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Top 10 dumbest British laws

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Most ridiculous British law:

1. It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament (27 percent)

2. It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British monarch upside-down (seven percent)

3. In Liverpool, it is illegal for a woman to be topless except as a clerk in a tropical fish store (six percent)

4. Mince pies cannot be eaten on Christmas Day (five percent)

5. In Scotland, if someone knocks on your door and requires the use of your toilet, you must let them enter (four percent)

6. A pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants, including in a policeman's helmet (four percent)

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 (3.5 percent)

8. It is illegal to avoid telling the tax man anything you do not want him to know, but legal not to tell him information you do not mind him knowing (three percent)

9. It is illegal to enter the Houses of Parliament in a suit of armour (three percent)

10. 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 (two percent)
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10. 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 (two percent)
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Damn, if only Kainedamo was Scottish.
 
I'm so moving to England.
 
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One time I went up to this bloke's flat, rang the doorbell, then ran like Sebastian Cole.
 
Most ridiculous British law:

1. It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament (27 percent)

2. It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British monarch upside-down (seven percent)

3. In Liverpool, it is illegal for a woman to be topless except as a clerk in a tropical fish store (six percent)

4. Mince pies cannot be eaten on Christmas Day (five percent)

5. In Scotland, if someone knocks on your door and requires the use of your toilet, you must let them enter (four percent)

6. A pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants, including in a policeman's helmet (four percent)

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 (3.5 percent)

8. It is illegal to avoid telling the tax man anything you do not want him to know, but legal not to tell him information you do not mind him knowing (three percent)

9. It is illegal to enter the Houses of Parliament in a suit of armour (three percent)

10. 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 (two percent)
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These were voted on at Yahoo's main page.


Dude, the UK is f'ing awesome.
 
We've got plenty of wacky laws on this side of the pond, too. :up:
 
3. In Liverpool, it is illegal for a woman to be topless except as a clerk in a tropical fish store (six percent)

That ain't right. :o :down
 
dumb US laws...

ALABAMA:
Incestuous marriages are legal.

Dominoes may not be played on Sunday.

It is illegal to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church.

Putting salt on a railroad track may be punishable by death.

Boogers may not be flicked into the wind.

It is legal to drive the wrong way down a one-way street if you have a lantern attached to the front of your automobile.

You may not have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at any time.

ALASKA:
Moose may not be viewed from an airplane.

While it is legal to shoot bears, waking a sleeping bear for the purpose of taking a photograph is prohibited.

It is considered an offense to push a live moose out of a moving airplane.

ARIZONA
Any misdemeanor committed while wearing a red mask is considered a felony.

Donkeys cannot sleep in bathtubs.

When being attacked by a criminal or burglar, you may only protect yourself with the same weapon that the other person posseses.

It is unlawful to refuse a person a glass of water.

You may not have more than two *****s in a house.

ARKANSAS:
A man can legally beat his wife, but not more than once a month.

Oral sex is considered to be sodomy.

Alligators may not be kept in bathtubs.

CALIFORNIA:
Sunshine is guaranteed to the masses.

Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.

It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.

Women may not drive in a house coat.

No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour.

COLORODO:
One may not mutilate a rock in a state park.

Tags may be ripped off of pillows and mattresses.

CONNECTICUT:
In order for a pickle to officially be considered a pickle, it must bounce.

It is illegal to dispose of used razor blades.

Town records may not be kept where liquor is sold.

DELAWARE:
It is illegal to fly over any body of water, unless one is carrying sufficient supplies of food and drink.

FLORIDA:
Unmarried couples may not commit "lewd acts" and live together in the same residence.

Doors of all public buildings must open outwards.

Women may be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer, as can the salon owner.

If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.

It is illegal to sing in a public place while attired in a swimsuit.

Men may not be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.

Having sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal.

You may not fart in a public place after 6 P.M.

It is considered an offense to shower naked.

You may not kiss your wife's breasts.

MICHIGAN:
It is illegal to kill a dog using a decompression chamber.

No man may seduce and corrupt an unmarried girl, or else he risks five years in prison.

Cars may not be sold on Sunday.

A woman isn't allowed to cut her own hair without her husband's permission.

It is legal for a robber to file a law suit, if he or she got hurt in your house.

