10 of the strangest bans in the world
The leadership of any state adopts laws that are meant to improve the lives of people and to protect civil rights. But in some cases, the legislation puts people into a dead end the level of its absurdity. This list shows some of the most strange laws in the world.
1. In the USA you can not sell and bring chocolate eggs Kinder Surprise
The law banning the importation and sale of chocolate eggs were introduced in 1938 but cancelled recently. According to the government of the country that is in the egg toy can seem like the child is edible and swallow it. To repeal the law the US government agreed to only in case if the yellow capsule in which the toy is visible from the outside, the child pulled her before she started eating eggs.
2. In the Philippines prohibited the distribution of films, which starred Claire Danes
Claire Danes, the actress, a native of America, in interviews, responded negatively about the administrative center of the Philippines. The authorities were so offended by the criticism that passed a law that prohibits the showing of films with the actress.
3. In Singapore it is forbidden to sell gum
The decision to ban the import and sale of chewing gum Singapore authorities adopted in 1992, after the gum was paralyzed metro. After some time, the government softened the law, allowing to sell the gum only in city pharmacies.
4. The Malaysian government does not allow to wear clothes of yellow colour
The reason for the ban on the wearing of yellow was the policy. Malaysian opposition that disapproves of unfair elections, actively protesting, and all its members recognized each other by a specific color of clothing.
5. Australian authorities against pornography involving women with small breast size
Australia is officially illegal to rent adult movies, which starred Actresses with small breast size. According to the government, can provoke a surge of pedophilia among the male half of the population because Actresses with small Breasts can distort the view of a strong half of mankind about how a woman should look like.
6. In Canada, advertising is forbidden and the use of baby walkers
The government of Canada believe that the walkers are dangerous to physical and mental health. In Canada the highest number of injuries provoked by the use of a Walker, after which the authorities decided to ban their distribution and use.
7. The British government forbids to die in the houses of Parliament
By law, the funeral of a man who died in the Palace of Westminster, to be paid by the state. In addition, this person must be given all the honors. The government has decided to ban to die in the Palace, to prevent possible costs.
8. China banned reincarnation
Chinese citizens officially have no right to be reborn in a new body. However, this law can be circumvented: if a person urgently need to be regenerated, it is possible to pass a sufficiently large number of bureaucratic procedures to obtain a permit.
9. In Romania it is forbidden to play Scrabble
The ban on the purchase of the game «Scrabble» was introduced in 80-ies. The then President was considered unpatriotic and the game leads to anti-government beliefs. Now the ban lifted, in addition, even in the country there is the Federation of the once-forbidden games.
10. The government of Japan does not allow dancing in night clubs
The introduction of this law is justified by the fact that the vast majority of Japanese clubs on the dance floors raging prostitution. The government considers that thus it will be possible to simplify the control over the activities of the institutions. Now the club decided to hold a dance must first obtain the appropriate license.