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  • In Alabama, it is illegal to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church.
  • In Delaware, getting married on a dare is grounds for an annulment.
  • In Louisiana, biting someone with your natural teeth is “”simple assault,”” while biting someone with your false teeth is “”aggravated assault.””
  • A law in North Carolina prohibits elephants from ploughing cotton fields.
  • In Winnipeg, Canada, it is against the law to go naked in your home if you leave the blinds up.
  • A pineapple is a berry.
  • Eggplant is a member of the thistle family.
  • Ginger has been clinically demonstrated to work twice as well as Dramamine for fighting motion sickness with no side effects.
  • Morphine was given its name in 1803 by the discoverer, a 20-year-old German pharmacist named Friedrich Saturner. He named it after Morpheus, the Greek god of dreams.
  • No species of wild plant produces a flower or blossom that is absolutely black, and so far, none has been developed artificially.
  • There are more than 700 species of plants that grow in the United States that have been identified as dangerous if eaten. Among them are some that are commonly favored by gardeners: buttercups, daffodils, lily of the valley, sweet peas, oleander, azalea, bleeding heart, delphinium and rhododendron.
  • Tequila is made from the root of the blue agave cactus.
  • The English word “”soup”” comes from the Middle Ages word “”sop,”” which means a slice of bread over which roast drippings were poured. The first archeological evidence of soup being consumed dates back to 6,000 B.C., and the main ingredient was Hippopotamus bones.
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