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Top 10 Things You CAN DO in Other Countries You CAN’T DO in the USA

April 8, 2017

The citizens of the United States of America like to consider themselves one of the freest countries in the world. However, the truth is actually a lot more complicated than that. The United States enjoy some of the most lax laws in the world when it comes to saying whatever you please, but that doesn’t necessarily equate to being free to do what you want to do. In many countries around the world, it is perfectly legal to do many things people wish they could do in the States.

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10. In The Czech Republic You Can Use Magic Mushrooms
9. In Mainland China People Often Allow Their Young Children To Pee In Public
8. In North Korea It Is Both Legal And Commonplace To Smoke Weed
7. In Japan It Is Considered Strange If You Don’t Slurp Your Noodles Loudly And Proudly
6. In The UK And Much Of Europe It Is Legal To Jaywalk As Much As You Wish
5. In New Zealand Prostitution Is Fully Legal And Regulated
4. In Spain People Take A Several Hour Nap In The Middle Of The Workday
3. In Japan You Can Buy Poisonous Fugu Fish
2. In Russia It Is Perfectly Acceptable To Leave Young Children Home Alone
1. In Estonia They Vote For Public Officeholders Online

Source/Further reading:

http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/html.cfm/index17341EN.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/grow-to-eat/eight-things-you-didnt-know-about-magic-mushrooms/
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/23/hong-kong-howls-but-88-of-mainland-chinese-dont-mind-public-urination/
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/north-korea-is-stoned-all-the-time-which-explains-a-lot
http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/food/blog/13126223/slurping-loudly-is-one-of-japanese-soups-great-pleasures
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/6251431.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7933973.stm
http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2016/04/06/473231722/spain-debates-is-it-time-to-scrap-the-siesta
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/05/last-supper-japan-killer-puffer-fish-fugu
http://siberiantimes.com/other/others/news/debate-rages-in-siberia-over-what-age-is-ok-to-leave-your-kids-home-alone/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2012/11/06/estonians-get-to-vote-online-why-cant-america/?utm_term=.81bdab445256

 

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