With the summer approaching, the Lebanese beaches will be filled with Lebanese girls dressed up in their bikinis.
Well guess what, all the girls are breaking the law! Yup, according to a 1941 law that is still unchanged until today, “Women are prohibited from donning a two-piece and hitting the beach.”
The punishment? a fine of 250 Lebanese-Syrian pounds, a currency that no longer exists!
Another absurd law, dating from the Ottoman rule, is using the words “insane” or “fool” for people having “Alzheimer’s”, “Parkinson’s”, or even “coma”.
Why is that so? Because those words were not yet introduced until today to the Lebanese legal system.
I should try and get the original arabic version of those laws. This is hilarious!
I broke the law twice this weekend!! AHHHHHH!!
the law is not dated back to the Ottoman rule, but to the french rule! 1941 we (lebanese) were mandated to the french. And on the other account whats absurd in making it illegal to call people with who are physically sick (alzhiemers coma..) a fool or insane? it is not morally ethical to call them names!