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Subject: Laws in different countries you've heard of

Written By: Stompgal on 05/07/06 at 8:44 am

Here are a few I know

UK
Placing a postage stamp of the reigning monarch upside down is considered treason
It is illegal to drive while talking on a mobile phone
Alcohol may not be sold to under 18s
Tobacco may not be sold to nder 16s
You must be 17 to drive
You may not hang abed out of the window

USA
Connecticut: It is illegal to cross the road on your hands
Alabama and Lousiana: You may not tie an alligator to a fire hydrant
Calafornia: Caller ID is illegal
Florida: You may not fart in public after 6pm on a Thursday
You may not sing in public whilst wearing a swimsuit
New Jersey: You may not slup your soup
Arkansas: In that state, you must pronounce the name "Arkansaw"

France
Between the hours of 8am and 8pm, most songs on the radio must be by French artists
It is illegal to take photographs of police officers and their vehicles


Subject: Re: Laws in different countries you've heard of

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/06 at 8:49 am

UK
Placing a postage stamp of the reigning monarch upside down is considered treason

That is if you have a stamp on the envelope in the place?

It is illegal to drive while talking on a mobile phone
Yes

Alcohol may not be sold to under 18s
Yes

Tobacco may not be sold to under 16s
Yes

You must be 17 to drive
Yes and with a full licence.

You may not hang abed out of the window
Never heard of that one.

Subject: Re: Laws in different countries you've heard of

Written By: Stompgal on 05/08/06 at 7:59 am

Yes, on the envelope.

Subject: Re: Laws in different countries you've heard of

Written By: Trimac20 on 05/08/06 at 8:22 am

Yes, there are whole books on 'ridiculous laws' - I can't think of one of them which is actually enforced today.

Subject: Re: Laws in different countries you've heard of

Written By: La Roche on 05/08/06 at 8:33 am

Ah yes...

In the state I live in:
Oral sex is illegal. (oops)
Single men between the ages of twenty-one and fifty must pay an annual tax of one dollar. (The IRS are coming for me)
Speeding is not Illegal. (So why did the cop in the minicipality next to me go on Oprah for writing his own mom a ticket?)

In my city:
It's illegal to sit on the curb of any city street and drink beer from a bucket.
A milk man may not run while on duty

and in my neighberhood (I never realised we had our own laws):
No person may own a PVC pipe.
No person may have a "yard sale" in their front yard. In addition to this, no person shall have more than two yard sales a year.
Houses may not have lights on them that shine into the window of a neighbor's house.
It is illegal to request for someone to "watch over" your parked car.
One may not honk another's horn.
Four women may not rent an apartment together.


I'm always honking other's horns  ;D

Subject: Re: Laws in different countries you've heard of

Written By: karen on 05/08/06 at 8:35 am



and in my neighberhood (I never realised we had our own laws):

No person may have a "yard sale" in their front yard. In addition to this, no person shall have more than two yard sales a year.



Where else would you hold a yard sale?

Subject: Re: Laws in different countries you've heard of

Written By: La Roche on 05/08/06 at 8:40 am


Where else would you hold a yard sale?


One may hold a yard sale in one's back yard?

Most houses here have alley's behind them, my friend Steve had one in his alley.

Subject: Re: Laws in different countries you've heard of

Written By: HunkyDory on 05/10/06 at 7:36 pm



Calafornia: Caller ID is illegal



Caller ID is completly legal

Subject: Re: Laws in different countries you've heard of

Written By: whistledog on 05/10/06 at 8:00 pm


It is illegal to drive while talking on a mobile phone


Man, I wish this law was in effect everywhere

Subject: Re: Laws in different countries you've heard of

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/10/06 at 8:56 pm

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Subject: Re: Laws in different countries you've heard of

Written By: whistledog on 05/10/06 at 10:35 pm



No sh*t.  You try driving on GA 400 with these looney drivers weaving around because they have one of those effing cell phones slapped to the sides of their heads.


A few months ago, I saw this guy driving an SUV while talking on his cellphone.  He was trying to turn a corner in the busy downtown area.  The moron was madly honking his horn cause the pedestrians were not walking fast enough.  He had his car window down, and I watched as this woman who was walking across the intersection, reach into the car window, grabs the guys cellphone, slam it on the pavement, then walk away like it was just an ordinary day

if only I had the nerve to do something like that, I'd be smashing cellphones all over town ;D

Subject: Re: Laws in different countries you've heard of

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 05/10/06 at 10:58 pm


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Connecticut: It is illegal to cross the road on your hands Now that's just silly...  ::)
It is illegal to drive while talking on a mobile phone Makes sense. I hear them talking about doing it here too.
You may not hang a bed out of the window Huh? Why would you do that?
Alabama and Lousiana: You may not tie an alligator to a fire hydrant ...do that have lots of alligators roaming the streets there or something?  ???
New Jersey: You may not slup your soup I hate when people do that too.
Florida: You may not fart in public after 6pm on a Thursday Can't really police a normal bodidly function...  ::)

Subject: Re: Laws in different countries you've heard of

Written By: FussBudgetVanPelt on 05/12/06 at 7:40 am



It is illegal to drive while talking on a mobile phone Makes sense. I hear them talking about doing it here too.



It's illegal throughout Australia, and it's a bloody good law.

Now if we could only get people to stop reading street directories/maps  :(, or put on makeup whilst they drive  ::) :o >:(, that would be another step in the right direction  :)

Subject: Re: Laws in different countries you've heard of

Written By: karen on 05/12/06 at 9:11 am


It's illegal throughout Australia, and it's a bloody good law.



It's illegal here as well but the fine is something really pointless like

Subject: Re: Laws in different countries you've heard of

Written By: La Roche on 05/12/06 at 11:13 am


It's illegal here as well but the fine is something really pointless like

Subject: Re: Laws in different countries you've heard of

Written By: BrianMannixGirl on 05/13/06 at 5:48 am


It's illegal throughout Australia, and it's a bloody good law.

Now if we could only get people to stop reading street directories/maps  :(, or put on makeup whilst they drive  ::) :o >:(, that would be another step in the right direction  :)


In WA we are heading in that direction Fuss. Something along the lines of "using an item which distracts while driving" and it will include bending over to change cds etc. I personally believe people should drive while driving - nothing else. A car came thru a wall of my house when I was a kid - the driver was nearly killed. He was bent down feeling around on the floor for the ciggarette he had dropped.

We also have a law here (no idea if its Aus wide) - its illegal to ride a push bike without a helmet - and there is a pretty hefty fine.

Anyway - I have to go find somewhere else to tie up my alligator now that they have banned them from fire hydrants - how inconsiderate !!!

Subject: Re: Laws in different countries you've heard of

Written By: Stompgal on 10/05/07 at 1:24 pm

This year, two new laws were introduced in the UK and they're both smoking related.

As of July 1st 2007, it is illegal to smoke in public places such as pubs, clubs and restaurants in England. The law was imposed in Wales on April 2nd 2007.

It is now illegal for under 18s to buy tobacco products.

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