Magician Uri Geller sued over the Pokemon Kadabra, claiming unauthorized identity appropriation due to Kadabra's Japanese name being similar to Geller's and the Pokemon being a psychic type with bent spoons. He banned production of the pokemon on cards in 2002, which he lifted recently. wikipedia.org/wiki/Uri_Ge…
-"Sell or Starve" Act of 1877. After defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Congress attached, what the Sioux call the "sell or starve" rider, to the Indian Appropriations Act of 1876 that cut off all rations for the Sioux until they terminated hostilities and ceded the Black Hills to the US en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
Jimmy Carter was an ardent supporter of the Vietnam War and told journalists as late as 1974 that he favored continued Administration requests for more appropriations for the war nytimes.com/1976/05/21/ar…
Today I learned of 24 Hour Psycho, an appropriation of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho slowed down to exactly 24 hours. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/24_…
The Village People's Native American (Felipe Rose) continued to dress in his usual costume despite festival bans on outfits guilty of 'cultural appropriation', as his father is Lakota Sioux news.com.au/entertainment…
In 1973 the Governor of Wisconsin vetoed the digit "2" to change a $25 million appropriation to $5 million en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin…
Chanel was accused of cultural appropriation for selling a $1325 boomerang nytimes.com/2017/05/16/fa…
In 1965, NASA astronaut John Young upset Congress by smuggling a corned beef sandwich onto Gemini 3, prompting The House of Representatives' appropriations committee to organize a meeting to investigate the "sandwich scandal". space.com/28898-gemini-co…
Mars has a flag, however it is not official in any legal sense, as the Outer Space Treaty forbids the appropriation of celestial bodies by any means en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fla…
The annual Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act prohibits the redesign of the United States $1 bill moneyfactory.gov/uscurren…
In 2008 Uri Geller sued Nintendo over a psychic Pokemon named Kadabra claiming it was an unauthorized appropriation of his identity en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uri…
Self-proclaimed psychic Uri Geller sued Nintendo over the pokemon "Kadabra" claiming it was an unauthorized appropriation of his identity en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uri…
In 2002 Elmo became the only non-human to have testifed before Congress. "Former Republican Rep. Duke Cunningham of California asked Elmo to testify before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education." washingtonpost.com/blogs/…
An Australian business-man was convicted in 2001 of Cultural Appropriation, the first conviction of its kind, of passing on fraudulent Aboriginal artwork by non-Aborigies. theguardian.com/world/200…
"outer space is not subject to national appropriation by claim of sovereignty, by means of use or occupation, or by any other means", as laid down by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs Outer Space Treaty oosa.unvienna.org/oosa/Sp…
A "digit veto" was first used by Wisconsin Governor Patrick Lucey to cut an appropriation from $25 million to $5 by vetoing the digit 2! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin…
The Rivers and Harbors Appropriation Act of 1899 is the oldest federal environmental law in the United States en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riv…

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