Many would call it politics gone mad and others would call it completely ridiculous, but it’s recently been reported that questioning climate change may become illegal in the UK. The grounds for this? It’s irresponsible to deny that it doesn’t exist or is caused by humans.
This is one of those times when I just want to grab someone by the shoulders and shake them a bit, because REALLY. There’s crime and exploitation and poverty and conflict in the world, but judges are choosing to focus on those terrible, horrible, truly awful people who choose to slander global warming. Give me a wall to bang my head on pronto.
Maybe they’ve just got far too much time on their hands, or maybe it’s just their way of having fun? Who knows, but here are some of the, quite frankly, silliest and weirdest laws we’ve ever heard.
You can’t die in the Houses of Parliament
Because as if dying itself wasn’t bad enough, you’d been breaking the law too. Life really sucks sometimes.
Putting stamps upside-down on envelopes is illegal in the UK
Any stamp which features the monarch’s head HAS to be placed the right way round, otherwise you’ll be committing treason. Brutal.
Liverpudlian women cannot be topless, unless employed in a tropical fish store
No one seems to know how this originated, but it’s been topping public vote charts on weird laws for a while now. And with good reason.
In Thailand, it is illegal to leave your house if you are not wearing underwear
Better remember those pants…
No cows can be driven down the roadway between 10 AM and 7 PM unless there is prior approval from the Commissioner of Police
In Britain, it is legal for a male to urinate in public, as long as it is on the rear wheel of his motor vehicle and his right hand is on the vehicle
Because hell would break loose if it was on the front wheel.
It is illegal for a lady to eat chocolates on a public conveyance in the UK
HIDE THE MINSTRELS.
In Cambodia, water guns may not be used in New Year’s celebrations
Ah maaan. But they’re so much fun!
It is illegal to wear hot pink pants after midday on Sundays in Australia
But it’s perfectly acceptable to wear them in the morning. PHEW.
It is illegal for a man with a moustache to kiss a woman in public in Iowa
You can’t walk around your home nude in Singapore, as it’s considered pornographic
It may seem harsh, but it’s probably for the best in a lot of cases.
It is illegal to pretend to practice witchcraft, Canada
But actual witchcraft is fine. WOO!
In Texas it’s illegal to milk another person’s cow
Power to the cattle!
In Florida, it’s illegal to fart in a public place after 6pm on a Thursday
Don’t ask me why.
In Britain it is illegal to handle a salmon in suspicious circumstances
Under the Salmon Act of 1986, no salmon may be handled suspiciously.
It’s illegal to get a fish drunk in Ohio
There’s a reason why they’re called cray fish.
It is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time while standing in Texas
In Pennsylvania, it is illegal to tie a dollar bill to a string on the ground and pull it away when someone tries to pick it up
If it seems to good to be true, it usually is. But we would all still go for that dollar anyway.