Law and politics facts

Steve Wozniak Was Arrested for Building a Fake Bomb

Would you believe that Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak was arrested for building a fake bomb while he was in high school? For such an innocent and cheerful looking man, this would at first seem impossible, or at least improbable. But if you take the word of the man himself, and some others, this really happened. Steve Wozniak is best known as one of the co-founders of tech giant Apple. It was his personal development of the Apple I computer, and the genius of Steve Jobs in identifying that Wozniak’s homemade computer was something that had never been seen before, that launched him ... Read more

One of the First People Executed in the American Colonies Was Executed for the Crime of Bestiality

One of the first, but not the first person executed in the colonies was a teenager who committed the crime of buggery. Now, for those who are not sure what buggery is we can inform you that the crime is more commonly known today as bestiality, although it isn’t exactly a crime in all states. In fact, it can even deliver some amusing penalties for the convicted, just like this one. Enough of that for now. How about we get a little more into this most unusual of executions. While many sources incorrectly attribute the first person executed in the ... Read more

Sunandha Kumariratana, the Queen of Thailand, Drowned While Her Subjects Watched Because They Were Forbidden to Touch Her

In 1880, Sunandha Kumariratana, the queen of Thailand, drowned helplessly as her able bodied subjects simply watched from safety. This surely has to be one of the oddest things for a person to do. It’s part of our basic instinct to help someone who is in imminent danger. Yet Sunandha Kumariratana, the queen of Thailand drowned. So why did her subjects sit back and watch her perish, knowing full well what was happening? Simple put, they feared for their own life. Over time we have become well aware of odd deaths throughout history. Some of them, such as poor Frank Hayes, defy belief. ... Read more

16 Strange but True Legal Facts, the Odd Things That Have Occurred in Legal Circles

NEXT PAGE If there is one thing that can be peculiar, it’s the law. From weird laws to utterly humorous events, the law has something for everyone. But sometimes things can be so wacky that they make us all stand up and pay attention. So with no more ado, here are 16 strange but true legal facts, or things that have actually happened in the legal world. 1 The US Government Poisoned Alcohol During Prohibition Leading our list of strange but true legal facts is the case of poisoning alcohol during Prohibition. Prohibition was one of the most unpopular laws that ... Read more

England Banned Christmas in 1647

I have only one phrase to describe this action. Bah humbug. England banned Christmas in 1647! That’s right, a Christian country which was under the rule of possibly the most puritan leadership that the country has ever experienced, banned one of the most holy days on the Christian calendar. What was their deal? Were they secretly plotting against the church, or were they just a bunch of no fun kill joys? On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me… We all know the Christmas jingle (search YouTube for the Irish 12 days of Christmas), and it really ... Read more

12 Million Americans Think That Reptilian Aliens Run Our Government

Congress in the United States always seems to have a very low approval rating, but did you know that it’s not just democrats and republicans that the good people of the US are afraid of? According to a recent poll conducted by Public Policy Polling (PPP) and released by The Wire twelve million people think that alien reptilians have infiltrated our Government and are gaining power to take over the world. They are supposedly an evil alien race that can shape-shift into human form in order to gain the power they need to enslave the human race according to leading ... Read more

Baby Walkers Are Banned in Canada

Only in Canada, eh. Baby walkers are banned in Canada. Seriously, they really are. Not only are they banned, but the penalties for owning and the sale and distribution of them are severely harsh, even for private homes, lawn sales and flea markets. But the ban got me thinking. Why are baby walkers banned in Canada? They are used the world over, and babies certainly enjoy using them. They don’t look all that criminal, and they certainly aren’t addictive. I even used them for my own children, which I guess makes me relieved that I’m not Canadian. If you don’t know what ... Read more

Woody Harrelson’s Father Was a Hitman

The father of actor Woody Harrelson was a cold blooded killer. For one of the most recognizable actors in Holly wood, this hardly seems at all possible. Harrelson was after all an Academy Award nominee for best actor. But what he has done in his own life has nothing at all to do with the donor of half of his DNA. The actors father, Charles Voyde Harrelson, was born in 1938 in Texas. By all accounts his life was relatively normal, and a life of crime seemed as far fetched for the young man as anyone else. To tell you the ... Read more

Charlie Chaplin’s Dead Body Was Stolen and Held for Ransom

Far out. Famous star of silent movies, Charlie Chaplin, was abducted and held for ransom. If you’re wondering how a celebrity managed to be taken hostage, and practically no one know about it, well not even he knew about it. The reason being that Charlie Chaplin’s dead body was stolen and held for ransom. Say what?!? As far as unusual acts go, this is by far one of the weirdest things that I have ever encountered. I’d have to say that it is even weirder than this ritual, or even this bizarre practice. The reason I think it is weird ... Read more

Nutmeg is Illegal in Saudi Arabia

How very peculiar. Nutmeg is illegal in Saudi Arabia. This would no doubt come as a surprise to many who use this spice for the flavoring of food. It’s hardly the most disturbing product that you can store in your kitchen, or is it? Once you learn a little more about the spice you will no doubt understand why the notoriously strict Saudi Arabia has made nutmeg illegal in the country. Nutmeg is a popular kitchen spice that is traditionally grown in Indonesia and Grenada. It comes from the Myristica fragrans tree, which also is the source for mace. Both spices ... Read more