Any person over the age of 12 may have a license for a handgun as long as he/she has not been convicted of a felony.


okay, im spent, go find the rest on your own: http://www.dumblaws.com/laws/united-states/alabama/
 
Indiana
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Waitresses may not carry drinks into a restaurant or bar.Full Text

Hotel sheets must be exactly 99 inches long and 81 inches wide.

If any person has a puppet show, wire dancing or tumbling act in the state of Indiana and receives money for it, they will be fined $3 under the Act to Prevent Certain Immoral Practices.

Anyone 14 or older who profanely curses, damns or swears by the name of God, Jesus Christ or the Holy Ghost, shall be fined one to three dollars for each offense, with a maximum fine of ten dollars per day.

A three dollar fine per pack will be imposed on anyone playing cards in Indiana under the Act for the Prevention of Gaming.The value of Pi is 3.

It is illegal for a man to be sexually aroused in public.xt

One may not sniff glue.Full Text

A person must get a referral from a licensed physician if he or she wishes to see a hypnotist unless the desired procedure is to quit smoking or lose weight.Full Text

Baths may not be taken between the months of October and March.It is illegal to sell cars on Sunday.

Oral sex is illegal.

A man over the age of 18 may be arrested for statutory rape if the passenger in his car is not wearing her socks and shoes, and is under the age of 17.

It is against the law to pass a horse on the street.

It is illegal for a liquor store to sell cold soft drinks.Full Text

Liquor stores may not sell milk.Full Text

Grocery stores may not sell any type of cold liquor.

You can get out of paying for a dependent's medical care by praying for him/her.Full Text

One man may not back into a parking spot becasue it prevents police officers from seeing the license plate.

Smoking in the state legislature building is banned, except when the legislature is in session.
 
Most of those are completely exxagerated or takin out of context. Read the full text.
 
8. It is illegal to avoid telling the tax man anything you do not want him to know, but legal not to tell him information you do not mind him knowing (three percent)

This is clearly the dumbest law. You can't prove if something is legal or not because the whole thing takes place within one person's mind.

And I feel like getting a girl pregnant just so I can run up to a cop and legally request his hat for her to pee in. Awesome.
 
Illinois:

The English language is not to be spoken.
 
3. In Liverpool, it is illegal for a woman to be topless except as a clerk in a tropical fish store (six percent)

I've been to liverpool but not the petshop, i might visit again, but some clown fish.
 
Are you kidding me? Do you not learn? :whatever:
 
6. A pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants, including in a policeman's helmet


I Like to see a lady do that :D
 
6. A pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants, including in a policeman's helmet
I Like to see a lady do that :D

It makes you wonder how they went about passing that in to law. I can see the discussion in parliament ... :dry:
 
IN canada:

You may not pay for a fifty-cent item with only pennies.

Citizens may not publicly remove bandages.

It is illegal for clear or non-dark sodas to contain caffeine.

Businesses must provide rails for tying up horses.

Wooden logs may not be painted.

You may never use dice to play craps.

If you are released from prison, it is required that you are given a handgun with bullets and a horse, so you can ride out of town.

When raining, a person may not water his/her lawn.

It is illegal to turn right on a red light at any time.

Margarine producers can't make their margarine yellow.

All business signs in the province of Quebec must be in French.
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It is illegal to turn right on a red light at any time.

not true, atleast in Ontario it's legal.
 
Dumb Laws in Minnesota

The land of 10,000 lakes declares mosquitoes a public nuisance.

It is illegal to stand around any building without a good reason to be there.

A person may not cross state lines with a duck atop his head.

It is illegal to sleep naked.

All men driving motorcycles must wear shirts.

Citizens may not enter Wisconsin with a chicken on their head.

Oral sex is prohibited.

All bathtubs must have feet.

City Laws in Minnesota

Cottage Grove
Airplanes may not be landed in city parks.

Residents of even numbered addresses may not water their plants on odd-numbered days excluding the thirty first day where it applies.

Hibbing
It shall be the duty of any policeman or any other officer to enforce the provisions of this Section, and if any cat is found running at large, or which is found in any street, alley or public place, it shall be the duty of any policeman or other officer of the city to kill such cat.

Minneapolis
Red cars may not drive down Lake Street.

Minnetonka
Driving a truck with dirty tires is considered a public nuisance.

Placing tacks on a sidewalk is considered a public nuisance.

Any person who persuades another to enter a massage therapist business after 11:00 PM is guilty of a misdemeanor.


St. Cloud
Hamburgers may not be eaten on Sundays.
 

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