Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Most Ludicrous Laws

The BBC has this funny article about the most ludicrous laws in the world. Here are some examples...

In the UK:
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. 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

In the rest of the world
1. In Ohio, it is illegal to get a fish drunk

2. In Indonesia, the penalty for masturbation is decapitation

3. A male doctor in Bahrain can only examine the genitals of a woman in the reflection of a mirror

4. In Switzerland, a man may not relieve himself standing up after 10pm

5. It is illegal to be blindfolded while driving a vehicle in Alabama

6. In Florida, unmarried women who parachute on a Sunday could be jailed