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You can’t cut off a cow’s tail in California any more.

If people cutting off cow’s tails is one of your pet peeves you might think of moving to California. It’s illegal there now and there’s a whole raft load of other nifty laws that just took effect there too. Follow this link to see a bunch of them.



January 2, 2010 Posted by | animals, Laws | | 2 Comments

Casual Friday (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday too)

A German judge has ordered her trials to be held by her bedside after being hospitalised with a broken hip. Karin Walter, 59, ordered lawyers, witnesses and handcuffed defendants to take part in the hearings at St Vincenz hospital in Limburg…

Under German law, all the charges would have been scrapped if the judge had been unable to continue with the trials.

via Judge hears cases in bed.

April 19, 2009 Posted by | Crime, Laws | | Comments Off on Casual Friday (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday too)


More at Seattle PI

Honking your horn [in Washington State] could diminish something a bit more physical than the pompous ego of that guy who cut you off.

Turns out that blasting your horn at that idiot talking on his cell phone could end up costing you money — a fact that comes as a surprise to many drivers and even some police officers. According to state law, car horns are for emergencies only, and leaning on it because you’re feeling peeved is punishable by a $124 ticket.


Washington also has an aggressive driving law and horn blowing is sometimes regarded as aggressive driving, depending on circumstances.

August 27, 2007 Posted by | Laws | Comments Off on BEEP! BEEP!

Strange laws

Link to Times Online

There are some very strange laws on the books. Here’s a few examples. There’s more at the link above.

It is illegal for a cab in the City of London to carry rabid dogs or corpses.

It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.

It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British monarch upside down.

In France, it is forbidden to call a pig Napoleon.

In Miami, Florida, it is illegal to skateboard in a police station.

In Florida, unmarried women who parachute on Sundays can be jailed.

In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon more than six-feet long.

August 25, 2007 Posted by | Laws | Comments Off on Strange laws