1,000 Hours of training is required to braid hair.

The Missouri Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners (an administrative board made up primarily of practicing barbers and cosmetologists, as well as the owners of in-state cosmetology/barbering schools) has declared that anyone wanting to braid hair professionally must be a licensed cosmetologist or barber—despite the fact that neither licensing program offers any training on braiding…

A $110 license is required for teenagers to mow lawns.

Government officials and professional lawn companies are threatening to go after teens who mow lawns in the city of Gardendale if they do not show proof of a business license, which is required under a city ordinance. Licensing is a tool of crony-capitalism by which existing businesses leverage government to establish artificial barriers to competition…


Royal Navy ships entering the Port of London must provide a barrel of rum to the Constable of the Tower of London.

Although not enforced in modern times, this law is still on the books. In fact, there is an annual ceremony of the Constable’s Dues, where the Royal Navy moors one of its boats alongside the Tower Pier and the captain delivers his “tax”.