August 22, 2011
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There have been some strange laws in the past.and i want to share it with you
1.In the times of Peter the Great in Russia, noblemen weren't allowed to wear beards. If they wanted to keep their beards, they had to pay a special tax to the Tsar's goverment.
2.In eighteenth century England, people had to pay "window tax" for each window in their house. However, this law was eventually changed because many poor people chose to live in houses without windows just so that they didn't have to pay.
3.In the nineteenth century female teachers in the USA couldn't get married, or even go out with men. If they got engaged, they had to resign from their job immediately. Male teachers, on the other hand, could get married and have children without any problem
4.If you travelled in any motor vehicle in nineteenth century Britain, the law said that someone had to walk in front of you waving a red flag, or a red lamp at night time, this meant, in practise, that you couldn't travel at more than eight kilometres per hour.
5.In the Midwest of the USA in the 1880s you were not allowed to eat ice-cream soda on Sunday. Restaurant owners solved this problem by serving iccream without soda, which became known as a "sunday" or a "sundae".