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Iran bans satellite dishes: Here are some other crazy bans from across the world

According General Mohammad Reza Naghdi, the head of Iran's Basij militia, satellite channels "deviate the society's morality and culture". As a result, Iran has reportedly destroyed 100,000 satellite dishes, and banned them. It is now punishable under the law by upto a fine of $2,800.

For us Indians, that is just another ban. However, it's not just India or Iran that have these bizarre laws. There are many countries with weirder/crazier laws that people are expected to follow.

1. In La Paz, Bolivia, a married woman is not allowed to have more than one glass of wine.

A glass of wine in a restaurant. Google

2. Milan expects you to either smile all the time, or pay a fine.

Except during funerals or hospital visits.


3. Are you a married woman living in Florida? Well then, you can only skydive on a Sunday!


4. It is illegal to have sex with wild animals, in Iran.

However, it is totally legal to have sex with certain types of domesticated animals! 



5. There is a ban on 'noisy footwear' in Capri, Italy.

Sorry if you're on a vacation in Capri and flip-flops are your go-to footwear.


6. It is forbidden to be fat in Japan. Men over 40 to cannot have a waistline over 31 inches, and women cannot have waistlines over 35 inches.


While you can certainly enjoy sumo wrestling, you can't really aspire to be their size.


Updated Date: Jul 26, 2016 12:50 PM

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