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Bizarre Fact #31:
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Chewing gum is outlawed in Singapore because it is a means of "tainting an environment free of dirt."

Bizarre Fact #32:
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Christmas was once illegal in England.

Bizarre Fact #33:
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Connecticut and Rhode Island never ratified the 18th Amendment: Prohibition.

Bizarre Fact #34:
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During the eighteenth century, books that were considered offensive were sometimes punished by being whipped.

Bizarre Fact #35:
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During the reign of Catherine I of Russia, the rules for parties stipulated that no man was to get drunk before 9 o'clock and ladies weren't to get drunk at any hour.

Bizarre Fact #36:
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During the time of Peter the Great, any Russian man who wore a beard was required to pay a special tax.

Bizarre Fact #37:
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During the time that the atomic bomb was being hatched by the United States at Alamogordo, New Mexico, applicants for routine jobs like janitors, were disqualified if they could read. Illiteracy was a job requirement. The reason: the authorities did not want their trash or other papers read.

Bizarre Fact #38:
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During World War I, the punishment for homosexuality in the French army was execution.

Bizarre Fact #39:
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During World War II, bakers in the United States were ordered to stop selling sliced bread for the duration of the war on January 18, 1943. Only whole loaves were made available to the public. It was never explained how this action helped the war effort.

Bizarre Fact #40:
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Every citizen of Kentucky is required by law to take a bath at least once a year.


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