People's tastes are anything but universal, but there are some things that are distinctly more popular than others.
It can get pretty lonely when you're the only person you know who can't stand the current popular thing.
Reddit user u/Lil Crackerjack asked:
Bright sunny days.
Pardon me for not wanting my retinas seared by the nuclear hatred furnace you chipper jerks. "But without the sun we wouldn't be alive" yeah well without water you'd be dead but I don't hear you singing its praises when it rains so how about you clamp your face flaps together and go galivant merrily in the UV rays?
Boxed Mac n Cheese. I can't stand it. The smell alone is enough to make me gag. But home cooked, baked Mac n Cheese? Yum me up.
The rock/Kevin Hart movies. I just don't know why their movies get success, they are alright actors and the plot of the movies aren't that great.
Probably great human beings (aside from Kevin's cheating on SO). But they have mediocre movies.
And Kevin Hart is so overrated as a comedian. I'm sorry.
The show Friends. Those people are so awful to one another and to people around them, how could anyone stand them?
When I was in a high school film class, I finally saw Napoleon Dynamite. It had been hyped up for me for years by many people.
I was shocked. It was terrible! Virtually nothing in it was funny and the whole thing just felt really stupid.
Superhero movies. The Marvel movies are all the same, there's no charm anymore. The Warner Bros movies are a dumpster fire, consistently course correcting to adhere to whatever the latest fad is.
I liked the first two Raimi Spider-Mans, Dark Night, and Guardians of the Galaxy, but that's about it.
Maryjane. And herb culture. You're not cool because you're dependant on a drug to get you through the day. And it is a drug of dependence. It has caused death, not by overdose, but by people thinking they can do normal stuff on it and now have a slow reaction time.
"It's a plant, it's natural because it grows out if the ground!"
So do poppy seeds and they're used to make opioids. Just because it's natural doesn't mean it's good.
First you have to clean and set up everything. After the party is over you're stuck cleaning the aftermath ( if you're lucky you get volunteers). God forbid someone gets sick that's a whole other mess, and lastly if you go to someone's party I don't know I feel guilty at the end if I don't help clean.
Hot pockets. Frozen dude bro food in general really. I'm from Canada and our main equivalent to hot pockets are called pizza pops and the smell alone has made me throw up before (when I was a kid mind you)
I'm not sure if it's loved but more like something considered good social manners....
I moved to the US in 6th grade and for a long time I didn't know that when someone is eating food and offers you some, it is only a polite gesture and you are supposed to politely decline it unless it's like a family member or a good friend. I was in my late 20s when I found out that wasn't always the case. I was raised in a culture where meals were the center of a lot of important things and events, and when we offered food, it was always 100% sincere. It's wrong, fake, and I hate it even more.
Acting superior to others on the Internet. It seems like everyone I know spends their time being rude either to their friends, or generalised groups of strangers. I see people on social media do the same. It really is a lowly way to act, and I'm way too modest for that type of behaviour, so it's really irritating to see.
Geico commercials. They're so busy trying desperately to be "clever" that they don't tell me a damn thing about what their insurance covers, doesn't cover, etc.
If I'm going to buy insurance, I don't want to know how clever they think they are. I want to know what I can expect if I had an accident of some kind or suddenly had to deal with a bunch of medical bills for some reason.
Any form of reality TV show involving people dealing with first world problems. Kardashians, 16 and pregnant, catfish, Ru Paul Drag race, bachelor/bachelorette, etc.
Too much drama. Every problem has simple solutions, but apparently no one can find them (mainly because they don't even try to find them). Sometimes the drama is started because that's what the producers wanted in order to get people to tune into the gossip.
Other people have problems way worse than yours, so stop complaining over spilled milk.
Pico de gallo.
I get it, not everyone thinks that raw tomato tastes like gutter water. But please make that an optional filling so I don't have to tear apart my burrito in vain just so I can have a few tomato-free bites.
