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1 WTF Law on Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:22 pm

One law which is not followed as closely however, is part of the 1872 Licensing Act, which states: “It is Illegal to be drunk in the pub.”

The legislation adds: “Every person found drunk… on any licensed premises, shall be liable to a penalty”.

1. All beached whales and sturgeons must be offered to the Reigning Monarch

2. No person shall, in the course of a business, import into England, potatoes which he knows, or has reasonable cause to suspect, are from Poland

3. It is Illegal to be drunk in the pub

4. It is illegal to carry a plank along a pavement (as well as any ladder, wheel, pole, cask, placard, showboard, or hoop) in the Metropolitan Police District

5. MPs are not allowed to wear armour in Parliament

6. It is an offence to be drunk and in charge of cattle in England and Wales

7. It is illegal to handle a salmon in suspicious circumstances

8. It is an offence to beat or shake any carpet, rug, or mat (except door mats before 8am) in a thoroughfare in the Metropolitan Police District

9. It is illegal to jump the queue in the Tube ticket hall

10. It is illegal to activate your burglar alarm without first nominating a ‘Key-Holder’ who can switch it off in your absence

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-strangest-weird-laws-enforced-christopher-sargeant-sturgeon-armour-a7232586.html

"A very ancient statute gave the head of the Crown the right to all the cetaceans stranded around the UK.
"The king had the right to the head and the queen had the right to the tail."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-17285112


And some WTF Laws that are not Laws: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17610820

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2 Re: WTF Law on Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:01 am

The man who has got off jury service at Southampton crown court chose a disconcerting way of doing so. Having been shortlisted to be a juror in a trial for assault and dangerous driving, he wrote to the judge brazenly asserting his unfitness for the task: "I hold extreme prejudices against homosexuals and black/foreign people and couldn't possibly be impartial if either appeared in court."

It continues:
If he were indeed prosecuted, it would not be for being "honest" about his prejudices. It would be for deceiving the court into rejecting him as a juror. After all, if claiming to be a racist or a homophobe or the holder of any kind of extreme view came to be seen as a way of dodging a jury summons, thousands would be at it.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/sep/12/trust-jury-system-southampton

Then there is the Jury that was caught using a Ouija board: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...e-1444806.html

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3 Re: WTF Law on Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:51 am

Mr. Happy wrote:

Then there is the Jury that was caught using a Ouija board: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...e-1444806.html

To be fair, its probably more reliable than listening to lawyers. Big Grin

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