Paul Martin, Prime Minister of Canada, has several hundred million dollars of his own money off shore to avoid Canadian taxes.
Why is a blackboard green?
More newborn infants have died after receiving vaccines than of the diseases they supposedly prevent.
Female nurse sharks have two wombs, each with about twenty baby sharks in each, they all have teeth and eat each other until there only remains one in each womb, then they are born.
Why do they use sterile needles for lethal injections?
In Knoxville, Tennessee, it is illegal to lasso fish.
In the Province of Quebec it is illegal to display advertisements in English.
In Texas, it's illegal to put graffiti on someone else's cow.
Texas law forbids carrying around a fence cutter or a pair of pliers that could cut fence.
The phrase "rule of thumb" is taken from an old English law stating that a husband could not beat his wife with anything thicker than his thumb.
It's against the law to catch fish with your bare hands in Kansas.
According to a british law passed in 1845, attempting to commit suicide was a capital offense. Offenders could be hanged for trying.
In the USA there is a law against sending buildings by mail. A man posted a 40,000 ton brick house across the state of Utah in 1916.
It is against the law to play dominoes in Alabama on Sundays.
Boston's Blue Laws were written on blue paper. Green cards, issued by the Immigration and Naturalization Service, are actually white.
Ridgeland, South Carolina, It's specifically against the law for a woman over 200 pounds and attired in shorts to be seen eating onions in a restaurant or any public picnic.
In Vermont, USA, it is illegal for women to wear false teeth without the written permission of their husbands.
Every Swiss citizen is required by law to have a bomb shelter or access to a bomb shelter.
If you live in Michigan, did you know it's illegal to place a skunk inside your bosses desk?
It is illegal to own a dog in Reykjavik
In Fairbanks, Alaska it is illegal to feed a moose alcoholic beverages.
In Fairbanks, Alaska it is illegal for a moose to walk on the side walk. This dates back to the early days if the town when the owner of the bar had a pet moose that he used to get drunk. The moose would then stumble around the town drunk. The only way the law makers could prevent this from happining was to create the law so the moose could not cross the sidewalk and get into the bar. [Source: Fairbanks Daily News Miner]
It is illegal to cross the state boundries of Iowa with a duck on your head.
In Indiana, it is illegal to ride public transportation for at least 30 minutes after eating garlic.
In Washington D.C. it's illegal to have a building taller than the Capitol.
It is illegal to hunt camels in the state of Arizona.
In Utah it is illegal to swear in front of a dead person.
In California, it is illegal to peel an onion in a hotel room.
Leonardo da Vinci was a reknowned grave robber. The desecration of the dead was highly illegal in his times, making the intricate studies of the human body he wanted to perform highly impossible legally. So he took to purchasing corpses from grave robbers to make those amazing anatomical studies. Also, his handwriting was written upside down and backwards. Leonardo da Vinci was also rumored to amuse court festivities by bending a steel rod into a pretzel. He was an architect, a painter, a scientist, an arms manufacturer, an adviser to at least two royal families, and a revolutionary military strategist.
It is against the law to whale hunt in Oklahoma.
(This state has no ocean)
Marijuana was legal in all of the united states until 1942. Among the reasons that it was outlawed was the fact that the production of hemp fiber was slowly out reaching the production of cotton and artificial fibers that were only half as strong. In the 1700's it was illegal NOT to grow marajuna because it was used as legal tender for trade with many countries.
Contrary to what many people believe, declawing a cat does not mean just removing the claw. It involves amputating the first joint of the cat's toe, and is excruciatingly painful. Approximately 50% of cats that are subjected to this procedure suffer complications, and often declawed cats will become biters, or refuse to use the litterbox. Declawing is illegal or banned in many countries and is considered animal abuse.
In Britian it is the law that every male between the ages of 10 and 18 must meet on a Sunday morning at the village green in order to practice archery.
In Athens, Greece, a driver's license can be lifted by the law if the driver is deemed either 'poorly dressed' or 'unbathed'.
In New Jersey, it's illegal to own a garbage disposal, even though everyone has one. Also, in California, Caller ID is illegal, and it IS enforced.
In Afghanistan it's against the law to fly a kite. To do so is punishable by whipping and imprisonment.
On the island of Jersey it's against the law for a man to knit during the fishing season.
In Michigan, it is illegal to chain an alligator to a fire hydrant.
In North Carolina, it is against the law to use elephants to plow cotton fields.
In New York City, one is forbidden from shooting rabbits from the back end of a Third Avenue streetcar when it is moving.
Donkeys are not allowed to sleep in bathtubs in Brooklyn, New York.
People can be fined, arrested or jailed for making ugly faces at a dog in Oklahoma.
Wallace, Idaho, decreed it is unlawful for anyone to sleep in a dog kennel.
In Alabama, no mules can be traded after supper when the sun has already gone below the horizon. And in Idaho, you can't buy or sell chickens after sundown without the sheriff's permission.
In Seattle, goldfish can ride the city buses in bowls only if they keep still.
Shock treatment for epilepsy was once administered by electric catfish!
A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
In Alabama it is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.
In Connecticut you are not allowed to walk across a street on your hands.
In Georgia it is illegal to say "Oh, Boy"
In Florida if an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.
In Illinois law prohibits eating in a place that is on fire.
In Louisiana it is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol.
It is illegal to kiss for more than one second.
It is illegal to mistreat oysters.
It is illegal to wash or scrub sinks, no matter how dirty they get.
It's also illegal to take a lion to the movies.
In Massachusetts it is illegal to take a bath unless one has been ordered by a physician to do so.
In Missouri it's illegal to sit on the curb of any city street and drink beer from a bucket.
In Nevada it is illegal to drive a camel on the highway.
In Nevada men who wear mustaches are forbidden from kissing women.
In Tennessee, it is illegal to shoot any game other than whales from a moving automobile. (No ocean access)
In Texas a recently passed anti-crime law requires criminals to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and to explain the nature of the crime to be committed...
Washington: All lollipops are banned.
No children may attend school with their breath smelling of "wild onions."
It is illegal for lions to run wild in the streets.
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