Japanese women are required by the Maternal Child Health Act to register their pregnancies with the local government, and encouraged to be vigilant by utilizing the Maternal and Child Health Handbook distributed upon registration. Over 90% of pregnancies are registered by the 20th week. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
In 2002 a Welshman in Bury St. Edmunds refusing to pay a small penalty charge for a vehicle-registration violation demanded a trial by combat with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency. His demand was rejected, and he was fined by a court. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
Before 1995, anyone who wanted a domain name could register it free of charge. This changed when the National Science Foundation awarded consulting company 'Network Solutions' the ability to charge for registration. mashable.com/2014/03/10/d…
15% (5.2 million acres) of land in England is unregistered. It has never been registered since the land hadn't been sold since before land registration became compulsory. Much of the land is owned by the Crown, the aristocracy, and the church. whoownsengland.org/2019/0…
The most expensive vehicle registration plate number in Switzerland, "VS 1", was auctioned off for CHF 150'000 ($148,632 in 2017). Registration plates with low serial numbers or specific patterns ("TI 111 111") are very popular and are usually auctioned off. vaterland.li/wirtschaft/i…
Bugs Bunny is actually enlisted as a US Marine complete with dog-tags and registration papers and retired as a Master Sergeant. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sup…
Most of the oldest people in the world and supercentenarians over age 110 appear to be concentrated into regions with no birth certificates and short lifespans. In the US, supercentenarian status is predicted by the absence of vital registration statmodeling.stat.columbi…
Before 1995, anyone who wanted a domain name could register it FREE OF CHARGE. That all changed when the National Science Foundation awarded tech consulting company Network Solutions the ability to charge for registration. Domain prices began at $100 for a two-year registration. mashable.com/2014/03/10/d…
With the US entry into WWI, German nationals were automatically classified "enemy aliens." Some 250,000 people in that category were required to register and carry registration cards. A total of 2,048 were incarcerated for the remainder of the war in two camps in Utah and Georgia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
Today I learned of 'Whiskey Plates'; in Minnesota those involved in certain DWI and DUI incidents obtain special registration plates that always begin with the letter 'W'. dwiguys.com/whiskey-plate…
A single Dutch snack restaurant holds the registered name Wendy's since 1988 in the Benelux (=Belgium/Netherlands/Luxembourg), blocking American fast-food chain Wendy's to settle in Europe, even after Wendy's (US) went to court to try to get the trademark registration dropped. trademarkblog.kluweriplaw…
The term "nutritionist" is not legally protected nor regulated, so anyone can advertise themselves as a nutritionist regardless of education or credentials. But "dietitian" or specifically "registered dietitian" legally requires education via credited curriculum and passing a registration exam. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nut…
In Singapore car owners have to pay a registration fee of 100% to nearly 180% of market value. In addition there is a 20% excise duty and a possible surcharge of up to 30k Singaporean dollars, depending on the emission level. lta.gov.sg/content/ltaweb…
The oldest passenger plane still in service is a Boeing 737-200 with the serial number 20335, which made its first commercial flight on May 25th 1970 for Air California. Almost 50 years later the plane is still in service for Airfast Indonesia, under the registration PK-OCG. telegraph.co.uk/travel/tr…
Steve Jobs used a loophole in the UNOS registration system to get his liver transplant before others.

having a private jet on stand-by allowed him to register for a liver transplant in every transplant clinic in the country. The loophole has since been closed. read more:

http://digitaljournal.com/article/274846 http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/human_nature/2011/01/how_did_steve_jobs_get_his_liver.html http://www.poe-news.com/forums/sp.php?pi=1002544768

