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.”
Police Offenses Act (repealed)
The nation’s Parliament passed the Police Offenses Act in 1928. It remained in force until a new Act was passed in 1981. The old Police Offenses Act covered a raft of misdemeanors. It was, for example, an offense to allow a mare to be mated within site of a public road. Why it was all…
No more than six girls may live in any house.
The zoning ordinance was intended to crack down on the proliferation of brothels. However, lawmakers did not foresee cultural changes such as groups of girls living together in a sorority house.