10 most ridiculous British laws

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  1. Marcel

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    1. It's illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament

    2. If you put the stamp with the Queen on it upside down on a postcard you can be charged for treason

    3. In Liverpool, a woman is not allowed to appear in public topless, unless she works in a shop for tropical fish

    4. You're not allowed to eat mince pies on Christmas day.

    5. If you live in Scotland and someone wants to use your bathroom, you're obliged to let him in.

    6. A pregnant woman is allowed to relieve herself anywhere, even in a Bobby's helmet

    7. A the head of a stranded whale must be send to the King, the tail is for the Queen.

    8. It is illegal not to tell a tax official information you don't want him to know, but you are allowed to withhold information you don't mind to him to know

    9. You're not allowed to enter the Houses of Parliament in Knights Armour

    10. You are allowed to kill a Scotsman within the old walls of the city of York, but only if he's carrying a longbow
     
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    Interesting........
     
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    11. Taxis must carry a bail of hay

    12. Any Welshmen found within the city walls of Chester after midnight are to be hanged.
     
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    There are silly laws all over the place

    The world's strangest laws - Times Online

    Silly Laws

    Laws that are Out Right Silly



    * The head of any dead whale found on the British coast is legally the property of the King; the tail, on the other hand, belongs to the Queen - in case she needs the bones for her corset.
    * In Lancashire, no person is permitted after being asked to stop by a constable on the seashore to incite a dog to bark.
    * Back in 1924, a monkey was convicted in South Bend of the crime of smoking a cigarette and sentenced to pay a 25 dollar fine and the trial costs.
    * In Gary, Ind., persons are prohibited from attending a movie house or other theater and from riding a public streetcar within four hours of eating garlic.
    * In Devon, Connecticut, it is unlawful to walk backwards after sunset.
    * In Hartford, Conn., you aren't allowed to cross a street while walking on your hands.
    * There is a Massachusetts law requiring all dogs to have their hind legs tied during the month of April.
    * It is illegal to take more than 2 baths a month within Boston confines.
    In Carrizozo, N.M., it's forbidden for a female to appear unshaven in public (includes legs and face).
    * In Tulsa, Oklahoma, it is against the law to open a soda bottle without the supervision of a licensed engineer.
    * Harthahorne City Ordinance, Section 363, states that it shall be unlawful to put any hypnotized person in a display window.
    * The state law of Pennsylvania prohibits singing in the bathtub.
    * In certain sections of Pennsylvania many years ago, the Farmer's Anti-Automobile society set up some "rules of the road." In effect, they said:
    1. "Automobiles travelling on country roads at night must send up a rocket every mile, then wait ten minutes for the road to clear."
    2. "If a driver sees a team of horses, he is to pull to one side of the road and cover his machine with a blanket or dust cover that has been painted to blend into the scenery."
    3. "In the event that a horse refuses to pass a car on the road, the owner must take his car apart and conceal the parts in the bushes."
    * In Memphis, Tennessee, it is illegal for a woman to drive a car unless there is a man either running or walking in front of it waving a red flag to warn approaching motorists and pedestrians.
    * In Tennessee, it is illegal to shoot any game other than whales from a moving automobile.


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    See, that's why the whales are out of control in Tennessee! Stupid laws!
     
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    Nothing wrong in any of the forgoing, in my humble opinion. Practical Policies for a Safe And Modern world.

    I especially like #10 (how appropriate!). Can’t wait for Gordon Brown to visit my home city – I’ll GIVE him a longbow to carry! :ahole:

    Such esteemed legislation forms the pillars of our democratic society.

    Surprised there weren’t some ‘specials’ relevant to our French neighbours in the list. I can think of one or two……. :evil4:
     
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    Most of them are made up boll*cks; and the real ones are from law ages ago that no longer applies - like the Taxi with a bail of hay one, which was from the days of taxis being horse drawn carts. And they're overruled by modern law.
     
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    Arkansas..it is illegal to leave blindfolded livestock on major thoroughfares.
     
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    I believe there was a law in Georgia that said you could not shoot Dolphins from your car window.
     
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