energy in winds.  All sorts of things get swept off in the breeze : ghosts, pieces of soul, voices unsung, thoughts repressed, love not cherished and so much spiritual ether.
(19) When we love someone too much, they become our sense of home.  What was within us is now with them, and so when they withdraw, they take with them the place we belong, the place we seek for comfort, leaving us lost, lonely and wondering.
(20) It is good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven’t lost the things that money cannot buy.
(21) Our knowledge is a receding mirage in an expanding desert of ignorance.

This & That…

(1) Pray for “eyes” that “see the best”, a “heart” that “forgives the worst” a “mind” that “forgets the bad” and NEVER LOSE FAITH.
(2) John Ruskin, who died in 1900, was an English critic and philanthropist said : “Sunshine is “delicious, Rain is “refreshing”, Wind “braces us up”, Snow is “exhilarating”.  There is really no such thing as “bad weather”, only DIFFERENT KINDS OF GOOD WEATHER.

(c) The Royal Institution; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

(3) “Oh Gravity, thou art so great
Thou keeps me grub upon me plate
And drops de apple to de ground
‘Cos that’s how Newton found
That mass attracts and the world is round
Which put paid to the concept ‘DEO’ —-or was (that) bloke Galileo !
—– Bachchoo. 

(4) John Steinbeck, author of “Grapes of Wrath”, liked to write his drafts in pencil.  His editor had to send “round pencils” to alleviate the calluses Steinbeck would develop by using “hexagonal” pencils.
(5) The world’s 1st novel —– The Tale of Genji, was published in Japan around 1000 AD, by a female author—-Murasaki Shikibu.
(6) The 1st known use of a diamond engagement ring took place in 1447, when Archduke Maxmillian of Austria gave Mary of Burgundy a gold ring featuring the letter “M” spelled out in diamonds.
(7) We are on a market trip to earth : whether we fill our baskets or not, once the time is up, we go home.
(8) On a tee shirt : Smoking makes you lose weight —– ONE LUNG AT A TIME.
(9) We should take care not to make the intellect our God, it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
 (10) Insomnia is ‘payback for all the naps you refused to take as a child.”
(11) Toothache : The pain that drives you to “extraction.”
  (12) When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet.

This & That…

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(1) An Ayurvedic Proverb : When the diet is wrong, medicine is of no use ; when the diet is right, medicine is of no need.
(2) An untrained person could be killed in these woods, but, there is little “danger for a ranger”.
(3) The best option is to remain “centred in the heart”, which is always ‘silent’, ‘intuitive’ and ‘alert’.  The mind is a ‘chatterbox’ and the heart cannot ‘chatter’, but, it makes it possible for miracles to happen.  Let your success talk about itself, it is more eloquent than 1000s of words.
(4) Writing an ‘A’ on your dish rag, would make it a “towel with a vowel”.
(5) A British Company has launched a range of premium tea-bags (herbal) for dogs.  There are 7 varieties and promises to give your pet ——- better breath, improved digestion and a shinier coat.  The tea cost as much as 11.99 pounds for 28 bags.
(6) Hansel Mehta’s “Citylights” is a film that belongs to the category of films that put truths on the table and dares to touch you with reality rather than fantasy.  It is not a comforting film.  It rips into your apathy and forces you to look at those invisible people, on whose shoulders the very core of the city rides, with new eyes.  The movie manages to reconnect one to those ’emotional wells ‘ within, which we have wilfully ‘walled up’.  Here is a movie for the soul.
CityLights(7)” Verbal abuse” can leave huge scars, just “physical abuse” does.
(8) In the Amazon rainforests, live a certain species of butterflies that drink a turtle’s tears.
(9) Life is ‘shocking, but you must never appear to be shocked.  For, no matter how bad it is —– it could be worse, and no matter how good it is —– it could be better.
(10) What do these words have in common ? —— Banana, Grammar, Revive, Onion, Dresser, Potato, Assess. —— If you move the first letter, of the word to the end, it forms the same word “backward”.
(11) Spring Rains are “inspiring”, Summer Rains are “invigorating”, Fall Rains are “quiet & restful”, but, November Rains are “nothing”.
(12) What do clouds wear under their shorts ? —- Thunder Pants.
(13) Ugliness is in the eye of the beholder
But may also be in the looking-glass
Vanity thinks it will never grow older
And yet, the judgement will come to pass.
(14) A 600 pound octopus can squeeze through a hole —– the size of a coin.
(15) Einstein, when asked to describe Radio, said, “You see, wire telegraph is like a very, very long cat.  You pull his tail in New York, and his head is meowing in Los Angeles,  And, Radio, operates exactly the same way : You send signals here —– they receive them there.  The only difference : There is no cat.
(16) In “action”, a “great heart” is the chief qualification .  In “work”, a “great head”.
(17) Don’t gamble, unless you can afford to lose: if you can afford to lose, you don’t have to gamble.
(18) “Sudoku” isn’t a Japanese game.  It’s an American invention.  Howard Garns created it as “Number Place” in 1979, but died in 1989, before Japanese publisher —- Nikoli —- got hold of it.  The game didn’t really take off until 2004, though when Wayne Gould convinced The Times, in London, to publish it.
(19) We have no ‘defect’ that could not become a ‘strength’ ; no ‘strength’ that could not become a ‘defect’.
(20) Commitment, gone mad, is no excuse to get mad at commitment.  We need a “Converted Karl Marx”, a “Healed Hitler” or an “Alexander the Righteous”.

