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Thread: World's 25 dumbest laws

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    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.

    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.

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

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

    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”.

    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.

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

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

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

    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

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

    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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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.

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

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

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

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

    Detonation of a nuclear device in the city will lead to the payment of
    a fine of $ 500. (Local Law in the city of Chico, California)

    I would hate to live in indonesia .. rofl

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    How do you conceal a weapon that is probably longer than you are tall?

    Some of those laws date way back, but some of them are very recent, like the redneck laws of the southern states.

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    What a load of shite.
    "there is nothing misogynistic about anything, stop trippin.
    i type this way because im black and from nyc chill son "

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    It is illegal to not wear a life vest on a boat.
    It is legal to swim without one.

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    in your sWaRm
    In rome its illegal to be a prostitute if your name is mary..

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    Quote Originally Posted by sez View Post
    In rome its illegal to be a prostitute if your name is mary..
    LOL I think as a matter of marketing to be named Mary is good if you're a prostitute, the business would improve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 100% View Post
    It is illegal to not wear a life vest on a boat.
    It is legal to swim without one.

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    pentomato's Avatar Above the sun
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    wasn't President Regan who signed a law making oral sex illegal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pentomato View Post
    wasn't President Regan who signed a law making oral sex illegal?
    Bill Clinton repealed that law, specifically for Monica.

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    In America it's legal for black people to call each-other and white people "nigger/Nigga" but if a white person calls them a nigga, it's considered as a hate crime

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