South Korea bans children aged under 16 from playing online games between midnight and 6AM under a so-called “Cinderella Law”
A woman won $40,000 as a settlement from NYC due to police repeatedly arresting her for going topless, it’s perfectly legal for men and women to go topless in NYC
In 1971, a woman petitioned a Judge for permission to sterilize her “somewhat retarded” daughter. Without a hearing, evidence, or representation for the daughter, the judge granted permission. The daughter later tried to sue the judge, but the Supreme Court voted 5-3 to grant the judge immunity.
As late as 1985 there were still 26 states with no drunk driving laws. You could map a 3,700 mile drive from Key West in Florida to the Idaho – Canada border. That would allow you to legally drink the whole drive.
In 1770, the British Parliament passed a law condemning lipstick, stating that “women found guilty of seducing men into matrimony by a cosmetic means could be tried for witchcraft.”
It is against the law for supermarkets, department stores, and other big box stores in Rhode Island, Maine, and Massachusetts to be open on Thanksgiving.
It’s illegal to run out of fuel on the autobahn due to it being viewed as an avoidable occurrence.
The British Hypnotism Act (1952) prevents the broadcasting of hypnosis procedures due to the risk that people watching the broadcast are hypnotized and cannot be brought back.