10 weird laws from around the world


Illegal: Penny overuse

Poor Canadian piggy banks, straining under the weight of all those unusable pennies. Across the provinces, it’s illegal to use more than 25 pennies in a transaction—something to remember next time you’re trying to use up all your Canadian currency at the end of a vacation. Need more proof that the penny is Canada’s most unloved tender? The government announced earlier this year that it would soon begin phasing out the one-cent coin.

I had no idea there was such a rule. I remember being a kid, and going to the local 7-eleven and paying all with pennies for penny candies. Or maybe it’s a new rule, but not enforced.

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