- It is illegal to die within the Houses of Parliament. This is because any one doing so is technically entitled to a State funeral and the law is in place to make sure this does not happen. However a spokesman for the House of Commons said: "The people who know about these things say there is no basis for such a law, though this is not to say it does not exist somewhere in writing."
- Placing a stamp upside down on a letter is technically an act of treason.
- In the 17th century Oliver Cromwell banned the eating of mince pies on Christmas day.
- A pregnant woman is allowed to relieve herself anywhere she wishes.
- According to the Metropolitan Police Act of1839 it is illegal to fire a cannon close to any dwelling house.
- The driving of cattle through the streets of London is prohibited according to the Metropolitan Streets Act of 1867.
And as for other laws that are believed to still be on the books today?
It is illegal to ........
- Gamble in a library -The Library Offences Act of 1898.
- Beat or shake a carpet or rug though doormats may be beaten if it is before 8Am - The Town Police Clauses Act of 1847.
- Allow your pet to mate with a pet of the Royal household without permission. (This is an executable crime).
Want some more?
Well, I did find this little quiz - click HERE to take (Fingers crossed you'll be able to access it no matter where you are).
Designed for UK citizens, I nevertheless think its a fun thing for you all to try, I mean to say goodness only knows when one might find ones self in England and not knowing what to do if one should catch a whale in British waters, I mean to whom does the tail legally belong?
Oh and do be sure to let us know your score. I got 4 out of 10.