There are things that you want, things you get, and things that you want and still don’t get. Citizens of many countries face the hardship of this last every now and then-sometimes for prolonged times. Though the authorities always have reasons to impose bans, sometimes the reasons are rather debatable. Here are the strangest things banned by countries of the world.
1. Blue Jeans in North Korea
Black jeans are fine, if that’s any consolation. But blue being a colour that is associated with the United States, North Korea decided to ban blue jeans. You might get a headache trying to get your head around it.
2. Small Breasts in Australia
According to the Australian Classification Board (ABC), women with A cup breasts are not really women. If you like watching p*rn featuring women with small breasts, you secretly love child porn. Sure, laws against actresses that are under 18 starring in porn are good, but the ABC feels that small breasts make women look as if they’re under 18. While there’s no law preventing you from watching porn featuring small cup sizes, the ABC did reject a number of movies solely on the breast size.
3. Chewing Gum in Singapore
Well, not exactly. Singapore bans the import or sale of gum, which makes it essentially impossible for locals to get any. There is an exception for people who have a medical prescription for gum. The original ban came in 1992, when someone used chewed gum to bring the public transportation system to a halt. Somehow.
4. Ketchup in France
No longer will French students be able to taste the delicious glop onto their lunch. Yep school cafeterias in France ban ketchup cause the government felt the teenagers consuming too much ketchup and it ruined the originality of this traditional cuisine. Thus, a dependable way to get some of that red gloppy thing you have to order some French fries as a companion, and it makes this thing legal again.
5. Spanking in Sweden
Though the physical punishments are completely banned in schools in most parts of the world, but in Sweden, even parents are not allowed to spank their children. Yes, Sweden was the first country to ban parents from physically punishing their children.
6. Jogging in Burundi
Lying right across the infamous Rwanda, Burundi has a history of ethnic strife. During the prolonged period of turmoil that End in the last decade, it was common practice for the citizens to go jogging together in groups, partly to have one another as protection from the militia. But in March 2014, Pierre Nkurunziza-the president of the country, banned jogging based on the argument that people use the activity as a cover to plan subversive activities.
7. Dying in the House of Parliament in United Kingdom
It’s not sure how they would prosecute you for breaking this law, but: dying in the Houses of Parliament is technically not allowed because anyone who dies inside is entitled to a state funeral. And clearly, the government doesn’t want to deal with many state funerals.
8. Dancing in Clubs in Japan
It may seem strange that in a country where cities like Tokyo are renowned for their nightlife, dancing in clubs is illegal, but it’s true. A law passed in 1948 to protect “public morals” has meant that, technically, dancing in public venues is only permissible at specially licensed establishments, and only until midnight. Some lawmakers are currently working to repeal the law in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
9. Yellow Clothing in Malaysia
Wearing yellow, that maybe anything your shoes, hats, T-shirts, even your boxers it’s completely illegal in Malaysia. The yellow color is considered “The color of protesters” Malaysian government decides to ban yellow clothing for their political affairs that cause a particular group of opposition activists is using yellow things often.
10. Time Travel in China
Chinese authorities are of the view that representations of time travel in movies and shows result in frivolous depictions of “serious history.” So a ban was imposed on entertainment pieces that dared to tinker with time, so to speak.
11. Online Video Games After Midnight in South Korea
The “shutdown law” of 2011 disallowed kids under 16 to play video games from midnight till 6 A.M. The ban was imposed in order to help curb a gaming addiction. However, following a parental request, the ban might be lifted by the authorities.
At the end just want to say that “It’s a strange world we live in.”