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Laws Everyone Should Know


Unless you have a doctor's note, it's illegal to buy ice cream after 6 PM in New York.

In Kentucky, it is illegal to transport an ice cream cone in your pocket.

In St. Louis, it's illegal to sit on the curb of any city street and drink beer from a bucket.

If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle in Florida, USA.

In Lang, it is illegal to ride a mule down Main Street in August, unless the animal is wearing a straw hat.

In Miami, it's illegal for men to be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.

In Mesquite, it is illegal for children to have unusual haircuts.

It is considered "simple assault" to bite someone in New Orleans; it is "aggravated assault" if the biter has false teeth.

In Illinois, Chicago, it is illegal to take a French poodle to the Opera.

In Charleston, all carriage horses must wear nappies.

It's illegal in Alabama for a driver to be blindfolded whilst driving a vehicle.

In California, animals in their mating season are banned from within 1,500 feet of a school or a place of worship.

In Florida, unmarried women cannot parachute on a Sunday, it's against the law.

It's also illegal to sing in a public area whilst wearing a swimming costume in Florida.

In Nebraska, it's illegal for a bar owner to sell beer unless they are simultaneously brewing a kettle of soup.

In New York, it's illegal to flirt and there is a fine of £25.

It's also illegal in New York to throw a ball at someone's head for fun.

In North Dakota, it's illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on.

In New York, the penalty for jumping off a building is death!



Hahaha...... Whoever thought up these laws had an awful lot of time on their hands!!



Why? Oh Why!!


Whose cruel idea was it for the word "lisp" to have an "s" in it?

Since light travels faster than sound, is that why some people appear bright until you hear them speak?

How come abbreviated is such a long word?

If it's zero degrees outside today and it's supposed to be twice as cold tomorrow, how cold is it going to be?

Since Americans throw rice at weddings, do Asians throw hamburgers?

Why are they called apartments, when they're all stuck together?

Why do banks charge you a "non-sufficient funds fee" on money they already know you don't have?

When two airplanes almost collide why do they call it a near miss?? It sounds like a near hit to me!!

Do fish get cramps after eating?

What's another word for thesaurus?

What would we have called the color orange if it wasn't a fruit?

After eating, do amphibians have to wait one hour before getting out of the water?

How can there be self-help "groups"?

If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?

Instead of talking to your plants, if you yelled at them would they still grow, but only to be troubled and insecure?

Is there another word for synonym?





More Very Random Facts....


In the ancient Greek city-state of Sparta, if a man was not married by age 30, he would not be allowed to vote or watch athletic events involving nude young men.

In playing poker, there is one chance in 500 of drawing a flush.

In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes when you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. That's where the phrase, "goodnight, sleep tight" came from.

In Saratoga, Florida it is illegal to sing while wearing a bathing suit.

In Salem, Massachesetts sleeping in the nude in a rented room is forbidden, even for married couples.

Alekthophilia is the love of chickens.

After spending hours working at a computer display, look at a blank piece of white paper. It will probably appear pink.

Adding sugar to coffee is believed to have started in 1715, in the court of King Louis XIV, the French monarch.

According to an Old English system of time units, a moment is considered to be one and a half minutes.

According to a recent survey, more Americans lose their virginity in June than any other month.

According to a global survey in 1997 by Durex Condoms Canadians are the world's fourth worst lovers. The worst three slots belong to South Africa, Russia, and Poland.

Absolutely pure gold is so soft that it can be molded with the hands.

Abraham Lincoln's ghost is said to haunt the White House.

About a third of all Americans flush the toilet while they're still sitting on it.

About 200,000,000 M&Ms are sold each day in the United States.

ABBA GOLD has been in the UK charts for over 280 weeks, thats over 5 years

On average, every chocolate bar contains at least three insect legs.

A dentist invented the Electric Chair.

The song "When Irish Eyes are smiling" was written by George Graff, who was German, and was never in Ireland in his life.



