Saturday, January 24, 2009

Random Weirdness

Road signs

Austin, Texas’ Roads department was less than amused Thursday when hackers cut the locks on the road signs and changed the signs. In all, five signs were changed to warn motorists of pending Zombie attacks. I wonder how long the spokesperson had to wait until the stopped laughing to deliver a statement on the severity of such pranks. And these aren’t the only ones to have some road sign fun.

Strange Laws:

We have a good number of strange laws in the US, but we’re not alone. There are some pretty odd ones all around.

  • The town of Lucca in Tuscany has passed a law banning ‘ethnic’ restaurants.

  • In Thailand it’s illegal to leave the house without wearing underwear.

  • In Switzerland, a man may not relieve himself while standing up, after 10 P.M.

  • In 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.

  • It is an offense for women of "ill repute or evil looks" to enter a cheese factory in Italy's area of Ferrara.

  • In France, between the hours of 8AM and 8PM, 70% of the music in the radio must be by French composers.

  • In Scotland, it is illegal to be drunk while in possession of a cow.

  • In 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, however.

  • In China, women are prohibited from walking around a hotel room in the nude; a woman may only be naked while in the bathroom.

  • In Hong Kong, a woman is legally allowed to kill her cheating husband -- but only if she uses her bare hands. The husband's lover, however, may be killed in any manner desired.

Z is doing well, but momma has a cold. He's growing so much. It's hard to believe that he is going to be two months old tomorrow. His first week at daycare went well. He seems very happy with his sitter and so are we.

Congratulations Anny Cook, her latest installment in the Mystic Valley series, Love Never Ending, is now available from Ellora's Cave. It's a great series, be sure to check it out.

Also check out the blogs by Sandra Cox, Kelly Marstad and Jenny Beans.


Anny Cook said...

Yay! Thank you so much for that delightful mention!

I love your road signs--especially the zombie one... heh-heh.

Hope you get over your cold soon. They're the pits. So glad that Z is doing well with the sitter!

And I think the Hong Kong lawmakers have it right!

Sandra Cox said...

Too funny! Loved the Hong Kong law:)
Sorry you've got a cold,hope you're taking care of yourself.

Bronwyn Green said...

I laughed so hard when I saw the zombie signs on the news.

I hope you're feeling better soon. Not sure how you feel about herbal teas, but Gypsy Cold Care tea by Traditional Medicinals is the best thing ever for colds.

Molly Daniels said...

I love the one about the cell phone!