The year 1948 was monumental. Harry Truman won an upset victory over Thomas Dewey; Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated; the Marshall Plan was approved; and Alger Hiss was accused of spying for the […]
Growing up with the surname Banana could not have been easy. Just ask Canaan Sodindo Banana. One can only imagine the ribbing he received from classmates and neighborhood bullies. His name was […]
The government of China does not permit movies about time travel on the grounds that they are disrespectful toward history. Source
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 […]
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 […]
In Utah it is illegal to swear in front of a dead person.
The nation of Mali has two income tax brackets — 3% and 30%. Which one would you fall in? That’s entirely up to you. People registering at the tax office are simply told, […]
In Eureka, California, it is against the law to sleep on a public street. In addition to the possibility of getting tire treads on your face, you could be fined up to […]
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 […]
Under Illinois law (410 ILCS 650/9) it is illegal to take a nap in a cheese factory.
If you feel the urge to be a daredevil, you might want to steer clear of Glendale, California. City ordinances there make it illegal to jump from a motor vehicle that is […]
While you are not required to have a windshield on your car in Luxembourg, the law does mandate that you have windshield wipers. source
The law in Denmark requires all drivers to look under the car prior to starting the engine to make sure there isn’t anyone there. source
Switchblades are illegal to make, sell, distribute, or possess under U.S. federal law, except for members of the armed forces and by individuals with only one arm. 15 U.S.C. §§ 1242-1244