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In France, it is legal to marry a dead person.
Uruguay became, in 2013, the first country in the world to make it legal to grow, sell and consume marijuana.
The Queen of the UK is the legal owner of one-sixth of the Earth’s land surface.
In Milan, Italy, it’s a legal requirement to smile at all times, except during funerals or hospital visits.
In Texas, it is legal to kill BigFoot if you ever find it.
In the U.K., it is legal for kids over 5 years old to drink alcohol at home or on other private premises.
Romania recognizes witchcraft as a legal profession.
823 same-sex couples were married in New York City on the first day that same-sex marriage was legal state-wide.
Prostitution is legal in Canada. Buying the services of a prostitute is not.
Colombia’s drug trade is worth US$10 billion. That’s one-quarter as much as the country’s legal exports.
Legal marijuana is the fastest-growing industry in the U.S. in 2015.
Marijuana has been legal for personal use in Alaska since 1975, and it’s still legal today.
In Switzerland, some people still regularly eat dog and cat meat. It’s legal in the country.
Iran is the only country in the world where it is legal to sell your kidneys. The government regulates the market.
Declawing cats is legal in most U.S. states but banned in at least 22 countries including Germany, Finland, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
Killing someone to prevent the theft of property is legal in Texas.
The most valuable legal tender coin in the world is a US$1 million coin from Australia. Since it weighs 1,000 kg and is 99.99% pure gold, it is worth almost US$45 million.
The average American spends about US$232 on legal expenses each year.
Leonardo Da Vinci was the illegitimate son of a wealthy Florentine legal notary and a peasant.
During the Mormon War in 1838, the governor of Missouri made it legal to kill Mormons. The law was rescinded in 1976.