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Most Ridiculous British Law?

BritishIn a recent poll, these were voted the top ten most ridiculous British laws…

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 monarch upside-down (7 %).

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

4. Mince pies cannot be eaten on Christmas Day (5 %).

5. In Scotland, if someone knocks on your door and requires the use of your toilet, you must let them enter (4 %).


6. 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 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 (3 %).

9. It is illegal to enter the Houses of Parliament in a suit of armour (3 %).

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 (2 %)

I would like to know the origin of these!!!

Source: IOL

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  1. November 7, 2007    

    I might be wrong but if someone dies in a royal palace – like the Houses of Parliament – they become entitled to a pricey state funeral. I will be wrong!

  2. May 27, 2009    

    Love your writing style and the design of your blog, its very original! Well done, look forward to reading more.

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