That’s a common urban legend, but not true. The place it refers to is the northernmost tip of Svalbard (an island in the arctic circle belonging to Norway). In that case, they do get rid of bodies and dying people by shipping them to Oslo, but it’s not illegal. They’ve used up all the cemetery space because it’s so cold there that bodies take a very long time to decompose. There are some bodies there from the 1912 influenza pandemic which could still possibly have the virus active, so they’re worried that exhuming the bodies at this point would allow the disease to come back.
It was a joke. If you die, you’re already dead and can’t be punished.
Until 2018, adultery was technically a criminal offence in India.
As per Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code, a husband could be the aggrieved party in the case his wife was having sexual relations with someone not the husband. In this case, the affair partner would be considered a criminal against the husband and could accordingly be punished. This was based on a systemic belief that a wife was the property of the husband. In any other case, there would be no crime.
Let’s say Alice & Bob are married. Now if Alice has an affair with Charlie, then Bob is the aggrieved party. He can file a criminal complaint against Charlie, and get Charlie imprisoned. Alice is considered Bob’s chattel, and by impugning her modesty, Charlie executed a crime against Bob.
If Bob has an affair with Denise, then whatever Alice thinks, nothing can happen to him. Because, as per the law, she cannot be the aggrieved party since Bob is not Alice’s chattel. Now, if Denise is unmarried, both can go scot-free. But if Denise is married to Edward, then Edward can do to Bob what Bob did to Charlie.
in 2018, The Supreme Court ensured that the law was certified unconstitutional since it was discriminatory based on sex. Adultery is no longer a criminal offence, but it remains grounds for civil litigation, like in cases of divorce.
There’s a scam in the U.S. or at least their used to be called the Melon Scam .apparently melons are expensive in Japan but cheap in U.S. so that a scammer would buy a watermelon and then “bump” into a Japanese tourist and “break” the watermelon and deemed the tourist pay for a replacement
The shortest war in history lasted for only 38 minutes. The whole thing was quite stupid overall.
Ketchup was once sold as medicine.
I am highly disappointed that your two facts are not connected…
Well, I don’t think I have two connected facts. I do have a few stupid laws though.
In Ohio, it is illegal to fish while sitting on a giraffe’s neck.
In Alaska, you are not allowed to get a moose drunk.
Orcas hunt moose.
The thumbs-up emoji is a left hand. The thumbs-down emoji is a right hand at a really weird angle.
Coca-Cola’s original Pemberton recipe called for 5 ounces of coca leaf (the source of cocaine) per gallon of syrup. A significant dose.
By 1903, that had reduced to 9mg/glass, and then the company started using spent coca leaves with trace amounts of cocaine only. By 1929, the spent leaves used had zero traces of cocaine.
There’s a tip in show business that if you’re a singer you want the audience looking up to you, but if you’re a comic you want the audience to be looking down at you. It’s what a film critic got told, by a comic -whom sometimes work at a casino in Vegas, and people kept trying to offer him double the money for doing a room in a hotel- but comics almost always failed in that room
There is a breed of pig with the Danish flag on it.
This is a Danish Protest Pig. At one point, Prussia forbade Danes living in North Frisia from flying the Danish flag. So instead, they bred the Protest Pigs and displayed the pigs instead of the flags.
Also, when Denmark was conquered by Nazi Germany, the flag was banned. So they put the flag on Christmas tree decorations because there was no law against those.
Pigeons can tell the difference between Picasso and Monet. Really, there have been studies that prove this.
A buttload is an actual unit of measurement.
I’m off to Taunton for the day.
WARNING. USEFUL FACT AHEAD!
I thought they smelled bad on the outside…
As of today, a place that I have never been more grateful to leave…
However, at 10:20 this morning I had a table mate with a spectator…
But I am glad to be home…
(Drink to be posted later…)
A group of hippos is called a bloat.
There’s a tiny home in Virginia called the “Spite House” because that’s why it was built.
Lewis Caroll 's name comes from Charles Dodgson’s first name (Charles) and his middle name (Lutewig) when translated it Latin and then back into English, and then reversed.
July is disability pride month.