United Kingdom

Any whale washed up on the shore is the property of the Queen, so she can use its bones for her corset.

The head of said whale, however, belongs to the King. This law dates back to 1307. The original law read something along the lines of “The King shall have throughout the realm, whales and great sturgeons taken in the sea or elsewhere within the realm, except in certain places privileged by the King.”

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