When Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon, he instantly gained celebrity status and became welcome almost everywhere on earth. Much to his surprise — and alarm […]
The Perplexing Problem of the Pickles that Wouldn’t Bounce
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 […]
Jokes About His Name Drove Him Bananas
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 […]
China Stops the Clock on Time Travel Movies
The government of China does not permit movies about time travel on the grounds that they are disrespectful toward history. Source
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 […]
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 […]
In Utah it is illegal to swear in front of a dead person.
Getting Your Choice Between a 3% and 30% Tax Rate
The nation of Mali has two income tax brackets — 3% and 30%. Which one would you fall in? That’s entirely up to you.
Roadbumps on the Highway to Dreamland
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 […]
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 […]
No Chasing Z’s on the Cheddar!
Under Illinois law (410 ILCS 650/9) it is illegal to take a nap in a cheese factory.
But Officer, I Thought I Was Only Going 55 When I Jumped From the Car!
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 […]
Continually Checking Under the Tailpipe is Exhausting
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
Lost an Arm? Here’s One Advantage You Gain
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