Archive for ‘Historie’

28/07/2012

Are you what’s wrong with the world?

19/06/2012

Valgfusk-fail

Fra Wikipedia:

“Charles Dunbar Burgess King (12 March 1875 – 4 September 1961) was a politician in Liberia of Freetown Creole descent (both of King’s parents were ethnic Creoles).
[…]
King was challenged in the presidential election of 1927 by Thomas J.R. Faulkner. According to an official statement, King received 234,000 votes[1]; however, Liberia had 15,000 registered voters at the time.
This won King the dubious achievement of being listed in the Guinness Book of Records for the most fraudulent election reported in history.[2]”

16/06/2012

Kim Jong Il, den gudommelige

08/06/2012

Vodka, the invulnerability potion

After the fourth or fifth round of drinks, it’s not unusual to see some idiot stand up in the middle of the bar and announce how heroically tough he is and demand that you dare him to jump through a plate glass window.
A 22-year-old Russian man named Alexei Roskov, however, decided to dare himself and jumped out of his kitchen window after guzzling three entire bottles of vodka. This was a particularly bad idea since he lived on the fifth floor of his apartment building.

Not only did he not splat messily into the sidewalk like an alcohol-soaked sponge, but to his wife’s relief and his own drunken amusement, he wasn’t hurt. At all. He just got up, brushed himself off and staggered back upstairs, where his wife was on the phone calling him an ambulance. Not wanting to hang around and listen to her lecture him about how his comically impaired sense of judgment had nearly cost him his life, he jumped out of the window again.

The paramedics that arrived on the scene where baffled to find that Alexei had only a few cuts and bruises after diving from his apartment twice in a row and presumably punched him in the damn face for wasting their time.”

Kilde: http://www.cracked.com/article_18651_the-6-most-surprising-ways-alcohol-actually-good-you.html

