7 STRANGE AND STUNNING LAWS IN AUSTRALIA

Australia is an amazing and unusual country that is famous for its insanely beautiful landscapes and unique animals. If you are planning a trip there or decide to move, catch a guide on how not to run into a fine. After all, there are many absurd, unexpected and original laws, the nature of the appearance of which cannot always be understood. We've rounded up seven of the funniest and most quirky.

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Can't sell big refrigerators

At first glance, the law seems really strange, but the reason for its appearance explains everything. The fact is that Australian rescuers too often faced a situation where a person needed to be taken out of a refrigerator in which he was stuck. To avoid such incidents, the Australian authorities passed a law that prohibits the sale of refrigerators that cannot be opened from the inside. Also, you cannot sell or rent refrigerators in which the volume of one of the compartments exceeds 42.5 liters. In addition, getting rid of such equipment will also not be easy: before throwing out the refrigerator, its owner must remove all doors and covers from it. If the law is violated, a person can receive a fine of up to $750.

Can't vacuum at night

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But with this law, for sure, many residents of apartment buildings would agree. In Australia, it is illegal to vacuum between 10 pm and 7 am on weekdays and 9 am on weekends. Such cleaning is equated to a violation of silence, so any neighbor of a lover of cleanliness and order can call the police, who will immediately issue a fine of $ 120 to the violator. In addition, if the precedent repeats, then the culprit will have to pay another $ 30 for each subsequent time. So all cleaning fans will have to implement their plans during the day.

Can't make it rain

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"What?" you ask. Yes, yes, in Australia it is forbidden to inconsistently cause rain. The need for this strange law arose when the local shamans, of whom there are many in this country, began a heated debate about who should cause rain. Now, according to the current legislation, only a specialist with the appropriate permission can influence the weather conditions. In case someone breaks the rule, he will have to pay a fine of a thousand dollars. But this is not the worst: in certain cases, the offender may be deprived of liberty for a period of one year.

Do not store more than 50 kilograms of potatoes at home

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Not only Belarus is famous all over the world for its love for potatoes. In Western Australia, for example, potato growing is very popular. It was from there that the idea arose to introduce a ban on the storage and transportation of more than 50 kilograms of root crops. Examiners have the right to stop any vehicle that they think can hold 50 kilograms of potatoes and search it. If the "ban" is found, the violator will receive a fine of 2 thousand dollars. If this does not stop him, and he gets caught again, then the amount of the punishment will increase to 5 thousand dollars.

Don't play annoying games

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The Australian government has introduced a law against hosting games that could disturb someone nearby. So, in public places you can not fly a kite or engage in any other activity that hampers people resting nearby. Such a violation can result in a $500 fine.

You can not conjure or guess

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Despite the fact that not everyone believes in divination and witchcraft, engaging in such activities can be fraught. If a person is found behind something like this, he will have to pay a fine of $800. This law was also created due to the large number of shamans who were approached for help by local residents who wanted to find missing property.

Do not touch carrier pigeons

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In the era of high technology, smartphones and instant messengers, Australians are still using the good old pigeon mail. Many locals found this way of sending messages amusing, so they tried to intercept the pigeon, catch it or take away the message. In this case, the government introduced a law prohibiting any interaction with carrier pigeons: they cannot be touched, caught, injured, and, moreover, killed. Violators can receive a $250 fine.