Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Ridiculous Laws

There's probably thousands of people out there wondering, 'Can i wear my suit of amour in the House of Parliament?' and 'When i go to Kentucky is it legal to carry my ice-cream in my back pocket?'
Hopefully this much needed post will solve those queries...

20 ridiculous foreign laws:

1) In Hong Kong, a betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill her adulterous husband, but may only do so with her bare hands. (The husband's lover, on the other hand, may be killed in any manner desired)

2) In Kentucky, US, every citizen is required by law to take a bath at least once a year

3) In Kentucky, it’s also illegal to carry ice-cream in your back pocket

4) In Quitman, Georgia, US, it is illegal for a chicken to cross the road

5) In Georgia, US, donkeys may not be kept in bathtubs

6) Alaska law says that you can't look at a moose from an airplane

7) In Miami, it is forbidden to imitate an animal

8) It's illegal to own a red car in Shanghai, China

9) It was once against the law to slam your car door in a city in Switzerland

10) It is illegal to purchase or consume Jack Daniel's Whiskey in the town in which it is produced

11) It is illegal to be a prostitute in Siena, Italy, if your name is Mary

12) It is illegal NOT to smile in Pocatello, Idaho

13) In Nebraska, It is illegal for bar owners to sell beer unless they are simultaneously brewing a kettle of soup

14) In Natoma, Kansas, it's illegal to throw knives at men wearing striped suits

15) In Massachusetts, It is illegal to go to bed without first having a full bath

16) In Saudi Arabia, a woman reportedly may divorce her husband if he does not keep her supplied with coffee

17) In Holland, you can be fined for not using a shopping basket at a grocery store

18) In France, it is legal to marry a dead person

19) In Ohio, it is illegal to get a fish drunk

20) In Vermont, women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth

And, 10 of our own:

1) It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament

2) It is also illegal to enter the Houses of Parliament in a suit of amour

3) In Liverpool, it’s illegal for a woman to be topless except as a clerk in a tropical fish store

4) Farmers in England are required by law to provide their pigs with toys

5) Mince pies cannot be eaten on Christmas Day

6) In Scotland, if someone knocks on your door and requires the use of your toilet, you must let them enter

7) In the UK a pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants, including in a policeman's helmet

8) The head of any dead whale found on the British coast automatically becomes the property of the King, and the tail of the Queen

9) It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British monarch upside-down

10) In the city of York it is legal to murder a Scotsman within the ancient city walls, but only if he is carrying a bow and arrow

Happy law-abiding!

Friday, 12 August 2011

Bless you

I've never been good at 'blessing' people when they sneeze.
The natural response just doesn't come naturally.
When people say it to me, all i can say is thanks - but what am i thanking?

So, i looked it up and here's the low down:

It was either
1) Used as an effort to fight against disease especially around the time of the bubonic plague
2) When you sneeze your heart stops beating so was used to ensure return of life by encouraging your heart to start beating once again
3) Sneezing opened your body to invasion by the devil so was used as a shield against evil

Bottom line is there's no definite origin for the custom... so now it's just habit i guess.

I think i don't say it because firstly 'bless you' is a religious term and i'm atheist, and secondly i forget.

For me sneezing is the just same as coughing... and people never say 'bless you' when you cough.