Strangest Laws Around the World

In York, it is legal to kill a Scotsman within the ancient city boundary, but only if he is carrying a bow and arrow.

In London, it is illegal to flag down a taxi if you have the plague.

If a dead whale is found on the British coast, the head is legally the property of the King, and the tail belongs to the Queen - to use the bones for corsets.

In England, in 1865, any self propelled carriage on a British highway had to have a crew of three men. One had to walk in front of the carriage with a red flag to warn horse drawn vehicles of it's approach.

In London, city cabs by law must carry a bale of hay at all times.

In Britain, in 1888, if your push bike was in motion, you legally had to constantly ring a bell.

In Birmingham, after sundown it is against the law for a man and a woman to partake in intercourse on church steps.

In London, it is illegal to throw a stick for your dog, use an offensive powder like pepper on your jacket potato or use a camera tripod in any park.

In London, domestic violence is legal as long as it's before 9pm and does not disturb your neighbours.

In London, in the 19th Century, it was illegal to impersonate a Chelsea pensioner. The punishment was death.

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Strangest Laws Around the World