Don't Stop Believin
People play it at weddings. It's about a one night stand! It's really not romantic imo and it's an objectively fine song but subjectively I hate it and shut down when it plays.
Automobiles. Yes, I know it sounds crazy but I don't like cars, I never were and probably never will. And people who has it are making things even worse. When you meet them they constantly talks about it: "oh, I need to fill up gas, oh, I have to take it to the shop, oh, it's so dirty I gotta wash her out, did you see my new salon, oh, gotta tell ya what baby I saw the other day (of course car, not a real baby or human at all). It's like they're talking bout their kids.
And the expenses are pretty much the same. I totally get the ones who use it to deliver things and have a garage and use it for specific important purpose but they're rare. Most of the drivers sleep in their car, they eat in their car, they do make up, dress up, probably other personal stuff that I don't wanna know. I never gonna get it. I love trains, walking and even buses, don't mind bicycles but cars never impressed me and they even annoys me. Retro cars are pretty but that's it.
Pop music. Most all of it is vulgar, oversexualized, crap appealing to the lowest common denominator that relies on strong beats to engage emotions rather than actual musical quality and skill in composition to appeal to the intellect.
Game of Thrones.
I tried at first but it didn't really work for me. Ended up hating it because everyone around just keep on going and going whenever it's showing. I'm glad it's over.
Black pepper. If it's used sparingly as an ingredient, that's cool. But putting it directly on food ruins the taste for me completely.
Nutella and McDonald's. Nutella is too sweet for my taste and tastes more like a dessert. I can't stand McDonald's because I worked there for 7 years, the smell is off putting to me.
Sweet tea. I hate it. My go-to drink is unsweetened tea and imo that's what it should be. A little squeeze of lemon is fine if that's your taste. But sweet tea just tastes like sugarwater. Might as well go for a soda if you want something tastier.
Cats. Like the actual animal. I absolutely cannot stand them and will go out of my way to avoid them if it's possible. I won't harm one or do anything to endanger them, I just want nothing to do with them. They're lazy and selfish and their owners always seem to just let them do whatever the heck they want with very little discipline.
I also hate Wooloo.
I deeply hate the Mediterranean Coast and weather. I don't like at all the architecture as well. And I know it's well done, I just don't like it.
I also hate reggaeton, but i bet i'm not the only one, lol
I hate how happy most of their songs sound. That's in spite of them writing in Mixolydian scales and singing about devil. Just don't like major-sounding music.
The Dark Knight.
Batman goes to Hong Kong for some reason. Also Christian Bale talks with the most hilariously silly Batman voice ever. It's so stupidly deep I was almost convinced he was taking the piss or trying to sabotage the film. I just can't take him seriously and I'm semi convinced it's actually a comedy.
Apple products. I have used them extensively and have had very little positive experiences including a Genius Bar employee telling teenaged me to just buy the new iTouch because an iTunes update bricked my year-old iPod. Also, my ex had a 2013 MacBook and that thing couldn't even get halfway through a 2.5hr movie without almost dying.
Soft corn tortillas.
If you want a soft shell you should choose flour - soft corn shells cling to the palate and insulate away the rest of the flavors. Corn shells are for frying into crunchy shells.
And don't give me lip about the shell shattering because you don't know how to construct a crunchy shell taco. Melt the cheese in the bottom and then even the most severe longitudinal crack won't disassemble your delicious crunchtastic creation.
I've tried just about every kind that my friends thought would change my mind about it.
Nope. I still find it disgusting.
Minecraft. I don't know i never got into it and once i did play it I'm like "What now?" It's so mind numbingly boring i can't understand what the hype was all about.
Japanese culture (as a Westerner). So many people love anime and manga and I'm totally baffled.
When that horrible arson attack happened recently, somebody shared some of the animators' "best work". I watched a few minutes of it, and it was a morose kid at a school where all the girls were highly sexualized--absurdly tall and skinny with tiny skirts.
I don't get how this is viewed credibly as anything but juvenile comic book shlock.
Loud cars and motorcycles. Everybody seems to like them. Even non-enthusiasts but I absolutely despise them.
