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    whagwan? silver trophybronze trophy akritic's Avatar
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    Talking Inane random trivia

    Random pointless so-called Facts...

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    In Chester it is legal to kill a Welshman with bow and arrow if he is
    within the city walls at night.

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    It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament (UK)

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    Liechtenstein sent it's entire standing army to the second world war all 8.
    (nine came back because they got lost on the way and made a friend)

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    Alexander Bell once envisioned a telephone in every village.




    Show us your anorak.

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    In France it is illegal to call a pig Napoleon.
    There are three kinds of men:
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    The rest of us have to pee on the electric fence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armchaircritic
    It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament (UK)
    I'd love to know how that started.




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    ^ No idea, but in a poll by the BBC recently it was voted the UK's favourite wacky law.

    African elephants can jump and there is an elephant jumping festival held every year in Kenya.

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    A giraffe can't sneeze....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun(OfTheDead) View Post
    I'd love to know how that started.
    Probably so they dont have to pay a death tax
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    - It is also illegal to enter the UK Houses of parliament wearing a suit of armor!

    - And it is a legal requirement that all hackney carriages (Taxis) carry a bale of hay at all times!

    Edit:

    this is not actually true - European Convention on Human Rights into UK law put a stop to all hanging apparently!

    - There are 2 offences for which someone can still be hanged in Britain:-
    - High Treason
    - Piracy on the high seas.
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    Sorry... Just cannot get enough of these stupid and useless laws!!!

    In Britain it is also technically illegal for a woman to eat chocolate on a public conveyance...

    And its illegal for a child under 10 to see a naked mannequin.

    It is also illegal to hang a bed out of a window in Britain!
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    lol those old laws



    Coconuts kill about 150 people each year. More than Shark attacks.

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    An interesting one for the ladies...

    Most lipstick contains fish scales.

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    Found these gems:

    In Natoma, Kansas, it's illegal to throw knives at men wearing striped suits. (anyone from Natoma on here who can confirm this?!)

    Pound for pound, hamburgers cost more than new cars.

    In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's nuclear weapons combined.

    and my favourite one (I don't know if it's true or not, but I really hope it is!)....

    Iraqi terrorist, Khay Rahnajet, didn't pay enough postage on a letter bomb. It came back with "return to sender" stamped on it. Forgetting it was the bomb, he opened it and was blown to bits.

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    There are only twelve letters in the Hawaiian alphabet.

    If you lay your hand down flat on a table and tuck your middle finger under the palm so that the top part of the finger is upright you cannot lift the finger between your middle finger and the little finger; all the rest move but not that one. Go on give it a try, you know you want to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mobyme
    If you lay your hand down flat on a table and tuck your middle finger under the palm so that the top part of the finger is upright you cannot lift the finger between your middle finger and the little finger; all the rest move but not that one. Go on give it a try, you know you want to.
    I could do it.




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    Quote Originally Posted by armchaircritic
    Coconuts kill about 150 people each year. More than Shark attacks.
    That's great !!... I need to remember this one.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun(OfTheDead) View Post
    I could do it.
    I couldn't. Quite amazing really. That finger is probably the least useful.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Paddy
    It is also illegal to enter the UK Houses of parliament wearing a suit of armor!
    It should also be illegal to spell armour without a U!

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    I managed to do the finger trick with the left hand though I put that down to playing guitar as the right one was useless.

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    Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny, was allergic to carrots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun(OfTheDead) View Post
    I could do it.




    There is supposed to be some bone that locks it if it's done properly; perhaps you haven't got one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mobyme
    There is supposed to be some bone that locks it if it's done properly; perhaps you haven't got one.
    Nah, my fingers are double-jointed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffles View Post
    It should also be illegal to spell armour without a U!
    Blame my lack of grammatical precision on Microsoft!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acquiesce View Post
    and my favourite one (I don't know if it's true or not, but I really hope it is!)....

    Iraqi terrorist, Khay Rahnajet, didn't pay enough postage on a letter bomb. It came back with "return to sender" stamped on it. Forgetting it was the bomb, he opened it and was blown to bits.
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