If a few shots of schnapps has inspired you to do some spur-of-the-moment shimmying and shape-cutting in Sweden, you better check in with the bar staff before you get down on that dance floor. Bars and pubs are required by law to have a “dance permit” to allow people to bust moves on the premises. The law was introduced back in the 1970s as a way for the Swedish “polis” to prevent public disorder, which they feared might lead to riots.
Also illegal in Sweden: Painting your house without getting a license, posting pictures of Swedish money, and painting the Swedish flag and still calling it a flag afterward.
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