Top 10 Crazy laws still in existence (uk)

by Sander van Dragt on Jan 21, 2008, 10:41:00 AM

  • It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament
  • It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British monarch upside-down
  • In Liverpool, it is illegal for a woman to be topless except as a clerk in a tropical fish store
  • Mince pies cannot be eaten on Christmas Day
  • In Scotland, if someone knocks on your door and requires the use of your toilet, you must let them enter
  • A pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants, including in a policeman’s helmet
  • The head of any dead whale found on the British coast automatically becomes the property of the king, and the tail of the queen
  • 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
  • It is illegal to enter the houses of Parliament in a suit of armour
  • 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
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