30 crazy custom laws from around the globe

2015-07-19 17:17
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Cape Town - We all know governments have the responsibility of keeping their citizens safe and not allowing potentially harmful goods from entering their borders.

You know, like guns and explosives... that kind of thing. 

However, when you start delving into custom laws around the world, you are bound to find a few super wacky ones.

For instance, bringing a fashion magazine into Iran is seen as a serious offense, as it would be seen as an unwanted, non-Islamic influence.

And let's not even talk about the grudge Saint Lucia seems to hold against Japanese shaving brushes. They were banned after an anthrax contamination scandal in the early 1900s and have never been allowed back in.

Barrington Freight has put a truly fascinating infographic together, detailing 30 super weird custom laws from around the world. Take a look:

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