"To prevent violence," it was at one time customary at certain phases of the moon to chain and flog inmates of England's notorious Bedlam Hospital.

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In Saudi Arabia, a woman reportedly may divorce her husband if he does not keep her supplied with coffee.

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In parts of Alaska, it's illegal to feed alcohol to a moose.

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Lawn darts are illegal in Canada.

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In some smaller towns in the state of Arizona, it is illegal to wear suspenders.

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In December 1997, the state of Nevada (USA) became the first state to pass legislation categorizing Y2K data disasters as "acts of God" protecting the state from lawsuits that may potentially be brought against it by residents in the year 2000.

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Women in Florida may be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer, as can the salon owner.

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During the time that the atomic bomb was being hatched by the United States at Alamogordo, New Mexico, applicants for routine jobs like janitors, were disqualified if they could read. Illiteracy was a job requirement. The reason: the authorities did not want their trash or other papers read.

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The son of a lowly bookie, Peter O'Toole attended a Catholic school where the nuns beat him to correct his left-handedness.

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Impotence is grounds for divorce in 24 U.S. states.

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