Sweet tea is very popular where I live, I think it's foul. Also IPA style beer.
Ever since I can remember I have always hated gum. I hate everything about it especially when people chew with their mouths open and you can see it swirling around i am instantly repulsed.
Although it's a huge part of my generation I really hate U2. Always have and always will. Something about their music, Bono, and The Edge just drive me crazy.
Do you like Chris though?
Grease. I hate the story, I hate the characters, I hate the music, and I absolutely hate the message. I never saw the big deal as a kid, and the older I get, the more I hate it.
Probably too late for a UK entry: Love Island.
Why, just why would anyone care?
"Unity candles at weddings. The thing you are symbolizing is literally the thing you are doing.
Asmr. The tingles are really uncomfortable for me and I just cant deal with it. I also cant deal with my neck being touched so that might have something to do with it I dunno.
Posing for pictures by myself
What do i do with my hands?
How big should I smile?
Should I wear a leotard? What even is a leotard?
It's all Too much.
Every single show is the same. All of them.
The Leader who knows it all
The quirky lab tech
The tough cop who the leader forms a romantic connection with.
The goes against the rules renegade tech
The Bachelor/Bachelorette. What is the appeal of watching a bunch of the opposite sex basically lying, cheating, and stealing for a random stranger? I don't get it.
Gender reveal parties.
They're getting way too out of hand.
Next they're literally going to blow up buildings just to uncover the coloured wall coinciding with the gender of the baby or something like that.
Celebrity obsession and worship. It bothers me.
Children, I guess. I don't hate them but my disinterest in my extended family member's kids borders on apathy. There are kids in my family I've never met and I'm ok with it.
I met one of the newest ones this weekend while I was a little tipsy and my aunt got mad when I said, "there's another one?"
Tea even though I'm British (English).
Hate iced tea, coffee, mocha, lattes, cappuccinos, Frappuccino's, anything like that.
I know everyone loves guacamole, but I just hate it.
Summer and it being sunny and hot
Soda. Any carbonation tastes like it's burning my tongue. I'd rather go thirsty for hours than drink one soda. My kids are the same way.
Wine. I am apparently the only suburban mom who doesn't drink wine, and it makes other suburban moms incredibly uncomfortable.
How many people do you know battling addictions?
According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), addiction is "a treatable, chronic medical disease involving complex interactions among brain circuits, genetics, the environment, and an individual's life experiences. People with addiction use substances or engage in behaviors that become compulsive and often continue despite harmful consequences."
Hearing from those who have battled addictions––and come out the other side––can be remarkably eye-opening, as we were reminded once Redditor YoshBotArmy asked the online community,
"People who have beaten an addiction... what's your secret?"
"I'd then check off..."
"Alcohol. The "one day at a time" approach was too much. I made a chart with a 24 hour day broken up into 15 minutes. For example: 8:00-8:15. [ ]
8:15-8:30. [ ]
8:30-8:45. [ ]
I'd then check off a box for every fifteen minutes I didn't drink. This really boosted my confidence because although I may have only gone two hours without drinking, my brain focused on the 8 boxes I checked off.
Minutes turned into hours, hours turned into days, etc.
It's now been 8 years."
"You need to want to quit..."
"You need to want to quit, otherwise, it will be a fight against yourself. I quit smoking about 15 years ago after being a smoker for like 18 years. I decided to quit several times but never stuck, always found a reason to fall back into the habit. One day my 4yo daughter told me that she was going to find a way to save me from cancer because smokers are bound to get it. After that, I couldn't stand cigarettes anymore and quit within the week. Never again. I wanted to be there for my girl more than anything else."
"The lesson to take away from this..."
"I realised my binge eating was due to a general lack of self-control. I developed bulimia (exercise is my poison) trying to counteract it, and I still struggle with that.
