Posted by (sic) in (Antiquated laws, stupid non-US laws) on April-17-2010 (5) Comments  Read More

Sent in by a readerHello,At the address you list some laws we supposedly have in the UK.Well firstly you say that in York one is allowed to murder a Scot. Well you aren’t. If you’d bother to read (seriously don’t) you’d find that no one can kill a Scotsman at any time or with any object unless in very certain circumstances so… it’s wrong.Next: “With the exception of carrots, most goods may not be sold on Sunday.” what the fuck is that on about? Everything is sold on Sundays that is of course unless a shop keeper can’t be bothered to open his/ her shop… it’s true we often have limited opening hours with shops but that doesn’t mean we can only buy carrots…Another one, “Anal sex is prohibited.” this is true but only in Northern Ireland (and they’re pussies anyway)And again, “You may not make out in public.” I tried it in front of a policeman, didn’t give a shit.One more, “It is legal for a male to urinate in public” this only applies in cities and towns and frankly I don’t think it’s a stupid law, who wants to see a guy pissing when they’re shopping or something? There are enough public conveniences and it’s considered impolite to whack it out and do ya business anywhere… do you not agree?Another, “Committing suicide is classified as a capital crime.” not any more mate. Not wrong but shouldn’t be on the site: “A license is required to keep a lunatic.” come on this is for the person’s own and others’ protection, it’s only to make sure you don’t let the luny go…This is a ‘what the fuck’er “Damaging the grass is illegal.” seriously… what? er… no.”In Chester, you can only shoot a Welsh person with a bow and arrow inside the city walls and after midnight.You may not shoot a Welsh person on Sunday with a longbow in the Cathedral Close in Hereford.” see above, you can’t kill anyone… just because they’re Scotish and Welsh, we don’t like them but we have to deal with it (I’m joking I love them I’m part Welsh)Hope you enjoyed reading that as much as I enjoyed writing it (I didn’t really but hey I was bored)

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Posted by (sic) in (Sensational Murders) on September-7-2008 (37) Comments  Read More

Winnie Ruth Judd, known as the trunk murderess died at the age of 93 in Arizona. She was in prison most of her life for one of the craziest crimes of the century and one she claimed self defense on. The entire murder and bizarre aftermath is fascinating. I mean, who the hell does this shit? The sick Pic below is of the contents of the trunks.

winnie judd murders

In 1931 with the great depression in full swing a sensational story was needed, and Winnie gave it to them by getting caught with trunks full of cut up dead bodies.

Mrs. Judd, 26, a doctors wife, arrived in Los Angeles with trunks that seemed to be dripping blood. When asked to open them by police, she stated she did not have a key and left the scene. Winnie Judd was tracked down and the trunks were opened. The trunks of course, contained cut up dead bodies.

winnie-judd_thetrunks.jpg then a 26-year-old secretary at a Phoenix medical clinic and the wife of a doctor, arrived at

Inside the large trunk, police found the body of Agnes Anne LeRoi, 32. In the smaller trunks was the body of Hedvig Samuelson, 24. The body was cut up so it would fit into the trunk. There was also a fourth part found later.

Seems the women shared a residence, got in an argument and were fatally shot. Mrs. Judd cut up the body to fit in the trunk and took it with her. To this day, no one is really clear what they were arguing about.

“Four days after the bodies were discovered, Mrs. Judd was arrested in Los Angeles. She quickly became an object of curiosity. When she was returned to Phoenix for trial, thousands lined the streets for a glimpse, and the owner of the home where the murders occurred sold 10-cent tickets for tours.”

Winnie Judd always maintained that the women attacked her and she shot them in self defense, the prosecution asserted that she shot the women while they slept out of jealousy. She was found guilty and received the death penalty, death by hanging. Thousands of people wrote in to save her including Eleanor Roosevelt.

She escaped six times after that and stayed out for seven years at one time under an assumed name. In 1971, she was judged to be sane and released. She died at the age of 93

What a crazy life!

