The World’s Most Hilarious Facts And Laws
Warning: be sure not to read this in the workplace, as these hilarious but true facts, laws and other tidbits will have you doubled over from laughter!
Fact One: There was a 19th century Native American tribal chief who went under the name, "Not Able to Fornicate."
Fact Two: A long time ago in Japan, a wife being left handed was grounds for divorce.
Fact Three: There is a law in the state of Idaho that does not permit one citizen to give another citizen a box of candy that is heavier than 50 pounds - now where exactly can you find a box of candy that large?
Fact Four: There was once a fish caught in Delaware Bay with a watch still ticking inside.
Fact Five: In Alabama, it is illegal to sell peanuts in Lee County after sundown on Wednesday.
Fact Six: In Canada, the color of a house and garage doors is regulated by city bylaws – and don’t even think about having a purple door, or you'll be slapped with a fine!
Fact Seven: From 1976 to 1987, there were no red-colored M&Ms.
Fact Eight: Unlike other four-legged animals, it is impossible for the kangaroo to walk backwards.
Fact Nine: Did you know that Wheel of Fortune beauty Vanna White holds a world record? She's put her hands together approximately 140,000 to clap!
Fact Ten: When Coca-Cola first started to be sold in China, the company used characters that would sound just like "Coca-Cola" when spoken. Unfortunately, what they turned out to mean was "Bite the wax tadpole". Not surprisingly, Coca-Cola did not sell well.
Fact Eleven: Teenage boys were often hired as telephone operators when telephone companies first began. However, this trend soon ended when these boys spent more time wrestling and pulling prank calls than actually working.
Fact Twelve: William Taft, the President of the United States from 1909 to 1913, was so large that he once got stuck in a White House bath tub.
Fact Thirteen: In the United Kingdom, no cows may be driven down a roadway between 10 am and 7 pm unless granted permission from the Commissioner of Police.
Fact Fourteen: How’s this for a catch-22? In Sweden, prostitution is legal; however, it is illegal to use the services of a prostitute.
Fact Fifteen: There were 43,687 toilet related accidents in the United States in 1996.