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Originally posted by VenusOnTheHalfShell
reply to post by Rising Against
So if these are indeed truly accurate, #13 makes all those folks that jumped from the twin towers on 9/11 guilty; and had they survived that ordeal, they would have been put to death? We americans are indeed ignorant beyond belief.
Originally posted by Now_Then
Awww you missed the best one off the list!
In Chico, California, it’s written as illegal to detonate a nuclear device within city limits under penalty of a $500 fine.
So don't do it!
Originally posted by hotpinkurinalmint
I wonder how many of these laws continue to be valid? I also suspect that some of them, like the rule about needing a hunting license to set a mouse trap in California, are made up. Many of the American laws would be unconstitutional and should have been repealed by the legislatures.
Originally posted by findlesticks
(3) Eating mince pies on Christmas Day is banned (Oliver Cromwell's doing)
It is a common myth that Cromwell personally ‘banned’ Christmas during the mid seventeenth century. Instead, it was the broader Godly or parliamentary party, working through and within the elected parliament, which in the 1640s clamped down on the celebration of Christmas and other saints’ and holy days, a prohibition which remained in force on paper and more fitfully in practice until the Restoration of 1660. There is no sign that Cromwell personally played a particularly large or prominent role in formulating or advancing the various pieces of legislation and other documents which restricted the celebration of Christmas,
MILAN: it is a legal requirement to smile at all times, except funerals or hospital visits