I struggled with it for years and tried everything under the sun to stop it. It wasn't until I started practicing Stoicism that I started seeing life differently. Then a couple of years into that, I overheard a colleague say "it's all about finding balance" in a conversation about the challenges life throws at you. That quote stuck with me for about a year until I realised I have no sense of balance because I used to be an extremely black and white/all or nothing character.
It's now been 2 years since I completely stopped binge eating, and it was all due to having that epiphany. Took practice to get into good eating habits and a routine with meals but I'm all good now.
The lesson to take away from this - teach your children self-control and the ability to say no to themselves. My parents gave me everything I wanted so I had to teach myself this throughout my early 20s."
"That does not mean..."
"You have to learn to give yourself grace.
Relapses happen. I self-mutilate. I will do incredible for months. Then one negative thought can send me into a spiral and I harm myself.
That does not mean that I undid any of the hard work I had done up to this point. I acknowledge that I made a mistake, identify my triggers, and make an effort to start clear of them. Take a deep breath and try again."
A valuable observation.
"I kicked the habit..."
"I wasn't physically addicted to marijuana, but I had such a mental dependency on it that it was pretty much like being addicted. I couldn't function without it.
I kicked the habit by pursuing a girl. I really wanted to date her, and I didn't want her to know that I was actively smoking weed. I stopped smoking weed because I'd fallen in love with a girl. I'm now married to her, and I haven't smoked weed in over 4 years."
"The most important thing..."
"The most important thing I ever learned was not to fight cravings. I don't mean to give in and use when a craving strikes but for a long time simply feeling the craving was awful. I tried so much to avoid the feeling because I was scared of it.
I saw the suggestion to actually indulge the feeling and just let it wash over you. When I tried it, it was still uncomfortable to want to use but by letting myself feel the craving fully I was able to let it go and move on with my day more easily. Fighting the craving just made me suffer."
"I wore a rubber band..."
"I wore a rubber band around my arm and anytime I thought about my addiction, I would snap it and hurt myself. That way, I associated my addiction with pain and eventually broke my body's natural desire for it."
It turns out this has merit.
"I have no idea..."
"Coffee. I was a serious caffeine addict (like 12 cups a day), and one day for no reason I just woke up and ... didn't feel like having coffee. I've had maybe 5 cups of coffee in the 10 years since then.
I have no idea why it happened, but I haven't felt a craving for it in years. I wish that would happen for my other bad habits."
"I don't think..."
"I don't think it's a secret. Understanding the addiction. Knowing that it takes time for the chemicals in your brain to reset. Knowing it's gonna suck. Being prepared as best you can. Knowing it's going to be a battle."
"I'm not very far..."
"It was really taking a toll on my overall health and one day I woke up and said never again. I'm not very far into recovery and I've never been to a meeting or anything. I know I can't have it around me or I'll relapse."
We are proud of anyone who manages to beat an addiction and who can speak about their experience so candidly. And if any of you out there are struggling, we're rooting for you.
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I'm just spitballing here, but it seems to me that pretty much that weapons of war are among humanity's worst creations. Sure: We live in an anarchic world. States can never be certain of another state's intentions. Conflicts are bound to break out. But in a perfect world––and a man can dream––none of this would be necessary.
It seems I'm not alone in this, either. People had opinions of their own after Redditor Questwarrior asked the online community,
"What was the worst human invention ever made?"
"Cheap and easy to make..."
"Landmines. Cheap and easy to make, but they remain active and people forget where they put them."
"Styrofoam. It's toxic, can't be recycled, and there are better alternatives."
It also sounds horrible when rubbed against another piece of Styrofoam. Torturous.
"Now idiots can connect to each other..."
"Social Media - It gave people the ability to find others and create echo chambers. Before, idiots were isolated to dealing with just a few in their immediate radius of existence. Now idiots can connect to each other across the world and validate their thoughts/feelings."
This is very true. We're seeing the consequences, aren't we?
Ain't built like they used to - because they can't sell you a newer model if the old one is still performing like new.
