Mince Pies at Christmas? Only in Scotland…

Before you take a bite of  the festive treat on Sunday, you may want to think again. Under an archane English law, it is absolutely illegal to eat mince pies on the 25th of December! Infact, the only place in the United Kingdom where mince-pie  eating is not criminal on Christmas Day is Scotland, so you may want to pop across the border on Sunday to avoid a run in with the law.

The ridiculous rule came into force under Oliver Cromwell, the original Grinch, as he tried to enforce a puritan lifestyle on Britain. The ban on mince-pie eating is part of a list of the most ridiculous laws we still have in Britain, including one regularly flouted by taxi drivers: they are meant to check whether their passengers suffer from the plague or smallpox before travelling with them.

Find out more ridiculous laws here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/6204511.stm