On March 9 1562, kissing was banned in Naples, Italy. The ban carried a death sentence if you were caught partaking in the illegal activity. Despite seeming a tad harsh the law wasn’t enacted in-order to limit public displays of affection, but rather to prevent the spread of disease and plague which was running rampant through Europe at the time. However, it wasn’t very successful; lasting a total of one day before it had to be quelled. The reason- stories state that the very nobleman who introduced the law was finding too many of his own household breaking it.