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 […]

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It is illegal to have a bathtub in a private home in Ohio.

This law dates from the 1800’s during the time of the cholera and smallpox epidemics, when whole families were being wiped out by the common practice back then of the whole family using the same bath water. Rumor has it that this is still on the books, and government inspectors can legally issue citations for […]

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It is illegal to own gold

Executive Order 6102 was signed on April 5, 1933, by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt “forbidding the Hoarding of gold coin, gold bullion, and gold certificates within the continental United States”. The order criminalized the possession of monetary gold by any individual, partnership, association or corporation. This was followed up by the Gold Reserve Act […]

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