04/05/2012

Ekstreme sex-lover verden over

    • In Florida, having sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal.
    • In Tibet, many years ago, the law required all women prostitute themselves. This was seen as a way to gain sexual experience prior to marriage.
    • “Female breasts,” according to the Arizona Supreme Court, don’t constitute “private parts” under state law.
    • The Asiatic Huns punished convicted male rapists and adulterers with castration. Female adulterers were merely cut in two.
    • The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia is decapitation.
    • The T’ang Dynasty Empress Wu Hu passed a special law concerning oral sex. She felt that a woman pleasuring a man represented the supremacy of the male over the female. Therefore, she insisted all visiting male dignitaries show their respect by pleasuring her orally when meeting. The empress would throw open her robe and her guest would kneel before her and kiss her genitals.
    • In London, it’s illegal to have sex on a parked motorcycle.
    • There is, in fact, an Illinois law that prohibits a number of things—one of which is a public erection, another is nude dancing. The prohibition against the public erection has never been challenged in the Supreme Court, but the prohibition against nude dancing has.
    • In 100 A.D., the Teutons, an Germanic tribe, would punish anyone caught as a prostitute by suffocating them in excrement.
    • The vow of a Roman vestal virgin lasted 30 years. If she engaged in sex before then, she was punished by being buried alive.
    • In 17th century Spain, it was illegal for anyone other than a woman’s husband to see her bare feet. A woman could freely expose her breasts, but feet were considered sexual and had to be covered in the presence of men other than her husband.
    • The Romans would crush a first-time rapist’s gonads between two stones.
    • In China, women are prohibited from walking around a hotel room in the nude. A woman may be naked only while in the bathroom.
    • The early Christian church forbade couples from having sex on Wednesdays, Fridays and of course, Sundays.
    • In Pompeii, a special law was directed at prostitutes. They had to dye their hair either blue, red or yellow in order to be able to work.
    • In Indiana, mustaches are illegal if the bearer has a “tendency to habitually kiss other humans.”
    • Six thousand years ago, Egyptians, the first to punish sex crimes with castration, would completely castrate a male convicted of rape. A women found guilty of adultery would find herself without a nose, the thinking being that without a nose, it would be harder to find someone to share in her adulterous ways.
    • In Krakow, Poland it’s not only a crime to have sex with animals, but three-time offenders are shot in the head.
    • Up until 1884, a woman could be sent to prison for denying a husband sex.
    • 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.”
    • While not as extreme as the ancient Israelite punishment for adultery (stoning), Greek men still had their fair share of discomfort when their pubic hair was removed and a large radish was shoved up their rectum.
    • In Alabama, it’s against the law for a man to seduce “a chaste woman by means of temptation, deception, arts, flattery or a promise of marriage.
    • In Nepal, Bangladesh and Macao it is against the law to view movies containing simulated lovemaking or the pubic area of men and women. The law also does not allow kisses to be shown in any film that includes actors from these three countries.
    • It’s illegal to have sex with a corpse anywhere in the United States.
    • There are men in Guam whose full-time job it is to travel the countryside and deflower young virgins, who pay them for the privilege of having sex for the first time. Why? Under the law in Guam, it is forbidden for virgins to marry.
    • 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 may be killed in any manner desired.
    • An 18th century French prostitute could be spared punishment if she were willing to join the opera.
    • In Mississippi, S & M is against the law. Specifically, “The depiction or description of flagellation or torture by or upon a person who is nude or in undergarments or in a bizarre or revealing costume for the purpose of sexual gratification.”
    • During the Middle Ages, if you were guilty of bestiality you’d be burned at the stake, along with the other party to your crime.
    • As recently as 1990, these states had laws against heterosexual fellatio, cunnilingus, anal sex and the use of dildos: Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Washington D.C.
    • In Minnesota, it is illegal for any man to have sexual intercourse with a live fish.
    • In Detroit, couples are not allowed to make love in an automobile unless the act takes place while the vehicle is parked on the couple’s own property.
    • In Oxford, Ohio, it’s illegal for a woman to strip off her clothing while standing in front of a man’s picture.
    • An excerpt from Kentucky state legislation: “No female shall appear in a bathing suit on any highway within this state unless she be escorted by at least two officers or unless she be armed with a club.”
    • The only acceptable sexual position in Washington, D.C. is the missionary position. Any other sexual position is considered illegal.
    • In Michigan a woman isn’t allowed to cut her own hair without her husband’s permission.
    • It is illegal for any member of the Nevada legislature to conduct official business wearing a penis costume while the legislature is in session.
    • In Ventura County, California cats and dogs are not allowed to have sex without a permit.
    • Under Lebanese law, men are legally allowed to have sex with animals, but the animals must be female. Having sexual relations with a male animal is expressly forbidden.
    • A law in Fairbanks, Alaska does not allow moose to have sex on city streets.
    • In Kingsville, Texas there is a law against two pigs having sex on the city’s airport property.
    • Women can sell items and be topless in Liverpool, England—but only in tropical fish stores.
    • In the state of Texas it is a misdemeanor if two men engage in oral and or anal sex and is considered sodomy. The same law does not apply to men and women engaging in the same activity with each other.
    • In Romboch, Virginia, it is illegal to engage in sexual activity with the lights on.
    • In the state of Utah, sex with an animal—unless performed for profit—is not considered sodomy and therefore is legal.
    • Anywhere in the U.S., it’s illegal to use any live endangered species (except for insects) in public or private sexual displays, shows or exhibits depicting cross-species sex.
    • In the quiet town of Connorsville, Wisconsin, it’s illegal for a man to shoot off a gun when his female partner has an orgasm.
    • It is illegal for a man and woman to have sex “on the steps of any church after the sun goes down” in Birmingham, England.
    • In the state of Washington there is a law against having sex with a virgin under any circumstances (including the wedding night).
    • A Tremonton, Utah law states that no woman is allowed to have sex with a man while riding in an ambulance. In addition to normal charges, the woman’s name will be published in the local newspaper. The man does not receive any punishment.
    • It’s against the law in Willowdale, Oregon, for a husband to curse during sex.
    • Sodomy laws have been repealed—or are ignored—in most states, but not Georgia, where a man was sentenced not long ago to five years in prison for engaging in oral sex. With his wife. With her consent. In their home. His predicament has apparently been a source of considerable amusement to other inmates.
    • An Oklahoma state representative once proposed a bill requiring that a man explain the dangers of pregnancy and obtain a woman’s written consent before the two could legally engage in sexual intercourse.
    • In Oblong, Illinois, it’s punishable by law to make love while hunting or fishing on your wedding day.
    • No man is allowed to make love to his wife with the smell of garlic, onions, or sardines on his breath in Alexandria, Minnesota. If his wife so requests, law mandates that he must brush his teeth.
    • Warn your hubby that after lovemaking in Ames, Iowa, he isn’t allowed to take more than three gulps of beer while lying in bed with you—or holding you in his arms.
    • Bozeman, Montana, has a law that bans all sexual activity between members of the opposite sex in the front yard of a home after sundown—if they’re nude.
    • In hotels in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, every room is required to have twin beds. And the beds must always be a minimum of two feet apart when a couple rents a room for only one night. And it’s illegal to make love on the floor between the beds.
    • The owner of every hotel in Hastings, Nebraska, is required to provide each guest with a clean and pressed nightshirt. No couple, even if they are married, may sleep together in the nude. Nor may they have sex unless they are wearing one of these clean, white cotton nightshirts.
    • An ordinance in Newcastle, Wyoming, specifically bans couples from having sex while standing inside a store’s walk-in meat freezer.
    • A state law in Illinois mandates that all bachelors should be called master, not mister, when addressed by their female counterparts.
    • In Norfolk, Virginia, a woman can’t go out without wearing a corset. (There was a civil-service job—for men only—called a corset inspector.)
    • However, in Merryville, Missouri, women are prohibited from wearing corsets because “the privilege of admiring the curvaceous, unencumbered body of a young woman should not be denied to the normal, red-blooded American male.”
    • It’s safe to make love while parked in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Police officers aren’t allowed to walk up and knock on the window. Any suspicious officer who thinks that sex is taking place must drive up from behind, honk his horn three times and wait approximately two minutes before getting out of his car to investigate.
    • Another law in Helena, Montana, mandates that a woman can’t dance on a table in a saloon or bar unless she has on at least three pounds, two ounces of clothing.
    • Lovers in Liberty Comer, New Jersey, should avoid satisfying their lustful urges in a parked car. If the horn accidentally sounds while they are frolicking behind the wheel, the couple can face a jail term.
    • A Florida sex law: If you’re a single, divorced, or widowed woman, you can’t parachute on Sunday afternoons.
    • Women aren’t allowed to wear patent-leather shoes in Cleveland, Ohio—a man might see the reflection of something “he oughtn’t!”
