Proposed Law Requires Men to Sit While Urinating - as part of the news series by GeoBeats.
All around the world, there's no shortage of unusual laws.
A Swedish province is proposing a law for men to sit down while urinating. The Left Party wants to ensure males are in the sitting position when relieving themselves while using the county council's restrooms.
One reason for the crazy law is cleanliness, as no one wants to step into a puddle of "you know what". They also pointed out the medical facts - bladders are emptied more competently while sitting down, reducing the risk of future prostate issues.
In other parts of the world, it would seem lawmakers have gone wild. New York City's mayor Bloomberg stirred a fierce public debate recently when he announced plans to ban sodas over 16 ounces in restaurants, sports venues, and food carts. Chinese government states Buddhist monks must obtain political permission before reincarnating. In Alabama, sexual arousal toys can be used privately, but the Supreme Court banned the sale of them in the state under the Anti-Obscenity Enforcement Act.
What's the strangest law that you have come across?