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
In Nova Scotia you may not water your lawn when it is raining.
In Montreal it is illegal to swear in French. There is no such bar to swearing in English.
In Etobicoke you cannot take a bath in water deeper than 3.5 inches before you enter it.
In Ontario the speed limit is 80 kph. However cyclists have the right of way.
Someone wrote in with the following -- In Winnipeg Manitoba Canada it's against the law to put your garbage in someone elses garbage can even with their permission
Perhaps this is not actually the case. In the US, you are required to accept US currency and coins if they are offered in payment of a debt unless you are offered more than 25 one-cent coins. That doesn't mean that you are required to reject it, only that you are allowed to.Any debt higher than 25 cents cannot be paid in pennies.
Well I guess you can thank the law for that! ;)Some of the other ones dealing with medaeval problems are true but no longer acted on - the incidence of Scots raids on York as fallen in the last few years!
Not all of these laws are bad . I was even thinking the US could adopt some of these.Ecuador
A woman may dance in public wearing nothing but a piece of gauze covering her belly button.
I think it does: something to do with a welshman under a clocktower if I recall correctly.Our company head office is in Scotland, so the branch in York always likes to point this one out to any visitors. I think a similair law applies to the Welsh in Chester.
Emergency services have no right to go through red lights - and drivers have been prosecuted in an accident.There's also the law that post-vans have priority over the emergency services, since they are the Royal Mail.
I don't know for sure it's true but this is from an authoratitive guide to Oxford University which seems to lend some credence to the story.It seems the tropical fish one is a myth, someone made it up - it got copied to a website, other sites copied it, add a lazy journalist and a slow news day..... As is the oxford student one - the rules are quite clearly printed you can trawl through them looking for it if you want.
http://www.dailyinfo.co.uk/guide/unilife.htmlReligion and Tradition
Latin, indeed, is the language used in the major University ceremony -Matriculation (when students are formally admitted to the University and Degree conferrals. 'Sub Fusc' must be worn at these ancient rituals, -cap and gown are worn over dark suit and white shirt (dark skirt and white blouse for ladies). The same outfit is required for examinations, taken at the purpose-built Examination Schools in the High Street. Candidates are reputed to be able to send for cakes and ale as sustenance, but such requests are usually turned down on the grounds that the candidate is improperly dressed - lacking details such as shoes with buckles or a dress sword. It is not unusual for students to be warned that the hue of their suit is too light for regulations.
haha you remind me of my personal favorite law:I'm sure there are plenty of very silly laws here in the US as well. No civilization is immune to such stupidity. :)
I always thought this was a Welshman in Chester.10. In the city of York it is legal to murder a Scotsman within the ancient city walls, but only if he is carrying a bow and arrow (two percent)