I was at my local Sanidad Exterior here in Santander, Spain, getting some medicine for an upcoming trip when I spotted this wonderful poster. It reads: “If you bring drugs aboard the plane they’ll cook you lobster and the captain will let you fly.”
The next line reads: “If you believe that taking drugs is the solution to your problems you’ll believe anything.”
This brightened up an otherwise boring wait to see the doctor. While I don’t buy the myth that “all drugs are evil and need to be banned for your own good,” I do think this poster is a quick remedy for stoners who think they can flout international law and common sense just because they’re seeing the world on daddy’s credit card. It’s a big world out there, kids, and it’s just as interesting with a clear head.
Spain has come up with some other fun warnings on the dangers of travel. Last year, I wrote about another anti-drug poster.
[Image courtesy Ministerio de Sanidad, Servicios Sociales e Igualdad]
After finding so many outrageously stupid yet entertaining laws yesterday for my top 10 stupidest laws you may encounter abroad, I decided it would be foolish – no, negligent not to continue.
Here are ten more very stupid laws from countries all over the world:
- Singapore – If you are convicted of littering three times, you will have to clean the streets on Sundays with a bib on saying, “I am a litterer.”
- Sweden – You may only own half a meter down in the ground of any land you own.
- U.K. – Since 1313, MPs are not allowed to don armor in Parliament.
- England – All English males over the age 14 are to carry out 2 or so hours of longbow practice a week supervised by the local clergy.
- Cambodia – Water guns may not be used in New Year’s celebrations.
- Australia – It is illegal to wear hot pink pants after midday Sunday.
- Denmark – One may not be charged for food at an inn unless that person, by his or her own opinion, is “full”.
- France – No pig may be addressed as Napoleon by its owner.
- Israel – It is forbidden to bring bears to the beach.
- Bahrain – A male doctor may legally examine a woman’s genitals, but is forbidden from looking directly at them during the examination. He may only see their reflection in a mirror.