Strange laws still sticking around!

Motor inspector smile test
llustration: © Rama Ramesh

A few lawmakers from the past must have been really wacky to come up with rules and laws that defy logic! This month is exclusively dedicated to looking at just a few samplers around the world.

A winning smile
We have our own set of obsolete and strange laws, but the best one applies if you aspire to be a motor inspector in Andhra Pradesh. You need to have clean teeth if you want to be selected for the post, thanks to a century-old law that must have been the brainchild of a dentist-turned-lawmaker!

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Rama Ramesh

Rama Ramesh is a creative writer who has written stories and features for children’s magazines and has co-authored a series of nanotechnology books for kids.