In the mid-19th century, the US military once experimented with camels in the Arizona desert, using them to perform the work normally carried out by mules and horses. Camels could do the same work with less need for water, and they could carry twice the load of a mule. Eventually the Army was done with…
Constitution of the State of Tennessee Article XI Miscellaneous Provisions Sec. 15. Religious holidays. No person shall in time of peace be required to perform any service to the public on any day set apart by his religion as a day of rest.
Many stupid laws have to do with advancing technology. To mention just one: a provision in a code concerning the military, dating back to 1939, regulates “beasts of burden (horses, oxen, dogs, etc.)” that can be requisitioned “for vehicles employed by the army”.