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mohammed farah
08-21-2007, 07:27 PM
Did you know it's illegal in France to name a pig Napoleon? Or that in Ohio you're not allowed to get a fish drunk? Alex Wade celebrates the spirit of the silly season with a list of the world's most ridiculous laws

August 15, 2007
Alex Wade


25. It is illegal for a cab in the City of London to carry rabid dogs or corpses.

24. It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.

23. It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British monarch upside down.

22. In France, it is forbidden to call a pig Napoleon.

21. Under the UK’s Tax Avoidance Schemes Regulations 2006, it is illegal not to tell the taxman anything you don’t want him to know, though you don’t have to tell him anything you don’t mind him knowing.

20. In Alabama, it is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while driving a vehicle.

19. In Ohio, it is against state law to get a fish drunk.

18. Royal Navy ships that enter the Port of London must provide a barrel of rum to the Constable of the Tower of London.

17. In the UK, a pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants – even, if she so requests, in a policeman’s helmet.

16. In Lancashire, no person is permitted after being asked to stop by a constable on the seashore to incite a dog to bark.

15. In Miami, Florida, it is illegal to skateboard in a police station.

14. In Indonesia, the penalty for masturbation is decapitation.

13. In England, all men over the age of 14 must carry out two hours of longbow practice a day.

12. In London, Freemen are allowed to take a flock of sheep across London Bridge without being charged a toll; they are also allowed to drive geese down Cheapside.

11. In San Salvador, drunk drivers can be punished by death before a firing squad.

10. In the UK, a man who feels compelled to urinate in public can do so only if he aims for his rear wheel and keeps his right hand on his vehicle.

9. In Florida, unmarried women who parachute on Sundays can be jailed.

8. In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon more than six-feet long.

7. In Chester, Welshmen are banned from entering the city before sunrise and from staying after sunset.

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

5. In Boulder, Colorado, it is illegal to kill a bird within the city limits and also to “own” a pet – the town’s citizens, legally speaking, are merely “pet minders”.

4. In Vermont, women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth.

3. In London, it is illegal to flag down a taxi if you have the plague.

2. In Bahrain, a male doctor may legally examine a woman’s genitals but is forbidden from looking directly at them during the examination; he may only see their reflection in a mirror.

1. 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.

With thanks to: Donald Stewart at Faegre & Benson; John Barnett at Burges Salmon; Robert Crossley at Walker Morris; James Odds at Matthew Arnold & Baldwin; and Dan Kieran, author of I Fought The Law (Bantam Press).

Link: http://business.timesonline.co.uk/to...cle2251280.ece
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Thanaa
08-21-2007, 07:38 PM
We Brits are so weird.
Thats why we're special... :)
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AmarFaisal
08-21-2007, 07:41 PM
In the UK, a pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants – even, if she so requests, in a policeman’s helmet.

In Florida, unmarried women who parachute on Sundays can be jailed.

8. In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon more than six-feet long.


This is hilarious..lols
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mujahideenryder
08-22-2007, 05:56 AM
wow these laws are ridiculous
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miqu
08-22-2007, 08:37 AM
24. It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.
What happen if someone die in the Houses of Parlianmnet

will it be called "illegal death" ?:X
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Strzelecki
08-22-2007, 10:30 AM
They're winners! Haha.
Niice find. :D
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Ebtisweetsam
08-22-2007, 12:03 PM
format_quote Originally Posted by mohammed farah
Did you know it's illegal in France to name a pig Napoleon? Or that in Ohio you're not allowed to get a fish drunk? Alex Wade celebrates the spirit of the silly season with a list of the world's most ridiculous laws

August 15, 2007
Alex Wade


24. It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament. :giggling:

23. It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British monarch upside down. :thumbs_do

21. Under the UK’s Tax Avoidance Schemes Regulations 2006, it is illegal not to tell the taxman anything you don’t want him to know, though you don’t have to tell him anything you don’t mind him knowing. :?

20. In Alabama, it is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while driving a vehicle. :uuh:

17. In the UK, a pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants – even, if she so requests, in a policeman’s helmet. :thumbs_up

15. In Miami, Florida, it is illegal to skateboard in a police station. DUH!

14. In Indonesia, the penalty for masturbation is decapitation. :thumbs_up

11. In San Salvador, drunk drivers can be punished by death before a firing squad. :thumbs_up

10. In the UK, a man who feels compelled to urinate in public can do so only if he aims for his rear wheel and keeps his right hand on his vehicle. :skeleton:

4. In Vermont, women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth. :enough!:

2. In Bahrain, a male doctor may legally examine a woman’s genitals but is forbidden from looking directly at them during the examination; he may only see their reflection in a mirror. :?

1. 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. ;D

With thanks to: Donald Stewart at Faegre & Benson; John Barnett at Burges Salmon; Robert Crossley at Walker Morris; James Odds at Matthew Arnold & Baldwin; and Dan Kieran, author of I Fought The Law (Bantam Press).

Link: http://business.timesonline.co.uk/to...cle2251280.ece
Subhanallah, Us Aussies, Really are an easy-going bunch after all:giggling:
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Uthman
08-22-2007, 12:40 PM
Haha, how funny!

Did you know that somewhere in America, it is illegal to commit suicide but only if you succeed?
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mujahideenryder
08-22-2007, 01:25 PM
i find these laws hard to believe. are they really laws?
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Strzelecki
08-23-2007, 05:13 AM
format_quote Originally Posted by Ebtisweetsam
Subhanallah, Us Aussies, Really are an easy-going bunch after all:giggling:
:D Yes.We.Are!! ^^
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kwolney01
09-08-2007, 05:49 PM
lol wow theres a website called dumblaws.com they have tons of dumb laws for any where..
In Minnesota its illegal to have a bath tub without feet. lol werid lol
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Trumble
09-08-2007, 06:00 PM
format_quote Originally Posted by mujahideenryder
i find these laws hard to believe. are they really laws?
Yup. Most are just historical relics that never got repealed, but that do actually make sense if you consider them in that context. Quite where the drunk fish fit in I'm not so sure!
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