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Bizarre Fact #21:
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A Venetian law decrees that all gondolas must be painted black. The only exceptions are gondolas belonging to high public officials.

Bizarre Fact #22:
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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.

Bizarre Fact #23:
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An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take more than 3 steps backwards while dancing.

Bizarre Fact #24:
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Anti-modem laws restrict Internet access in the country of Burma. Illegal possession of a modem can lead to a prison term.

Bizarre Fact #25:
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At the first professional baseball game, the umpire was fined 6 cents for swearing.

Bizarre Fact #26:
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Because of heavy traffic congestion, Julius Caesar banned all wheeled vehicles from Rome during daylight hours.

Bizarre Fact #27:
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Before the enactment of the 1978 law that made it mandatory for dog owners in New York City to clean up after their pets, approximately 40 million pounds of dog excrement were deposited on the streets every year.

Bizarre Fact #28:
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Being rude to a telephone operator in Prussia was once a crime. In 1908, a respected citizen was reprimanded by the government after becoming exasperated with an operator and saying "My dear girl!"

Bizarre Fact #29:
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By law, information collected in a U.S. census must remain confidential for 72 years.

Bizarre Fact #30:
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Candy made from pieces of barrel cactus was outlawed in the U.S. in 1952 to protect the species.


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