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big-ben-parliament.jpgUKTV Gold researchers conducted a survey to come up with the “most ludicrous laws” in the UK, most of which are old laws that have just never been repealed. There are some real gems on this list, including:

It’s illegal to fire a canon nearby a house.
It’s illegal to use a slide on snow or ice.
It might be considered an act of treason to put a postage stamp upside down if that stamp bears an image of a king or queen.
It’s illegal to eat mince pies on Christmas Day (a law which “almost half of those asked confessed to breaking”).
It’s illegal to enter the Houses of Parliament if you’re wearing a suit of armor.

But there are two others that are real winners. First, there’s the one that, far and away, garnered the most support for being the most ridiculous:

It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.

And then there’s this one, which isn’t actually a ban, but arguably a civil right:

In the UK, a pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants.