Yes I know it's still Friday but access to my dashboard is becoming almost impossible. I've managed it three times today and was looking for silly laws on the internet and copying them for this post, and each time my post wasn't saved and I lost it. Also, whilst posting this way, through the backdoor, I can't "preview" my posts either, so apologies in advance if there are any typos. There may also be big spaces between the lines....this is something that has always happened to me but which I am usually able to adjust once I've previewed my post.
So this is attempt No. 4...Silly Saturday...being posted on Friday...just in case I can't get in here at all tomorrow!
Anyway, while I was thinking about this silly blogger ban, I got distracted...as usual...and was reading some recent news reports.
You might be interested in reading this report from Hurriyet about two men being fined for drinking when they were actually under the limit! Whilst you're on that page, you will find links to other "Related Stories". This one for example shows that the police find it difficult to implement laws correctly. I've always been aware of a lot of petty bureaucracy in this country, but the more I search and read, the more I realise just how much silliness exists here.
To lighten the mood, I'll leave you with some more silly laws. I can't vouch for their accuracy but I'll post them anyway. There are lots in Turkey of course, but this one made me smile:
"It is illegal for men over the age of 80 to become pilots."
............and from around the world:
It is illegal for a cab in the City of London to carry rabid dogs or corpses
Under the UK’s Tax Avoidance Schemes Regulations 2006, it is illegal not to tell the taxman anything you don’t want him to know, though you don’t have to tell him anything you don’t mind him knowing
In Alabama, it is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while driving a vehicle
In Indonesia, the penalty for masturbation is decapitation
In Thailand, it is illegal to leave your house if you are not wearing underwear
In the UK, a pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants – even, if she so requests, in a policeman’s helmet
Have a good weekend!