10 fascinating facts about different countries In The World that are almost too strange to be true

With over more than 196 countries, we are bound to come across different religions, cultures, and practices. But I am certain there would be innumerable traditions that are bound to be fascinating to some and just plain weird to others. Let’s check what those are……………..
Let’s check what those are……………..

The Handsome One

It is allowed to hire a Handsome Man in Japan who can watch those romantic movies with you and can even wipe away your tears when you cry while watching those tear jerkers. A company called “Ikemeso Danshi” has come up with this unique approach and the company’s founder Hiroki Terai believes that crying can be therapeutic and that misery loves company.

Bhutan-murals of floating phalluses

A small country which is found amidst the Himalayas is not just scenic but you will find yourself surrounded by buildings with erect penises. The Buddhist population there believe it symbolizes fertility and wards off evil spirits.The Phallic worship originated from a 15th-century Buddhist teacher, who claimed he fought demons with his “member.”

The Emo Ban

Russia has imposed a ban on “emo” as they see it as a threat to national stability. So no more bad hairdos, black eyeliner, teen in black or pink wear, studded belts, piercings, black hair that covers “half the face” or painted fingernails. According to The Guardian “The anti-emo legislation was based on the presumption that the trend promotes depression, social withdrawal, and suicide”.

Back to the Future Ban

In China, any movies or shows revolving around time travel is banned. As per The New York Times, in 2011, the State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television in China began phasing out any form of entertainment depicting time travel as they believed they “lack positive thoughts and meaning,”.

Disney Currency

A small island Niue in South Pacific has its coins featuring Disney characters, Pokemon and Star Wars personalities.With a mere population of 1200, they have quirky coins in order to boost the economy. Although it is a legal currency in Niue, it is more of a collector’s item in other places.

Seven Years behind

The Ethiopians follow a calendar based on the beliefs of the country Christia Orthodox church and are rooted in the Coptic or Egyptian calendar, falling behind by seven years behind the mainstream Gregorian Calendar which is followed by the rest of the world. The New year starts on Sept 12 in Ethiopia, so their new millennium began on what we consider Sept. 12, 2007.

No New Names

In Denmark, the baby names are to be selected from a list of 7000 names approved by the government. As per the New York Times, Denmark’s Law on Personal Names was put in place to protect children from being laden with outlandish monikers that are likely to incite future ridicule.


Ban Yellow

You are banned from wearing yellow in Malaysia because it was the color worn by the protestors when in August the demands rose that the Prime Minister Najib Razak resign after corruption allegations surfaced.As per the Malaysian Insider, The directive declared that the “printing, importation, production, reproduction, publishing, sale, issue, circulation, distribution, or possession” of yellow t-shirts are “likely prejudicial to public order,” according to The Malaysian Insider.

No Chewing

Chewing gum is illegal in Singapore.To establish Singapore as an idyllic enclave in 1992 Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew introduced a set of stringent laws — like banning chewing gum, according to the BBC. This measure was introduced to prevent staining the pavements.

Marry your Love

It is legal to marry a dead person in France. This was brought into force in 1959. However, the living person will not inherit the deceased assets in order to prevent the gold diggers from exploiting the law.
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