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Kanye West liked the score for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind so much that he hired Jon Brion to produce and write Late Registration with him -- even though Brion had no hip-hop experience. m.mic.com/articles/93634/…
In New York State, any sticker or decal (other than registration and inspection) affixed to any window on a vehicle is illegal and carries a $150 fine. safeny.ny.gov/equi-vt.htm
In Germany your child's first name has to clearly define their gender, and whether or not your chosen baby name is accepted/rejected depends on the local registration office, called the Standesamt. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nam…
In Singapore, car registration is typically $50,000 ~ $70,000 due to their "Certificate of Entitlement" system designed to reduce road congestion and promote public transportation expatsingapore.com/conten…
In 1969, Georgia Tech computerized their registration system and believed it would put an end to fictional attendee "George P. Burdell." Instead, student hackers signed Burdell up for every class, over 3000 credit hours in one quarter. ripleys.com/weird/daily-d…
Jeffrey Jones, best known for playing principal Edward Rooney in 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off,' has been arrested on multiple occasions for employing a 14-year-old boy to pose for sexual photos and subsequently failing to update his sex offender registration m.nydailynews.com/1.46750…
In Germany everyone has to pay for a TV licence by law to fund public broadcasting. They also billed Janosch StΓ€dtler repeatedly due to a registration which was filed online by a unkown hoaxer. Attempts of his family to explain that he is a dog remained unheard. thelocal.de/20150115/dog-…
The NFL team Washington Redskins cited US patented brands such as Dumb Blond beer, Midget-Man condoms, Oh! My Nappy Hair shampoo, and Take Yo Panties Off clothing when a federal judge ordered the cancellation of their federal trademark registrations for disparaging Native Americans. washingtonpost.com/local/…
Texas has driver's license reciprocity with the countries of France, Germany, South Korea, and Taiwan. If within 30 days of moving to Texas from one of these countries, you do not need to take any exams outside of performing normal vehicular registration procedures dps.texas.gov/DriverLicen…
In Minnesota, people involved in certain DWI incidents are required to obtain special vehicle registration plates, commonly called "whiskey plates." dwiminneapolislawyer.com/…
IBM leased punchcard machines for high fees to the Nazis that allowed them to catalog and identify the Jewish population via censuses, registrations, and ancestral tracing books.google.com/books?id…
Urban Dictionary is sometimes used to define slang terms found in court cases and license plate registrations at the DMV. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urb…
California instituted a gun registration for a popular semi-automatic rifle then later orders confiscation (mandatory buyback) of all registered rifles. theforbiddenknowledge.com…
Ovaltine is originally called Ovomaltine, but is sold under the name Ovaltine in English-speaking countries because a typo was made in the trademark registration application en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ova…
Having anexed the Netherlands, Napoleon forced a registration of family names, which was not a common practice for the Dutch. As a way of protest, some Dutch citizens chose humorous names (Poepjes (Little shit), Zeldenthuis (Rarely at home), Zondervan (without a surname), Borst (breast)). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dut…
Tires have "born on" dates that you should check before buying them. There is a DOT registration number on all tires sold in the US. The last 4 digits are the "born on" date. For example, if the last four digits are 1812 that means that tire was manufactured in the 18th week of 2012. belletire.com/how-to-read…
Convicted felons are constitutionally immune to registration requirements (because forcing them to register their firearms would constitute forced self-incrimination) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hay…
The infamous murder case of the Black Dahlia was the catalyst for California to become the first state to introduce a legislature for there to be a registration for sex offenders youtube.com/watch?v=5oEfI…
Voter registration records for 14 US States (including personal info) are publicly available for anyone to view voterrecords.com
Minnesota does not require any identification for voter registration, only the testimony of a registered voter or an employee of your residence. dmv.org/mn-minnesota/vote…
Only 11 states plus D.C. allow same day voter registration. ncsl.org/research/electio…
To discourage car ownership, Denmark has a 180% registration tax en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Den…
One of the largest top level domains, ".tk", was acquired by Joost Zuurbier, a Dutchman who bought the rights to it from the New Zealand territory Tokelau. The country of 1411 people has increased its GDP by more than 10% through domain registrations. icannwiki.com/index.php/J…
Nobody has been indicted for refusing draft registration since 1986 hasbrouck.org/draft/choic…
A cop felt so bad for a man with not enough money for registration he slipped him $100. (2012) dfw.cbslocal.com/2012/12/…
In 1993 R.E.M. made use of the wasteful 'longbox' style of CD packaging by requesting fans sign them and send them to Congress as a petition to support the Motor Voter Bill, which sought to to ease voter registration. 10,000 boxes were submitted. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lon…
Copyright is granted to the author of an original work at the moment of creation and does not require registration. However, registration is required before a lawsuit can be filed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cop…
The first state-issued license plates in the U.S. were issued in Massachusetts, beginning in 1903. The very first plate, featuring the number "1," was issued to Frederick Tudor. (One of his relatives still holds an active registration on the plate.) history1900s.about.com/od…
South Korea issues each person a fingerprint linked Resident Registration Number that is used extensively online to effectively end online anonymity. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Res…
Reincarnation is Illegal in China without a proper registration en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
Forbes publishes a list of the social elite called the Social Register which gives the educational backgrounds, birth names, and club memberships of listees, and the names given to estates or grand residences. The Summer edition lists names of yachts, specifications, and country of registration. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soc…
During Google's IPO, the registration statement stated that they were planning to raise $2,718,281,828, confusing many Journalists. 2.718281828 is Euler's number to 9 d.p. forbes.com/sites/jayritte…
Each principal of a public or private high school in Texas also serves as a deputy registrar which allows them to distribute and receive voter registration applications submitted to them from students statutes.legis.state.tx.u…

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