Things You would not Believe are Legal around the World

Like the title suggests, you’d be surprised to know how many things that you feel are a strict violation of the law, are actually pretty much legal. While things as simple as a Kinder Surprise chocolate are banned in places because of the hard non-edible toy inside it, it so happens that a lot of others that may even pose a bigger danger, are in fact freely available to all. In this article, we list some of the things that you wouldn’t believe are legal.

There are currently no proper laws that prohibit the owning and use of flame throwers. While some countries do in fact have a law against processing such devices, many others do not, thus making it possible for you to freely use a device that can spit fire at others. 

It is a well-known fact that a lot of over the counter cough syrups can get the users high, especially children. This is because they usually contain either codeine or dextromethorphan. Many kids overdose on such medicine and as a result, many of them have been banned around the world. Codeine is now a strictly controlled substance, but Dextromethorphan is still surprisingly freely available in many states. It is also available to buy off the internet.

A Katana is a Japanese style long sword that costs about 500 dollars and is around 2feet in length. This lethal weapon is to this day legal in many regions and is accessible to all.

Surprising as it sounds, radioactive uranium is, in fact, legal to sell. You do not require a license for the same and are free to conduct any nuclear experiments with it. They often cost as less as 40 dollars and can be bought off many sites online. The description lists that it is only fit for experimental or educational use.

It is shocking to note that you can, in fact, buy dangerous Piranhas online for around 50 dollars in over 40 states in the US. And if this sharp-toothed fish and lethal fish don’t catch your fancy, you can, in fact, go for a tiger or other big cats that are legal to own in 7 states. Snakes and bears are other dangerous animals that you can own in some states as well.


Salvia Divinorum is a plant that once smoked can give the user an intense high of the likes of DMT, LSD etc. that are substances banned in most states today. It is surprising to note that Salvia Divinorum, on the other hand, is still legal in many places perhaps because salvia trips are very short and most side effects are gone within an hour of smoking it. However, because smoking this plant causes users to either lose consciousness or drift into an entirely different world made of fractal shapes, it has not yet been considered a ‘party drug’.