Britain is known for its quirks and craziness, but nothing quite summaries it as much the weird laws that still exist!

Here’s a couple we’ve found that you can use as fun facts at your social gathering.

  1. It’s illegal to keep a pigsty in front of your house.

strangely enough, this is a thing. Unless the pigsty is hidden from sight or disguised, you’re not allowed to keep one in your front yard. Bad news if you were looking to keep one there!

  1. It’s illegal to hang a washing line across a street

Much to many children’s disappointment, handing a washing line across a street to act as a mock volleyball net is not only hazardous, but it is also illegal. Sorry kids.

  1. It’s illegal to sing an obscene Ballard in public, on the street

We’re not sure about the specifics of this law, or how on earth one judges if it’s obscene but needless to say, if you come across someone singing obscenities, by all means, pick up the phone and report them. Why not? After all, it is illegal.

  1. Easter Sunday must be fixed

Hurrah for all of us looking for a day off from work, but strangled enough, this law has been written for over 62 years. Thankfully we’ve never had to enforce it since no one says no to bank holidays – but hey at least we know it’s got our back.

  1. You’re not allowed to eat mute Swans

A rather fun fact that everyone likes to know is that the queen and her livery own all the swans in the UK. so, therefore, eating them is quite out of question. In fact, you can only eat them if invited by Her Majesty as guests to the St John’s College in Cambridge.

  1. It’s illegal to watch live TV without a licence.

For many of us who live in the UK, this law is fairly normal to us – however, it is a hotly debated topic and there have been many attempts to decriminalise the offence and instead make it only a civil offence.

  1. It’s illegal to jump the queue.

How very British to have a law about queuing – but it’s true. It’s illegal to jump the tube ticket queue. And if caught, they will be punished by having to stand at the back as directed by the authoritative member of the public.