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Anyway, I was bored and thought that this topic would be a good idea, and if not, no harm done. But heres an interesting fact that not a lot of people know.

Back during the Salem Witch Trials harvests have been bad, and the usual crop, wheat, was not being grown because it was just too wet. Fortunately, rye grows really well when wet, therefore the residents then started to grow rye. Unfortunately and unknown to the public, rye cannot be stored when wet, and transforms. The rye that was stored grows fungus on the inside (I don't know if this fungus is visible or not) and this fungus, when ingested, acts in parallel with the commonly known drug of LSD. As well all know, LSD causes hallucinations, convulsions, saying random things, etc. So it is very easy for someone to think that someone who is on LSD is a witch, because he or she is saying random words while pointing at something that is merely a hallucination. Hence, lots of accused witches and deaths.

Another random fact would be that during the French Revolution, King Louis XVI was executed via guillotine. However, the King had a very large neck, and the guillotine got stuck about half way through his jaw and the executioner and a few others had to PUSH the guillotine through to decapitate his head. Which is really unfortunate, because the head retains consciousness for about 15 seconds after it is decapitated. Although, after the spinal cord was chopped through you lose your sense of touch.

Thats all I can think of right now, feel free to add more though. ^^

Edit: just made it flow easier, after reading it I kinda had some weird parts.
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Mind control doesn't more on people who think, or people who have no ability to think.
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interesting topic :)

-In Toronto, it is illegal to drag a dead horse to Yonge Street on Sundays, but it is allowed on every other day.
-In a place in US, the penalty for jumping off a building is death.
Cheap, I know. I'll add more when I remember them.

there are a bunch of weird laws in this site:
http://www.mundayweb.com/weirdlaws.php
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In Chico California, detonating an Atomic Bomb, is charged with a $500 Fine.
Not too bright, eh?
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since i live in canada:

28 FAILED NAMES FOR CANADA:

1. acadia
2. albertland
3. Albionara
4. Alexandrina
5.Aquilonia
6. Borealia
7. British North America
8 Brittanica
9. Cabotia
10. Colonia
11. Norland
12. Translantica
13. Victoria
14. Victorialand.
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Posted 12/28/06

DarkxDizi wrote:

In Chico California, detonating an Atomic Bomb, is charged with a $500 Fine.
Not too bright, eh?


well at least they have something in place I am sure that the 500 dollar fine will protect them lol
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10 LEAST INTELLIGENT DOGS

1. Afgan Hound
2. Basenji
3. Bulldog
4. chow chow
5. Borzoi
6. Bloodhound
7. Pekingese
8. Mastiff
9. Beagle
10. Basset Hound
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Its illegal to keep a certin type of fish in WV, but Bowa Constricters..are perfectly fine.
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I forget were (I think its Michigan) its illegal to sleep naked.

another place: (also can't remember) its illegal to leave your house, if you don't know where you're going.
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Shadow_Solder wrote:

Its illegal to keep a certin type of fish in WV, but Bowa Constricters..are perfectly fine.



hey those fish are reeking havoc they are worse than locus, at destorying the ecosystem
not that i care about the ecosystem
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MAXIMUM RECORD LIFESPAN OF ANIMALS:

1. TORTOISE: 188 years
2. HUMAN: 122 years and 5 months
3. FIN WHALE: 116 years
4. ELEPHANT (AFRICAN): 80 years
5. ALLIGATOR: 66 years
6. HORSE: 62 years
7. EAGLE: 56 years
8. CAMEL: 50 years
9. DOLPHIN: 50 years
10. GOLDFISH: 45 years
11. CAT: 34 years
12. PANDA: 30 years
13. DOG: 29 years and 6 months
14. Guinea Pig: 14 years and 10 months
15. MOLE: 5 years
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So many things are illegal because they were laws back during the start of the state, and it just takes too much time and money to get rid of the law and its easier just to not enforce it. For my city, its illegal for a bee to fly over it. Well, lets try enforcing that shall we?
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Housefly: 24 Hours
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If you want to lose weight, weigh yourself when there is a full moon. You'll weigh less.

Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep cool. He changed it every two innings.

Rats can have sex 20x per day. That means its possible for a pair to have 15,000 descendants in a year.

Cinderella's slippers were originally made of fur. They were changed to glass because of translating mistake presumably.

Kellogg's and Corn Flakes and Graham Crackers were originally marketed as remedies for chronic masturbation.

Diseases spread by fleas have killed more people then all the wars ever fought, combined.

- From the book, "So now you know..."
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it is illegal to sit on the curve or sidewalk in thousand oaks and in san fransisco its illegal to have sex with monarc butterflies
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