The written law is often plagued with outdated decisions, perplexing paradoxes, and the uncommon common sense!
While our pop culture is filled with many untrue quirky myths indeed many apparent legal absurdities do actually exist. A quick Google search will review many inane examples, many of which served a purpose at one time but have become impractical; however, many current laws also appear outright illogical. Additionally, some illogically appearing laws that remain do often have a sensible reasoning.
Below are some examples of quirky laws or quirky interpretation of laws. Note: Quirky interpretations are provided for satirist entertainment purposes only and not as genuine interpretations:
Back in the late 1990's there was a hit song, "Barbie Girl" by the group Aqua. The song was published by MCA Records and was a sarcastic parody...Learn More
In Canada, the maximum quantity of coins that may be used as currency within any given transaction is governed by the federal Currency Act, R.S.C. ...Learn More
In 2018, the Criminal Code was amended to remove the prohibition against promoting or participating within a duel. While unlawful, the meaning of duel was...Learn More