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Posted by (sic) in (lawyer jokes) on August-1-2008 (2) Comments  Read More

The Hundred-Dollar Bill.
Santa Claus, the tooth fairy, and honest lawyer, and an old drunk were walking along when they simultaneously spotted a hundred-dollar bill laying in the street. Who gets it?
The old drunk, of course, the other three are mythological creatures.



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Posted by (sic) in (lawyer jokes) on July-25-2008 (3) Comments  Read More

Are blondes smarter than lawyers? You be the judge.
A blonde and lawyer are seated next to each other on a flight from LA to NY. The lawyer asks if she would like to play a fun game. The blonde, very tired, just wants to take a nap, so she politely declines and rolls over toward the window to catch a few winks. The lawyer persists (as lawyers are wont to do) and explains that the game is easy and a lot of fun. He says, “I ask you a question, and if you don’t know the answer, you pay me $5.00 and vice versa.”
Again, she declines and tries to get some sleep.
The lawyer, now agitated, says, “Okay, if you don’t know the answer you pay me $5.00, and if I don’t know the answer, I’ll pay you $500.00.”
This catches the blonde’s attention and, figuring there will be no end to the torment unless she plays, agrees to the game.
The lawyer asks the first question, “What’s the distance from the earth to the moon?”
The blonde doesn’t say a word, reaches in her purse, pulls out a $5 bill and hands it to the lawyer.
“Okay,” says the lawyer, “your turn.”
She asks the lawyer, “What goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with four legs?”
The lawyer, puzzled, takes out his laptop computer and searches all his references, no answer. He taps into the air phone with his modem and searches the net and Library of Congress, still no answer. Frustrated, he sends e-mail to all his friends and coworkers, all to no avail. After an hour, he wakes the blonde and hands her $500.
The blonde says, “Thank you,” and turns back to get some more sleep.
The lawyer, more than a little miffed, wakes the blonde and asks, “Well, what’s the answer?”
Without a word, the blonde reaches in her purse, hands the lawyer $5.00, and goes back to sleep.

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Posted by (sic) in (stupid non-US laws, absurd) on June-17-2008 (6) Comments  Read More

atomic-test-2.jpgJust when you thought it was the medieval laws that were a bit quacked, you get some new gems from recent years.

Topping the list is my favorite UK law. In 1998, seems they thought it was necessary to create a law banning a nucleur explosion. Yes, if you set off your own home made bathtub nuke, you may in fact be facing some jail time. Go figure. Seems that being charged with all the death and devastation the bomb causes is not quite enough of a punishment. And dare I even mention the punishment of George W. Bush up your butt with the entire U.S. military blowing up your entire town for even thinking such things (well, only if your town sits on any considerable amount of oil).

Well, hell… I was gonna order up a few million dollars worth of uranium to create a cool light show in the yard, but I sure can’t now, it would be illegal. I wonder what the fine would be? In Chico, California they say there is a fine of $500 for detonating a nuclear device.

3000 new laws in nine years, wow… Tony may be going for Guinness Book Stardom on this one

The article is from a website called independent and begins as so..

Tony Blair’s government has created more than 3,000 new criminal offenses during its nine-year tenure, one for almost every day it has been in power.

The astonishing tally brought accusations last night of a “frenzied approach to law-making” that contrasts with falling detection rates and climbing levels of violent crime.

The figures emerged as police chiefs disclosed they were considering asking ministers for a set of new measures to allow them to impose “instant justice” for antisocial behavior.

The 3,000-plus offenses have been driven on to the statute book by an administration that has faced repeated charges of meddling in the everyday lives of citizens, from restricting freedom of speech to planning to issue identity cards to all adults.

In total, the Government has brought in 3,023 offenses since May 1997. They comprise 1,169 introduced by primary legislation - debated in Parliament - and 1,854 by secondary legislation such as statutory instruments and orders in council.