This & That…

(1) Begin your day with meditation and a mantra :  I love the world, I love my life and I love this universal energy.  Saying this aloud brings about a smile from within, which leads perfectly on to a heartfelt rush of gratitude.  Create a snapshot in your mind’s eye, which gets triggered by —- a stranger’s smile, bird songs or the wind flying through the trees.
(2) The Wandering Albatross, with a wing-span of 12ft, the largest of any living bird, can glide through the air for hours —without flapping its wings.
Wandering Albatross Kaikoura 19 Nov 12_990(3) Dear Optimist, Pessimist and Realist, while you guys were arguing about the glass of water —– I DRANK IT. ——-The Opportunist.
(4) Affirmations : Having little positive affirmations around you, that you can see and read everyday, can actually completely change your mood and help you stay ‘focused’ and ‘positive.  Find your inner philosopher and write something amazing.  Use ‘quotes’ to inspire others, to change your mood, to stay on track towards your goals.  ‘Quotes’ can also help to remind you about how blessed you are with where you are in life and the things you have achieved.
(5) In times of joy, all of us wish we possessed a TAIL WE COULD WAG.— Wystan Hugh Auden.
(6) FOCUS on what is IMPORTANT, CAPTURE the GOOD TIMES and DEVELOP from the NEGATIVES and if things don’t work —— TAKE ANOTHER SHOT.

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(7) What lies on the ground, 100 feet in the air ?  A centipede sun-bathing.
(8) You don’t get ulcers from what you eat, you get them from what’s eating you.
(9) Avoid the word “very”, because it’s ‘lazy’.  A man is not ‘very’ tired, he is ‘exhausted’.  Don’t use ‘very’ sad, use ‘morose’,  Language was invented for one reason, boys, —- to woo women —– and, in that endeavour, laziness will not do.
(10) Repeat to yourself every night : Sleep peacefully, wake up feeling good, refreshed and energised..  This helps you fall asleep quicker, focusses your mind and encourages a self-hypnotic state of relaxation —— easing away the stress accumulated through the day.  Dreams are vivid and can carry information or messages and are excellent resources of discovering untapped creativity and potential in us.

This & That

noahs-ark(1) During your life, everything you do and everyone you meet —– rubs off on you in some way.  Some bit of everything you experience, stays with everyone you’ve ever known and nothing is lost.  That’s what is eternal, these little specks of experience in a great, enormous river that has no end.——- Harriet Doerr. 

(2) There are two
(a) things people worry about these days.  One is that things may never get back to normal, and the other, that they have already. 
(b) kinds of secrets : those that are not worth keeping and those that are too good to keep. 
(c) kinds of statistics : the kind you look up and the kind you make up. 

(3) As a single mother of a teenage son, I heard that stressing that I had given birth to him, might earn me some respect.  So, during an argument, I said, ” Remember, I bore you”.  “Yes, Mum,” he shot back, “sometimes you do.” 

(4) Books say, “She did this because ……”  Life says, “She did this.”  Books are where things are explained to you, Life is where things aren’t.  I’m not surprised, that some people prefer books.  Books make sense  The only problem is that the lives they make sense of are other people’s lives, not your own. —Julian Barnes. 

(5) I like the fact that LISTEN is an anagram of SILENT.  Silence is not something that is there before the music begins and after it stops.  It is the essence of the music itself, the vital ingredient that makes it possible for the music to exist at all. ——- Alfred Brendel

(6) Like an apple of gold, in a setting of silver, is a WORD SPOKEN IN  A RIGHT CIRCUMSTANCE. 

(7) Never be afraid to try something new.  Remember : Amateurs built the Ark, Professionals built the Titanic. 

(8) Success is a lousy teacher.  It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.  And, it’s an unreliable guide to the future.  What seems the perfect business plan or latest technology today, may soon be as out-of-date as the 8-track player, the vacuum tube television or the main-frame computer. —Bill Gates. 

(9) The problem with cats, is that they get the exact look on their faces, whether they see a moth or an axe-murderer. —-Paula Poundstone. 
(10) An insincere compliment sweetens the tongue, but sours the stomach.  The simplest compliment can be the most profound. 

(11) The human mind is as driven to understand, as the body is driven to survive. 

(12) Modified maxims :
(a) Caveman’s motto : He who hesitates is lunch. 
(b) Jockey’s rule of thumb : Put your money where your mount is. 
(13) Mark Twain once remarked that he could live for two months on one good compliment. 

(14) The six stages of life : Spills, Drills, Thrills, Bills, ills and Wills. 

