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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

It's the law!

So what to talk about today. I know how about odd laws.....

here are 10 British ones

1. It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.
2. It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British king or queen's image upside-down.

3. It is illegal for a woman to be topless in Liverpool except as a clerk in a tropical fish store

4. Eating mince pies on Christmas Day is banned

5. If someone knocks on your door in Scotland and requires the use of your toilet, you are required to let them enter

6. In the UK a pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants, including in a policeman's helmet

7. The head of any dead whale found on the British coast automatically becomes the property of the King, and the tail of the Queen )

8. It is illegal not to tell the tax man anything you do not want him to know, but legal not to tell him information you do not mind him knowing

9. It is illegal to enter the Houses of Parliament wearing a suit of armour

10. It is legal to murder a Scotsman within the ancient city walls of York, but only if he is carrying a bow and arrow

Our overseas cousins are no better...

In Ohio, it is illegal to get a fish drunk

In Indonesia, the penalty for masturbation is decapitation

A male doctor in Bahrain can only examine the genitals of a woman in the reflection of a mirror

In Switzerland, a man may not relieve himself standing up after 10pm

It is illegal to be blindfolded while driving a vehicle in Alabama

In Florida, unmarried women who parachute on a Sunday could be jailed

Women in Vermont must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth

In Milan, it is a legal requirement to smile at all times, except during funerals or hospital visits

In France, it is illegal to name a pig Napoleon


Jan said...

This one made me laugh most -
"Women in Vermont must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth "
haha. What about the absurd one here concerning taxi's - You can pee on the offside rear wheel of a hackney carriage as long as you warn the public by a loud shout of 'Relief'. The one about carrying a bale of straw was apparently finally repealed in the 1970s. :D

Cherrypie said...

Funny. No boyfriend has ever suggested we go to Indonesia

Mary said...

Um In future I will always put the stamps on upside down i wonder what will happen to me!

st said...

The swiss one is about noise at night, as most of the live in apartments. This was one of my brothers lease conditions, when he lived there.
There must be a shortage of men in Inonesia. I wonder if the amputate a hand for theft.
The policeman cannot refuse to grant the pregnant ladies request. Oh how i wish i could have children, the fun you could have.
Nice one sir, this raised a smile, after a particularly gruelling day.

Tricia said...

You haven't been listening to Southern Counties Radio perchance?

This was a topic of discussion on a programme this a.m. LOL

oldcrow61 said...

Ha, ha, unbelievable!