Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Interesing Facts About Laws
During the eighteenth century, laws had to be brought in to curb the seemingly insatiable appetite for gin amongst the poor. Their annual intake was as much as five million gallons.
In France, it is illegal for a person to kiss another on railways.
Interesting Facts is that By law, employees do not have to wash hands after sneezing.
The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
It's against the law to catch fish with your bare hands in Kansas.
Interesting Facts is that It's against the law to burp, or sneeze in a certain church in Omaha, Nebraska.
It was once against the law to slam your car door in a city in Switzerland.
It was once against the law to have a pet dog in a city in Iceland.
According to a British law passed in 1845, attempting to commit suicide was a capital offense. Offenders could be hanged for trying.