Don't think you can get any more random than the above facts!



Actual Superstitions!


1. A single magpie is considered a sign of bad luck. A Guide to the Scientific Knowledge of Things Familiar recites an old proverb concerning the incidence of bad weather when magpies forage alone and a possible scientific explanation for this.

2. According to an age old custom, carrying a dead shrew in your pocket wards off rheumatism!

3. Amber beads, worn as a necklace, can protect against illness or cure colds.

4. An acorn at the window will keep lightning out

5. An acorn should be carried to bring luck and ensure a long life.

6. At times, a horseshoe may be found above doorways. When positioned like a regular 'U' it supposedly collects luck. However, when it is positioned like an upside-down 'U' the luck supposedly drains.

7. Before traveling a person should, apparently, sit on their luggage. (Russia)

8. Breaking a mirror is said to bring bad luck for 7 years. To "undo" this, take the shards of glass and bury them underneath the moonlight. In ancient times, the mirror was said to be a window to the viewer's soul.

9. Collect seven or nine different flowers on midsummer eve and place them under your pillow and it is said that you will dream of your future spouse. (Sweden)

10. If one walks underneath an open ladder it is said to bring bad luck. Sometimes it is said that this can be undone by immediately walking backwards back underneath the ladder.

11. In some parts of England, rum is used to wash a baby's head for good luck.

12. It is bad luck to put new shoes on a bed (or a table) (comes from the tradition of dressing a corpse in new clothes and shoes and laying them out so everyone can give their respects) - (UK)

13. Many believe that if all of the candles on a birthday cake are blown out with one breath, while making a silent wish, the wish will come true.

14. Once a wedding ring has been placed on the finger, it is considered bad luck to remove it.

15. Opening an umbrella indoors is said to result in 21 days of bad luck. Some traditions hold that it is only bad luck if the umbrella is placed over the head of someone while indoors.

16. Placing a hat on the bed is, apparently, bad luck. (South Carolina)

17. Placing keys on a table is considered unlucky. (Sweden)

18. Some motorcycle enthusiasts hang a biker's bell from a portion of their bike to protect themselves from evil road spirits.

19. The superstitious symbolism of a black cat crossing one's path is dependent upon culture: some cultures consider this a sign of impending bad luck, while some cultures consider this a sign of impending good luck.

20. There are numerous sailors' superstitions, such as: it is considered bad luck for a ship to set sail on a Friday, to bring anything blue aboard, to stick a knife into the deck, to leave a hatch cover upside-down, to say "pig", or to eat walnuts aboard.

21. Two people breaking a wishbone is said to lead to good luck for the person with the larger piece.

22. When you speak of bad luck, it is said that one should always knock on wood. Also knocking when speaking of good luck apparently helps with having good luck. This is an old Celtic tradition related to belief of wood spirits.



VeryHappyPig believes in every single one of these superstitions now I'm off to get me some amber beads, acorns, a dead shrew, a horseshoe, flowers, rum......



Facts To Amaze You.....


If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on your right side. If you are left handed, you will tend to chew your food on your left side.

If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. For when a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.

Your tongue is germ free only if it is pink. If it is white there is a thin film of bacteria on it.

The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.

Dalmatians are born without spots.

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

The reason honey is so easy to digest is that it’s already been digested by a bee.

Every time you sneeze some of your brain cells die.

Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart

When you blush, the lining of your stomach also turns red.

When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red.

The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting.

Human hair and fingernails continue to grow after death.

Colgate faced big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking countries. Colgate translates into the command “go hang yourself.”

There are 1,792 steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower.

The sound you hear when you crack your knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting.



VeryHappyPig is amazed.... at how completely useless this information is!!



Good Inventions?




VeryHappyPig is not so sure!



Did You Know . . . ???


In the Andes, time is often measured by how long it takes to smoke a cigarette

Scarlett O'Hara, the heroine of Margret Mitchell's 'Gone With The Wind' was originally named Pansy.

