Why did carrots become a fruit?

Why did carrots become a fruit?

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It has recently become very popular on the Internet to laugh at absurd American laws. It turns out that not only Americans are the authors of the most ridiculous bans and rules. From time to time, officials of the European Union are also surprised by stupid laws.

We present to your attention 9 ridiculous laws in force in the European Union.

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Why did carrots become a fruit?

1. Legally, a carrot has turned from a vegetable into a fruit.

According to EU officials, carrots should be considered a fruit. Why do you ask, because carrots are not the fruit of a tree or a bush? The reason is quite trivial - one of the Portuguese national products is carrot jam. And since the European Union subsidizes the production of jams only from fruits, the Portuguese asked for the “retraining” of carrots from vegetable to fruit and received the consent of officials.

Why did carrots become a fruit?

2. How did a snail turn from a shellfish into a fish?

You can probably guess that this is the work of the French. Everyone knows their love for gourmet dishes, one of which is the escargot of grape snails. And here again, the monetary question arose, since fish farming in the EU is subsidized, but snails are not. Therefore, the French lobbied in the bureaucratic lobby of the European Union for the snail-fish issue and were very successful in this.

Why did carrots become a fruit?

3. Students cannot eat lunch in their faculty building.

This is the Medical University in Bialystok. This is because the faculty received funding from a European fund and, in accordance with the rules, cannot receive any profit for five years from the date of opening. And this concerns not only the lease of classrooms and classrooms but also the placement inside its various gastronomic facilities: a cafe, a canteen, etc. Therefore, students will have to go hungry for another 5 years or bring food with them.

Why did carrots become a fruit?

4. All cigarettes in the EU must be self-extinguishing.

If you do not inhale on the cigarette for a few seconds, it should go out on its own. These standards were introduced with the aim of reducing the number of fatalities as a result of fires resulting from abandoned cigarette butts. The law seems to be good, it takes care of the smoking masses. However, according to doctors, this can only harm the smokers themselves, since now they will have to inhale more often and twice as much.

Why did carrots become a fruit?

5. The heating radiator should be at a distance of 6 centimeters from the wall - no more, no less.

One of the European directives requires radiators to be moved at a distance from the wall from 4 to 6 centimeters. This change is dictated by concern for the good condition of the walls of buildings. These two centimeters, according to EU officials, are of key importance for the walls.

Why did carrots become a fruit?

6. If you bought milk, and it turned out to be subsidized (I wonder if they write about this on the packaging?), Then according to one of the EU directives this milk is prohibited ... to boil.

Why did carrots become a fruit?

7. You can climb a tree only with a certificate that confirms your ability to climb trees.

This absurdity was faced by Chris Baker, an electronic engineer while installing video cameras in trees. He was asked if he can climb trees and was asked to present an official certificate that would confirm such abilities.

Why did carrots become a fruit?

8. To be a banana, a banana must be crooked.

After eight years of relentless protests, EU law, according to which it was the angle of curvature of a given fruit that determined whether it was a banana or not, has finally been repealed. What a relief for bananas!

Why did carrots become a fruit?

9. Galoshes cannot be sold ... without instructions.

All manufacturers in the EU have been obliged to accompany this rubber pair of shoes with multi-page instructions for use, cleaning, and storage, as well as information on how to choose the right galoshes by size. Why galoshes became so special, while other types of shoes were deprived - is not clear.

Keywords: Carrots | Fruits | Nature | Plants | Food | American laws | Facts | Positive | Europe | America

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