Interesting laws facts

September 1, 2009 | In: Science facts

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

The oldest recorded death sentence is contained in the Amherst papyri, dating to 1500 B.C., which listed Egyptian state trials. A teenaged male, convicted of “magic”, was sentenced to kill himself by either poison or stabbing.

In most American states, a wedding ring is exempt by law from inclusion among the assets in a bankruptcy estate. This means that a wedding ring cannot be seized by creditors, no matter how much the bankrupt person owes.

In 1666, a law was passed in England requiring all corpses to be buried in a wool shroud, thereby extorting support for Britain’s flagging wool industry, especially since the Black Death was devastating England at the time. The act was finally repealed 148 years later, in 1814.

According to law, no store is allowed to sell a toothbrush on the Sabbath in Providence, Rhode Island. Yet these same stores are allowed to sell toothpaste and mouthwash on Sundays.

In Virginia, the Code of 1930 has a statute which prohibits corrupt practices or bribery by any person other than political candidates.

For hundreds of years, the Chinese zealously guarded the secret of sericulture; imperial law decreed death by torture to those who disclosed how to make silk.

In Washington State, you can’t carry a concealed weapon that is over 6 feet in length.

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