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World’s Weird Laws On Birthdays And Childbirth

Every country has its own laws that citizens must follow. If someone breaks these laws, they face legal consequences. Around the world, some laws are very strange and can even make you laugh, but it’s surprising when severe actions are taken against someone for something common.

In some places, forgetting your wife’s birthday can get you jailed, and in others, having children is illegal. Even feeding birds is a crime in certain areas. Today, we’ll look at some of these strange laws from around the world in detail.

One peculiar law involves feeding pigeons in San Francisco. It’s illegal to feed pigeons or any other bird on the city streets, and offenders face hefty fines. The police in San Francisco take immediate action upon receiving reports of such activity.

Svalbard, a Norwegian island in the Arctic Ocean, has strict rules. It’s illegal to give birth or die there. Every visitor to this visa-free place must abide by these regulations. The extreme cold prevents bodies from decomposing, so dying is forbidden. Pregnant women must leave the island before giving birth, as childbirth is also against the law.

In Japan, forgetting your wife’s birthday is considered a serious offense. If a husband forgets, the wife can file a complaint that could lead to a jail term of up to 5 years. Similarly, Samoa also has a law where forgetting a birthday results in a warning for the first offense. Repeat offenses can lead to a jail term of up to 5 years and a fine.

In Kerala, India, having a third child incurs a substantial fine. The state allows only two children per family, and exceeding this limit can result in a fine of up to Rs 10,000. Additionally, families with more than two children are ineligible for government scheme benefits.