In 1950, it was discovered that bodies were not decomposing in the permafrost. The town passed an ordnance to outlaw dying to protect residents from disease that may spread from bodies in graveyards. Spanish Flu has been extracted from victims of the 1918 breakout since they were preserved in the permafrost.
Reported here, Canada’s Supreme Court has legalized oral sex with pets as long as no penetration is involved.
Although not enforced in modern times, this law is still on the books. In fact, there is an annual ceremony of the Constable’s Dues, where the Royal Navy moors one of its boats alongside the Tower Pier and the captain delivers his “tax”.
The Licensing Act of 1872 stipulates that operating a cow, horse or steam engine while intoxicated carries either a prison sentence or a fine. It allegedly carries a penalty fine of up to 1,200 GBP excluding the costs of looking after the cow, horse, etc. So when you go out cow-tipping, just make sure not…
This act was lumped in with “animal mutilation” laws that have been passed in recent years.
Additionally, an individual must be designated to enforce “prescribed safety precautions”. The person in charge must present an insurance policy covering any and all possible damages likely to arise.
In Leuven, Article 424 doesn’t literally provide that playing off-key, but it does state that a musical performance must not give rise to “a disturbance of the public order or peace”. However, local authorities have interpreted this provision to prohibit playing off-key.
The Belgian Judicial Code provides a list of goods and items that may not, in principle, be seized by a bailiff (art. 1408), basically in order to safeguard minimal living conditions and means. While such a list is useful in itself, its details harken back to days of yore. Most notably, it details that a…
A decree of November 24, 1830 debars members of the House of Orange-Nassau (basically: the Dutch royal family) from any position of power or public authority in Belgium — forever! In theory it not only excludes members of said House from the throne, but also from access to the public sector and from standing for…