A Thousand Words - You Think Taxes are Bad Now?

For those who moan and complain about taxes, I'd just like to share the following list of preposterous things that have been taxed over the course of history: beards (above is a beard tax token from Russia; England temporarily taxes beards as well); windows (a subtle tax aimed at people wealthy enough to own houses with windows); urine (the Romans used it for - actually, you don't even want to know); playing cards (a sin tax on "Go Fish"?); wig powder (not wigs, just the white powder used to dust them); cow flatulence (the tax is to make up for the methane gas introduced into the atmosphere); bribes; and breasts (you paid the tax to be allowed to wear clothes, not take them off - seriously). 

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