Thursday, November 8, 2007

you can't die here. it is against the law.

Over the years, we have all heard of stupid laws that are still on the books. Recently, a British television company asked 3,931 people what they thought was the most ridiculous law that is still on the books in England.

The respondents were given a short list to choose from. Here were the top vote-getters:

In first place with 27% of the vote is a law that makes it illegal to die in the House of Parliament.

In second place-- a law that makes it an act of treason to afix a postage stamp upside down. (Presumably this has to do with the fact that most British stamps bear the face of royalty.)

And in third place-- a law that makes it legal for a clerk who works at a tropical fish store in Liverpool to be publicly topless (and no one else).

"I'm sorry, m'Lady, the funeral will have to wait until he does his time. The law is the law."

1 comment:

Robin Lee Sardini said...

"I'm sorry the funeral will have to wait...." I love your stuff!