Admit it: you wouldn't be reading this article, if the headline didn't include the phrase "world's weirdest." In fact, today we are not going to amuse you with something incredible, on the contrary, we want to share our conclusions after trying to separate the truth from the fakes, in the dozens of news about really weird sock laws.
A law prohibiting stitching up socks
To be honest, we have very little reason to trust the websites where we found information about this law…
It all leads to the fact that Australia supposedly has a law prohibiting stitching up torn socks.
In our consumer time, I would not be surprised if it turns out that this information is not fake and such a law does exist. It would be logical, however... lobbying the interests of sock manufacturers that punish an attempt to extend the longevity of this everyday item? I don't believe it!
Perhaps you or your friends live in Australia and know more about? Try to find out and share any information in the comments? We are really interested to know whether such a strange law actually existed!
A law prohibiting sniffing other people's socks
After the news that a Chinese resident has been hospitalized because of his habit of regularly sniffing his own socks, I have no reason not to believe that there is a law against doing the same to strangers socks. But attempts to find this law ended with no results.
I managed to find a group on Facebook, where fans gather to smell dirty socks, and that is about all. If you can find anything about this law, share some information about it in the comments, we will be very grateful!
A law prohibiting women from wearing white socks
We found this law by accident - we were looking for another one, which we saved for last. Different sources refer to the law, but is this a reason to believe in its existence? I doubt it!
So according to the sources that we do not trust, there is a law in Afghanistan (invented by Taliban militants) that prohibits women from wearing white socks, so that men do not pay attention to them and do not find them attractive.
This law should be looked for in the original form, not in English, so once again I am hoping for your help! Help us understand: is this law fake or not?
A law prohibiting ladies from being in a car without socks
This law, in our opinion, in fact existed and may have been repealed. But that's not certain. We were not able to find the original text of the law, but many sources claim that it was indeed adopted.
Under the act, any man under the age of 18 could be arrested on rape charges if a female passenger under the age of 17 was in his car and she was not wearing socks or shoes. The law has (or had) force exclusively on the territory of Indiana (USA). The list of laws in force, at the time of publication, such a law could not be found. But numerous sources have mention it, and commentators joke about the fact that the passenger can be without pants and without panties, the main thing is that she is wearing socks and shoes.
If you find the original text of the law and share in the comments, it will help refute another fake or confirm the interesting information!
A law prohibiting train passengers to wear dirty socks
Russia, our days. This weird sock law still remains a project, or rather, a proposal of one of the deputies.
It turned out that the deputy is concerned about the comfort and safe movement of passengers on transport in general and on the railway in particular. According to respected media reports, the deputy believes that "dirty socks of passengers bother everyone around", so it is necessary to allow to make appropriate checks (for the cleanliness of passengers’ socks) and to fine those who do not comply with the hygiene requirements. Would you support the initiative of this deputy?