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12 Quirky Facts

Published by complexbanana in Random
October 8th, 2007

Do you know the best way to start your day? With a bit of completely random trivia that will be of no use to you whatsoever!

  1. Did you know that if you live in Siena (Italy) it is illegal to be a prostitute (but only if your name is Mary)!
  2. Did you know that if you live in Hong Kong you are allowed to murder your cheating husband (but only with your bare hands)!
  3. Did you know that if you live in Liverpool (England) you are allowed to be a topless saleswoman (but only if you work in a tropical fish store)!
  4. Did you know that if you live in Paraguay you may duel (but only if you and your opponent are both blood donors)!
  5. Did you know that if you live in Alaska you may shoot bears (but waking a bear to take a photo isn’t allowed)
  6. Did you know that for there are five times as many porn websites as there are normal!
  7. Did you know that in the Greek national anthem there are 158 verses (no one in Greece knows them all though)!
  8. Did you know the name Wendy was invented for Peter Pan, no one had heard of it before!
  9. Did you know that until the 1960’s you weren’t allowed in Disneyland if you were a man with long hair!
  10. Did you know that in Finland Donald Duck comics were banned once because he doesn’t wear any pants!
  11. Did you know that the word gymnasium means “to exercise naked” in Greek!
  12. Did you know that a pregnant woman was once accused falsely of shoplifting a basketball!

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  1. R. Dereks
    Posted June 27, 2008 at 11:25 am

    Nice article!

    Just thought I’d say that I’m not sure about 2, as I could not find any references to it on http://www.legislation.gov.hk.

  2. sylvia
    Posted February 13, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Loved it!
    Very hilarious

  3. Posted February 18, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Whether they are true or not I am not sure. But you have made me laugh very much. Very quirky facts indeed. Nice article.

  4. Posted February 24, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Thanks very much for the comments

  5. Posted February 28, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    These are certainly strange facts.Some of these old laws are unimaginable now.Makes us wonder why they were ever passed.

  6. riezl
    Posted March 27, 2011 at 6:34 am

    funtastic! =)

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