… and watch out for squirrels (gray kind) and suspect potatoes as well, both may get you in deep shit. Oh, one more thing… just stay away from the Titanic, that thing has already seen enough trouble, no need to add to it.
Twenty activities outlawed by Labour

Nuclear Explosions (Prohibition and Inspections) Act 1998

Causing a nuclear explosion.

Scallop Fishing Order 2004

If a boat breaches the restrictions in articles 3, 4 or 5, the master, owner and charterer are each guilty of an offence.

Measuring Instruments (Automatic Rail-weighbridges) Regulations 2006

A person shall be guilty of an offence if he uses for trade an automatic rail-weighbridge to which there is affixed a disqualification sticker.

Scotland Act 1998 (Border Rivers) Order 1999

Unauthorised fishing in the Lower Esk.

Apple and Pear Orchard Grubbing Up Regulations 1998

Any person who (a) intentionally obstructs an authorised person in the exercise of the powers conferred on him by regulation 10 above, or a person accompanying him and acting under his instructions or (b) without reasonable excuse, fails to comply with a requirement under regulation 10 above, shall be guilty of an offence.

Protection of Wrecks (RMS Titanic) Order 2003

A person shall not enter the hull of the Titanic without permission from the Secretary of State.

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Posted by (sic) in (stupid non-US laws, crazy laws, absurd) on June-5-2008 (13) Comments  Read More

world_flags.jpgThe following are some of the mostabsurd laws"> absurd laws (non-U.S. silly laws) I have found to date, check em out for a good chuckle.

  1. Bolivia, In Santa Cruz it is illegal for a man to have sex with a woman and her daughter at the same time.
  2. In Canada Any debt higher than 25 cents cannot be paid in pennies. In Toronto, it is illegal to ride a streetcar on a Sunday if you have been eating garlic
  3. In China - A form of population control? Do not stop for pedestrians, just run em over, there are too many people in China anyway…
    • Drivers who stop at pedestrian crossings may receive a fine or a warning under Article 40 of the Beijing Traffic Laws
    • In China - yep, they have 2 that made the list, In order to go to college you must be “intelligent”.
  4. Denmark - It is illegal to start a car if there is anyone under it.
    • Denmark - The don’t make the horse feel inferior law - If a car is overtaking a horse-drawn carriage and the horse becomes agitated, the driver must pull over and if necessary cover the car from the horse’s view.
  5. Finland - Considering its cheaper for air than a ticket, this may be a good thing, unless you are in a hurry. Finnish police do not issue tickets for illegal parking – they just let down the person’s tires. Maybe you can carry an air compressor in the trunk and park anywhere you like.
  6. France - It is illegal to call a pig Napoleonfr.jpg
    • They may also be a bit paranoid when it comes to alien invasions!
    • It is illegal to sell dolls with alien faces – they must have human faces.

