You Won’t Believe These 7 Weird Laws From Around the World

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Marry a Dead Person in France

The bride or groom died right before the wedding? Not a problem in France! Here, it’s legal for a live partner to marry a deceased one, as long as authorities see proof that the couple planned to marry, and that the wedding would have taken place. While anyone in this unfortunate position is able to get married, it’s usually only the case if there are already children involved, or if the bride is pregnant.

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Don’t Be Obese in Japan

Older Japanese people will not be quietly gaining weight. The Metabo law was written to help curb obesity. Men and women between the ages of 45 and 74 must have their waistlines measured once a year in Japan. Men with waistlines larger than 33.5”, and women with waistlines larger than 35.5” are considered at risk for obesity and they are referred to seek medical advice and counseling. There is, however, no penalty for being above the recommended limit in waistline.

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Don’t Keep a Pigsty in Your Front Yard in England

Unless you’re out in the country and the front of your house doubles as the farmyard, you’re out of luck if you wish to keep front yard pigs in England. The law is written that it is illegal to keep a pigsty (unless duly hidden) in any street in the metropolitan police district. What exactly constitutes “duly hidden” is unclear.

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Styles of Wrestling from Around the World

Most of us are familiar with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). This brand rose in popularity within the 1980s, thanks to the likes of Hulk Hogan and “Macho Man” Randy Savage, who placed wrestling on the pop culture map. As time wore on, the WWE has built a mass marketing and entertainment empire through their larger-than-life personalities, including the likes of Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, and Triple H. Still, why some out there can state the WWE does profile some wrestling, it is a far cry from the true techniques that are involved in the sport itself.

Why You Should Travel While You’re Still Young

If you’re worried about embarking on a travel adventure and wondering whether it’ll negatively affect your life, the simple answer is “no, it won’t.” In fact, when you stop to take a closer look at it, the benefits considerably outweigh the risks. While in the past it may have looked like a frivolous undertaking, nowadays it’s considered a character-defining experience. If you have the chance to travel now, take it without thinking as your future-self will be forever grateful for the lessons, friends, and memories you will make.

Most Intense Long-Distance Marathons (Not for the Faint of Heart)

For those among us who love a challenge, these long-distance marathons and outdoor challenges are activities that can only be attempted after years of training, with the right gear, and only by those who are mentally ready to undergo such a feat. Here are some of the most intense and challenging marathons in the world.