    • Liquor and sex always seem to go together, even in the writing of laws. Maryland prohibits the selling of condoms through vending machines in gas stations and stores—with one major exception. Prophylactics may be dispensed by a vending machine only “in places where alcoholic beverages are sold for consumption on the premises.”
    • Vending-machine condom sales, on the other hand, are banned in such states as Hawaii, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Yes, you may purchase a pack of gum, a candy bar, some potato chips, or a soft drink from a vending machine—but, alas, absolutely no condoms!
    • And in Texas, no one other than a “registered pharmacist” may sell condoms or other kinds of contraceptives “on the streets or other public places.” No, not even physicians! Anyone who tries to make a few extra bucks doing this will be severely prosecuted for the dire act of “unlawfully practicing medicine.”
    • No one may purchase a package of condoms at a corner drugstore anywhere in Nebraska. Only physicians can sell them while practicing medicine. In Arkansas, condoms can be sold only by physicians and other medical practitioners. Delaware allows the sale of condoms only by doctors and wholesale druggists.
    • Kentucky and Idaho limit condom sales to medical practitioners and licensed pharmacists, but their license to sell the items may not be hung on a wall where it can be seen by customers. Maine, on the other hand, licenses condom sellers, and the license must always be on public display.
    • Nevada, with 35 legal bordellos, has no condom problem; the law there requires that condoms be made readily available at each brothel. The use of condoms in Nevada brothels is compulsory.
    • Both Indiana and Ohio have laws that prohibit male skating instructors from having sexual relations with their female students. This misdeed, called “the seduction of female students” in the ludicrous legislation, is prosecuted as a felony. This statute apparently applies only to male teachers. It seems female skating instructors may have sex with male students.
    • Authorities in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, passed a special piece of legislation governing sexual activities in the toll-collection booths on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The law, which pertains only to female toll collectors, prohibits them from engaging in sex with a truck driver in the confines of a booth. Any woman violating this law will be fired for “behavior unbecoming an employee.” (If for any reason the transgressor is later reinstated, she won’t be allowed back pay.)
    • Clinton, Oklahoma, is apparently a community with unusually high moral standards. The city fathers have banned local men from masturbating while observing a couple making love in the back seat of a parked car in a drive-in theater. Such a peeper can be fined and jailed for “molesting a vehicle.”
    • North Carolina has a law on the books against “Peeping Toms,” but the legislation is somewhat biased! It’s illegal in that state for a man to peep through a window at a woman—yet it’s not against the law for a woman to peep into a room occupied by a man. (Nor is it a violation of the law if a man peeps at another man!)
    • Until the law was repealed in 1975, California husbands and wives could both get a 15-year penitentiary term for engaging in certain sexual practices. They were specifically prohibited from engaging in any oral activities, even in the privacy of their own bedroom.
    • Try to avoid going through Skullbone, Tennessee, if you desire a little sex while driving. The law there bans a woman from “pleasuring a man” while he is sitting behind the wheel of any moving vehicle. Any man stopped and found with the front of his pants undone can be fined a minimum of $50 and serve thirty days in jail.
    • Married, yet want to mess around a little on the side? If so, be careful where you decide to play. In California, adultery is punishable by a $1,000 fine and/or one year in prison. But adultery in Arkansas is much cheaper—offenders are fined a mere $20 to $100.
    • If you live in Michigan and feel an uncontrollable desire to have a fulfilling physical encounter with someone of the opposite sex, please restrain yourself! Take a trip to Texas or Virginia before succumbing to your sensual desires. Why? Because single guys and gals who are caught in the act in Michigan can be fined as much as $5,000, and they could be sentenced to as many as five years in prison. Single adults in Texas who are apprehended while having sex are charged with a misdemeanor and given a $500 fine. On the other hand, singles in Virginia who get caught spend no time in jail, and the fine is a paltry $20 to $100, according to the court’s judgment.
    • Branchville, South Carolina, retains a wonderful old piece of loony legalese covering those who “lewdly and lasciviously associate, bed, and cohabit together, in a public or non-public place.” The amorous couple can be punished with a $500 fine and as much as a six-month prison term.
    • Single folks have it relatively easy in Rhode Island. This state still prohibits unmarried people from partaking of bedroom activities under any circumstances. However, if caught, the lovers are both fined $10.
    • Unmarried adults in Arizona who decide to fool around a little are committing a serious felony. Anyone single, man or woman, caught having sex can be sent to the penitentiary for three full years.
    • Many variations of sexual fun and games have apparently been a popular pastime in societies throughout history. Ancient Roman art regularly depicts quite a number of these activities. So does the art of bygone Greece. Drawings by the ancient Egyptians include the same things. It’s found even in paintings done by prehistoric cave dwellers. Despite such artistic license, many of the United States still punish certain bedroom antics rather severely. For example, South Dakota (Compiled Laws 22-22-21) threatens a ten-year prison term for “copulation by means of mouth.” Utah (Code 76-53-22) has made this same act a misdemeanor; there, oral sex brings a six-month jail term and a $299 fine. Rhode Island (General Laws 11-10-1) labels it an “‘abominable, detestable crime against nature,” and such activity brings a seven-to-ten-year stretch in the penitentiary. It is outlawed in New Mexico (Statutes 40-A-9-6), where participation is punishable by a $5,000 fine and a two-to-ten-year sentence. Florida (Statutes 800.01) chastises with a twenty-year prison sentence those who take part in this act.
    • Men can still be arrested and punished for the crime of “patronizing a prostitute.” This is the law in such places as New York, Kansas, Illinois, and Connecticut—which gives a “john” three years in prison. Go to Kansas if you really must do business with a hooker. It’s only one month in jail and a $500 fine for anyone who gets caught. Better yet, visit Nevada, where prostitution is legal. (The state actually has had within its borders an organization called the Nevada Brothel Association!)
    • A gentleman can be incarcerated for from one to ten years in an Arizona or Washington, D.C., prison for causing his wife to be a prostitute.” A man can also get ten years in Arkansas and twenty years in Maine and Michigan for placing” his spouse in a brothel. And in Missouri it’s a “high misdemeanor” for a fellow to “force” his wife to sell sexual services on the streets.
    • Don’t import an Asian woman and make her a prostitute in California. If you’re caught, you could get a year in prison and a $500 fine.
    • Buckfield, Maine, has a rather unusual law regarding cab drivers and sex. The legislation declares that no taxi driver “will be allowed” to charge a fare to any passenger who gives him sexual favors” in return for a ride home from a nightclub or other “establishment which serves alcoholic beverages,” or any “place of business” selling liquor.
    • Carlsbad, New Mexico, retains a law making it illegal under certain conditions for couples to have sex in a parked vehicle during their lunch break from work. The car or van must have tightly drawn curtains to stop strangers from peeking inside while the activity is taking place.
    • It’s against the law in Beanville, Vermont, for a road map to be printed and sold or given away if it contains advertising of a “lewd or lascivious nature.” The ban specifically includes ads for massage parlors and hot tubs, as both are believed to be of a “sensual bent.”
    • An old law in Cattle Creek, Colorado bans a man or his wife from making love while bathing “in any lake, river or stream.” In other words, anyone who wants to fool around while bathing must do so in a tub, or not at all.
    • It’s against the law to make love to a virgin, whatever the circumstances, anywhere in the state of Washington. According to the wording of the legislation, it’s a major crime even to marry and then spend the night with a virgin bride in this enlightened area of the nation. Washington’s unique legislation reads: “Every person who shall seduce and have sexual intercourse with any female of previously chaste character shall be punished by imprisonment in the state penitentiary for not more than five (5) years or in the county jail for not more than one (1) year or by a fine of $1000 or by both fine and imprisonment.”
    • Anniston, Alabama, certainly isn’t paradise for a liberated woman who might enjoy making love in a pool hall. An old ordinance bans women from using promises of certain physical activities to pay off a bet on a match they are playing. Nor may they initiate sex while hanging around a pool hall.
    • Women who go out on the streets alone at night in Kansas City, Kansas, can be arrested under an obscure 1901 city ordinance. Any unattended females can be picked up by the police if they are “in the streets or any public place without lawful business and without giving a good accounting of themselves.”
    • The law in Cottonwood, Arizona, says nothing about a couple making love in a car with a flat tire. But lawmakers there did ban people from doing this while inside an automobile with “flat wheels.” If the vehicle with flat wheels is parked, and you’re caught making love in the front seat, it’s a $25 fine. But if you’re caught playing around while in the back seat, the fine is doubled if your offense is making love while driving such a flat-wheeled vehicle, the fine jumps to $100 for the first offense and $150 for all offenses thereafter. (No one has yet been able to define “flat wheels” correctly.)
    • There’s an odd law governing beds in all Sioux Falls, South Dakota, hotels. Every room is required to have twin beds. And these twin beds must always be a minimum of two feet apart when a couple rents a room for only one night. And it’s illegal to make love on the floor between the beds.
    • Connecticut still retains an old law forbidding any kind of “private sexual behavior between consenting adults.” This odd law makes absolutely no distinction between married and single couples. Is such a law an indication that Connecticut citizens should “do their thing” in public?
