Heading south of the border? Enjoy your trip and stay out of trouble by studying these strange and wacky laws currently on the books in the United States.
On first glance, many travellers may think that Canada and the United States are quite similar. But what is legal north of the 49th parallel, might land you with a hefty fine or a jail term in America. Here are 13 unique laws that could trip you up during a visit to the U.S. Remember, you're not at home!
Fifty years ago, in 1964, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law, setting 54 areas aside for federal protection. It opened th... More Fifty years ago, in 1964, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law, setting 54 areas aside for federal protection. It opened the way for an American wilderness system that has grown to more than 110 million protected acres in which, the act says, "the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain." More proposed areas await congressional approval, including the Rocky Mountain Front in Montana and the Columbine-Hondo in New Mexico. Read more about the legacy of the Wilderness Act online in National Geographic magazine: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/09/wilderness-act/kolbert-text
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