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    • whosforachat
    • By whosforachat 20th Feb 13, 12:20 AM
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    • 20th Feb 13, 12:20 AM
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    • 20th Feb 13, 12:20 AM
    Is there any evidence these are really laws? It would be good if each one had the statutory reference beside it.
    • Behemoth
    • By Behemoth 20th Feb 13, 7:57 AM
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    • 20th Feb 13, 7:57 AM
    Urban myths?
  • blignop
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    • 20th Feb 13, 8:48 AM
    Dying in Parliament
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    • 20th Feb 13, 8:48 AM
    It is not true that it is illegal to die in the Palace of Westminster. However, it is a Royal Palace and anyone dying in it becomes subject to a procedure involving the Royal Coroner. Since this is a big bureaucartic procedure the convention has evolved of not declaring people dead in the Palace of Westminster, at least not until the corpse has left the curtilage of the building.
    • SailorSam
    • By SailorSam 20th Feb 13, 10:18 AM
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    • 20th Feb 13, 10:18 AM
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    • 20th Feb 13, 10:18 AM
    When i was driving the Cab we had to carry a bale of hay in the boot to feed the horse.
    Now that i'm what you could describe as an older person i've stopped eating health foods.
    I need all the preservatives i can get.

    • Hezzawithkids
    • By Hezzawithkids 20th Feb 13, 10:55 AM
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    • 20th Feb 13, 10:55 AM
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    • 20th Feb 13, 10:55 AM
    Urban myths?
    Originally posted by Behemoth
    Regular watchers of QI will already know that most if not all of these are exactly that
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    • purpleweasel
    • By purpleweasel 20th Feb 13, 3:40 PM
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    • 20th Feb 13, 3:40 PM
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    • 20th Feb 13, 3:40 PM
    The one about the killing-someone-with-a-crossbow-within-the-city-walls has got to be a myth as at least 2 other places i know of claim a version of this one
  • Coolo
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    • 20th Feb 13, 5:19 PM
    Dying in Parliament
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    • 20th Feb 13, 5:19 PM
    Gotta agree with blignop here.

    Dying in the Houses of Parliament is not illegal, although if you do, your family have the right to ask for a state funeral for you (although this would not, of course, be a huge event!)

    However, I would suggest what would be more likely happen would be that the ambulance service would remove you from the Houses of Parliament before then pronouncing you dead in their amulance outside....
    • Undercovercarrot
    • By Undercovercarrot 25th Feb 13, 9:38 AM
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    • 25th Feb 13, 9:38 AM
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    • 25th Feb 13, 9:38 AM

    However, I would suggest what would be more likely happen would be that the ambulance service would remove you from the Houses of Parliament before then pronouncing you dead in their amulance outside....
    Originally posted by Coolo
    Nope. If they are definitely deceased, then they are declared dead in situ.
    It is not the bullet with your name on it, rather the one addressed "to whom it may concern" that should worry you!
    • SleeplessinScandinavia
    • By SleeplessinScandinavia 25th Feb 13, 6:48 PM
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    I like the 14th century law which says it is illegal to enter the Houses of Parliament wearing a suit of armour
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