    • The Louisiana House of Representatives believes in keeping up with the times. It hurriedly approved a unique anti-streaking law; under it, streakers can be sentenced to five years in the state penitentiary and given a $2,000 fine for streaking “while intending to arouse the desires of minors.” Streaking with only the “intent of arousing sexual desire” brings a violator a $100 fine and one year in prison. If it can be proven beyond doubt to the court that the streaker had “no lascivious intent,” no fine or jail term is imposed.
    • Buggery in Nebraska (Revised Statutes 28-919) is never to be treated lightly! So-called buggery, or anal copulation, can bring a whopping twenty years in the penitentiary. And buggery in Pennsylvania (Statute 4501) is deadly serious as well. It can bring transgressors a $5,000 fine and ten years at hard labor.
    • South Carolina’s Code of Laws 16-412 includes “the abominable crime of buggery.” A $500 fine and five years in prison are the punishment. Buggery in Maryland (Code Sections 553 and 554) brings a one- to ten-year prison term. Kansas (Statute 21-3505) treats buggery more lightly. Anyone in Kansas caught engaging in this activity draws a maximum sentence of six months in jail.
    • Indiana and Wyoming both have laws against anyone’s enticing, alluring, instigating, or helping a person under twenty-one to masturbate. This activity is known in legal circles as an act of “self pollution.”
    • Five years in prison for masturbation? Yes! Michigan law prescribes such a stringent sentence for a man who engages “in acts of gross indecency, either in public or private.” This includes mutual masturbation by two men or the simple act of solitary masturbation.
    • New Jersey law threatens men with a three-year sentence for “mutual masturbation.” The law covers anyone “who, in private, is a party to an act of lewdness or sexual indecency with another.”
    • No one may have sex while riding in the sidecar of a motorcycle in Norfolk, Virginia, where an old ordinance outlaws anyone from doing so while cruising down a city street. Such activity is considered to be a “licentious sexual act.”
    • When traveling, if you decide to stop overnight in Hastings, Nebraska, be aware of this loony sex law: The owner of every hotel is required to provide each guest with a clean and pressed nightshirt. No male and female—even if they are married—may sleep together in the nude. Nor may any sexual activity be undertaken except while the couple is attired in one of these plain white cotton nightshirts.
    • Procuring or employing an Alabama girl from 10 to 18 years old for prostitution brings a relatively mild $300 to $500 fine and six months in jail. What about a little girl in Alabama under 10 years of age?
    • And finally, South Dakota takes a back seat to no one when it comes to retaining interesting old laws. Prostitutes there are still prohibited from plying their trade out of a covered wagon.
    • It’s “an excusable act of passion” in Colombia, South America, for a man to murder his wayward wife when he finds the woman in bed with her lover. If the husband “personally witnesses the corrupt sexual activity,” he’s allowed to shoot his unfaithful spouse. Such adultery-related homicides aren’t even prosecuted.
    • Censorship laws in Brazil are strict. Explicit guidelines govern pornography. No newspaper, magazine, or book is allowed to discuss any aspect of homosexuality. Pictures of nude couples can’t be included in any publication. No photographs even “suggesting” sexual activity are allowed. Pictures of babies being delivered are also taboo. Banned, too, are photos of women attired in bikinis or short-shorts. And no more than one bare female breast may legally be shown on any given page of a newspaper, magazine, book, or other publication.
    • The use of chili sauce and similar hot spices on jail and prison food is outlawed in Peru. An edict was handed down by the Interior Minister because these items were claimed to “have aphrodisiac qualities” and would “arouse sexual desires.” This bureaucrat deemed chili sauce and other spices to be “not appropriate for men who are forced to live a limited life style.”
    • Don’t try to fool around while skinny-dipping anywhere near Georgetown, Guyana. Getting caught while bathing in the nude is punishable with a coat of fresh paint! The bathers are then taken to the outskirts of Georgetown and left to fend for themselves. The law is even tougher in its effort to discourage people from having sex while skinny-dipping. The lovers are first given a coat of paint; then, both parties “will be attached to an ass and taken on a tour of the village.” Finally, they’ll be dropped at the edge of town and told in no uncertain terms to not bother coming back.
    • Sodomy has long been a serious offense in Peru. A person who has engaged in it is first dragged through the streets on a rope. Hanging comes next! Finally, the corpse is burned while fully clothed. This symbolizes the sodomite’s total destruction.
    • Cautin Province in Chile has an edict banning the hanging on the walls of Playboy centerfolds and other sexy pinups in any home or public building. The reason according to this decree? “It’s more worthwhile to admire a good landscape than a photograph of a naked woman.”
    • In Paramaribo, Suriname, a man who rapes a single woman won’t be punished—if the rape victim agrees to marry her attacker.
    • Featherbeds were long ago outlawed in Buenos Aires, Argentina because “such an indulgence induces and encourages lascivious feelings.”
    • The alpaca (a variety of llama) appears to be the most popular four-legged bedmate for many single Peruvian guys. So prevalent, apparently, is this sexual deviance that an old law still outlaws the activity. Unmarried young men are prohibited from even having a female alpaca live in their homes or apartments.
    • The law in Guatemala pulls no punches in dealing with single women who have been accused of illicit lovemaking. Supposed female “fornicators,” when seen in the streets, are to be stopped, spat upon, and beaten by the citizens of the community! Single men aren’t punished at all when they’ve been caught in the act.
    • It’s against the law in Belize for any man to have sex with or marry his own aunt. Masked vigilantes are allowed to take the law into their own hands and severely punish the lawbreaker, who is tied to a tree and then flogged.
    • Passionate kissing in public places has been outlawed in Sorocaba, Brazil. The specific kind of kiss that was banned was “the cinematographic kiss, in which salivas mix to swell the sensuality.”
    • Panama doesn’t mess around when it comes to homosexuals and homosexuality. The law declares: “If any one of these males who commit this vile practice against nature with other males, he shall be degraded, and shall remain in perpetual exile.” The penalty meted out for homosexual behavior is castration. The law also covers people who aren’t homosexual themselves but associate with homosexuals. “Guilt by association” brings a penalty of a shaven head, one hundred lashes, and banishment.
    • The law in Honduras doesn’t prohibit homosexuality, yet neither does it condone the practice. Sodomy, however, is strictly banned regardless of whether it’s homosexual or heterosexual.
    • A man in Matagalpa, Nicaragua, is required by law to divorce his wife as soon as he discovers that she’s committed adultery. He’s in serious trouble should he fail to do so; the hapless husband may then be prosecuted for his unwillingness to take the proper and necessary course of action. A wife, on the other hand, is not permitted to divorce her husband when he’s caught in bed with another woman. Such things are simply to be expected when it comes to men, says the law.
    • Peru still keeps on the books an old piece of legislation that dates all the way back to 1583. Passed by the Third Provisional Council of Lima, it states, “If there is anyone among you who commits sodomy, sinning with another man, or with a boy, or with a beast … Let it be known that it carries the death penalty.”
    • In Uruguay, a husband who catches his spouse in bed with another man is given an option under the current law. He has the right to kill both the wayward wife and her lover—or he can choose to slice off his wife’s nose and castrate her lover!
    • It’s a violation of the law in Valparaiso, Chile, for any man to marry a certain kind of woman—he must never take for his bride a woman who has committed adultery. Such a woman is to be condemned forever.
    • A married woman in La Paz, Bolivia, is not allowed to drink more than a tiny bit of wine. One who does is considered by law to be morally and sexually lax, and her husband may divorce her for one sip too many.
    • A married woman in Venezuela may be accused of committing adultery, but a simple unsubstantiated accusation isn’t enough to merit her punishment. All the woman has to do is “swear” her innocence and she’s cleared of all charges.
    • Masturbation is outlawed in French Guiana because of the “danger it presents to the masturbator.” The law notes that such a physical act “is recognized as a common cause of insanity.” Ridiculous? Well, it wasn’t but a few years ago that young people in the United States were taught that masturbation would make them go blind!
    • El Salvador certainly isn’t the best place for a married woman to have a fling. Any “married woman who lies with the male who is not her husband” can get a six-year prison term and a $30 fine. The amount of the fine is awarded to the woman’s husband as his indemnity!
    • A husband in Honduras is guilty of adultery only when he has a mistress and when he “keeps her in a notorious manner.”
    • A person can be arrested in San Jose, Costa Rica, for “keeping a common bawdy house.” Or he or she may be charged with “keeping a place…for the practice of indecency.”
    • A woman can legally be a prostitute in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. But it’s against the law for a prostitute to solicit customers on the streets or in other public places.
    • Having sex with a relative is a serious infraction in Santa Ana, El Salvador. Anyone who violates this law is punished either by exile or by hanging. (The choice isn’t left up to the lawbreaker.)
    • In Limon, Costa Rica, both parties in an adulterous relationship are in for real trouble: Each person is subject to being beaten and drowned in punishment for their deed.
    • The law among the Tupies of Brazil stipulates that once a woman is married, she’s required to be faithful. The same standard doesn’t apply to the husband. He’s allowed to have as many mistresses as he can afford to keep.
    • Adultery isn’t always a crime in Caracas, Venezuela. It depends on how long a couple has been married. Anyone, male or female, can play around and not be prosecuted, so long as they’ve been married for fewer than twelve months. After one full year of marital bliss, the same sexual activities become serious criminal offenses.
