Tuesday, November 06, 2007


Old laws are funny thing. Recently there was a vote for the most obscure laws in England and here are couple of examples of the top ten:
- It is illegal to die in the houses of Parliament (but I guess they can't sue you if that happens as you are dead!)
- It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British king or queen's image upside-down (makes me want to do it just to see if anything happens...)
 - Eating mince pies on Christmas Day is banned (apparently by Cromwell but much must have changed since as mince pies are essential part of Christmas feast here)
- It is illegal to enter the Houses of Parliament wearing a suit of armour (could you imagine Gordon Brown in shining armour?)
- It is legal to murder a Scotsman within the ancient city walls of York, but only if he is carrying a bow and arrow...

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