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What is the strangest swiss law ?

Unfortunately, I don't know any here (check out the US southern states for some good ones) but I'd be interested in hearing the regulatory quirks of an otherwise conformal nation...

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Old 24.01.2007, 07:46
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Re: What is the strangest swiss law ?

not a strange "law" as such but a friend of mine has an apartment in Zuri. House regulations from his landlords state that he can't pee standing up after 10pm as it creates too much noise.
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Old 24.01.2007, 07:47
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Re: What is the strangest swiss law ?

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not a strange "law" as such but a friend of mine has an apartment in Zuri. House regulations from his landlords state that he can't pee standing up after 10pm as it creates too much noise.
hahaha, that's your own made-up law panamahat.. isn't it ;-)
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Re: What is the strangest swiss law ?

No chap, that's serious. . . .
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No chap, that's serious. . . .
hahaha.... thats' a gag then !!!
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Old 24.01.2007, 08:13
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hahaha.... thats' a gag then !!!
no, he's serious.
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Yeah.. I believe him then..
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Old 24.01.2007, 08:23
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Re: What is the strangest swiss law ?

I see, so
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Old 24.01.2007, 09:05
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Re: What is the strangest swiss law ?

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Yeah.. I believe him then..
You're typically not allowed to flush after 10 PM as well, correct?
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Re: What is the strangest swiss law ?

I don't remember if he has that restriction also.

After hearing bout the peeing standing up, doesnt really surprise me at all. . .





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Old 24.01.2007, 09:25
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Re: What is the strangest swiss law ?

in some places you are advised to sit down and not flush after 22:00
but I'd say those places are cardboard oldies and densely-packed. I flush when I want
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Old 24.01.2007, 09:25
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Re: What is the strangest swiss law ?

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hahaha, that's your own made-up law panamahat.. isn't it ;-)
He really is serious. That is common in some older buildings in Switzerland. Same with the toilet flushing.

The monkey would be in trouble

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Re: What is the strangest swiss law ?

The "no mowing your lawn on a sunday" rule really gets me. I live opposite a church, and those barstewards are allowed to ring their bloody bells all day long, but I can't cut the grass.
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Old 24.01.2007, 09:31
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He really is serious. That is common in some older buildings in Switzerland. Same with the toilet flushing.

The monkey would be in trouble

Ahh, that is why some Swiss people do nut flush the loo during the night!? I could never quite figure it out myself ... and that is why then sometimes there is a nice 'welcoming' scent in the morning when you want to use the loo.
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The "no mowing your lawn on a sunday" rule really gets me. I live opposite a church, and those barstewards are allowed to ring their bloody bells all day long, but I can't cut the grass.
Yeah, my hubby never could get used to these Church bells going all day and night long (every 15 mins - whether it is day or night).
Luckily I have a deep sleep and thus never heard a thing!

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Re: What is the strangest swiss law ?

Power restrictions on new motorbikes.

I bought a Ducati a few years ago. The Swiss chip only allowed about 125kph in 6th gear with chin on the tank and a tailwind.

After 1000kms of running in the offending EPROM was replaced with the real deal giving full performance instead of moped-type acceleration/speed
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Re: What is the strangest swiss law ?

how many years ago was that, spanky? No bike of mine's ever been throttled....in fact I could go that fast on a DT125

Don't tell me you had the Duc' restricted for an A1 licence? :burnout:
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Old 24.01.2007, 11:54
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Re: What is the strangest swiss law ?

You're not allowed to hang washing outside on Sundays. In a lot of appartment blocks you are also not allowed to wash on that day.

In a lot of family housing blocks, it is illegal to use the playground at lunchtime as that's "rest hour".

Until about seven years ago, it was illegal to hold commercial parties on religious holidays like Easter.

Those laws I find a bit strange, especially the first, which is blatantly to keep the Swiss woman at home, since it is her who does the washing and if you work during the week, there goes an entire washday.

Laws that a lot of people don't understand but I totally agree with.

No noise between 22.00 and 6.00 (I will kill my neighbours one day, I really will, I do not want to hear copulating people at three am).

You have to pass an exam to ride your bike at roughly age 12-14 (I don't know if that is still the case, but it was when I was in school).

You need a permit to put up anything, including certain garden sheds.

You are not allowed to put in any carton with the paper. And of course, your rubbish must be perfectly sorted by type.

And the weirdest law I know of:
A different VAT rate is applicable for billing depending on whether the person inside an ambulance is dead or alive. The mind boggles, do they calculate it by kilometres travelled while still breathing? Which of the two is cheaper?
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Old 24.01.2007, 11:58
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Re: What is the strangest swiss law ?

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You're not allowed to hang washing outside on Sundays. In a lot of appartment blocks you are also not allowed to wash on that day.

In a lot of family housing blocks, it is illegal to use the playground at lunchtime as that's "rest hour".
It is also forbidden to wash your car on a Sunday. I think the only permissible work on a Sunday for those not in emergency, religious or service (restaurants, hotels, taxis, etc. but god forbid stores) industries is a woman in the kitchen. You can't even vacuum your apartment on a Sunday!

In our building, it is against the rules to have any noise from noon until 2pm (same as Sunday rules) and quiet time here begins at 9pm - and they enforce both rules.
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Re: What is the strangest swiss law ?

I thought the law was no noise after 10pm?
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