According to research women are enticed to buy more if they hear the clicking of heels on the floor

Hyperpolysyllabicomania is a fondness for big words.

In the early days of film making, the people who worked on the sets were called movies. The films were called motion pictures.

If you suffer from geophagia then you have a compulsive urge to eat soil.

The life of an eyelash is about 6 weeks.

You use an average of 43 muscles for a frown and you use an average of 17 muscles for a smile, and they say every two thousand frowns creates one wrinkle.

You will have to walk 80 kilometers for your legs to equal the amount of exercise your eyes get daily.

A greenfly born on a Tuesday can be a grandparent by Friday

Paraskavedekatriaphobia is the extreme fear of Friday the 13th.

The average driver will be locked out of their car nine times during their life time (and that includes men!).

Your hearing is less sharp after eating too much.

If you take any number, double it, add 10, divide by 2, and subtract your original number, the answer will always be 5.

The buzz generated by an electric razor in America is in the key of B flat. In the UK, it is in the key of G.

The average elephant produces 50lb of dung a day

On average women speak 7000 words per day, where as men speak just over 2000

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair

Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

The clinical term for a hairy buttocks is "daysypgal."



These are all very important pieces of information and veryhappypig is especially proud to be able to bring them to you!!



Great Invention??


A compactable set of table and chairs. Great idea but very weird looking, don't you think?



VeryHappyPig is in two minds about getting a set of these!



More Why!?


If the sky is the limit, then what is space, over the limit?

Are children who act in rated 'R' movies allowed to see them?

Can you make a candle out of your earwax?

When French people swear do they say pardon my English?

Aren't the 'good things that come to those who wait' just the leftovers from the people that got there first?

If the swat team breaks down your door do they have to replace it later?

"Cute as a button" Is that supposed to be a compliment? Since when are buttons cute?

Can you breathe out of your nose and mouth at the same time?

Are marbles made of marble?

Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, "I think I'll squeeze these dangly things here and drink what comes out"? And also along those same lines, who was the first person to say, "See that chicken over there ... I'm gonna eat the first thing that comes out if its butt"?

Can you get cornered in a round room?

Why do we wash behind our ears? Who really looks there?

Why don't the hairs on your arms get split ends?

If an atheist has to go to court, do they make him swear on the Bible?

Why is it illegal to park in a handicapped parking space but its ok to use a handicapped toilet?

Why is it that when things get wet they get darker, even though water is clear??

Why do dogs sniff other dog’s bottoms to say hello, why don’t they just bark in their face or something?

Why do companies offer you "free gifts?" Since when has a gift NOT been free?

If something "goes without saying," why do people still say it?



VeryHappyPig needs help to understand, please help, please!!





Why is "abbreviated" such a long word?

Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?

Why is the third hand on the watch called a second hand?

Can a stupid person be a smart-ass?

Can fat people go skinny-dipping?

Why is it considered necessary to nail down the lid of a coffin?

Why is it that rain drops but snow falls?

Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?

Why don't you ever see the headline "Psychic Wins Lottery"?

Why isn't there mouse flavored cat food? There is fish flavored!

Why is it that doctors call what they do "practice"?

Why is it that when you're driving and looking for an address, you turn down the volume on the radio?

Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?

Why is it that to stop Windows, you have to click on "Start"?

If all is not lost, where is it?

If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?

Why do you need a driver's license to buy liquor when you can't drink and drive?

Why are there flotation devices under plane seats instead of parachutes?

If a cow laughed, would milk come out her nose?

If you tied buttered toast to the back of a cat and dropped it from a height, what would happen?

Why are cigarettes sold in petrol stations when smoking is prohibited there?

You know how most packages say "Open here". What is the protocol if the package says, "Open somewhere else"?

You know that little indestructible black box that is used on planes, why can't they make the whole plane out of the same substance?

Why isn't phonetic spelled the way it sounds?



VeryHappyPig is very confused!!



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