UK chooses 'most ludicrous laws'

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  1. Omnius

    Omnius Well-Known Member

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    Article taken from http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7081038.stm

    Do any posters know of any batshit-insane laws in their home country/state that could rival these?
     
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    Okay, But if you die in the House of Parliament, who are they going to arrest?
     
  3. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Obviously they'll hang your body...

    I love these "odd law" lists. Always funny.
     
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    You can't shout "Boy" in the streets of the city of Decatur, GA.

    Also, every household in Cobb County, GA is required to maintain a firearm.

    I actually am kinda on board with the second one, but that's just me.
     
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    I believe that some city here in Ohio has a law against carrying ice cream in you back pocket. That has to rate up there, near the drunken fish law.
     
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    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Everything cool happens in Ohio... If/when I finish my report (due tomorrow) I'll dig out my Uncle John's Bathroom Reader 10th anniversary edition and see about finding the wierd law page.

    EDIT: found them

     
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    The UK is so strange.
     
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    In Lexington, Kentucky it is illegal to transport an ice cream cone in your pocket.

    There is a Kentucky statute that says, "No female shall appear in a bathing suit on any highway within this state unless she is escorted by at least two officers or unless she be armed with a club."
    Later, an amendment proposed, "The provisions of this statute shall not apply to any female weighing less than sixty pounds nor exceeding 200 pounds; nor shall it apply to female horses."

    In Kentucky, it is illegal to shoot game out of the window of a moving vehicle, with the exception of a whale.

    [EDIT]

    I just found a Louisiana law that states: "Mourners at a wake may not eat more than three sandwiches."
     
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    Next family funeral, I'm eating 4 sandwiches.
     
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    People are strange.
     
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    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    I know that in Indianapolis at one time it was required to have a permit to kiss someone if you had a moustache.
     
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    The heck?
     
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    In Baltimore, Maryland, it is not legal to take a lion to the movies.
     
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    The UK law that always makes me laugh is that it's perfectly acceptable to kill a Scotsman in the city of York as long as you shoot them with a longbow, and it's not a Sunday.
     
  15. FreshDebesh

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    Someone should warn Boardwise that he shouldn't go to York during the week when they have archery competitions.
     
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    I believe that is just Kennesaw, GA, not all of Cobb County. What makes that law more ridiculous, is that it is not an old law that was never taken off the books. It was actually passed in the last 10 years or so.
     
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    The bored fools who got that stuff legalized didn't have the benefits of the 'net to put their minds to (slightly) better use. Probably.
     
  18. Boardwise

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    That law contradicts the original post:

    It's a good thing I don't carry a bow and arrow when I go home and pass through York though.
     
  19. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    yeah that was my fault, sorry!!!

    You know what your problem is? No sense of adventure! ;) 
     
  20. toma

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    i'm pretty sure there's a still a law in my hometown of truro, nova scotia where it's illegal to drive a car down prince st, which is like the main downtown street, because it may scare a horse. not that i've ever seen any horses on prince st except during the santa claus parade...
     

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