    • Young women in Bogoti, Colombia, are not permitted to be out alone on the streets after the sun goes down. Why? Because other people might think that they are prostitutes. The law allows the police to arrest such suspects.
    • A widow in Paramaribo, Suriname, who plans to remarry is required by law to first make love with a man. The statute even specifies who should be her bed partner: a member of her deceased husband’s immediate family.
    • The law in Montevideo, Uruguay, bans a man from making love to his wife during her menstrual period. Nor is he allowed even to touch her between the waist and the knees. Anyone who violates this law is fined and publicly administered 200 lashes.
    • Personal revenge is allowed by law in Paraguari, Paraguay, when a man catches his wife in bed with someone else. He’s permitted to kill his wife’s lover, and his adulterous spouse, on the spot. But the wronged husband must take immediate action to be considered guiltless under this law—he isn’t allowed to wait and do it later. On the other hand, a wife who catches her mate in bed with a lover is not entitled to any of these privileges.
    • The law in Durango, Mexico, governs when a couple may have sex after the woman’s period begins. Five days must be allowed from the start of the menstrual flow. Seven more days must pass for “purification.” A husband must not touch his wife in any manner with his hands. Then, after these twelve days have passed, the woman must bathe. Only then can the couple make love. Anyone caught violating this old law could receive the death penalty!
    • A bride in Ecuador had better be prepared for her wedding night. According to the law, the girl can be returned to her parents if her new husband determines that she is not a virgin.
    • When a bride is deflowered in Cali, Colombia, the law says, it must be done by the husband while making love. And this initial lovemaking must take place while the bride’s mother sits close by and witnesses the activity.
    • Promiscuity isn’t illegal in Valencia, Venezuela, so long as it’s kept within certain specified boundaries. The single man or woman, says the law, shouldn’t ever have sex with anyone who’s deformed or who is known to be an “idiot.”
    • Single women in Costa Rica are banned from all forms of sex. Activities specifically prohibited by the law include prostitution, fornication, and “any kind of lewd activities or behavior” with a man.
    • A law found in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, won’t allow a man of any age to engage in sex with certain relatives and other people. Specific taboo relatives include the man’s mother and his mother’s sister. Nor may he have a sexual relationship with an unrelated woman and her daughter at the same time.
    • The Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini was apparently a man much obsessed with unique sexual legislation especially the more loony kind. He dreamed up quite a number of oddball laws with which he could further subjugate his fellow Iranians. According to one of the great Ayatollah’s decrees, lovemaking during times of fasting was illegal in Iran. His edict read: “Coitus invalidates the fast, even if the penis has penetrated the vagina only as far as the circumcision scar, and even if ejaculation does not occur. If the penis does not penetrate up to the circumcision scar, and no ejaculation takes place, the fast is valid. If a man cannot determine with certainty to what length his penis has penetrated the vagina, even if he has gone past the circumcision scar, the fast is nonetheless valid.
    • Lawmakers in Jordan have legislated what they consider to be the most desirable amount of sexual activity between married couples. A husband, they order, is to make love “with the wife at least once every four months.”
    • In Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, the police can arrest a person for “committing an action that would be harmful to the general public.” This might be the official charge for something as harmless as kissing a woman on her cheek in a public place. The penalty is ten days in jail for both the kisser and the kissee. The action could even be adultery! And adultery in Abu Dhabi is punishable by death. It’s all according to who makes the arrest and what the arresting officer happens to write down at the time.
    • Conviction of adultery in an Islamic court depends entirely on the testimony of four male witnesses or eight female witnesses. Or an accused woman can condemn herself. All she must do is stand and admit three times that she actually committed the criminal act!
    • Saudi Arabia treats adulterers with firmness. Both of the guilty parties are quickly picked up by the authorities. They are securely tied in a cloth sack and stoned to death. Or the penalty for adultery might be somewhat more humane, according to the way the Saudis look at things. The guilty woman may be shot in front of her illicit lover, who is then publicly beheaded.
    • “Sperm is always impure,” decreed the Ayatollah Khomeini, “whether it comes from coitus or from involuntary emissions while asleep.” Therefore, Iranians are forced by law to go through ablution—or the ritualistic washing away of impurities as in a religious rite—after being involved in certain kinds of sexual activities. (Ablution isn’t necessary, however, if the sperm stays inside the woman’s vagina after lovemaking is completed.)
    • According to Iranian law, a man is required to perform his ablutions if he ejaculates while having sexual relations with an animal.
    • Citizens of most Middle Eastern countries are forbidden to eat lamb under certain circumstances covered by Islamic law. The law reads, “After having sexual relations with a lamb, it is a mortal sin to eat its flesh.” In Oman, if a man has sex with a camel, a cow, or a ewe, the law says that the animal’s milk becomes impure and is no longer suitable for human consumption. Oman law requires that the animal must immediately be killed and then burned! The person who sodomized the beast is required to pay its owner the dead animal’s full market value.
    • In Lebanon, only men are legally allowed to have sex with animals. But the gender of the animal is important—it must always be female. A man’s having sexual relations with a male animal is considered a mortal sin and brings a death penalty for those who get caught.
    • Also according to Lebanese law, a woman must be executed for fornicating with any animal—wild or domesticated.
    • And to end this treatise on animals and sex, the law in Iran actually suggests that sex play by their male population “with wild animals is not recommended, especially with a lioness.” What is recommended instead is coitus with domesticated animals such as dogs, cats, donkeys, lambs and, yes, of all things—pigeons.
    • Sodomy is also commonplace in parts of the Middle East. Again, special legislation can be found in Iran to cover this form of sexual activity. The law declares that if a man’s penis fully penetrates another man’s anus, ablution is also a necessity, but this time for both parties to the sex act.
    • Kuwait covers all the bases when it comes to sexual feelings. It’s illegal there for a married man to glance at another woman “in a sensual manner.” Nor can any male, married or single, lustfully look at a statue of a female or at a female animal.
    • In Syria, a man is forbidden to “look at the body of a woman who is not his wife under any circumstances. It is also forbidden for a woman to look at the body of a man who is not her husband. It is forbidden to look at the genitals of others, even in the mirror or in a pool’s reflection.”
    • According to Iranian law, Islamic religious laws “must be obeyed and carried out by all—without exception and without argument. There is no other right, no other duty but obedience.” This Middle Eastern country’s Retribution Bill details the punishments for sex-related crimes such as fornication, homosexual activity, prostitution, and being a pimp. Each of these is punishable by death. Public morality is strictly enforced. Any man or woman even accused of adultery is shot.
    • Prostitution is a serious criminal offense in Yemen. Transgressors are simply rounded up and publicly beheaded.
    • No type of contraceptive may be brought into Saudi Arabia under any circumstances. The passage of legislation banning contraceptives quickly followed a World Moslem League ruling that “birth control was invented by the enemies of Islam.” Anyone caught smuggling condoms, other contraceptive devices, or birth-control pills into the country is punished with a term of six months in prison.
    • Even physicians are thoroughly covered by Middle Eastern law when it comes to checking a woman’s pubic area. Lawmakers in Bahrain have decreed that a male doctor can legally examine a woman’s genitals. But any examination must be done indirectly. Says the law, “If a doctor must touch a woman’s genitalia for medical reasons, he must not look directly at her genitals. He may do this only by seeing their reflection in a mirror.”
    • Egypt has an unusual piece of legislation that prohibits a woman from belly dancing unless her navel is covered with gauze. Technically, according to this law, a female in Egypt may dance in public while wearing absolutely nothing more than a piece of gauze on her belly button.
    • Colonel Muammar el Qaddafi’s Libya has a scale of prices to be paid for prospective wives by eligible single men. They must be willing to pay the equivalent of as much as $35,000, a handful of gold coins, one healthy camel, and a number of sheep. All of these things go to the bride-to-be’s father. Many Libyan males who can’t afford these prices travel to Egypt and Tunisia, where a wife can be had for around $200.
    • The law in Doha, Qatar, requires that if a naked Muslim woman is surprised by a man while bathing or dressing, she must first cover her face, not her body.
    • In King Ibn Saud’s Saudi Arabia, rapists are held in jail until Friday of each week (Friday in Saudi Arabia is the Sabbath). They are then taken from the jail and dragged to the town square. Each rapist is unceremoniously beheaded right after the midday prayers are concluded.
    • No unmarried woman in Qatar is allowed to give birth. Such a woman is banned from using any hospital in the region. Nor can she receive any kind of medical assistance. A pregnant female who happens to be single must either flee the country or do the best she can by going it alone.
    • A rigorous code of Muslim sexual behavior was passed down by Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini. His followers in Iran and throughout the Middle East uphold these as holy laws to be applied sternly. They are to be obeyed and are not subject to change. Here are a number of Khomeini’s most unusual sex-related laws.
