Published Feb 28, 2003
in lebanon, men are legally allowed to have sex with
animals, but the animals must be female.
having sexual relations with a male animal is
punishable by death.
(like that makes sense?)
in bahrain, a male doctor may legally examine a woman's
genitals, but is prohibited from looking directly at them
during the examination. he may only see their reflection
in a mirror.
(do they look different reversed?)
muslims are banned from looking at the genitals of a
corpse. this also applies to undertakers. the organs of
the deceased must be covered with a brick or piece of
wood at all times.
the penalty for masturbation in indonesia is decapitation.
(much worse than "going blind!")
there are men in guam whose full-time job is to travel
the countryside and deflower young virgins, who pay
them for the privilege of having sex for the first time...
reason: under guam law, it is expressly forbidden for
virgins to marry.
(let's just think for a minute; is there any job anywhere
else in the world that even comes close to this?)
in hong kong, a betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill
her adulterous husband, but may only do so with her bare
hands. the husband's lover, on the other hand, may be
killed in any manner desired.
topless saleswomen are legal in liverpool, england -
but only in tropical fish stores.
(but of course!)
in cali, colombia, a woman may only have sex with her
husband, and the first time this happens, her mother
must be in the room to witness the act.
(makes one shudder at the thought.)
in santa cruz, bolivia, it is illegal for a man to have
sex with a woman and her daughter at the same time.
(i presume this was a big enough problem that they had
to pass this law?)
in maryland, it is illegal to sell condoms from vending
machines with one exception: prophylactics may be
dispensed from a vending machine only "in places where
alcoholic beverages are sold for consumption on the
(is this a great country or what? not as great as guam!)
banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an
(who volunteers for this stuff?)
humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex
(is that why flipper was always smiling?)
the strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
(hummm....i won't touch that one!)
the ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30
times its own weight, and always falls over on its right
side when intoxicated.
(from drinking little bottles of...? how did the government pay for this research??)
butterflies taste with their feet.
an ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain.
(i know some people like that.)
starfish don't have brains.
(i know some people like that, too)
and, the best for last..... turtles can breathe through their butts.
(do you think they have bad breath?)
not sure if this is true. but i thought i would pass it on anyway.
How we love those urban myths. Especially when they make "other" people look foolish.
SKM-NURSIEPOOH, BSN, RN
I love these!
i think i am going to move to guam to find a job:)
where did you find theses interesting facts?
i don't think i am interested in going to cali,columbia, not up to having motherin law watch to verify the act.
The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
(Hummm....I won't touch THAT one!)
Men don't seem to think so....
Originally posted by mark_LD_RN where did you find theses interesting facts?
Got them in an email. Not sure how valid they are. Feel kind of guility about posting them though.
no need to feel guilty for posting! You are sharing knowledge (or lack of) with your peers :) I enjoyed them!
I needed that laugh - thank you!!
Thanks for the chuckle... I was cackling out loud and my sleeping husband heard me and hollered for me to hush..hahahaha
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