Government: Reaching Into the Grave and Beyond….

The People's Republic of China prohibits reincarnation without prior permission of the government. The 14-part regulation issued by the State Administration for Religious Affairs is aimed at limiting the influence of Tibet’s exiled god-king, the Dalai Lama, and at preventing the re-incarnation of the revered monk without approval from Beijing. source

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Scotland Did Not Always Give Sports a Sporting Chance

Scotland is known for its passionate football (American soccer) fans, and it is recognized as the birthplace of golf and home to the most famous golf courses in the world. Did you know that both sports were once illegal throughout the land? King James I outlawed football with the Football Act of 1424. It was... Continue Reading →

Now Free to Pursue E.T.

As of 1991, U.S. citizens are free to pursue contact with extraterrestrial beings or their vehicles without legal repercussions. On July 16, 1969 -- the same day Apollo 11 departed for the moon --  the "Extraterrestrial Exposure Law" (C.F.R. Title 14, Section 1211) was adopted. This law was in response to concerns about contamination that... Continue Reading →

Would They Let You Name Your Baby “Red Tape”?

Choosing a baby's name is exciting. If you live in Denmark, it is also complicated. Danish law requires that parents choose a child's name from an approved government list. Any exceptions must be approved by appropriate authorities. The list of pre-approved names of 7,000 mostly West European and English names -- 3,000 for boys, 4,000 for... Continue Reading →

Hey, I May Be A Sleazy Drug Dealer, But At Least I Pay My Taxes!

In 2005 Tennessee began requiring drug dealers to anonymously pay taxes on any illegal substances they sold. Commonly known as "The Crack Tax," it allowed the state to collect revenue from any drug dealer who was arrested without proof of having paid the tax. In 2009 the state's supreme court found the law unconstitutional. source

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