In Italy it is now a criminal offense for a man to grab or scratch his crotch in public, even if it's over his clothing. Apparently, crotch-grabbing is is a traditional, superstitious practice — called Io mi tocco i (I touch my) LOL! — akin to crossing fingers, whenever a hearse drives by or an illness is discussed. No mention was made about whether women are still allowed to grab themselves. [Guardian]