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    World's strangest rules

    Here we go pop-pickers. The countdown of the world's strangest rules. Courtesy of The Times:

    25. It is illegal for a cab in the City of London to carry rabid dogs or corpses.

    24. It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.

    23. It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British monarch upside down.

    22. In France, it is forbidden to call a pig Napoleon.

    21. 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.

    20. In Alabama, it is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while driving a vehicle.

    19. In Ohio, it is against state law to get a fish drunk.

    18. Royal Navy ships that enter the Port of London must provide a barrel of rum to the Constable of the Tower of London.

    17. In the UK, a pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants – even, if she so requests, in a policeman’s helmet.

    16. In Lancashire, no person is permitted after being asked to stop by a constable on the seashore to incite a dog to bark.

    15. In Miami, Florida, it is illegal to skateboard in a police station.

    14. In Indonesia, the penalty for masturbation is decapitation.

    13. In the UK, all men over the age of 14 must carry out two hours of longbow practice a day.

    12. In London, Freemen are allowed to take a flock of sheep across London Bridge without being charged a toll; they are also allowed to drive geese down Cheapside.

    11. In San Salvador, drunk drivers can be punished by death before a firing squad.

    10. 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.

    9. In Florida, unmarried women who parachute on Sundays can be jailed.

    8. In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon more than six-feet long.

    7. In Chester, Welshmen are banned from entering the city before sunrise and from staying after sunset.

    6. 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.

    5. 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”.

    4. In Vermont, women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth.

    3. In London, it is illegal to flag down a taxi if you have the plague.

    2. 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.

    1. The head of any dead whale found on the British coast is legally the property of the King; the tail, on the other hand, belongs to the Queen - in case she needs the bones for her corset.


    I particularly like Rule 21. I don't mind the tax man knowing that I claimed loads of expenses when working through a brolly, so therefore I don't have to tell him.

    #2
    Rule 7 needs to be extended to all countries other than Wales.

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      #3
      How can you reasonably conceal a weapon over 6ft long?????
      "If you can read this, thank a teacher....and since it's in English, thank a soldier"

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        #4
        Originally posted by daviejones View Post
        How can you reasonably conceal a weapon over 6ft long?????
        Disguise it as a tall child.

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          #5
          Originally posted by zeitghost
          have you been on holiday to Indonesia?!

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            #6
            Aparently

            Duelling is still legal in Paraguay as long as both participants are blood donors

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              #7
              Guilty to breaking Rule 13.

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                #8
                In CUK it's illegal to post against the view of the pack.

                ooops don't ban me please.

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                  #9
                  especially as I worked so hard on my avatar

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by fzbucks View Post
                    ofal
                    offal

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