The 15 Things The Amish Don’t Want You To Know

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The Amish are distinctly recognizable from film and television. They are a religious sect of Pennsylvania Dutch with their origins in the Swiss Anabaptist tradition. They’re best known for their simple lifestyles and their unusual forms of plain dress as well as a stout refusal to dabble in any form of modern technology.

In general, the Amish are considered to be a harmless, if unusual, group of people. But there are things that the Amish don’t want you to know and with very good reason.

Here we take a look at 15 things that you don’t know about the Amish and why.

#15 Every Amish Drops Out Of School

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When you don’t participate in the modern world, you probably don’t need to spend much time in school. So every Amish person drops out once they’ve completed an eighth-grade education. This allows them to do something in their community instead. You might be surprised to learn that this is completely legal.