06eiffel(15) Would you say :
(a) You’re overstressed when your COPE runneth over ?
(b) That a certain Cuban Dictator’s Physician is a CASTROENTEROLOGIST ? 
(c) He knows not the value of flowers who never BOTANY ? 

(16) Middle Age is when broadness of the mind and narrowness of the waist exchange places. 
(17) P. V Narasimha Rao is the only Prime Minister, who is credited to have mastered as many as 17 languages. 
(18) You are unpopular, when it comes to taking a group picture and THEY HAND YOU THE CAMERA. 

(19) OBESITY is not because it runs in the family, it’s because NO ONE RUNS IN THE FAMILY. 

(20) Gustave Eiffel, the designer of the Eiffel Tower had dyslexia and a paralysing fear of heights.

20 types of people seen in an airport

Here are some common characters one can witness :
Delphine Walden, Ann Walden(1) Stressed Mums Shouting At Their Husband and Children :  Common rants and nags include : “I gave you the passports.”  As soon as boarding is announced, they rush to stand first in queue as if the plane were to leave without them.
(2) Lazy Dads Who Look Like They Would Rather Be At Home Watching Football :  Under strict orders by their wives to push the luggage trolley, they are probably looking for the nearest emergency exit.
(3) Anxious Children Who Worry About Every Tiny Detail :  Take that process of moving forward by a foot every two minutes in the queue for check-in for example.  The little voices from behind you make statements like, “Mummy, hen people start moving forward, this girl doesn’t move.”
(4) The Screaming Toddler Throwing A Tantrum Inside The Toilet :  Mothers can’t make their children understand that it’s harder to ‘go’ on a crowded plane, which will not stop for 10 hours.
airport_wideweb__470x306,0(5) Confused Elderly People Getting Lost At The Airport :  You normally hear them say —— “I can’t find my glasses,” or “Where did I put my sandwiches ?” or “It’s a long walk, isn’t it ?  Do you think the man on that buggy will take us ?”
(6) Foreign Travellers At Check-in With A Language Barrier :  Sometimes, you’ll find them failing to understand or be understood by the airport staff.  They often need to be explained that their luggage exceeds the weight limit / they will need a visa.
(7) Pretentious Women Who Think Being At The Airport Is Equivalent To Being On The Ramp :  Sunglasses and signature at the ready, they strut around arrogantly in high heels, fur coats and skinniest pair of jeans, with flashy handbags slung over their arm as they wait to be ‘discovered’ like Kate Moss.  They’re most likely to be found in the perfume section.
(8) Precocious Young Teenage Girls Aspiring To Be Pretentious Women :  Reluctant to be seen with their ’embarrassing’ family, they saunter around in boots with garish, almost-empty handbags slung over their arm as they wait to be discovered by One Direction.  Also most likely to be found in the perfume section.
05-Cabin-crew-walking-thr-airport-e1327494799797(9) The ‘LADS’ :  Wearing singlets and snapbacks, they are probably heading to Kavos.  They exchange loud ‘banter’about Lee’s hand luggage being searched and their huge stack of condoms exposed .  Getting drunk on the plane is a key aim.
(10) The Posh ‘LADS’ :  Wearing suede shoes, they are probably heading to ‘Croatiahhh’.  Often found ‘har har’-ing at videos, or in duty-free, swiping their father’s credit card.
(11) Scruffy Backpackers Lying Asleep Across Two Seats Somewhere :  Often the recipients of revolted looks, children are warned to stay clear of them, in case they catch something.
(12) The ‘hen-do’ Ladies In Matching T-shirts :  As they cackle about their ditsy mistakes at security, you silently plead that they won’t be on your flight.
(13) The  17 Year Old ‘girly-holiday’ Gang :  As they gossip loudly about so-and-so’s bikini diet and compare their fake tan choices, you hope they won’t be on your flight either.
(14) The Disgusted-looking Businessman :  In a suit sipping a coffee with his laptop in front, he is too important for these lower-class vermin and can’t wait to get into First Class.
(15) The Couple Going On Their First Holiday together :  Clinging to her boyfriend, the girlfriend chatters away about how excited she is, and gives repeated run-throughs of the itinerary she has planned for them.  Meanwhile, the boyfriend is constantly glancing at the seductive ladies in the perfume adverts.
700(16) People Taking Forever To Make Purchase Choices :  Besides the holiday reading issue, the key decision-muddler is which gift to bring their holiday hosts.
(17) Shop assistants On The Night Shift looking Depressed :  They thought a job at a leading airport would be super glamorous, how wrong they were !
(18) Phone Addicts :  They are probably tagging their exact location within the airport on social media, with a complementary ‘selfie’ thrown in.
(19) The Catwalk Of The Female Cabin Crew :  Working it with fixed smiles, pencil skirts and slick buns as they drag along their suitcase, this is their warm-up for that long-awaited moment of fame —– the flight safety demonstration.
(20)  The Loners :  With nobody to talk to, they might be seen recounting in their journal how they ‘found themselves’ in Terminal 1 or, out of boredom, compiling lists like tis one.
————- Shannon Colman – HuffingtonPost.in