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Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2000 13:36:10 -0500 (EST)
From: Die Hard Disk
Subject: BLAGUES-L: Strange Laws

Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2000 10:24:44 -0500
         Strange laws

 This wacky world we live in....... 

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. (Who's is the fairest one of all?) 

Muslims are banned from looking at the genitals of a corpse. This also
applies to undertakers; the sex organs of the deceased must be covered
with a brick or piece of wood at all times. (A brick?) 

The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia is decapitation. (Wonder which

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
premises." (Is this a great country or what? Not as great as Guam,

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