Popular tourist destinations with weird laws (that you should be careful about)
When in Rome, do as the Romans do, right? This holds true to this day, as when we travel we should be aware of local customs and laws so that we don't end up in an unpleasant situation, or worse: fined or arrested. Indeed, most countries have bizarre laws, even if some are not strictly enforced. As visitors, we should be aware of them, as they can make a difference in the quality of our vacation. If you were planning a steamy vacation with your unwed partner in Bali, you might want to do it sooner rather than later. Indonesia’s parliament passed a controversial and long-awaited revision of its penal code on December 6 which criminalizes extramarital sex for both citizens and tourists. After ratification, the new criminal code must be signed by the president, and it will be applied in up to three years, reports NBC. The amended criminal code makes sex outside marriage punishable by a year in jail, as well as cohabitation of unmarried couples punishable by six months. It also says the promotion of contraception and religious blasphemy are illegal. Curious for more? Click through this gallery and discover the weird laws of popular tourist destinations.
You won't believe these mind-boggling ocean facts
The ocean is one of Earth's greatest enigmas, as it completely overpowers our planet, covering much more area than land, and yet we seem to know less about it than Mars, a planet that is millions of miles away. As we go about our lives, especially if we don't live near a coast, oceans can remain a kind of far-off concept. We know they're in danger, they pose a threat, they hold great wonder and adventure, and they have been romanticized by seemingly every writer that ever was, but how well do you really know the oceans? Click through to learn some facts that will forever change your perspective of our planet Earth.