Monday, November 12, 2007

Yes, but Which Head?

The Maverick Philosopher has linked to a London Telegraph article listing the stupidest laws, by category. My favorite British one: It is illegal to die in the houses of Parliament. My favorite foreign (i.e., non-British) one: In Ohio, it is illegal to get a fish drunk.

Fortunately, I was living in North Carolina the last time I did that.

A very close second: In Indonesia, the penalty for masturbation is decapitation.

1 comment:

Dim Bulb said...

I'm told that thing about the fish was enacted during prohibition. It was an attempt to thwart rum-runners from dumping their contraband into the Ohio River. The plan was flawed from the start, since it's a well known fact that organized criminals are much more likely to kill revenuers than intoxicate fish.