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Old 12-02-2008, 05:10 AM   #1
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Saw this on Gadling this morning and just really wanted to re-post it.

I'm pretty sure our members have broken #3, #8, definitely #10, but hopefully not #7. I'm sure someone could also make a case for #4.

1. Australia - It is illegal to roam the streets wearing black clothes, felt shoes and black shoe polish on your face as these items are the tools of a cat burglar.
2. France - Between the hours of 8AM and 8PM, 70% of the music in the radio must be by French composers.
3. Thailand - It is illegal to leave your house if you are not wearing underwear.
4. Italy - It is an offence for women of 'ill repute or evil looks' to enter a cheese factory in the area of Ferrara.
5. Scotland - It is illegal to be a drunk while in possession of a cow.
6. France - It is illegal in Antibes to take photos of police officers or police vehicles, even if they are just in the background.
7. Lebanon - Men are legally allowed to have sex with animals so long as the animals are female. It is illegal to have sex with a male animal.
8. China - Women are prohibited from walking around a hotel room in the nude. A woman may only be naked whilst in the bathroom.
9. Hong Kong - A woman is legally allowed to kill her cheating husband, only if she uses her bare hands. The husband's lover however may be killed in any manner desired.
10. Switzerland - A man may not relieve himself while standing up, after 10 P.M.

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I've definitely broken number 10.. and I'm with you.. if anyone has broken number 7, I don't want to know!
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I am obviously FAR too angelic!!
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10. Switzerland - A man may not relieve himself while standing up, after 10 P.M.
does this mean after 10pm you can relieve yourself laying down? one time I saw a homeless dude in DC who was laying on a park bench whip it out and piss all over himself while laying down. I think if he were in Switzerland and it were after 10pm, he would totally be within the law!
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