    • It is illegal to land a flying saucer in a vineyard.
  7. Germany - A pillow is regarded as a “passive weapon”.de.jpg
  8. United Kingdom - that darn dress code - It is illegal for Members of Parliament to enter the House of Commons in full armour.
    • This is brilliant - It is illegal to drive a car without sitting in the front seat
    • I wonder how this came about, the police helmet I mean, A pregnant woman can legally urinate anywhereuk.jpg including in a policeman’s helmet.
    • In Liverpool it is illegal for a woman to be topless in public unless she is employed in an exotic fish shop.
  9. Greece - drivers, watch your hygiene - A driver’s license can be revoked if the person appears poorly dressed or unwashed
  10. Guinea - It is illegal to call a baby “Monica”
  11. Iceland - A place for quacks or quacked medicine - Anyone is allowed to practice medicine in Iceland provided they display the word Scottulaejnir meaning “Quack doctor”
  12. Iran - Iranian law suggests that sex play between animals is not recommended – especially when it involves a lioness
    • It is forbidden to eat snakes on a Sunday
  13. Israel - I guess nose picking may upset the lord. It is illegal to pick one’s nose on the Sabbath
    • I hope you can find matching socks in the dark - No person is allowed to dress or undress with the light switched on.
  14. Japan - Purple a happy color? It is illegal to wear purple unless you are in mourning.
  15. Madagascar - Pregnant women may not wear hats
  16. Malaysia - Oh, I gotta wonder about this one, at least the word “used” is not mentioned. It is illegal for restaurant owners to substitute a table napkin with toilet paper.
  17. Paraguay - Dueling is legal providing both combatants are blood donors, followed by this gem… A man who catches his wife with someone else in bed is legally permitted to kill his wife and her lover providing he acts immediately.
  18. Peru - those sexy female alpacas keep getting young men in trouble… with the law - Unmarried young men are not permitted to keep female alpacas in their apartments.
  19. Russia - It is illegal to drive a dirty car
  20. Qatar - Just plain shit out of luck here - If an unmarried woman falls pregnant she is banned from using hospitals or calling for any medical assistance. Her only options are to do without healthcare or leave the country
  21. Saudi Arabia - Who would have thunk it… it this region of “sexual equalitty” It is illegal for women to appear in public without a male relative or guardian present.
    • Women are not allowed to drive cars
    • It is illegal for male doctors to examine women and female doctors to examine men.
    • A woman can divorce her husband if he does not keep her supplied with coffee.
  22. Singapore - The toilet flushing police are near, watch out - Failure to flush a public toilet is punishable by a fine or a prison sentence if caught during random checks by special police.
    • If you are caught dropping litter more than 3 times, the penalty is to clean the streets on Sundays wearing a bib saying “I am a litterer”. This will then be broadcast on the local news.
  23. Turkey - The just in case law - All drivers must carry a hygienic body bag suitable for carrying a body up to 18st 12lbs (120 kilos). Failure to do so will result in a fine and possible a 6 month jail sentence.
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Posted by (sic) in (Antiquated laws, stupid non-US laws, absurd) on June-4-2008 (2) Comments  Read More


When going outside, cats in the town of Longhorn must wear three bells on their collar to warn of their approach to birds.

In Victoria it is illegal to wear “hot pink pants” after 12 noon on a Sunday.


Women may not wear skirts shorter than 8 inches (20 cm) above the knee Women may not wear halter neck tops in public places.


A woman may dance in public wearing nothing but a piece of gauze covering her belly button.

In Liverpool it is illegal for a woman to be topless in public unless she is employed in an exotic fish shop.


No person is allowed to dress or undress with the light switched on.


It is illegal to wear purple unless you are in mourning.


Women may not show their toes in public
Pregnant women may not wear hats


In Guadalajara it is illegal for women who work in Government offices to wear mini skirts or any form of “provocative” clothing


When a man is driving he must always wear a shirt It is illegal to leave your house if you are not wearing any underwear.

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Posted by (sic) in (Liquor laws, Corrupt Laws) on June-4-2008 (1) Comment  Read More

moonahine.jpgWhat I find amusing is that the amount of bars increased during prohibition as did violence. The thing the law was trying to curb. The article states that 1n 1927, during prohibition there were over 30k bars, twice the number before prohibition, the taxpayers were spending 100’s of millions annually enforcing the liquor laws instead of collecting millions in taxes towards social programs and city services. I guess prohibition goes into the same pile of BS as every other law that tries to impose a small groups moral and social standards onto the masses, they figure out it’s a bit hard to enforce. Since the large breweries were forced to close, ordinary people made bank on home brew and moonshine… unfortunately bathtub brew, if messed up can cause side effects other than drunkenness or a risk of DUI. There were many cases of people going blind, paralysis and death due to home made liquor recipes.


