These 25 Things Are Totally Banned In Certain Countries

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.viralnova.com/banned-in-countries/

    If you grew up in a progressive, free country then it might be strange to think that some other countries have banned items you may use every day. Most people reading this article probably have the freedom of choice, especially when it comes to every day, normal decisions.

    However, countries like China, Iran and Malaysia have banned their people from watching certain things on television and even wearing certain colors. This is so strange… and wrong.


    1.) Game consoles (China): In 2000, the Chinese government enacted a ban on gaming consoles to prevent the youth from wasting their time and not working.
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    2.) Emo clothing (Russia): The country decided that emo clothing was a “natonal threat to stability” and banned the fashion. They wanted to bring down the high suicide rate among teens.

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    3.) “Western” hair cuts (Iran): Styles such as mullets, ponytails and spikes were banned.
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    4.) Valentine’s Day (Saudi Arabia): This ban included restrictions on anything and everything red from being sold on Valentine’s Day. This eventually led to a thriving black market on the holiday.

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  2. MX

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    #10 (stupid choices for baby names) are banned in more than one country, notably France. Adults are still free to name themselves whatever they want, but they can't subject their offspring to potential lifetime of ridicule.
     
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    Thanks for posting, sobore! Well, banning mullets and haggis sound like reasonable ideas! ;)
     
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    Only if we could combine that list with the list of crazy laws around the world would that make it a perfect thread... :cool: just kidding! Cheers for the link!
     
  6. Mapsmith
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    Can we ban Justin Bieber from every place but his home in Canada? How about banning the Kardashians from the planet?
     
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