Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Don't die in Parliament

it could get you in trouble with the law. Some more stupid laws from the UK (thanks to BBC):

  • 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%)
  • 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
  • Other bizarre foreign laws 

  • 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

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    1. So very interesting ~ Thanks for sharing. Hope your week is being good to you. Take care,

    2. And in the Isle of Man it's legal to shoot any Scotsman you see! I also heard it's illegal to have sex with a pig in any Florida airport! What have they been up to in Florida to make them pass this law??!! Jeannette xx  

    3. Oh too funny !  We have lots of crazy laws in this country too. Here's a couple for the state of Washington; A law to reduce crime states: "It is mandatory for a motorist with criminal intentions to stop at the city limits and telephone the chief of police as he is entering the town. Also; It is illegal to pretend that one's parents are rich.    Linda in Washington state

    4. These are funny.... also the ones on the comments you're recvg.  LOL!!


    5. OMG... thank you for sharing this... I needed a good chuckle!

      be well,

    6. Think I might go live in Alabama...I am sure some folks around here could do with this law !!!!  great laugh to start our day.  Thanks  Sybil x

    7. Smiling a big wide grin at these Guido....its about time we had a bit of light relief.

      You are a star!


    8. Guido these are hysterical.  I wonder how many men visit the tropcial fish store hoping for a peek!  This is good!!!  :)

    9. These were good, LOL  Thanks for sharing...take care!!!

    10. Rofl they are too funny.Thanx for sharing LOL!! Take Care Have a good week/end. God bless Kath
      astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

    11. Very funny! I heard these on the Bob & Tom show yesterday morning, and I was laughing while I was driving! (But at least I wasn't blindfolded.)


    12. Very funny!