29 Jun 2011

RULES, LAWS AND MORE RULES.

Human rights campaigners have complained after council workers in Isesaki, Japan, were banned from growing beards in a bid to cut air conditioning bills. Staff had already been told to leave jackets and ties at home.


A law has been passed in Moscow making it illegal to walk your dog when you're drunk if the pooch weighs more than 16kg (35lb).




In Amsterdam, Holland major Job Cohen wants to stop a crime wave by confiscating the trainers of convicted muggers. "We take Porsches and yachts from drug dealers, why not take the running shoes from muggers if that's the most expensive thing they own?" he said.


In a bid to cut back its carbon footprint, the Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers hotel, Denmark, has hooked up two exercise bikes to its generators. Any guest who produce 10 watts of electricity for the hotel qualify for a free meal - worth about £28.50.





The government of South Korea has had a bright idea to tackle the country's falling birth rate. It's switching off the lights in civil service offices early one day a month to encourage workers to go home early and make babies.


Authorities in Vienna, Austria, have asked swimmers to stop swallowing water in a bid to save money. A survey found that it cost £20 per day to replace the chlorine from the 5,000 litres of water that goes missing from the city's 18 public pools each day.




12 comments:

Misha said...

Such strange rules!!

"Authorities in Vienna, Austria, have asked swimmers to stop swallowing water in a bid to save money."

LOL That's crazy!

A said...

Where do you get these from? So funny and interesting and unique.

South Korea can tie up with India or China for immigration. I am sure a lot of Chinese and/or Indian people would love to go there.

I like idea of Denmark. I have heard similar projects in India.

Awesome read......


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Kelly said...

Ha! That's an interesting collection. I'm still wondering on that weight limit for the dogs, though. Seems like a little dog could tangle up in a drunk's legs and cause just as much problem!

Valerie said...

I cannot believe that much water is swallowed from each pool! And is that 20 lb per day savings per pool, or for all 18?

All very odd and interesting :-) !

Chatty Crone said...

There are way too many rules!

Glad you liked the post today.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

LOL However, the dog on confuddles me. Wouldn't it be better if the dog was huge? That way he could drag the drunkard home. ;)

animewookie said...

South Korean men must be Very happy workers indeed...lol

Lilly said...

I like Denmark's idea! And South Korea's was funny, and they save electricity!

Alexia561 said...

ROFL! And people say America has wacky rules! I'm with Melissa about the size of the dogs, as couldn't a large dog help it's drunken owner home?

Thanks for another good laugh!

dr.antony said...

Hi Petty
Nice collection. When I read about switching off lights,I thought they were encouraging the act at the work place!

Monalisa said...

Ha! A good read! Interesting!

Sanand said...

Very informative, enjoyed reading them.