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  1. Laws are actually true!!!!


    Alabama, US: It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.

    Florida, US: A women can be fined (only after death), for being electrocuted in a bath-tub because of using self-beautification utensils.

    Zimbabwe: Citizens may not make offensive gestures at a passing state motorcade.

    Memphis TN: It is Illegal for a woman to drive a car unless there is a man either running or walking in front of it waving a red flag to warn approaching motorists and pedestrians.

    Texas, USA: The entire Encyclopedia Britannica is banned in Texas because it contains a formula for making beer at home.

    United Kingdom: It is legal to have sex at the age of 16, but illegal to watch it (pornography) until the age of 18. :?:

    Last one beggers beleif!!!!

    Anyone for anymore?!?!?!
     
  2. Cutaway

    Cutaway LE Reviewer


    This is definitely not a stupid law !
    If not observed the offender will take part in the government sponsored assisted suicide campaign.

    Nor must you call Uncle Bob a simian. This would be slanderous due to it's totally inaccuracy.
    Simians have a higher form of culture that that loony, for example they don't try to annihilate other species members or related creatures.

    Can we liberate Zim soon please ?
     
  3. You are allowed to shoot a welshmen with any available weaponary, from any raised area, between the hours of your choosing, if you so wish
     
  4. In America you can die for your country (aged 18) but you can't buy beer in several states (min age 21).

    How does (aged 18) turn into some lunatic smiley?

    Now its happened again. AGED 18
     
  5. MS_Rep

    MS_Rep RIP

    If you see a Welshman within the City walls of Chester you can shoot him with a bow and arrow :D :wink: :wink:
     
  6. All english males over the age 14 are to carry out 2 or so hours of longbow practice a week supervised by the local clergy.

    London hackney carriages (taxis/cabs) must carry a bale of hay and a sack of oats.

    A chelsea pensioner may not be impersonated.

    A bed may not be hung out of a window.

    Mince pies are not to be eaten on christmas day.

    Any boy under the age of 10 may not see a naked mannequin.

    It is illegal for an MP to enter the house of commons wearing a full suit of armour.

    It is legal for a male to urinate in public, as long it is on the rear wheel of his motor vehicle and his right hand is on the vehicle.

    Still in force today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :roll:
     
  7. Cutaway

    Cutaway LE Reviewer

    How many of these are still actually on the books, and how many are urban myths perpetuated by the net ?

    For example Kaptain_Kaos' last item on wazzing on the vehicle wheel is definitely off the books now.

    Any of you green lawyer types out there willing to do a drop of research so I don't end in the chokey ?
     
  8. It is every State. Federal govt held the federal highway fund out and said you want this money next year ? Raise the drinking age to 21.

    Stupid laws. Age of consent can be under 18 but it is illegal for you to take a picture of your under 18 girlfriend. You can **** her brains out but take a picture and your ass is being rammed by bubba
     
  9. London hackney carriages (taxis/cabs) must carry a bale of hay and a sack of oats. Repealed in 1976. Whilst that may have gone, the average speed of traffic in London has not increased significantly since 1894 or thereabouts. (urban myth?)

    A chelsea pensioner may not be impersonated. The Chelsea and Kilmainham Hospitals Act of 1826, which makes this illegal, is still in force. It should also be noted that the same Act requires the linen to carry the name of the hospital to stop the old rascals stealing the sheets....

    A bed may not be hung out of a window. London only, thanks to Section 60, paragraph 3 of the Metropolitan Police Act of 1839. The same Act, incidentally, bans anyone living within a mile of "any arsenal or store for explosives" from possessing a pack of playing cards.

    Mince pies are not to be eaten on christmas day. Bit of a problem on this one. The law was passed by Parliament at some point around 1642 under the Commonwealth. However, since there was no King to grant Royal Assent to the Bill, it - technically at least - was never legally part of the law.

    Any boy under the age of 10 may not see a naked mannequin. Can't find any trace of that one, I think it's either apocryphal or just completely obsolete.

    It is illegal for an MP to enter the house of commons wearing a full suit of armour. Law on this was passed in 1313 and is apparently still in force, banning them from wearing *any* armour - t'was designed to keep debates peaceful, in much the same way that the front benches are a safe distance apart.

    It is legal for a male to urinate in public, as long it is on the rear wheel of his motor vehicle and his right hand is on the vehicle. London cabbies only on this one. Not sure if it still applies, since it dates from a period when cabbies were not allowed to leave their vehicle.


    A couple of additions:

    1536 saw Henry VIII sign a fairly comprehensive bit of law: An Act for the Continue of the Statutes for Beggars and Vagabonds; and against the conveyance of Horses and Mares out of this Realm; against Welshmen making affrays in the Counties of Hereford, Gloucester and Salop; and against the vice of Buggery. You have to wonder if that lot were somehow connected.

    The Justices of the Peace Act of 1361 seems to be missing a vital word - "not". The Act is quite clear, allowing justices to bind over to good behaviour "touz ceux qi sont de bone fame" - "all those that are of good fame" (ie, reputation). Not only has this not been sorted out in the ensuing 650-odd years, but the Act is still in force.
     
  10. in some states you can have more than 1 wife
     
  11. There was also one about churches having to grow Yew trees, so they could make longbows.
    May have been a by law though.