If companies didn't have this in mind we wouldn't be running out of resources and messing up the planet in search of more. This would create less conflict and way less pollution. Imagine companies actually making insanely good, long-lasting products instead of cheap ones that needs replacing more often than it should."
"Heroin destroys people's lives every day."
"As a medical student..."
"As a medical student, I basically see people every day whose lives have been wrecked by smoking. Kids and unborn babies get messed over by tobacco smoke. Stupid and plain evil."
A great film about the tobacco industry: The Insider (1999). Really makes you think about the cost we all pay for Big Tobacco.
"I can't believe..."
"The concept of Flat Earth. I can't believe people are still stuck in the seventeenth century and still believe in that crap and try to defend it with their misunderstandings of science and physics, as well as pure ignorance."
People believe the most ridiculous things.
"They exist solely..."
"Torture devices. They exist solely to cause harm."
"How am I going to pay you..."
"Overdraft fees. How am I going to pay you EXTRA money when I don't have money?!"
Human beings are capable of so much innovation, beauty, and joy, but threads like these remind us of all the horrors in the world. There's a lot of darkness in humans, too.
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Homelessness is an unfortunate and all-too-common occurrence in the world, particularly in the United States. Homelessness has grown to a huge degree, and while most countries have the resources to help their homeless, many choose not to.
It is also difficult to break the cycle of homelessness once you have entered it. It creates a never-ending loop of failed job searching, lost or stolen goods/items/things of value, and stigmatization by society. More often than not, homelessness is begotten by another condition wherein the state or country fails to provide resources--such as mental health.
"Ex homeless people, what are some things people don't know about the streets?"
Here were some of those answers.
A Sad Reality
"My stint on the streets was about six months and due to some bad decisions I made. But what sticks with me the most was the crushing boredom."
"No intellectual stimulus at all because it's safer to keep your distance from other homeless, and you're not going to have a chat with civilian out of the blue."
"So you're completely alone all the time. And to avoid putting yourself in risky situations you stay on the move as much as possible."
"Most cities you can get some day labor work for quick cash but then you have to be careful about people knowing you have cash. You're always on the lookout."
"The only sound nights sleep I ever got was when I could manage to scrounge up enough cash to get a room in a transient hotel for a night and basically pass out from exhaustion."
"Other than that you're sleep deprived most of the time. And of course all this is made worse if on the streets in winter."-HardALee99
The Worst Side Of A Woman's Life (TW: Rape)
"I'm a psychiatric RN who works with mostly homeless people."
"I have heard SO MANY TIMES where women who tested positive for meth have said they use it to stay awake 24/7 to avoid being assaulted by other homeless."
Lucky To Be Alive
"People can and often do develop PTSD from being homeless, especially in rough areas. BF was kicked out at 14 in what was, at the time, the heroin capital of the Northeast, and he very quickly realized that selling drugs was the easiest way to make sure he had food/water/shelter as someone under legal age to work."
"But bouncing from crackhouse to crackhouse— especially as a kid— creates this state of constant hyper-vigilance, possessiveness over your belongings, a lot of hoarding behaviors, etc."
"Basically you wind up living in survival mode the entire time so you don't get assaulted/arrested/kidnapped/shanked."
"To this day if you touch him while he's sleeping he freaks the f**k out. Loud noises at night freak him out, car engines outside, lights in the window, etc."
"He still sleeps better on a couch in the corner of the room than a bed, because 'at least then you have something at your back, makes it harder for people to surprise you.'"
"Nightmares, too. Just... a whole bunch of sh*t, some of which I won't get into because he's embarrassed by it. Here are a few of the choice events he went through, though, just in the first two years or so:"
"He's almost had his throat slit with a half a DVD, woke up with a fork in his chest from some crazy chick, had all his food stolen, even had somebody inject him with heroin against his will while he was sleeping. Sad to think about."
"He's off the streets now, kicked a drug addiction, found a good-paying job, and is about to go to college. But the damage being homeless for his adolesence/early adulthood did..."
