legal facts

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    According to British law passed in 1845, attempting to commit suicide was a capital offense. Offenders could be hanged for trying.

    Christmas was once illegal in England.

    In Jasmine, Saskatchewan, it is illegal for a cow to moo within 300 km of a private home.

    53,312 inmate lawsuits were filed nationwide in 1995.

    A rape is reported every six minutes in the United States.

    A surfer once sued another surfer for """"stealing his wave."""" The case was thrown out because the court was unable to put a price on """"pain and suffering"""" endured by the surfer watching someone else ride """"his"""" wave.

    A Virginia law requires all bathtubs to be kept out in the yards, not inside the house.

    By law, information collected in a U.S. census must remain confidential for seventy-two years.

    Centuries ago in India, a person could get their nose chopped off for breaking the law.

    David Rice Atchinson was President of the United States for exactly one day. This happened due to a glitch in American law at the time.

    Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

    Elmo, a puppet from the children's television show """"Sesame Street,"""" testified on April 23,2002 during a House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education Appropriations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. He was testifying in favour of

    George Washington is the only man whose birthday is a legal holiday in every state of the U.S as of a few years ago.

    Impotence is legal grounds for divorce in 24 American states.

    In a tradition dating to the begining of the Westminster system of government, the bench in the middle of a Westminster parliarment is two and a half sword lengths long. This was so the government and oppositon couldn't have a go at each other if it all g
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