Silly British laws

British people are funny and it’s not just their accents and crooked teeth and sneakers being trainers and cigarettes being fags.? They have funny laws too.? A new survey in Britain has revealed the ten most absurd laws.? They are as follows:

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)

Makes me want to start one for the United States.? I always thought it was funny there was a Mass. law that banned Manhattan Clam Chowder and another law requiring people to bring their guns to church.? Who’s got a funny law from their neck of the woods still on the books?

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  • Lauren November 8, 2007, 9:59 am

    Here’s a few from our good ol’ state of MA: You can’t have a gorilla in the backseat (but the front seat is ok??), women can’t be on top during sex, and I’m not sure about the illegality of Manhattan clam chowder, but it is illegal to put tomatoes in clam chowder in MA.

    If I ever have another kid, I’m moving to England for 9 months.