    • What does a person who isn’t able to hide his or her genitals with “anything in particular when undressed” do? The hand is a suitable covering, according to the law.
    • Eating the meat of donkeys, horses, or mules is against the law if the animal when alive was sodomized by a Muslim man. If this transpired, the animal must immediately “be taken outside the city and sold.”
    • A man who perspires when he ejaculates doesn’t have to worry according to Muslim law. His sweat isn’t impure, but he’s not allowed to pray so long as his clothing or body are still sweaty.
    • What must a Muslim man do who makes love to his wife when he should be abstaining? The fellow is required to avoid praying so long as he feels or looks as if he is still sweating from the illicit activity.
    • The law clearly states that a Muslim man can’t marry a woman who was breast-fed as a baby by his grandmother or his mother.
    • Muslims are banned from looking at the genitals of a corpse. The person undertaking the cleansing ritual commits a serious violation of the law if he or she sneaks a peek. The sex organs of a dead person must always be covered with a brick or a piece of wood during the ritual.
    • A Muslim man who makes love to his aunt isn’t allowed to marry her daughters, his first cousins. But a man who marries his first cousin and then commits adultery with her mother can’t get an annulment.
    • A Muslim man who gets married and then makes love to his wife is somewhat restrained insofar as his future sex life. He is strictly prohibited from making love to his wife’s daughter or granddaughter, even if they are hers by a previous marriage.
    • Muslim males are also banned from marrying their own mother, sister, stepmother, or mother-in-law. Nor may they make love to their wife’s paternal or maternal grandmothers or her great-grandmothers.
    • When a Muslim woman begins to menstruate while having sex, the man must immediately withdraw. If he can’t and ejaculates instead, the fellow must, per the law, donate money to the poor. If he can’t afford this, then something, however little, must be given to a beggar on the streets. Should this not be possible, the man then must, as a last resort, beg for God’s forgiveness.
    • Marriage contracts commonly guarantee a wife’s virginity in the Middle East. If the woman turns out not to be a virgin as promised, the husband may have their marriage annulled.
    • A Muslim husband is in serious trouble if he’s incapable of making love to his wife. Under these circumstances, she’s allowed by law to have the marriage annulled, and the husband is required to pay her damages (one-half of the dowry as spelled out in the marriage contract).
    • A married Muslim woman who is caught committing adultery must be sternly repudiated by her husband. After the husband finally divorces the unfaithful woman, however, he must pay her the full amount of her dowry.
    • No Muslim wife may refuse or even ignore her husband’s sexual advances. Any woman who does is to be judged guilty and can’t get food, clothing, and a place to live from him. Nor can such a woman ask her husband to have sex with her in the future. However, should they divorce, he must pay her damages that constitute part or all of her dowry.
    • In recent decades, China has indoctrinated its citizens to ignore their sexual interests. Transgressors are severely chastised. Is prostitution punished? Yes! And with heavy penalties. Nevertheless, officially speaking, there are no laws against prostitution anywhere in Red China. Why? Because, according to a member of the Communist Chinese Foreign Ministry in Beijing, “There is no prostitution in China. However, we do have some women who make love for money.”
    • Bestiality laws in Bangkok, Thailand? There are none. Any man who “forcibly subdues and has sexual intercourse” with a female dog is merely charged with Cruelty to animals.” The culprit is fined a small amount of money. If the female dog happens to be in heat, the fine is slightly higher.
    • In Maine, it’s illegal to catch lobsters with your bare hands.
    • In Louisiana, it’s against the law to gargle in public.
    • In Quitman, Georgia, it is illegal for a chicken to cross the road.
    • It is illegal to a wake a bear for the purpose of photography in Alaska.
    • In Hawaii, one is legally prohibited from putting coins in one’s ears.
    • In New Orleans, Louisiana, fire trucks are legally required to stop at all red lights.
    • A local ordinance in Atwoodville, Connecticut prohibits people from playing Scrabble while waiting for a politician to speak.
    • In Alabama, it is illegal to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in a church.
    • In North Carolina, it is illegal to sing off key.
    • In California, it’s illegal to eat oranges in a bathtub.
    • In Oregon, it is against the law to use canned corn as bait for fishing.
    • In Logan County, Colorado, it is illegal for a man to kiss a woman while she sleeps.
    • Monkeys are forbidden from smoke cigarettes in South Bend, Indiana.
    • In the state of Indiana, liquor stores may not sell milk.
    • In North Carolina, elephants may not be used to plow cotton fields.
    • A Virginia law requires all bathtubs to be kept out in the yards, not inside the houses.
    • It is illegal to ride a streetcar on Sunday if have been eating garlic in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
    • In Cleveland, Ohio, it’s illegal to catch mice without a hunting license.
    • In the country of Turkey, in the 16th and 17th centuries, anyone caught drinking coffee was put to death.
    • Before the enactment of the 1978 law that made it mandatory for dog owners in New York City to clean up after their pets, approximately 40 million pounds of dog excrement were deposited on the streets every year.
    • In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania it is illegal to have sex with a truck driver inside a tollbooth.
    • Louisiana law prohibits couples who are shopping for a new bed from putting it to the “ultimate test”– in other words, from trying it out by making love on it, or even simulating this activity.
    • In Kentucky, by law, anyone who has been drinking is “sober” until he or she “cannot hold onto the ground.”
    • In Kentucky, it is illegal to transport an ice cream cone in your pocket.
    • In Louisiana, it is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol.
    • In Louisiana, biting someone with your natural teeth is “simple assault,” while biting someone with your false teeth is “aggravated assault.”
    • In Massachusetts, mourners at a wake may not eat more than three sandwiches.
    • In Massachusetts, snoring is prohibited unless all bedroom windows are closed and securely locked.
    • In Massachusetts, an old ordinance declares goatees illegal unless you first pay a special license fee for the privilege of wearing one in public.
    • In Willowdale, Oregon, no man may curse while having sex with his wife.
    • In Texas, sixteen-year old divorced girls are prohibited from talking about sex during high school extracurricular activities.
    • In Florida, a special law prohibits unmarried women from parachuting on Sunday or she shall risk arrest, fine, and/or jailing.
    • In Florida, if an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.
    • In Florida, it is illegal to sing in a public place while attired in a swimsuit.
    • In Florida, men may not be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.
    • In Illinois, it is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats, and other domesticated animal kept as pets.
    • In Indiana, bathing is prohibited during the winter.
    • In Indiana citizens are not allowed to attend a movie house or theater nor ride in a public streetcar within at least four hours after eating garlic.
    • In Massachusetts, taxi drivers are prohibited from making love in the front seat of their taxi during their shifts.
    • During lunch breaks in Carlsbad, New Mexico, no couple should engage in a sexual act while parked in their vehicle, unless their car has curtains.
    • Any couple making out inside a vehicle, and accidentally sounding the horn during their lustful act, may be taken to jail according to a Liberty Corner, New Jersey law.
    • Hotel owners in Hastings, Nebraska are required by law to provide a clean, white cotton nightshirt to each guest. According to the law, no couple may have sex unless they are wearing the nightshirts.
    • In Bozeman, Montana, you can’t perform any sexual acts in the front yard of any home, after sundown, and if you are nude.
    • A law in Alexandria, Minnesota makes it illegal for a husband to make love to his wife if his breath smells like garlic, onions or sardines.
    • In Ames, Iowa, a husband may not take more than three gulps of beer while lying in bed with his wife.
    • A law in Oblong, Illinois makes it a crime to make love while fishing or hunting on your wedding day.
    • If a police officer in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, suspects a couple is having sex inside a vehicle they must honk their horn three times, and wait two minutes before being allowed to approach the scene.
    • In Ventura County, California, cats and dogs are not allowed to have sex without a permit.
    • A law in Fairbanks, Alaska, does not allow moose to have sex on city streets.
    • A Helena, Montana, law states that a woman cannot dance on a saloon table unless her clothing weights more than three pounds, two ounces.
    • Bikini car washes (where women wash cars topless) are prohibited in most states, but the fine is only $50 per incident, so places charge an extra $50 to recoup their legal costs.
    • Florida prohibits topless walking or running within a 150 foot zone between the beach and the street.
    • In Connorsville, Wisconsin no man shall shoot of a gun while his female partner is having a sexual orgasm.
    • In Kingsville, Texas, there is a law against two pigs having sex on the city’s airport property.
    • Hotels in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, are required by law to furnish their rooms with twin beds only. There should be a minimum of two feet between the beds, and it is illegal for a couple to make love on the floor between the beds.
    • North Carolina forbids sex outside of marriage, or “fornication,” but the girlfriend as well as the man would have to be prosecuted.
    • Florida deals with its prostitution problem by giving prostitutes spending money, a five-year banishment, and a bus ticket out of town.
    • Belgium is the only country that has never imposed censorship for adult films.
    • In Texas it’s legal for a chicken to have sex with you, but it’s illegal to reciprocate.
    • An ordinance in Newcastle, Wyoming, specifically bans couples from having sex while standing inside a store’s walk-in-meat freezer.
    • In Winnipeg, it is against the law to go naked in your own home if you leave the blinds up.

