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Kissing on the platform is prohibited in France.

1. You are not allowed to chew gum in Singapore. © Belchonock / Getty Images © Primeimages / Getty Images

This is how Singapore ensures that the streets stay clean. It is also illegal not to flush after using a public toilet.

2. In the UK it is illegal to shake or knock out a carpet on the street. © Tortoon / Getty Images © Lunamarina / Getty Images

You can shake a doorknob if it's before 8 a.m.

3. In Western Australia one cannot own more than 110 pounds of potatoes at one time. © Nitrub / Getty Images © Bruce Aspley / Getty Images

It's part of the Marketing of Potatoes Act, which was passed in 1946.

4. Wearing high heels in historical sites is against the law in Greece. © Dkart / Getty Images © Anyaivanova / Getty Images

Food and drinks are also prohibited to protect the monuments.

5. In England you must not handle salmon under suspicious circumstances. © Fedbul / Getty Images © Lovattpics / Getty Images

Basically, you get into trouble if you have salmon that looks like it has been illegally caught. This is part of the Salmon Act of 1986 and affects salmon, trout, eels, lampreys, smelts and freshwater fish.

6. In Australia, disrupting weddings and funerals can result in a fine of $ 10,000 or two years in prison. © Photokool / Getty Images © Zetter / Getty Images

This emerges from the Summary Offences Act.

7. Don't even think about riding a cow in Scotland while drunk. © Jotily / Getty Images © Leonid Andronov / Getty Images

This has its origins in a law that forbids operating a steam engine or riding a horse or cow while drunk. In 2009, a man was charged with violating this law when he was caught driving an e-scooter while drunk.

8. In France, kissing is prohibited on the platform. © Tony Marturano / Getty Images © Encrier / Getty Images

This should help to minimize delays. The rule only applies when trains are in the station.

9. In Russia there is a fine for driving around in a dirty car. © Patcharin Simalhek / Getty Images © Tomassereda / Getty Images

Motorists pay a fine if their car is found dirty.

10. In Oshawa, Canada, you get a fine for climbing a tree. That's probably not worth the $ 250. © Mementoimage / Getty Images © Tillsonburg / Getty Images

This doesn't just apply to climbing. It is not allowed at all to affect trees in any way. So you are not allowed to attach anything to it.

11. In France, ketchup was banned from school canteens. © Magone / Getty Images © Simon Dannhauer / Getty Images

The kids only get ketchup when they have french fries.

12. Strip clubs are prohibited in Iceland. © Igor Sinkov / Getty Images © Patpongs / Getty Images

Stripping and lap dancing have been banned in the country since 2010.

13. In Canada, you are not allowed to look at your cell phone in the drive-in. © Slobo / Getty Images © Lucky-photographer / Getty Images

You can pay with your cell phone at the window, but using it while waiting is a distraction while driving. It can be punished with a fine of $ 625, five points and three days of driving license disqualification.

14. And it is forbidden for UFOs to take off from Châteauneuf-du-Pape in France, to land there or to fly over the place. © Vchal / Getty Images © Lucentius / Getty Images

That's a 64 year old rule.

15. In Switzerland it is forbidden to keep guinea pigs individually because loneliness is harmful for them. © Galyna0404 / Getty Images © Xantana / Getty Images

There is even a guinea pig rental shop called Priska Küng, where you can borrow a guinea pig if one of your own dies unexpectedly and you break the law because you only own one.

16. And in Australia, rabbits are forbidden unless you can prove you are a magician. © David-prado / Getty Images © Holgs / Getty Images

Rabbits damage Queensland's vegetation and environment and are considered an invasive species. However, you can apply for permission to keep a rabbit for research purposes, public exhibitions, magic shows, and circuses.

This article first appeared in English.