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100 Amazing Law Facts You May not Know  | Amazing Facts 4U

  1. Amazingly the Constitution of the United States does not contain the word ‘democracy.’
  2. By law, information collected in a U.S. census must remain confidential for 72 years.
  3. The amazing fact is that the green card is actually pink.
  4. In most American states, a wedding ring is exempt by law from inclusion among the assets in a bankruptcy. It cannot be seized by creditors.
  5. It is amazing to find that Two-thirds of the world’s lawyers live in the United States.
  6. It is an amazing fact that the murder rate in the United States is 200 times greater than in Japan.
  7. In Japan no private citizen can buy a handgun legally.
  8. It’s illegal for prisoners to vote, but they can amazingly run for President of the United States!
  9. The Twentieth Amendment USA states that the Congress must meet at least once a year.
  10. The amazing fact is that leaving America with more than $5.00 in pennies or nickels is a crime that could land you in jail for five years.
  11. It is amazing that throughout history, 80% of marriages have been to second cousins or closer!
  12. The people most often killed in robberies are the robbers.
  13. According to US laws, a beer commercial can never show a person actually drinking beer.
  14. In Britain, the law was changed in 1789 to make the method of execution hanging. Prior to that, burning was the modus operandi.
  15. In 1770 British parliament passed a law condemning lipstick saying that “Women found guilty of seducing man into matrimony by cosmetic means could be tried for witchcraft”
  16. Amazingly slavery was not made a statutory offense in the UK until April 6, 2010.
  17. The unit of measure of a foot was established by decree as one-third of arm of King Henry I of England which was 36 Inches.
  18. Suicide attempts were punished as crimes in England and Wales until 1961. Amazing fact is failed suicides were hanged in the 19th century.
  19. Amazingly William Tyndale was executed in 1536 for translating the Bible into English from its original Greek and Hebrew.
  20. An Amazing fact is that the queen of England does not have the right to vote in any British election.
  21. In the UK, children over 5 can legally drink so long as they are at home or at a friend’s house!
  22. All swans in England are the property of the queen.
  23. A married couple in the UK realized they were twins separated at birth! They were separated at birth and adopted by separate parents later married each other without realizing they were brother and sister. The siblings were recently granted an annulment in the high court’s family division.
  24. Divorce is legal in every nation in the world except in the Philippines and in Vatican City.
  25. Alexandria, Minnesota. If his wife so requests, law mandates that he must brush his teeth.
  26. In Arcadia, California peacocks have the right of way.
  27. Amazingly , under Arkansas law a man can legally beat his wife, but not more than once a month.
  28. In 1845 Boston had an amazing ordinance banning bathing unless you had a doctor’s prescription.
  29. In California you may not set a mouse trap without a hunting license.
  30. In California, community leaders passed an ordinance that makes it illegal for anyone to try and stop a child from playfully jumping over puddles of water.
  31. In L.A. it is against the law to complain through the mail that a hotel has cockroaches, even if it is true.
  32. In Los Angeles, you cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time.
  33. Amazingly peeling an orange in your hotel room is banned in California.
  34. Chicago law prohibits eating in a place that is on fire.
  35. China has banned reincarnation unless the government pre approves how you plan on being reborn!
  36. In Logan County Colorado, amazing fact is that it is illegal for a man to kiss a woman while she is asleep.
  37. It is illegal to swim during the daytime in a pool or river within the city limits of Durango, Colorado.
  38. If you live in Detroit and commit a crime, amazing thing is that you could go free if you agree not to hire a lawyer since there is shortage of public defenders!
  39. In Devon, Connecticut, it is unlawful to walk backwards after sunset.
  40. In Corning, Iowa, it is illegal to speak to anyone passing along the street or sidewalk.
  41. Members of the armed forces and the police can not vote in the Dominican Republic.
  42. In Florida , Women may be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer, as can the salon owner.
  43. In Florida , special law prohibits unmarried women (whether single, divorced or widowed) from parachuting on Sunday or she shall risk arrest, fine, and/or jailing.
  44. In 1863, Paul Hubert of Bordeaux, France, was sentenced to life in jail for murder. Amazingly after 21 long years, it was discovered that he was convicted of murdering himself.
  45. It is illegal to say “Oh, Boy” in Jonesboro, Georgia.
  46. In Germany, there is an amazing law that every office must have a view of the sky, however small.
  47. Breaking out of prison is not illegal in Germany! The amazing reason is that the Germans believe that it’s basic human instinct to be free. However there is a jail sentence of up to 5 years for helping someone in their attempt to escape!
  48. The system of democracy was introduced 2 500 years ago in Athens, Greece. The oldest existing governing body operates in Althing in Iceland. It was established in 930 AD.
  49. Guinness gave the world record for ‘most lawsuits filed’ to a man called Jonathan Lee Riches who has filed over 2600 federal lawsuits. He also sued Guinness for it!
