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Here is a list of the 24 countries where it is legal to be a lesbian, but illegal to be a gay man! The penalty in Mauritius for being gay, is shocking!


In 2013 The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association, or ILGA, has listed 81 countries where there are laws against homosexuality or homosexual acts.

But strangely enough, there are 24 countries where it is legal to be a lesbian, but illegal to be a gay man!

Here is a list of those countries and the penalties gay men face in those countries:

Ghana: Five to twenty years imprisonment Sierra.

Leone and Guyana: In these countries a gay man will be imprisoned for life!

Nigeria, Tuvalu and Seychelles: Fourteen years in prison Kenya: Fourteen to twenty-one years imprisonment, “depending on the circumstances.”

Malawi: Here gay men can face corporal punishment or fourteen years in jail.

Swaziland: In this country laws against sodomy are rarely enforced, but being openly gay can result in being turned away or evicted from AIDS clinics, which is similar to a death penalty if you think about it!

Saint Kitts and Nevis, Tonga, Belize, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada: Ten year prison sentence.

Jamaica: Hard labor for ten years.

Turkmenistan and Singapore: Two years in prison.

Uzbekistan: Three years imprisonment.

Kiribati, Nauru and Palau: Laws against gay interactions, but penalties not enforced.

Cook Islands: Seven years in jail.

Mauritius is incredibly horrifying. In Mauritius the penalty for being a gay man is death by public stoning!

None of the aforementioned countries have anything against lesbians.

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violin strings have been made from 5000 strands of spider silk. They produce 'a soft and profound timbre' when played


Most people have heard of Spider silk’s incredible strength, but there are some pretty inventive uses for it.

One Japanese researcher actually made violin strings from spider silk!

Shigeyoshi Osaki, a professor at Nara Medical University in southern Honshu, used between 3,000 and 5,000 strands of silk for each string, which produced ‘a soft and profound timbre’ when played.

A video of this can be found in the source of this fact.

Osaki bred 300 female Nephila maculata spiders to make the strands. Don’t worry, this didn’t affect the spiders’ feeding. The silk all came from strands the spiders used to hang from not their webs.

Of course, these violin strings must be pretty strong if they use spider silk. Indeed, they have a greater strength than either gut or steel strings!

This is in part because the strands of silk are not completely cylindrical, but rather have 4-6 sides, allowing the researchers to cut down on gaps between strands.

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In 2012, a cat saved it's owner after awaking her from a seizure and got her son to call for assistance...the same day it was adopted.


In 2012, Amy Jung went into a diabetic seizure while asleep. Her cat Pudding nudged her awake until she could call out to her son.

The son couldn’t hear her, though, so Pudding went into his room and pounced on him until he woke up and called for medical assistance.

That’s a great story, but it’s not what makes it stand out. The most interesting fact about this is that Jung and her son had only adopted Pudding earlier that very day!

That’s one cat that seems to be very happy with being adopted.

Dogs and cats can both do amazing things. There have been countless accounts of a pet saving its owners life, whether through alerting them to a fire or discovering a tumor.

Dogs get the label of man’s best friend, but cats can be just as helpful.

According to animal psychologist Roger Mugford, cats are as capable as dogs at detecting illnesses in humans, but are less likely to do so because they are they are “very much more selfish, solitary creatures.”

Luckily for Amy Jung, Pudding was looking out for her.

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