Many people have a problem with UK’s legal system, what with the country’s lenient sentencing and the convenient prison quarters. The UK also has some pretty outdated laws, so The List Love is offering 10 crazy UK laws that will make you laugh.
1. Houses of Parliament
If you’re going to die, don’t do it in the Houses of Parliament. It’s illegal. It has since been voted the UK’s most absurd law.
2. Postage Stamp
It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp that bears a British monarch upside down.
3. Tropical Fish Store
It is an illegal act for a woman to be topless in Liverpool, unless you’re a clerk in a tropical fish store – then you can whip them girls out!
4. Mince Pies
Have you ever ate a mince pie on Christmas Day? You rulebreaker, you! It’s illegal.
5. Toilet Time
In Scotland, it is a legal requirement to allow someone to use your toilet if they knock on your door and ask to do so.
6. Pregnant Peeing
A pregnant woman can pee anywhere her heart desires in the UK, including in a policeman’s helmet.
7. Dead Whale
The head of a dead whale is automatically the property of the King if found on the British coast, and the tail belongs to the Queen.
It is legal to kill a Scotsman within the ancient walls of York if he is carrying a bow and arrow.
9. Posh Pets
According to the Animal Welfare Act 2006, you are not allowed to let your pet mate with a pet from the Royal House.
10. Pub Problems
Ever been drunk in a pub? Shame on you! It is illegal and has been since the Licensing Act 1872.
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