It would be impossible to remember every single law, so most people use common sense to determine what is likely to be illegal. Whether you are a completely law-abiding citizen, or you’ve been known to jaywalk every once in a while, you are going to find this list quite compelling.
There are so many things out there that we thought were harmless and legal, but they’re actually not, and vice versa. Here are 11 things that you thought were illegal but actually aren’t.
1. Having a monkey for a pet
Primates including monkeys may be illegal to keep as pets in most places, but it’s not entirely forbidden everywhere. If a monkey is legal to own where you live, permits may be required.
2. Owning other exotic animals
Some states allow people to keep exotic animals as pets like a bear, giraffe, tiger, lion, and more, just as long as they obtain a license.
3. Spanking in school
Corporal punishment, such as slapping, spanking, paddling, etc., in schools, has been permitted in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wyoming.
4. Marrying your cousin
Marrying a cousin is quite taboo in many households, but in 11 U.S. states, this is completely legal. All you have to do is obtain a marriage license to wed your cousin.
5. Underage drinking
While it is illegal to drink alcohol under the age of 18 in public or licensed venues, doing it at home is totally legal. This is due to prohibition laws that do not apply in private spaces.
6. Recording a conversation
Organizations have strict rules when it comes to recording conversations, as does the government, but the public is free to record any call or discussion in person without consent or knowledge.
7. Going topless
While it’s considered indecent by a large amount of the population, most places don’t have any specific law against going topless. Various places explicitly state that it’s 100% fine for women to show their breasts.
8. Driving barefoot
Sometimes you’re in a pinch, and you just don’t have time to put some shoes on. The United States government understands. That’s why it is legal to drive barefoot.
9. Missile Firing
Forget about the question of gun laws in the United States. We think it is downright terrifying that in the state of South Carolina you can fire a missile once you get the right legal permission.
In many countries and US states, bestiality is still legal. Shocking, there is no federal law that explicitly prohibits sex between humans and animals.
11. Consuming dog and cat meat
Although selling dog and cat meat is prohibited in the United States, no specific law says people couldn’t eat it. So those who are interested in dog and cat meat, they should prepare it themselves.
Man Spends 273 Hours Bringing Lawn Back To Life Using Antique Mower
His lawn looks like something you would expect to find behind an extravagant mansion!
A lot of people wouldn’t know what to do with a de ad lawn. Some might just give up on it and hire a professional to decide how to fix it. Luckily for Keith Smith, who had a de ad lawn dilemma, he is the professional.
Keith enjoys maintaining lawns. He’s a groundskeeper at the Edgbaston Golf Club, after all, where he keeps the grass trimmed and healthy. After completing his duty at the course, he uses hid time to fix his own back garden.
City in Spain Has Banned Cars Since 1999 and Residents Describe It As A ‘Paradise’
Road accidents have been eliminated, air pollution have been greatly reduced.
With heavy traffic being a serious public concern in most major cities across the world, one city in Spain has successfully eliminated the problem by coming up with a unique solution – by getting rid of cars altogether!
It may sound unbelievable to some but its true. Since 1999, the city of Pontevedra has banned cars and it has so far worked for them.
Nobel Prize For Physics Won By A Woman For First Time In 55 Years
“Obviously we need to celebrate women physicists because we’re out there.”
For the first time in 55 years, the Nobel Prize for Physics has been awarded to a woman. The Nobel Prize is generally viewed as the most esteemed honor accessible in the fields of literature, medicine, physics, chemistry, economics, and promotion of peace.
The first Nobel Prize for Physics that was won by a female was Marie Curie in 1903, followed by Maria Goeppert-Mayer in 1963, then now Donna Strickland. She shares half of the prize, worth 9 million Swedish kronor (US$1 million), with Arthur Ashkin, from the US, and her former supervisor Gerard Mourou, from France.