French workers legally required to quit at 6 PM…

Relaxing in a French cafeFrench workers legally required to quit at 6 PM. A labor agreement in France states that employees must ignore their bosses’ work emails once they are out of the office and relaxing at home – even on their smartphones.

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Germany has a “Codetermination” law…

Codetermination-smallGermany has a “Codetermination” law that balances the interests of workers and capitalists by allowing workers to elect half the board directors in any corporation larger than 2000 people. In corporations between 500 and 2000 people, the workers can elect 1/3 of the board of directors.

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In Japan it is illegal to dance after midnight…

no-dancing-smallIn Japan it is illegal to dance after midnight. Nightclubs are routinely raided by the police, and undercover agents go in and check if people are dancing.

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Indiana State Congress once tried to legislate…

piIndiana State Congress once tried to legislate the value of Pi at 3.2 instead of 3.14159… . The Indiana State House of Representatives passed the bill, but when it got to the senate it was rejected because a math professor had coached the senators on why it was wrong.

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