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Monday, April 14, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

Did you know that in the Canadian Criminal Code, ‘alarming Her Majesty’ is included with other serious criminal offences such as treason, sedition, piracy and murder?

That must be one heck of an alarm.

Stumbled across that while working on a case file thing – but I’ve found some other sites detailing the incongruency of laws around the world, particularly in North America.

1. Strange Laws of the US, sorted by state.
2. Strange Laws around the world, sorted by continent.
3. And this tidbit from Australia really takes the cake.

Go have a look and let me know if your stomach hurts from laughing really hard too.

Enjoy!

Sevenses

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  1. irugnotmis
    Monday, April 14, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    such creative “criminals”! they not only entertain people (like us the readers) with their little oddities, they also made the law system look stupid.
    i can’t stop laughing. 🙂

  2. Jess
    Monday, April 14, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Oh yeah, learned the Criminal Code a few months back in law class..thought it was quite funny too. Even my teacher laughed when she taught it.

    ROFL this is hilarious, thanks for sharing!

  3. flyingcrispi
    Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at 11:41 am

    OMG… *waiting for the stomach cramps to go away*
    Unbelievable… but so funny.
    I was sad there was nothing on France’s laws however. I’m sure we have some stupid ones! I’ll go dig.

    A few minutes later:

    -It is forbbiden to name your pig ‘Napoleon’
    -Between the hours of 8 AM and 8 PM, seventy percent of the music played on the radio must be composed by French composers
    -Women are not allowed to wear pants unless they are riding a bicycle or a horse.
    -It is illegal to kiss on railways in France.
    -It is illegal to take photos of police officers or police vehicles, even if they are just in the background.
    -It is forbidden without a cemetery plot to die on the territory of the commune.
    -An ashtray is considered to be a deadly weapon.

    Well…

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