  50. Amazingly in Halethrope Maryland , it is illegal to kiss for more than one second.
  51. In Hong Kong, a woman is allowed to kill her cheating husband, but she can only use her bare hands!
  52. Idaho state law makes it illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing less than fifty pounds.
  53. In Pocatello, Idaho, a law passed in 1912 provided that “The carrying of concealed weapons is forbidden, unless same are exhibited to public view.”
  54. A state law in Illinois mandates that all bachelors should be called master, not mister, when addressed by their female counterparts.
  55. In Indiana, citizens are not allowed to attend a movie house or theater nor ride in a public streetcar within at least four hours after eating garlic.
  56. Amazing fact is that in Israel, there’s no legal way for a man named Cohen to marry a divorced woman.
  57. Amazingly there was a time in Japan when wife being left handed was a ground for divorce.
  58. Kansas state law requires pedestrians crossing the highways at night to wear tail lights.
  59. The city of Kennesaw, Georgia has a law that every family must own a gun.
  60. In Kentucky by law, anyone who has been drinking is “sober” until he or she”can’t hold onto the ground.”
  61. A Kentucky law says that burglary can only be committed at night.
  62. In Kentucky, “No female shall appear in a bathing suit on any highway within this state unless she be escorted by at least two officers or unless she be armed with a club.” An amendment to the above legislation: “The provisions of this statuate shall not apply to females weighing less than 90 pounds nor exceeding 200 pounds, nor shall it apply to female horses.”
  63. It is against the law in the state of Kentucky to marry a man more than 3 times.
  64. In the state of Kentucky it is against the law to carry an ice cream in your back pocket.
  65. An amazing King County law states that it is illegal to sit on a man’s lap on a metro bus, unless you are married.
  66. In Massachusetts, snoring is prohibited unless all bedroom windows are closed and securely locked.
  67. In Memphis, Tennessee, it is illegal for a woman to drive a car unless there is a man either running or walking in front of it waving a red flag to warn approaching motorists and pedestrians.
  68. The government of Mexico imposes fines for individuals who perform their national anthem incorrectly.
  69. A Michigan state law stipulates that a woman’s hair legally belongs to her husband. Amazingly she isn’t allowed to cut her own hair without her husband’s permission.
  70. In Milan, Italy, there is a law on the books that requires a smile on the face of all citizens at all times. Exemptions include time spent visiting patients in hospitals or attending funerals.
  71. It’s against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska. You can be arrested for offence committed by children.
  72. Boulder city Nevada, is the only place left in the state where gambling is illegal. The government did not want workers on the Hoover Dam to gamble their money away.
  73. In Newada, It is illegal to drive a camel on the highway.
  74. In Eureka Newada, an amazing law forbids men who wear mustaches to kiss women.
  75. New Hampshire law forbids you to tap your feet, nod your head, or in any way keep time to the music in a tavern, restaurant, or cafe.
  76. Amazingly it is illegal to wear a bullet proof jacket while committing a murder in New Jersey.
  77. It’s against the law in North Dakota to go to bed wearing shoes.
  78. Any North Koreans who escape to South Korea are awarded free citizenship.
  79. In Oklahoma , violators can be fined, arrested or jailed for making ugly faces at a dog.
  80. In Oklahoma , dogs must have a permit signed by the mayor in order to congregate in groups of three or more on private property.
  81. An Oregon man was jailed and fined $ 1500 for collecting rainwater . Rainwater is considered ‘Property of the state”
  82. In Pennsylvania , no man may purchase alcohol without written consent from his wife.
  83. The state law of Pennsylvania prohibits singing in the bathtub.
  84. Farmer’s anti automobile society in Pennsylvania passed law :  “If a driver sees a team of horses, he is to pull to one side of the road and cover his machine with a blanket or dust cover that has been painted to blend into the scenery.” and  “In the event that a horse refuses to pass a car on the road, the owner must take his car apart and conceal the parts in the bushes.”
  85. In San AntonioTexas , it is illegal for both sexes to flirt or respond to flirtation using the eyes and/or hands.
  86. Amazingly in Singapore, you can’t walk in your own house naked. If caught , penalty is $ 1136.
  87. It’s against the law to slam your car door in Switzerland.
  88. Texas city ordinance states that a person cannot go barefoot without first obtaining a special five-dollar permit.
  89. An Amazing Texas law that when two trains meet each other at a railroad crossing, each shall come to a full stop, and neither shall proceed until the other has gone.
  90. Amazingly in Texas , 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.
  91. In Texas, it is illegal to shoot a buffalo from a hotel room.
  92. In Turkey during the 16th and 17th centuries, anyone caught drinking coffee was put to death.
  93. In Utah , birds have the right of way on all highways.
  94. In Utah , a husband is responsible for every criminal act committed by his wife while she is in his presence.
  95. In Vermont , it is illegal to paint a horse in Vermont.
  96. It’s illegal to tickle a women in Virginia.
  97. It’s illegal in Wilbur, Washington, to ride an ugly horse.
  98. There was a law on the books in Washington state that stated that a motorcar driven at night must be preceded by something like 100 yards by a man carrying a lantern.
  99. In Seattle, Washington, it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon that is over six feet in length.
  100. it is an offence in Washington state to pretend your parents are rich.

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