The only acceptable sexual position in Washington D.C. is the missionary position. Any other sexual position is considered illegal.

Hentet fra http://www.kevinbegley.com/humor_strangelaws.shtml

30/04/2012

Nasjonalisme

28/04/2012

Beviser på overnaturlige fenomener

Fra en artikkel jeg kom over:
Randi $1,000,000 paranormal challenge

James Randi, a.k.a. The Amazing Randi, magician andJames Randi author of numerous works skeptical of paranormal, supernatural, and pseudoscientific claims has for about ten years offered “a one-million-dollar prize to anyone who can show, under proper observing conditions, evidence of any paranormal, supernatural, or occult power.”
[…]
In January 2008, the JREF announced that the offer of the million dollar prize will cease on March 6, 2010.
There are others offering prizes to anyone who can demonstrate psychic powers.
[…]
(liste over folk som tilbyr penger til dem som kan bevise diverse overnaturlige fenomener)
[…]
The first to announce she was ready to be tested was Elizabeth Allen Tomson, but after she was caught with twenty yards of gauze taped to her groin, flowers under her breasts, and a snake in her arm pit, she was never formally tested (Christopher 1975: 188).

The honor of being the first medium tested by the Scientific American team went to George Valiantine. He didn’t know that the chair he sat in during his séance in a completely darkened room had been wired to light up a signal in an adjoining room every time he left his seat. Oddly, phenomena such as a voice speaking from a trumpet that floated about the room happened only at the exact moments the signal lit up.

The Reverend Josie K. Stewart also failed to produce handwritten messages from the dead brought to her by her spirit guide Effie. The committee members marked their cards and she failed three times before declaring success at the fourth trial. But, since the messages she produced were not on the cards that had been supplied by the Scientific American committee, it was determined that she had tried to trick them! What a shock.

Another contestant, Nino Pecoraro, claimed to have Eusapia Palladino as his spirit guide. He was doing well fooling some of the committee members until Houdini showed up during a séance. Houdini took the sixty-foot long rope being used to tie up Pecoraro and cut it into many short pieces and tied up “the psychic’s wrists, arms, legs, ankles, and torso.” Houdini, the master escapologist, knew that “even a rank amateur could gain slack enough to release his hands and feet” when tied with a long rope (Christopher 1975: 191). The great Pecoraro couldn’t perform that night.

The fifth applicant for the Scientific American prize was Mina Crandon, known in the occult world as “Margery.” She didn’t collect the prize, either. (For more on “Margery,” see the entry on ectoplasm.)

In the 1930s, Hugo Gernsback offered a $6,000 prize for any astrologer who could accurately forecast three major events in one year. He never had to pay anyone a cent.

One would think that after more than 150 years of scientific testing of psychics, there would be at least one who could demonstrate a single psychic ability under test conditions.
Parapsychologist Dean Radin claims the evidence for psychic phenomena is so strong that only bias and prejudice keep skeptics from accepting the reality of ESP or PK. Why doesn’t he claim the million dollar prize, then? According to Radin:
“for the types of psi effects observed in the laboratory, even a million dollar prize wouldn’t cover the costs of conducting the required experiment. Assuming we’d need to show odds against chance of say 100 million to 1 to win a million dollar prize, when you calculate how many repeated trials, selected participants, multiple experimenters, and skeptical observers are necessary to achieve this outcome, the combined costs turn out to be more than the prize. So, from a purely pragmatic perspective, the various prizes offered so far aren’t sufficiently enticing. (Radin 2006: 291)”

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Full artikkel: http://www.skepdic.com/randi.html

23/04/2012

Utbredte misforståelser i historie

11/04/2012

Titanic var ekte?!!?

06/04/2012

06.04.2012

En liten diskusjon om bibelen

En person på vennelisten min på Facebook skrev i sin status:

“Syns det er på grense med barnemishandling å gi barn bibelopplæring.”

Jeg synes det var et veldig morsomt utsagn, ettersom jeg ikke tar det som helt alvorlig ment.
Denne personen har tydeligvis minst èn kristen person i sin venneliste, som ble litt provosert. Den kristne personen skriver bl.a:

“Min tro er basert på en personlig kontakt og en overveldende fölelse av en god kraft og energi som er större enn meg selv som jeg kan söke i tunge så vel som gode stunder.”

Jeg lurer på hva den personlige kontakten kan være? Er det personlig kontakt når man ber, kanskje? Isåfall kan man jo be til alle verdens mennesker, og påstå at man har personlig kontakt med alle verdens mennesker!

“Den gir meg kjärlighet og påfyll av kraft, du kan ikke komme her og nekte for et menneskets personlige fölelser.”

