Did You Know ?
In India, attempted suicide is an offense punishable under Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code. It is actually a funny thing, because if you succeed, you die. And if you fail, you are arrested, and die anyway. This is similar to customs in ancient Athens, where a person who committed suicide was denied a right of proper burial.
Adultery is a crime under Section 497 of the IPC. Not only being very difficult to apprehend the offenders, there are some very gender discriminatory provisions in this act. According to Section 497, only the male who was cheating on his wife would be sentenced and sent to jail, and the dishonest wife could go on with her sexcapade.
If you think that was weird, check this out...
In Missouri, a man must have a permit to shave.
It is against the law in Connecticut for a man to write love letters to a girl whose mother or father has forbidden the relationship.
In Michigan, married couples must live together or be imprisoned.
In Texas, it is still a "hanging offense" to steal cattle.
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