By law, information collected in a U.S. census must remain confidential for 72 years.
The mummified hand of a notary public, chopped off for falsely certifying a document, has been on display in the city hall of Munster, Germany, as a warning to other notaries for 400 years.
Found on Bat Man The Animated Series Armor Set Halloween costume box: "PARENT: Please exercise caution, mask and chest plate are not protective; cape does not enable wearer to fly."
It's illegal in Alabama to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church.
Found on a butane lighter: "Warning: Flame may cause fire."
A Venetian law decrees that all gondolas must be painted black. The only exceptions are gondolas belonging to high public officials.
During the time of Peter the Great, any Russian man who wore a beard was required to pay a special tax.
It is against the law to whale hunt in Oklahoma. (Think about it...)
In Atlanta, Georgia, it is illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or street lamp.
Chewing gum is outlawed in Singapore because it is a means of "tainting an environment free of dirt."