Nei, det er da heller ingen som har benektet noens følelser?! At du føler ditten og datten er da totalt urelevant for hvorvidt det engang finnes noen gud, for det finnes ingen direkte kobling mellom gud og følelser! Emosjon kommer fra kognisjon, ikke fra gud. Hadde emosjon kommet fra gud, så burde jo alle i verden ha opplevd de samme følelsene som du gjør!

Min visshet om Guds eksistens er mer virkelig for meg enn at du er et menneske.

Øh, ok. Du kommuniserer for øyeblikket direkte, synlig, med “deg”, så du betviler vel ikke at “du” finnes. Hva er det da som er mindre virkelig enn guds eksistens?
Betviler du at “du” er et menneske fremfor en annen art? En neanderthaler, kanskje? Da bør du lese mer om biologi, isåfall!
Betviler du at “du” er en ekte person, fremfor en kunstig intelligens? Isåfall bør du lese mer om kunstig intelligens!
Betviler du at “du” er et menneske fremfor et romvesen? Eh, hvor begynner jeg:p
Hva i all verden for slags definisjon er det egentlig du bruker på “virkelig”?? Helt klart ikke samme definisjon som folk flest, ihvertfall.

“Min tro er ikke basert på bibelen, det skal sies. Men det tar ikke bort det faktum at bibelen er verdens mest leste bok gjennom tidene, boken som er oversatt til flest språk og at hele vårt demokratiske samfunn er bygget på verdier fra bibelen. “

Hva i granskauen har det med saken å gjøre??
Hvor mange som leser boken har da nada å gjøre med hvorvidt det er barnemishandling å presse barn til å lese den, ei heller for hvorvidt gud eksisterer!
Det finnes ingen som helst årsakssammenheng eller eksistensiell gjensidighet her overhodet!

“Så det skader ikke akkurat å ha en del kunnskaper om boken. Det står jo også mye rart i bibelen, spesielt i gamle testamentet… Såklart gjör det det. Skal man henge seg opp i det kan man jo bli gäärn. Men det bör ikke fjerne verdien fra de sterke og tröstende ord som kan löfte en opp når man er nede samt retningslinjer og råd. For ikke å nevne vakker poesi.”

Uh, nei, det kan jeg være enig i. Men at det står mye rart i bibelen teller jo mer FOR barnemishandling, enn de trøstende ordene teller imot! En voksen person kunne tross alt ha fortalt barn om de trøstende ordene, uten å presse resten av det fjerne innholdet på dem samtidig!

Slightly bedøvet, del 2


Som med forrige del: Ja, det ER så illa når man våkner etter å ha vært dopet bevisstløs! Man ler av omtrent hva som helst, er sløv som fy både i huet og fysisk, klarer ikke gå skikkelig, osv. Det tar en god stund før bedøvelsen går skikkelig ut, også.








Vi har ikke råd til å fø dem. De er 18 år nå. Da må dere betale

Jeg skulle ha postet dette for lenge siden, men den ble borte oppi haugen med browser tabs:p
Overskriften er et sitat fra en artikkel om foreldre som direkte prøver å kreve at NAV skal betale alle utgifter for avkommet.
Flere sitater fra artikkelen:

“Flere forteller at de opplever at noen foreldre motarbeider Navs ønske om å få ungdommene i jobb. Mange opplever foreldre forventer at Nav skal forsørge ungdommene når de blir 18 år”

“vi har foreldre som kommer kjørende med 18-åringen og sier at nå kan Nav overta

Her er det ikke snakk om å gjøre avkommet sitt levedyktig over lengre tid, nei! Her venter man bare på at Darwin Award skal deles ut.
Full artikkel: http://www.aftenposten.no/jobb/Foreldre-ber-Nav-betale-for-barna-6797128.html

15 prosent tror Märtha snakker med engler

Hentet fra en artikkel hos Aftenposten.
Det fjerneste med denne artikkelen, er at for at 15% skal kunne tro at Märtha snakker med engler, så må minst 15% i utgangspunktet tro på at engler FINNES!
15% er nesten 1 av 6 personer! Bor vi i USA eller??
Full artikkel: http://www.aftenposten.no/nyheter/kongelige/15-prosent-tror-Mrtha-snakker-med-engler-6799793.html#.T37Gm9VgRBw

Danset seg til arresten

Fra artikkel hos Dagbladet:

“Tenåringen du kan se i overvåkningsvideoen over, føyer seg inn i rekken av dumme tyver som blir fanget på film.”

“Ute på parkeringsplassen bestemte imidlertid en av dem seg for å danse litt, kanskje for å roe nervene. Men det skulle han aldri ha gjort. Dansen ble fanget av overvåkningskameraet, og dansetrinnene ledet politiet rett til rett mann.
For 16-åringen viste ikke fram tilfeldige trinn der han sto. Faktisk danset han signaturdansen sin.”

16-åringen er kjent for sin «swag», eller signaturdans. Den gjør han ofte i gangene på skolen, sier Jeff Heyse fra Galveston-politiet”

“Det skal ha vært vakter fra skolen 16-åringen går på som kjente igjen dansetrinnene på overvåkningsvideoen.”

“Da gutten ikke dukket opp på skolen dagen etter, dro politiet hjem til ham og viste mora hans videoen.
Da mora spurte sønnen hva dette var for noe, svarte han ifølge Heyse følgende:
– Det er dansen min, mamma.”

Synes jeg hører det.
“Young man! What’s this!?”
“Well that’s ma dance, mama! I’m so pro at dancing, everyone recons it’s gotta be me!”
“…Well wont be dancing outside for a while now, young man!”
Opprinnelig artikkel (Dagbladet’s kilde): http://galvestondailynews.com/story/304554

Russere vet å feire fred

Fra en artikkel om historiske fester:

“once news reached Moscow that the Soviets had just won their Lord of the Rings-esque war for survival against the Germans invaders, let’s just say that they partied in a way that would have made 1999 order a cup of coffee and think very seriously about giving up the bottle. The party started when the official invitation was delivered at 1:10 a.m. on May 9, 1945, by the chief announcer of Radio Moscow.

Then Shit Got Out of Hand …

Moscow’s celebration of the surrender of Germany just might be the single largest spur-of-the-moment anything in history. Thousands of people immediately took to the streets to transform one of the largest cities on the planet into “a sea of vodka,” many of them still in their nightclothes.

It was kind of a big deal.

Muscovites went on bar-crawls past the embassies of the Allied nations, which sure enough joined in the vodkafest with some of their own alcohol. By the time Joseph Stalin addressed the nation after 22 hours of partying, the entire city’s liquor reservoirs were bone dry. As one reporter put it, “I was lucky to buy a liter of vodka at the train station when I arrived, because it was impossible to buy any later … There was no vodka in Moscow on May 10, we drank it all.”

That’s right. That was the day Russia ran out of vodka.

Full artikkel: The 7 Most Unexpectedly Awesome Parties in History | Cracked.com http://www.cracked.com/article_19008_the-7-most-unexpectedly-awesome-parties-in-history.html#ixzz1rHxXgq1I”


Eminem brukes som tortur av CIA

 


Og det er ingen spøk!
“The detainees were also forced to listen to rap artist Eminem’s “Slim Shady” album. The music was so foreign to them it made them frantic, sources said. ”
Kilde: http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/Investigation/story?id=1322866#.T36_FtVgRBy