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China Bans Reincarnation Without Government Permission

Reading Time: 2 minutes China bans reincarnation for Buddhist monks in Tibet unless they get prior permission from the government. This surely can’t be true, can it? Well, it is true, and bizarre, but true nonetheless. It’s not exactly a new thing for governments to try to control certain aspects of peoples lives. The more totalitarian the government, the …

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Willie Nelson Has Smoked Weed on the White House Roof

Reading Time: 2 minutes According to his biography, Willie Nelson smoked weed on the roof of the White House. He accomplished this feat during the tenure of president Jimmy Carter. But how on Earth would a country singer such as Willie Nelson get to smoke weed on the White House roof? As the old saying goes, it’s not what …

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You Can Legally Marry A Dead Person In France

Reading Time: 2 minutes Would you marry a dead person? It’s kind of a strange question to ask, I know, but it appears as though it’s a legally accepted practice in France. When it comes to marriage it’s a common tradition for those exchanging marriage vows to pledge to stay married until “death do they part.” Once a partner …

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The Letters Q, W And X Were Illegal In Turkey Until 2013

Reading Time: 2 minutes Illegal letters in Turkey, what would you think I’m talking about? Correspondence between two ot more people? It certainly sounds like some from of censorship in the country regarding letters of communication, but the illegal letters in Turkey were actually letters of the alphabet, believe it or not. Could you imagine a situation in which …

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Illegal Not To Smile In Pocatello Idaho

Reading Time: 2 minutes Imagine this, it is actually illegal not to smile in Pocatello, Idaho. While the idea itself to try and make people more cheerful isn’t a bad one, making a law that forces people to smile isn’t the best way of achieving this goal. This particular local law is actually yet another case of a crazy law that was once enacted …

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Condoms Were Once Illegal In The United States

Reading Time: 2 minutes Condoms used to be illegal in the US, believe it or not, but it’s true. Even more surprising was the length of time that condoms were illegal in the US, over 50 years. It may seem fairly illogical in todays world to ban such a vital piece of health protection, but that’s just what happened …

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Kodak Nuclear Reactor Secretly Kept in Rochester New York

Reading Time: 2 minutes KODAK had a secret nuclear reactor stored in a basement in Rochester, New York, and no one knew about it. When you think about KODAK it’s hard not to think about cameras. It was their business, and their calling card. Just mention the name KODAK and people the world over know that you are talking about …

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Congress Was Banned from Wikipedia

Reading Time: 2 minutes In 2006 was the US Congress banned from Wikipedia? Yes, yes they were. Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, is one of the most visited websites in the world. It is a referencing tool that anyone with access to the internet can use for free. It has an extraordinary amount of information on just about anything, but …

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Atheists Are Excluded From Public Office In Tennessee

Reading Time: 2 minutes In Tennessee atheist are excluded from public office. This is not a joke, and is unconstitutional. But they aren’t the only group excluded. Read on to find out just how odd the laws for public office are in Tennessee. As we have seen in other facts, many laws around the world have some bizarre quirks in …

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