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The Silliest English Laws

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There are a variety of antiquated English laws that are still on record. The following are some examples of silly English laws that have yet to be officially abolished:

1. English law states that an individual wearing a full suit of armor is not permitted to enter the House of Parliament.

2. English law states that any whales that happen to become beached on any British shore are deemed property of the Royal Family; the head of whale is given to the King, while the tale is considered to be the property of the Queen.

3. English Law states that applying a postage stamp upside-down on any piece of mail is considered to be a punishable act of treason.

4. English law states that taxis and other varieties of livery vehicles are prohibited from transporting rapid dogs or corpses.

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