Archive for November, 2007

Home & Away

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.

It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British king or queen’s image upside-down.

It is illegal for a woman to be topless in Liverpool except as a clerk in a tropical fish store.

Eating mince pies on Christmas Day is banned.

If someone knocks on your door in Scotland and requires the use of your toilet, you are required to let them enter.

In the UK a pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants, including in a policeman’s helmet.

The head of any dead whale found on the British coast automatically becomes the property of the King, and the tail of the Queen.

It is illegal not to tell the tax man anything you do not want him to know, but legal not to tell him information you do not mind him knowing.

It is illegal to enter the Houses of Parliament wearing a suit of 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.

In Ohio, it is illegal to get a fish drunk.

In Indonesia, the penalty for masturbation is decapitation.

A male doctor in Bahrain can only examine the genitals of a woman in the reflection of a mirror.

In Switzerland, a man may not relieve himself standing up after 10pm.

It is illegal to be blindfolded while driving a vehicle in Alabama.

In Florida, unmarried women who parachute on a Sunday could be jailed.

Women in Vermont must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth.

In Milan, it is a legal requirement to smile at all times, except during funerals or hospital visits.

In France, it is illegal to name a pig Napoleon.


Monday, November 5th, 2007

Mickey Mouse

Market Garden

Monday, November 5th, 2007

Operation Market Garden