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Odd Laws No 11

Married Women Can Only Have One Glass of Wine in Bolivia

If you're a single woman in La Paz, Bolivia, drink up! But if you are married, it's just one glass of wine for you.

This sexist law is due to the belief that alcohol may make a woman more immoral. A husband could actually divorce her if she is drinking in public!

It's Illegal to Disrupt a Wedding in Australia

Even if the preacher asks if anyone has any objection to the wedding, if you are in South Australia, keep it to yourself.

If not, you could be fined up to $10,000 and even spend up to two years in jail if you interrupt a wedding.

Men Cannot Wear Strapless Gowns in Florida

Despite what may take place in South Beach's world-renowned drag clubs, it is actually illegal for a man to wear a strapless gown in Florida.

However, the law doesn't say they cannot wear dresses with spaghetti straps, capped sleeves or long sleeves.

It's Illegal to Climb a Tree in Toronto

Think you can just climb a tree in Canada? (Why not, there are a lot of them, right?) Expect to pay a hefty fine if you get caught doing so anywhere in the province of Ontario.

This goes for Ottawa, Toronto and even in the middle of the forest — unless you have a permit. In 2013, one young tree-climbing enthusiast earned himself a $365 ticket for climbing one in Bellevue Square Park.

You Must Provide for Your Elderly Parents in China

The Protection of the Rights and Interests of Elderly People (over the age of 60) includes a number of requirements for children when it comes to their elderly parents.

You may not forsake or insult your parents, you must take care of their farm for them, and you must provide for them, among other laws.

If not, parents can request alimony!


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