"It's going to be a while before he really feels safe. Not to mention he feels like a failure going to college at 30, but... I mean, how many people could have gone through all the horrific sh*t he went through, lived to tell the tale, AND somehow managed to keep going and eventually recover?"-vishuual
Homelessness is even expensive for the country because it leads to more and more problems that resources have to be expended upon in order to deal with the mental health and physical trauma it causes.
Over And Over
"One thing that f**ked me up was my concept of time. Often I'd be up late as f**k trying to sleep and before I knew it, the sun's back up."
"You gotta plan your day differently to use the restroom and it's hard to even find anything 'normal' to do because there are so little resources."
"People don't realize that being homeless is a situation in which no one is really looking to help you to find a sustainable life. It's truly being otherized and ostracized until you die or miraculously get back on the work grind."-SuperDuperChuck
Not An Addict
"I guess the worst part for me was the lasting trauma."
"Sure walking around in sandals because it's all you have when it's raining sucks. Sure sleeping in public is terrifying. Yeah homeless shelters are packed out. Borderline impossible to get a job."
"But the worst part was realising I'd lost some fundamental part of myself and I wasn't getting it back. Innocence maybe?"
"But it's more than that, it's like that Lily Allen music video where she's walking around with rose coloured glasses but the audience sees what's real. Yeah well, you lose the glasses and you never get them back."
"There's nothing that fixes the trauma of knowing people who you thought were your friends or family were fully aware you had nowhere to go and didn't do anything about it."
"You can't fix that feeling of your best friend not returning your texts until you're back on your feet. Or the stares you get in the street when thousands of people walk past and don't stop."
"I'm physically ok now but I'll never see people the same way again. I don't know how to. I used to be a really sociable person and now I steer clear of most people. I don't trust anyone."
"Also as an aside, the people who were kindest to me were always working class. A construction worker who bought me lunch. A taxi driver who got me a blanket. Rich people treat you like utter filth and disappear ASAP."
"I was homeless due to domestic violence as well, but people just assume it must be drugs. I literally barely drink let alone use drugs, but in people's minds homeless = addict."-SunnydaleHigh1999
Stop Stigmatizing Homelessness
"The amount of 'ordinary' people there are that are homeless. I was homeless for about 6 months but you would have never known."
"I had job where I could make just enough to stay fed and get a gym membership. I kept all my clothes in the gym/ back room of the restaurant I worked at."
"I'd hide and sleep in the back office of the restaurant. A lot of homeless people have cars and can sleep in them."
"Gym memberships are the easiest ways to stay clean/ not look homeless. Once my boss found out I was homeless, he let me move into a room at a hotel he managed for free. That man saved my life."-SeamanTheSailor
Food Or Money?
"People seem to have this perception that food is the only thing a homeless person would need to use money on and so they will give food in place of money."
"While giving food is nice, it isn't some one-to-one replacement for money. Food can't help you get cleaned up for job interviews, for example."-CattyPlatty
And homelessness is caused by a number of things--most of which are failures of the government. There are enough vacant homes in the United States for every homeless person to have 6.
Policing Your Own Cleanliness
"What's really important is staying clean. But not so clean people won't give you money if you have to panhandle."
"Don't let people know where you sleep if you can help it."
"Don't take work offers alone, you never know what kind of sicko's there are out there, especially once they have you alone in their environment."-Tired_of_yer_ish
Read That Part Again About How Close You Are To Homelessness
"Former homeless person here (as a child and an adult) and someone who used to work helping folks who were unhoused due to violence get housing:"
"-You are more likely to become homeless than win the lottery. Most Americans (around 60%, that number has probably changed in the pandemic) are one missed paycheck away from homelessness."
"-As shared above, lack of quality jobs, affordable inventory (meaning not enough affordable housing), and integrative and trauma-informed heath care services are the leading causes that keep people unhoused."
"All this to say, you have far more in common with people on the street than you think you do. Please see them as people. I will never forget what it felt like to have someone's eyes slide right past me like I was invisible. "
"No one is expecting you alone to end homelessness, but you can give someone $10 for a laundromat or shower, or say hello."-AbolitionistCapybara
Why Is It Illegal To Have The System Fail You?
