If you are looking for a brief break from studying for exams, but don't want to feel guilty about abandoning law for any lengthly time, then take a look at All About Law's new article on weird laws that are soon to be repealed in the UK.
It is soon to be illegal to do any of the following:
- ride a cow whilst intoxicated
- to eat a swan without the Queen's permission
- to fire a cannon within 300 yards of a house
- to wear a suit of armour whilst entering the Houses of Parliament (or to take in weapons)
As I am sure many of you were planning to do all of the above post exams, I would advise that you cancel the jousting sessions in the Houses of Parliament, whilst riding cows inebriated and looking forward to a swan roast underneath the glow of cannons firing. This is to avoid post-exam arrests.
In all seriousness, it does seem peculiar that these laws have taken so long to be repealed when almost every reasonable person would consider any of the above to be illegal. Still though, as my driving instructor once told me, the reason there are road signs telling you not to do something is because someone already has made that mistake. If that applies to the law, then I would imagine that Britons had some very interesting hobbies in the past.