In my continuing saga of trying to make us all a bit smarter, today we will be learning some more laws. Our first chapter was all about the different State laws in America.
Today, I went to my best friend Google and found this article. It seems to be picking on the UK, but other countries are getting hit too.
It is illegal for a cab in the City of London to carry rabid dogs or corpses.
And with good reason. Can you imagine the smell in those cabs. Yikes.
It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.
What if it is just dying of boredom. Or dying from laughing at those silly white wigs. Wait, do they still wear them? Sorry, don't be freaking dying in the Houses of Parliament, it's illegal!!!
It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British monarch upside down.
Oh my. I can see it now. Mrs Dazee, you must come with us. You put your postage stamp on upside down. But Mr Popo, I was delirious with fever, I knew not what I did. Maybe you just should never put a return address on the envelope for that very reason.
In France, it is forbidden to call a pig Napoleon.
Unless you are super pissed off, then I say, go for it. *evil laugh*
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.
I don't know about you, but I just heard Charlie Browns teacher on this law, blah-blah-blah-blah. No comprenday.
In Alabama, it is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while driving a vehicle.
You know, I'm getting a little bit tired of Alabama taking away all the fun of driving.
In Ohio, it is against state law to get a fish drunk.
Now that is just unfair. Maybe the fish had a bad day. Maybe, he got laid off from his job. Maybe he just needed to have a few to relax. That does it, not moving to Ohio.
In the UK, a pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants – even, if she so requests, in a policeman’s helmet.
All pregnant ladies of the UK unite!!! On Friday, June 10, 2011, go find the nearest policeman and request that you just have to pee in his helmet. :) PS: please post pictures.
In Miami, Florida, it is illegal to skateboard in a police station.
Damn, that was on my list of things to do this summer.
In Indonesia, the penalty for masturbation is decapitation.
Ok, just wow.
In England, all men over the age of 14 must carry out two hours of longbow practice a day.
Yeah, what they said.
In San Salvador, drunk drivers can be punished by death before a firing squad.
Ummm, but, alrighty then.
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.
Because, do men usually use 2 hands while urinating?
In Florida, unmarried women who parachute on Sundays can be jailed.
My question is, is there some kind of hook-up thing going on 30000 feet above the earth. If so, I'm in.
In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon more than six-feet long.
Let's put this in perspective shall we. Kristen Johnson, the blond amazon woman on the show 3rd Rock from the Sun, is 6 feet tall. Try concealing her.
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”.
Okey Dokey, all you "pet minders" out there. Don't be killing a bird in the city limits. Got it?
In Vermont, women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth.
Not even going to go there.
In London, it is illegal to flag down a taxi if you have the plague.
Phew, glad to know that.
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.
I'm surprised in Bahrain they even allow women to go to a male doctor. What?
I must go now and wash my eyes out. Reading some of these have made me want to forget I ever saw them.
Be prepared, test on Thursday