Horse Statues: THE STORY IS ALL IN THE LEGS.
When looking at historical people on horses, note the following trivia.
If the horse has both front legs in the air:
the rider died in battle.
If the horse has only ONE front leg in the air:
the person died of wounds as a result of the battle:
If the horse has all four legs on the ground:
the person died of natural causes.
Animal Laws Before Children Laws?
-In England, laws were enacted to prevent cruelty to animals (1824) before they were enacted to safeguard children (1884)
Quirky Animal Laws:
–In 1474 an unlucky rooster was brought before a court in Basle, Switzerland accused of laying an egg. It was found guilty of witchcraft and sentenced to be burned at the stake, along with the egg.
-Pine Island, Minnesota (USA) has a law that requires a man to remove
his hat when meeting a cow.
-In Natchez, Mississippi: It is against the law to feed beer to elephants.
The Sun and Pigs
Aside from humans, pigs are said to be the only animals that can get sunburnt – and- research has shown that pigs can become alcoholics.