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How many have you broken??

1. It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament (27%)

2. It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British king or queen’s image upside-down (7%)

3. It is illegal for a woman to be topless in Liverpool except as a clerk in a tropical fish store (6%)

4. Eating mince pies on Christmas Day is banned (5%)

 5. If someone knocks on your door in Scotland and requires the use of your toilet, you are required to let them enter (4%

) 6. In the UK a pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants, including in a policeman’s helmet (4%)

7. The head of any dead whale found on the British coast automatically becomes the property of the King, and the tail of the Queen (3.5%)

8. It is illegal not to tell the tax man anything you do not want him to know, but legal not to tell him information you do not mind him knowing (3%)

 9. It is illegal to enter the Houses of Parliament wearing a suit of armour (3%)

10. It is legal to murder a Scotsman within the ancient city walls of York, but only if he is carrying a bow and arrow (2%)

False teeth Other bizarre foreign laws voted by those polled included:

In Ohio, it is illegal to get a fish drunk (9%) In Indonesia, the penalty for masturbation is decapitation (8%)

 A male doctor in Bahrain can only examine the genitals of a woman in the reflection of a mirror (7%)

 In Switzerland, a man may not relieve himself standing up after 10pm (6%)

It is illegal to be blindfolded while driving a vehicle in Alabama (6%)

In Florida, unmarried women who parachute on a Sunday could be jailed (6%)

Women in Vermont must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth(6%)

 In Milan, it is a legal requirement to smile at all times, except during funerals or hospital visits (5%)

 In France, it is illegal to name a pig Napoleon (4%)

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