What Are Three Weird Laws in Brazil?

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Some strange Brazilian laws are that selling watermelons is illegal in Rio Claro; magazines can only print pictures showing one naked breast; and outdoor advertising is forbidden in the city of São Paolo. While they may seem odd, most countries have at least a few laws like these.

The law forbidding outdoor advertising in São Paolo, which includes billboards, flyers, pamphlets and ads on buses, taxis and all public places, was instated in 2006. This law isn’t that unique, as several other places in the U.S. and Europe also have similar laws.

Up until 2002, Brazil also had another strange law that gave men up to 10 days after a marriage to file for an annulment if they determined their new wife wasn’t a virgin.