The Cub Your Mother Warned You About (jrcubindy) wrote,
The Cub Your Mother Warned You About

Take Singapore off your travel list.

It is illegal to chew gum in the country of Singapore, save for medical or dental purposes.

In 1994, an American visiting Singapore was sentenced to face 10 lashes for chewing gum in public. The cane was to be dipped in horse urine to infect the wound and create a scar. President Bill Clinton went to Singapore to stop the lashing but could only get the sentence reduced to 6 lashes.

This has been another Useless Fact.
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