76 things banned in the Bible, most of which are punishable by death

Milan – detail from facade of Duomo – Expulsion from Paradise. Image: Shutterstock.

An oldie but goodie single-purpose Tumblr listing things banned in Leviticus, the banny-est of all scriptures. The sex stuff you can imagine (no bonking animals, dudes if you are a dude, divorcées, your grandmother, or your own children), but here are some particularly weird non-sex items in the list:

• Eating any animal which walks on all four and has paws (good news for cats) (11:27)

• Picking up grapes that have fallen in your vineyard (19:10)

• Mixing fabrics in clothing (19:19)

• Cross-breeding animals (19:19)

• Eating fruit from a tree within four years of planting it (19:23)

• Trimming your beard (19:27)

• Getting tattoos (19:28)

• Not standing in the presence of the elderly (19:32)

• Mistreating foreigners – "the foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born" (19:33-34)

• Using dishonest weights and scales (19:35-36)

• Blasphemy (punishable by stoning to death) (24:14)

• Selling land permanently (25:23)

(HT: James Ball)