Discover a wealth of interesting, entertaining and informative stories in each issue, delivered to you six times per year. Canadians take their margarine seriously. Until , the inexpensive butter substitute was banned because it was seen as a threat to the dairy industry. Even after , there were many restrictions.
20 of the weirdest sex laws around the world - Matador Network
How about the legal limit on the number of coins you can use at a store? These are just a few of the strange laws that many Canadians might be breaking and not even know. This is considered a serious, indictable offence that could result in a punishment of up to two years in jail. There is a complete set of laws about maple syrup, aimed at keeping fake maple products off of Canadian store shelves.
You've heard it said that fact is often stranger than fiction. That's especially true when it comes to these real, but absurd, laws. A local ordinance in Atwoodville, Connecticut prohibits people from playing Scrabble while waiting for a politician to speak. It is illegal to ride a streetcar on Sunday if have been eating garlic in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The first time an adult spoke about sex to Jacob not his real name , he was 22, and engaged. In the lead-up to his wedding, he and his rabbi met privately a half a dozen or so times. The custom underscores the extent to which Orthodox Judaism treats sex as a sacred, tightly prescribed act, limited to the boundaries of heterosexual marriage and intrinsically bound to ritual. Of course, the so-called Jewish perspective on sex has another, markedly different face. For decades, Jewish artists in North America have been churning out Jewish characters as neurotic as they are lascivious.