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Daft Laws Still Live

A gentle quiz on some Archaic Laws that are still on the statute books, provided they do not contradict their modern counterpart laws and penalties! 10 Questions.

 
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It is permitted to shoot Welshmen on Sundays (inside Chester city walls, between sunset and sunrise), with what weapon?

  • A Catapult
  • A Seige Engine
  • A Crossbow
  • A Lanced

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If a whale is found on the British coast the Queen owns the tail (in case she needs new bones for her corsets), but who gets the head?

  • The King
  • The Royal Cook
  • The Prime Minister
  • The Archbishop Of Canterbury

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Where is it illegal to die - due to being eligible for a costly state funeral?

  • The Bloody Tower
  • The Houses Of Parliament
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Windsor castle

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Who made it a crime to eat mince pies on Christmas Day?

  • Mr. Kipling
  • David Cameron
  • The Spanish Inquisition
  • Oliver Cromwell

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What is it illegal for a cab to carry in the City of London?

  • Rabid Dogs Or Corpses
  • Tramps
  • Theatre "People"
  • Members of the Royal Family

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An unrepealed law from 1313 makes it illegal to wear what when entering the Houses of Parliament?

  • Morning Suit
  • Smoking Jacket
  • A Suit of Armour
  • Gaiters

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Of what would you be accused if you stuck a postage stamp, with the Monarch’s head upside down, on an envelope?

  • Espionage
  • Adultery With The Monarch
  • Smuggling
  • Treason

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In Lancashire, no person is permitted to do what, on the seashore, after being asked to stop by a Police Constable?

  • Incite A Dog To Bark
  • Hold Hands
  • Fish
  • Collect Seashells

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In England, all men over the age of 14 must carry out two hours of what a day?

  • Hard Labour
  • Longbow Practice
  • Drinking
  • Watching Football

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(With apologies to David_Ed!), In the city of York, except on Sundays, it is permitted to shoot a Scotsman with a crossbow, within the ancient city walls, but only if he is what?

  • Wearing A Kilt
  • Playing The Bagpipes
  • Carrying A Bow And Arrow
  • Eating Haggis

 

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