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25 Strangest Things Banned By Governments Around The World

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China: Game Consoles

Russia: Emo Clothing

Iran: "Western" Hair Cuts

Saudi Arabia: Valentine's Day

Greece: Video Games

China: Reincarnation Without Prior Consent

Denmark: Fortified foods

Romania: Scrabble

Manila: Claire Danes

Denmark: Most Baby Names

China: Avatar in 2D

NSA: Furbies

Malaysia: Yellow clothing

China: Jasmine

USA: Haggis

Cuba: Cell Phones

Singapore: Chewing Gum

Iran: Mannequins

Bangladesh: Plastic bags

Saudi Arabia: Driving for women

France: Ketchup

Bolivia: McDonald's

Sweden: Spanking

Canada: Baby Walker

China: Time Travel

Interesting,2 I`ve heard of driving for women and mcdonalds lol.

Reincarnation and time travel I`ve not heard of being banned.

Cell phones banned hehehe.

Scrabble huh.

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Well I ain't going to China then!  :o

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Well I ain't going to China then!  :o

Avatar in 2D and haggis in the US.

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Romania: Scrabble.....would love to know the reason why :blink2:

 

Edit, The President of Romania, Nicolae Ceausescu, banned the game of Scrabble, declaring it a 'subversive evil' :blink2:

 

Blimey!!! does this guy live in the real world, with whats happened in Paris, i think he has more to worry about than the game of scrabble  :hi: 

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Romania: Scrabble.....would love to know the reason why :blink2:

 

Edit, The President of Romania, Nicolae Ceausescu, banned the game of Scrabble, declaring it a 'subversive evil' :blink2:

 

Blimey!!! does this guy live in the real world, with whats happened in Paris, i think he has more to worry about than the game of scrabble  :hi:

lol, I think Ceausescu was executed ,that scores 12 I believe :0..

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Yellow clothing is banned in Malaysia.

Video games banned in Greece which is interesting.

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China: Game Consoles

Russia: Emo Clothing

Iran: "Western" Hair Cuts

Saudi Arabia: Valentine's Day

Greece: Video Games

China: Reincarnation Without Prior Consent

Denmark: Fortified foods

Romania: Scrabble

Manila: Claire Danes

Denmark: Most Baby Names

China: Avatar in 2D

NSA: Furbies

Malaysia: Yellow clothing

China: Jasmine

USA: Haggis

Cuba: Cell Phones

Singapore: Chewing Gum

Iran: Mannequins

Bangladesh: Plastic bags

Saudi Arabia: Driving for women

France: Ketchup

Bolivia: McDonald's

Sweden: Spanking

Canada: Baby Walker

China: Time Travel

Interesting,2 I`ve heard of driving for women and mcdonalds lol.

Reincarnation and time travel I`ve not heard of being banned.

Cell phones banned hehehe.

Scrabble huh.

Ketchup is not banned in France you can get it in some restaurants, with your hot dogs and it is sold in supermarkets - the big problem is getting hold of brown sauce. :D

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There is apparently an unofficial version of Scrabble played in Romania (presumably online or using home-made letters). There's even a documented scoring system: http://www.gtoal.com/scrabble/details/romanian/ - looks like B, F, G, H and V are much more unusual in Romanian than English.

 

Thought they might have banned Scrabble in Poland because everyone kept nicking each others Zs :D*

 

*Edit: There is of course a Polish version available that has a plentiful supply of Zs and Ws.

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Sam Smith should be banned from all the countries mentioned above and more. :whistling: 

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There is apparently an unofficial version of Scrabble played in Romania (presumably online or using home-made letters). There's even a documented scoring system: http://www.gtoal.com/scrabble/details/romanian/ - looks like B, F, G, H and V are much more unusual in Romanian than English.

 

Thought they might have banned Scrabble in Poland because everyone kept nicking each others Zs :D*

 

*Edit: There is of course a Polish version available that has a plentiful supply of Zs and Ws.

On the other hand, A and E are both worth 10 points!

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Ketchup is not banned in France you can get it in some restaurants, with your hot dogs and it is sold in supermarkets - the big problem is getting hold of brown sauce. :D

Partial ban then. :hi: Dark brown sauce isn`t like it use to be its too fruity now.

 

Sam Smith should be banned from all the countries mentioned above and more. :whistling:

Sam Fox better maybe before your time.

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The singapore chewing ban gum is actually a hefty fine for spitting it out, sales and buying ban and ban on importing it - consumption and possession is still legal for some reason although I'd guess pretty difficult. There's an exemption for nicotine and dental gum though.

 

Also it wasn't banned for street cleanliness but to ensure that the trains weren't delayed by yobs according to wiki, although not cited. 

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