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Stupid laws topic :lol:

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posted on Nov, 6 2007 @ 12:41 PM
in this topic , if you do reply
you must first post a Law which is funny

example is from the bbc

The UK's top 10 most ridiculous British laws were listed as:

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

2. It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British king or queen's image upside-down (7%)

3. It is illegal for a woman to be topless in Liverpool except as a clerk in a tropical fish store (6%)

4. Eating mince pies on Christmas Day is banned(5%)

5. If someone knocks on your door in Scotland and requires the use of your toilet, you are required to let them enter (4%)

6. In the UK a pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants, including in a policeman's helmet (4%)

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%)

8. It is illegal not to tell the tax man anything you do not want him to know, but legal not to tell him information you do not mind him knowing (3%)

9. It is illegal to enter the Houses of Parliament wearing a suit of armour

10. It is legal to murder a Scotsman within the ancient city walls of York, but only if he is carrying a bow and arrow (2%)
False teeth

The top 10 bizarre foreign laws as voted by those polled:

1. In Ohio, it is illegal to get a fish drunk (9%)

2. In Indonesia, the penalty for masturbation is decapitation (8%)

3. A male doctor in Bahrain can only examine the genitals of a woman in the reflection of a mirror (7%)

4. In Switzerland, a man may not relieve himself standing up after 10pm (6%)

5. It is illegal to be blindfolded while driving a vehicle in Alabama (6%)

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

7. Women in Vermont must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth (6%)

8. In Milan, it is a legal requirement to smile at all times, except during funerals or hospital visits (5%)

9. There is no age of consent in Japan (5%)

10. In France, it is illegal to name a pig Napoleon (4%)

posted on Nov, 6 2007 @ 04:40 PM
Weird laws huh? Well North Dakota has a couple!

1) It is illegal to fall asleep with ones shoes on.
2) Beer and pretzels may not be served at the same time at any bar or resteraunt
3) It is leagal to soot an Indian so long as it is from a covered wagon
4) In Fargo North Dakota, you can be jailed for having a hat on while dancing, or even wearing it to a funtion were dancing is taking place.

I really have no sorce for this but I've been hearing these since I was a little kid!

posted on Nov, 8 2007 @ 10:04 AM
reply to post by tetsujin420

wounder who thought this Law up?
2) Beer and pretzels may not be served at the same time at any bar or resteraunt

posted on Nov, 8 2007 @ 10:16 AM
link - has a most interesting collection of US and International laws!

posted on Nov, 10 2007 @ 04:48 AM
In New York:
The penalty for jumping of a building is death...(if you survive the jump)
A fine of $25 can be levied for flirting
A woman can go around topless provided its not for a buisness

In Texas:
its illegal to take more than three sips of a beer at a time while standing
Up to a felony charge can be levied for promoting the use of, or owning more than six dildos.
The entire Encyclopedia Britannica is banned in Texas because it contains a formula for making beer at home

God bless America....its a miracle they've survived this long

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