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Outdated Laws

I really loved this. It comes ffrom this week's Scotties' Snippets:

Don't Carry a Bow and Arrow in York...

A TV channel has drawn up a list of UK legislation which has never been repealed and now looks decidedly strange today. One of the laws permits the murder of any Scotsman carrying a bow and arrow within the city walls of York in northern England! Another bans eating mince pies on Christmas Day - legislation that dates back to the 17th century and was designed to outlaw gluttony. There is also a law that says that it is an act of treason to place a postage stamp upside-down on a letter, as all such stamps show the portrait of the British monarch. And in Scotland, there is a law which says that if someone knocks on your door and requires the use of your toilet, you must let them enter. But perhaps the daftest legislation, which must have been crazy when it was passed, is one that makes it illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament in London. The news report didn't specify what the penalty was for breaking that rule...

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