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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #11

Thirteen Crazy World Laws

1.... It's illegal for a taxi cab in the City of London to carry a rabid dog or a dead body. So if you're a London cabbie, the next time a rabid dog or a corpse tries to flag you down, keep driving.

2.... It's illegal to die in the UK's Houses of Parliament. I'm not sure whether you get time in jail, a fine, or simply let off with a caution, if you break this law.

3.... It's an act of treason to position a postage stamp bearing the British monarch upside down. And treason is, in theory, still punishable by hanging in the UK. That means at least three people who sent me Christmas cards must now be in jail, awaiting execution.

4.... In France, it's forbidden to call a pig Napoleon. But what about calling Napoleon a pig?

5.... In Alabama, it's illegal for a driver to wear a blindfold whilst driving a vehicle. So presumably, it's okay to merely close one's eyes whilst driving?

6.... In Ohio, it's against state law to get a fish drunk. Share your beer with your dog instead.

7.... In the UK, a pregnant woman can legally pee anywhere she wants –including in a policeman’s helmet. I think I might shove a beach ball up my sweater, and go find me an unsuspecting policeman.

8.... In Indonesia, the penalty for masturbation is decapitation. That's not so harsh really, is it? I mean, if they really wanted to be mean, they'd chop the offender's hands off.

9.... In England, all men over the age of 14 must carry out two hours of longbow practice a day. Thank goodness I'm a woman living in Wales!

10... In San Salvador, drunk drivers can be punished by death before a firing squad. Um, what's so crazy about that law?

11... In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon more than six-feet long. My 5ft 11 inch saber hidden in my sock should be okay, then.

12... In Florida, unmarried women who parachute on Sundays can be jailed. Too damn right. How dare some unwed floozy fly through the air, possibly flashing her knickers in front of the vicar!

13... In the UK, a man who gets taken short and needs to pee in public, can do so only if he aims for his rear wheel and keeps his right hand on his vehicle. Unicyclists please note: there is ambiguity surrounding what constitutes a rear wheel, on a one-wheeled vehicle.

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Jeremy said...

Not forgetting the old classic that: `A Welshman can still be shot by a crossbow if found within the City of Chester's walls after midnight.`
I might give that one a try!;-)

MondaythroughSunday said...

lol..thanks for the laugh!! Great list!

Sandy Carlson said...

That is so funny! I thought an upside down postage stamp meant love. My uncles sent all their wartime mail home with inverted postage. The dirty rats. What do Americans know?

A think a bunch of women should suit up with beach balls and test this one.

Leeann said...

yeah, I'm not getting why #10 was deemed "crazy". That was great!

SJ Reidhead said...

You just can't beat #1!

I love it.

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Candy said...

Guffaw, guffaw... this really made me laugh! Thank you! :o)

Gattina said...

Hahaha ! that was very funny ! In the future I will choose a place for dieing and try not to be in a parliament !

Nicholas said...

Funny list, thought #2 is apocryphal. You can stick your stamps any way you like, and you can't be hanged for anything under any circumstances any more. The longbow thing is true. But we should be glad that law used t be enforced. It's the reason we won Agincourt and Crecy and any number of other little dust ups against the French!

mom huebert said...

That's a very interesting list. I'm not sure about the concealed weapon over six-feet. Hmm. What would that look like?....

damozel said...

Excellent...I must remind my English husband of his longbow-practicing obligations. But he would never, ever turn the queen upside down. (Yep, he's a monarchist.)

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bernie said...

#8 could have had something else decapitated.

I Linked your post from 13 Political Reasons the Chicken Crossed the Road

Cennad said...

Do Hackney carrages still have to carry hay for the horse? I should explain that I mean the big custom taxis not saloons.
Is that the head or... ouch!

bisdakbabbles said...

I love your list! These are crazy laws, indeed!

jenn said...

Chop his hands off instead? You had me rolling on the floor!
Happy tt!

Mike said...

Some interesting facts you have there if somewhat strange. Happy new year to you.

Mishelle said...

OMGoodness, this is a funny list. I love your commentary!

I can never live in Indonesia. Whhhaaaa???

Hoyeya said...

Too funny! Your commentary made them even more hilarious. I've always heard that upside postage means you'll never see that person again. I've proven that one to be untrue. Great list, thanks for sharing.

LadyBanana said...

A great collection of funny and ridiculous rules :)

vixensden said...!!!

But when you said "How dare some unwed floozy fly through the air, possibly flashing her knickers in front of the vicar!" I had to shut my office door I was laughing so damn hard.

Great TT.

Rebecca said...

Those are great!

Dragonstar said...

Wonderful insanity!
Wish someone had told me about No 7 when I was pregnant.

Aileni said...

The English had to practise longbow because it was Welsh archers who turned the tide at Agincourt.