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Little Book Of Loony Laws

Author : Christine Green
ISBN : 9781906000363
Genre : Humor
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A little book that takes a quirky look at the world and finds that, universally, the law is an ass! The Little Book of Loony Laws reveals over 250 loony laws and rules - some current, some ancient. Whether it's a French law that bans kissing on trains, a law that bans wiggling while dancing in California, or a Lithuanian law, repealed in 2002, that made women have gynaecological examinations before taking their driving test, this collection will lighten the day of all readers.
Category: Humor

Little Book Of Loony Driving Laws

Author : Christine Green
ISBN : 9781906000899
Genre : Humor
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A little book that takes a quirky look at the world of driving and finds that, universally, the law is an ass! The Little Book of Loony Driving Laws reveals over 250 loony driving laws and rules - some current, some ancient. Did you know that: ... in Australia all cars parked in public places must be locked but their windows must also be lowered by no more than the width of a hand! ... in Bermuda, hire cars are banned? ... in Montreal, Canada, drivers cannot park their cars blocking their own driveways? ... until 2000 in Luxembourg a driver was required to sound his horn when overtaking another road user? The Little Book of Loony Driving Laws is the perfect antidote to road rage and car congestion.
Category: Humor

Little Book Of Loony Sex Laws

Author : Christine Green
ISBN : 9781906000905
Genre : Humor
File Size : 70.98 MB
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A little book that takes a quirky look at the world of sex and finds that, universally, the law is an ass! The Little Book of Loony Sex Laws reveals over 250 loony sex laws and rules - some current, some ancient. •Did you know that in the USA in VIRGINIA in the county of Norfolk a law was passed banning women from wearing corsets. The reason being was because ‘the privilege of admiring the curvaceous unencumbered body of a young woman should not be denied to the normal red-blooded American male'. And in OHIO, Cleveland, women aren’t allowed to wear patent leather shoes for fear a man might see the reflection of something that he ought not to! •In China there is no law against prostitution because according to the authorities: "There is no prostitution in China. However, we do have some women who make love for money." •In England ... no sex is allowed on the back of a motorbike in the city of London! •And finally from Greece ... the ancient Greeks knew how to deal with an adulterous man. A law was written that if caught in the act he would have his pubic hair removed and a large radish inserted up his rectum. There is no record no any repeal of this law! •The perfect antidote to our oversexed world, The Little Book of Loony Sex Laws is a is a must as a mischievous giftbook!
Category: Humor

The Little Book Of Humorous Quotes

Author : Malcolm Kushner
ISBN : 0578086433
Genre : Humor
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Award Winner in the Humor category of The USA "Best Books 2011" Awards, sponsored by USA Book News. Funny, facetious, droll, amusing, jocular, whimsical, silly, witty, hilarious, hysterical, and thought-provoking, The Little Book of Humorous Quotes is the perfect mental supplement in today's stressed-out world. Is your mind on information overload? Give yourself a break - and a laugh. This humorous collection is organized to provide laughter every day, year in and year out, to yourself and anyone you speak to. Quote it. Note It. Promote it. Or devote it. The book shares 365 exceptionally entertaining quotes from more than 100 authors - everyone from classic humorists such as Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain and George Bernard Shaw to modern wits like Woody Allen, Erma Bombeck and Phyllis Diller. These quotes put the "fun" in funny. If you believe that laughter is the best medicine, just take one book and call me in the morning.
Category: Humor

The Little Giant Book Of Weird Wacky Facts

Author : Sterling Publishing Company
ISBN : 140271548X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents a compilation of wacky and sometimes icky facts that includes such topics as food, customs, animals, history, nature, and sports.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Rough Guide To True Crime

Author : Cathy Scott
ISBN : 9781405381406
Genre : True Crime
File Size : 59.12 MB
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The Rough Guide to True Crime is the complete compilation of crime's most notorious villains, heinous acts and shocking misdemeanors. The Rough Guide to True Crime in a new ePub format provides an unusually wide coverage of crime's most appalling occurrences; combining in-depth accounts of the most infamous to the lesser known crimes, from conmen to cyber crime, with 'at-a-glance' fact files throughout. From the Moors murders and Harold Shipman, to the murder of Tupac, this guide illuminates the psychology in play behind the most intriguing crimes in history, from the absurd to the appalling. Written by award-winning journalist and author Cathy Scott, the book features extensive black and white still photographs and profile boxes by forensic expert Professor Louis B. Schlesinger explaining the psychology of serial killers, hit men, burglars and various types of murderers. Lesser violations provide a lighter touch, including Paris Hilton's traffic transgressions and Winona Ryder's shoplifting fetish. The Rough Guide to True Crime explores the best of the haunting genre of True Crime, thrilling the armchair voyeur and amateur criminologist alike.
Category: True Crime

The Little Book Of Lincolnshire

Author : Lucy Wood
ISBN : 0750963611
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The Little Book of Lincolnshire is a compendium of fascinating information about this historic county, past and present. Contained within is a plethora of entertaining facts about Lincolnshire's famous and occasionally infamous men and women, its towns and countryside, history, natural history, literary, artistic and sporting achievements, loony laws, customs ancient and modern, transport, battles and ghostly inhabitants.A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped in to time and time again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage, the secrets and the enduring fascination of the county. A remarkably engaging little book, this is essential reading for visitors and locals alike.

Rights Representation And Reform

Author : Jeremy Bentham
ISBN : 019924863X
Genre : History
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The French Revolution provided Bentham with what appeared to him to be an exciting opportunity to influence the reconstruction of the French state. Drawing on his knowledge of English political and constitutional practice, as well as the theoretical resources he had developed in his own work, he suggested imaginative and innovative measures to achieve the peaceful and constitutional reform in France. In discussing the nature of representation he produced the earliest utilitarian justification of political equality and representative democracy, even recommending women's suffrage. Moreover, he provided a major critique of the dominant constitutional theory of the division of power, including both the doctrine of the balance of powers and that of the separation of powers. Turning his attention to Britain, for a time he advocated measures of parlimentary reform, but becoming disenchanted with the course of the Revolution he produced the celebrated 'Nonsense upon Stilts' (hithertoknown as 'Anarchical Fallacies'), the most devastating attack on the theory of natural rights ever written, in which he argued that natural rights provided an unsuitable basis for stable legal and political arrangements. All the essays published in this volume, with the exception of Emancipate your Colonies!, an important early critique of colony-holding, are based on the original manuscript sources, many of which have not been previously published in any form.
Category: History

There Are Two Errors In The The Title Of This Book Revised And Expanded Again

Author : Robert M. Martin
ISBN : 9781460402047
Genre : Philosophy
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As this book richly and entertainingly demonstrates, philosophy is as much the search for the right questions as it is the search for the right answers. Robert M. Martin’s popular collection of philosophical puzzles, paradoxes, jokes, and anecdotes is updated and expanded in this third edition, with dozens of new entries.
Category: Philosophy