Enforcement of 1920s’ Prohibition was a formidable task. Bootleggers and rum runners were plentiful. Criminal elements organized because of the large profits in bootlegging. Much of the population had contempt for law enforcement during 1920s’ Prohibition. Chicago’s Al Capone and his organization were considered glamorous figures; supposedly, half the city’s police were on their payroll.

The social reform movement that led to prohibition created more social problems than before. Police corruption, murder, bribery, street gangs and organized crime all flourished in new found profits and doubled the amount of now illegal bars than there was before legally. Corruption was one of the things proponents claimed prohibition would abolish…hmmm.

The first half of the 20th century saw periods of prohibition of alcoholic beverages in several countries, The US, the most famous for liquor and prohibition was not the only country practicing the liquor law.

  • 1900 to 1948 in Prince Edward Island, and for shorter periods in other locations in Canada
  • 1914 to 1925 in Russia and the Soviet Union
  • 1915 to 1922 in Iceland (though beer was still prohibited until 1989)
  • 1916 to 1927 in Norway (wine and beer also included in 1917)
  • 1919 in Hungary (in the Hungarian Soviet Republic, March 21 to August 1; called szesztilalom)
  • 1919 to 1932 in Finland (called kieltolaki)
  • 1920 to 1933 in the United States

Digitalhistory - liquor law -At midnight, January 16, 1920, the United States went dry; breweries, distilleries, and saloons were forced to close their doors.

Led by the Anti-Saloon League and the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, the dry forces had triumphed by linking Prohibition to a variety of Progressive era social causes. Proponents of Prohibition included many women reformers who were concerned about alcohol’s link to wife beating and child abuse and industrialists, such as Henry Ford, who were concerned about the impact of drinking on labor productivity. Advocates of Prohibition argued that outlawing drinking would eliminate corruption, end machine politics, and help Americanize immigrants.

Even before the 18th Amendment was ratified, about 65 percent of the country had already banned alcohol. In 1916, seven states adopted anti-liquor laws, bringing the number of states to 19 that prohibited the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages. America’s entry into World War I made Prohibition seem patriotic since many breweries were owned by German Americans. Wayne Wheeler, lobbyist for the Anti-Saloon League, urged the federal government to investigate “a number of breweries around the country which are owned in part by alien enemies.” In December 1917, Congress passed the 18th Amendment. A month later, President Woodrow Wilson instituted partial prohibition to conserve grain for the war effort. Beer was limited to 2.75 percent alcohol content and production was held to 70 percent of the previous year’s production. In September, the president issued a ban on the wartime production of beer.

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Posted by (sic) in (Antiquated laws, absurd) on June-3-2008 (18) Comments  Read More

Talk about the craziest laws of all…

It is difficult for me to even imagine beating my spouse to keep them in check, murdering my daughter for being a teenager or selling another to the highest bidder… and being within the law and serving God by doing so.
The sickest laws of all are the ones imposed by a groups spiritual beliefs, onto all. Actually, If religion was never invented, half the misery and suffering on the planet would most likely have never occurred. I would bet that more people have been killed over organized religion in our written history than all our non-religious wars put together… the non-religious ones being very few, if any. Even modern wars like WWII and IRAQ were fueled by religious beliefs.

This in fact may be the best example of why criminal and civil law should not be combined with ones personal spirituality.

Islamic laws have long been a source of controversy.

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Posted by (sic) in (crazy laws) on May-22-2008 (5) Comments  Read More

Gotta wonder if this is for real, and if it is, what do you do on the off days?

In Philippines, cars whose license plates end with a 1 or 2 are not allowed on the roads on Monday, 3 or 4 on Tuesday, 5 or 6 on Wednesday, 7 or 8 on Thursday, and 9 or 0 on Friday from 7:00 AM onwards to keep roads free of traffic jams.

Hey, it’s a hell of a way to cut down on not only traffic jams but many other driving offenses. Think about all the DUI / DWI’s it would prevent…  A drunk fool may forget what day it is and choose to walk instead.

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