Vermont, Alaska, Hawaii, and Maine are the four states in the U.S. that do not allow billboards.

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Women were banned by royal decree from using hotel swimming pools in Jidda, Saudi Arabia, in 1979.

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Margaret Sanger was jailed for a month, in 1917, in a workhouse for founding a clinic that dispensed contraceptives.

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In most places, when a drawbridge is open, the only land vehicle that can claim priority over boats is a truck hauling the US mail. This option is seldom if ever exercised, of course.

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The murder rate in the Unted States is 200 times greater than in Japan. In Japan no private citizen can buy a handgun legally.

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Every citizen of Kentucky is required by law to take a bath at least once a year.

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Found on Axius Sno-Off Automobile Windshield cover: "Caution: Never drive with the cover on your windshield."

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Found on the handle of a hammer: "Caution: Do not use this hammer to strike any solid object."

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In 1968, a convention of beggars in Dacca, India, passed a resolution demanding that the minimum amount of alms be fixed at 15 paisa (three cents).

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No building in DC may be taller than 13 floors. This is so that no matter where in the city you are, you can see the monument to our first president, Washington.

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