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In Alaska it is illegal to spot a moose for hunting purposes from the window of an airplane or any other flying vehicle.

A wedding ring is exempt by law from inclusion among the assets in a Bankruptcy estate. This means that a wedding ring cannot be seized by creditors, no matter how much the Bankrupt person owes.

Every citizen of Kentucky, U.S. is required by law to take a Bath once a year.

Private automobiles were forbidden on the island of Bermuda until 1948. This is one reason that there are still so many bicycles there.

It was illegal for women to wear buttons in fifteenth-century Florence.

In Idaho a citizen is forbidden by law to give another citizen a box of Candy that weighs more than 50 pounds.

In San Salvador drunk drivers are punished by death before a firing squad. At least in the US drunk driving defendants have the right to a legal defense and trial by jury. Look at this page to see the types crimes that criminal lawyers can handle.

In 1970 an Arizona lawyer named Russel H. Tansie filed a $100,000 damage suit against God. The suit was filed on behalf of Mr. Tansie's secretary, Betty Penrose, who accused God of negligence in His power over the weather when He allowed a lightning bolt to strike her home. Ms. Penrose won the case when the defendant tailed to appear in court. Whether or not she collected has not been recorded.

Impotence is grounds for divorce in twenty-four states in the United States.

Logan County, Colorado law states that it is illegal to kiss a woman while she is asleep.

Making A Living
The following means of Making A Living are, according to New York City statutes, illegal: The skinning of horses or cows, the burning of offal, the growing of ragweed, and the burning of bones.

Until 1834, it was forbidden for any soldier or Military unit of the U.S. Army to carry the American flag into battle. In 1834 the privilege was awarded to American artillery units only The Marine Corps could not carry the flag until late in 1876, the cavalry in 1887. Before these dates only regimental colors were taken to war.

According to the Recruitment Code of the U.S. Navy, anyone "bearing an obscene and indecent" tattoo will be rejected.

Before enactment of the 1978 law that made it mandatory for dog owners in New York City to clean up after their Pets, approximately 40 million pounds of dog excrement were deposited on the streets every year.

Polling Room
According to law in the state of Arkansas, "No person shall be permitted, under any pretext whatever, to come nearer than fifty feet of any door or window of any Polling Room, from the opening of the Polls until the completion of the count and the certification of the counted returns."

In New York State it is illegal to shoot at a Rabbit from a moving trolley car.

At one time it was illegal to tickle a woman in Virginia.

Legally, two automobiles do not have to come into direct contact for their drivers to be involved in a Traffic accident. According to the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Laws and Ordinances, if a driver contributes in any way to a crash, he or she is legally involved.

Women were not allowed to vote in France until 1944.

Wills & Probate
Itís unusual for the Portuguese to make wills, making the story of Luis Carlos de Noronha Cabral da Camara an exceptionally strange one.

13 years before his death, the Portuguese aristocrat randomly selected 70 people from a Lisbon telephone directory and with 2 witnesses present, left his entire estate to them. Understandably so, a large number of the chosen 70, were slightly dubious upon notification of their wind-fall.

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