In addition to a few previously noted wacky British laws, as reported in The Daily Mirror, here are a few more that are still on the books:
A law enacted by George I states that: “The severest penaltys will be suffered by any commoner who doth permit his animal to have carnal knowledge of a pet of the Royal house.”
In York, it is still legal to murder a Scotsman within the city’s ancient walls, but only if he is carrying a bow and arrow.
In a law passed in 1837, women are allowed to bite off a man’s nose if he kisses her against her will.
A law enacted by Edward VI states that anyone found breaking a boiled egg at the sharp end will be sentenced to 24 hours in the village stocks.
It is illegal to stand within one hundred yards of the reigning monarch when not wearing socks.
A motorist who feels compelled to urinate in public can do so only if he aims for his rear wheel and keeps his right hand on his vehicle.