Most countries have banned the world
In which countries and why is against the law to run with friends, acting in porn, if you have too small breasts, and wearing blue jeans.
In the confrontation between ethnic groups in the country, which ceased only in the last decade, Burundi residents went to run in large groups. On the one hand - to provide an outlet for the accumulated energy, on the other - so that in case something together to repel the dangerous armed groups. In March 2014 President Pierre Nkurunziza banned jogging, saying that the way some people camouflage their subversion. A lot of members of the opposition were for group runs the prison.
Turkmenistan: the performance of the sound recording
This prohibition applies at least for major cultural events and television appearances. In 2005, then-President Saparmurat Niyazov banned the soundtrack to "preserve the true culture." And four years earlier, he banned opera and ballet, and abolished the Turkmen Opera and Ballet Theater named after Makhtumkuli. "I do not understand ballet - said Niyazov. - Why would I? ... It is impossible to instill a love for ballet Turkmens, if in their blood do not. "
China: reincarnation without government permission
The law on "measures to regulate the reincarnation of living Buddhas in Tibetan Buddhism", which entered into force in China in 2007, prohibits Buddhist monks to reincarnate, and religious groups - to recognize the soul of the deceased Buddha in its new incarnation, without the prior permission of the government.
In the 80s, Romanian leader Nicolae Ceausescu banned the game "Scrabble", as, in his opinion, it was "subversive" and "malicious" nature. Fortunately, the ban lifted, the country has a Federation "Scrabble", which carries out the competition.
USA: chocolate eggs "Kinder Surprise"
"Kinder Surprise" is popular in many countries, but in the US the chocolate egg with a toy inside is prohibited by law. Why? Because of fears that the inedible toy can be swallowed. There are even cases of detention of people who returned to the United States from Canada with the forbidden treat.
Iran: to collect hair in a ponytail men
The Iranian government released a list of approved men's hairstyles in 2010. According to him banned ponytails, Mallet (type of hairstyle in which the hair is cut short on the sides and front and rear are long) and hair styling with "spikes".
Australia: Porn with women with very small breasts
Apparently, some Australian politicians believed that pornography with women with small breast size will promote pedophilia. Australian Classification Board began to refuse to classify these materials, to avoid the spread of the problem.
Singapore chewing gum
This wording is not completely accurate. Singapore prohibits the import and sale of chewing gum, which is why the locals simply no possibility to buy it. For those who put chewing gum for medical reasons, make an exception. to ban the law came into force in 1992, due to the fact that a man was able to inflict traffic jams with the help of gum (say, he stuck it to the door of the train, they were unable to close, and track down the passenger).
The Philippines: Claire Danes
Actress Claire Danes "forbidden" not throughout the Philippines, but only in Manila. After shooting in the country, she gave a series of interviews in which he spoke of the conditions of life in the capital of more than critical. Following this, city council banned all movies with Danes.
France: Red Bull
Today, this information is already outdated. But until 2008, Energy was banned in the country because of fears associated with the presence of the chemical composition of taurine in the drink. Prior to that, the company sold a somewhat different version of the product, without taurine.
China: time travel
In fact, we are talking about movies and television shows about time travel. Chinese authorities have decided that the artistic depiction of time travel is directly related to the frivolous interpretation of "serious historical events" and banned it.
South Africa: President's House photos
In the past year, the South African government announced a ban on photographing and distribution of images of the house of President Jacob Zuma even respected publications. Of course, many newspapers ignored the ban, and the pictures of the house have been published.
North Korea: blue jeans
Do not black jeans, no. It is blue. Presumably, this color is associated with the United States, so in North Korea decided it wiser to immediately impose a ban.
Monaco casino Monaco
It is. Despite the fact that for many people in the world of casino "Monte Carlo" is a symbol of Monaco, its citizens are prohibited from entering into the institution and to play in it. Apparently, the ban extends even since 1860 - the year of the opening of the casino. Then the Prince of Monaco, Charles III decided that the residents could lose it all their savings. Foreigners, meanwhile, were allowed to play as much as necessary, of course.
United Kingdom: to die in the Houses of Parliament,
It is unclear how the offender can be punished, but the fact remains: to die in the Houses of Parliament shall be prohibited, because anyone who does so, put funeral at the expense of the state. Of course, the country is unprofitable.
Germany: provided on the autobahn without gasoline
And if you do it all ended well, do not even think about how to get to the nearest gas station on foot - walking on the highway, too, is prohibited.
Philippines to sing a song by Frank My Way
This prohibition operates de facto official law does not exist. But in many karaoke bars song is banned, and the regulars refuse to sing it, though technically this is nothing to prevent. Why? The composition has led to at least six murders that have occurred, as some think, because of the controversy about the "arrogant" tone melodies. The phenomenon even got a special name: "My Way Killings."
Thailand: the movie "Anna and the King"
This movie in 1999 with Jodie Foster and Chow Yun-fat badly molested Thai censors, who claimed that the movie defamed the royal family and distorts the history of the country. By law in 1930 the film, which demonstrates the lack of respect for the Thai monarchy, be banned, and authors may even end up in jail.
South Korea online games after midnight
In 2011, the law called "the law shutdown" to impose restrictions for children under 16 years of age to play in the computer from midnight until six in the morning. Recently, the authorities decided to show mercy and to lift the ban on the request of parents. Originally the law was intended to deal with gambling among Koreans.
Japan: dancing in clubs
It may seem strange that in a country where there are cities such as Tokyo, famous for its nightlife, there is a ban on dancing in clubs. But it's true. In 1948, a law was passed to protect public morality, according to which the dances are allowed only in specially designated public places and only until midnight. Lawmakers are working to repeal the law on the eve of the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.