"I was homeless with my single mom at the age of 9. In the US it is basically illegal to be homeless but it is definitely illegal to be homeless and have a homeless kid."
"My mom was a great mom. We just hit a really rough patch in the 2008 financial crisis in the US causing my mom to lose her job."
"She could not get another one and we ended up living in her mini van. However she was always able to get me food and get me to school. I am not sure how she was able to keep our situation a secret but I was so ashamed of living in a car that I wasn't about to tell anyone about it."
"I think it is twisted that the government would rather place kids with strangers and give those strangers money to take care of the kid than to help that kids family find stability."
"Furthermore my boyfriend was in the foster system for a number of years and has a few horror stories from it. I feel lucky that I was homeless with my mother and that we were able to get out of that situation in comparison to what my boyfriend went through in his childhood living with abusive foster parents."-psychologicalfuntime
The bottom line is that homelessness is not the fault of the homeless. It is the fault of a system that criminalizes a lack of resources and support, especially in the USA, the wealthiest country in the world.
What would we gain by continuing to criticize and stigmatize homeless people across the country?
It's amazing what the legalities are from place to place. I live in New England, and in Connecticut, passengers are allowed to drink alcohol in the car, as long as they aren't driving. Weed isn't legal there, but open containers in the car? Totally fine. At least we have something to look forward to as we cross the border.
There are some truly strange laws depending on where you go. Here is a list of the weirdest ones.
Did you know that murder is allowed in certain instances, depending on where you go? Talk about scary.
I’m sure no one will test these laws.
Not sure how much of it is true. But apparently if the Swedes cross the border by walking over the ice given its frozen over, (which it hasn't in like more than 100 years) we are allowed to kill them.
The exact gates they have to be within are defined but I don't remember what they are.
Dying is illegal in France.Kate Mckinnon Snl GIF by Saturday Night LiveGiphy
Oh boy. France has some history and a love of regulation. Perfect mix for absurd laws. Quick examples:
It's still technically mandatory to have hay at home in case the king's horse is nearby and needs some... Horses have been a pretty rare sight, let alone kings.
A mayor made it illegal to die in his town. The initial problem was an overcrowded cemetery, but he kinda reached the wrong solution.
This probably isn’t enforced anymore.
There is a medieval law here that has never been repealed: all males over the age of 14 are required by law to practice longbow for at least two hours per week.
Some of these laws are so silly, they make you wonder what event happened that put them in place.
I think everyone has done this.
"Forbidden to pee in the ocean". I live in Portugal.
'Like a piss in the ocean' is literally a euphemism for something not mattering. What's the problem?
Tigers are fine, though.film history GIF by DiggGiphy
It's illegal to bring a lion to the movies.
Somebody better have a conversation with MGM.
You can't carry a salmon suspiciously.
"No officer, I was going to eat it later"
"Seems suspicious you were carrying it around in public. I'm gonna have to take you in for questioning."
What is the backstory here?
It's illegal to sleep on top of a refrigerator outdoors here.
I know this is Pennsylvania, but I forget the exact reasoning, but I think it has something to do with homeless people.
These next few laws will definitely make you question these towns’ legitimacy when it comes to lawmaking.
Poor raccoons.raccoon stealing GIFGiphy
In Virginia, it's illegal to "hunt or kill any wild bird or wild animal, including any nuisance species" on Sundays. However, it is permissible to kill raccoons.
How the heck is this enforced?
I don't know if this is still a thing anymore, but in Texas it used to be illegal to own more than six dildos.
It's illegal to own any at all in Alabama unless the owner has a letter from a doctor claiming a legitimate medical need.
Granted, most of these laws were written a very long time ago. But it makes you wonder, what the heck were these original lawmakers doing? And what event happened that needed these laws to be enforced at all?
If some of these laws don't make you want to be a criminal, then I don't know what will