Will you save your mother or girlfriend in case of a deadly fire? This tricky question was asked to hundreds of thousands of trainee lawyers and judges taking China’s National Judicial Exam which is designed to assess whether the examinee is qualified to practice law in China or not.
The question went like this: If a person is capable of saving his mother but saves his girlfriend instead, is he committing a crime of non-action?
Option C told the story of a man who chose to save his girlfriend from a burning building over his mother, saying his actions amounted to a criminal failure to act.
While the exam has replaced water with a fire, the question is very similar to the hypothetical question about choosing between saving a drowning mother or a girlfriend – a question often asked by girlfriends that ends up putting guys in an awkward dilemma.
The Ministry of Justice later published the answer on September 24, saying that the man would be committing a crime of non-action if he chose his girlfriend over his mother, the Global Times reported.
According to the law in China, a son is obligated to save his mother, not his girlfriend.
The question sparked discussion on social media with some citizens agreed with the answer, saying that it would be heartless to leave their mother in danger. Some others felt that the law is unjust.
Here are some other strange/stupid laws you should know about:
Divorce is illegal in Philippines
You’re still not allowed to get a divorce in Philippines and Vatican. These are the only two countries in the world where divorce is illegal.
It is illegal to die in Parliament
Well, that’s Great Britain, But whom will they sue, dead body or what? Anyway, the rule was removed recently.
In France, wearing pants is illegal for women
After 214 yrs, the law was finally revoked by the French Govt.
Women are not allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia
Only country in the world where it actually believed that “women can drive you crazy”.
In Minnesota, after gender, here comes the “Under Bias”
You cannot hang women and men underwear together on the same washing line.
In Japan, being obese is a criminal offence
Yes, that’s the same country from where the world got to know about Sumo wrestling!
If you are not ‘full’ after the meal, you can walk away without paying the bill in Denmark
Den’mark’ kidhar hai?, Ab Teja Udhar hee hai…
In Singapore, it illegal to chew gum
Since 1992, it is illegal in Singapore. Only nicotine gums are allowed but only in cases prescribed by doctors.
It is illegal to make funny faces at dogs in Oklahoma
Yes, you could be fined or jailed for making the dog feel that you are being stupid.