Dumbest Banned Things You Might Not Believe

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We have already shown you some of the craziest things that have been banned in schools , but in fact, bizarre and ridiculous bans are not restricted to education only. A number of really weird bans have been issued by all kinds of authorities all over the world, and we picked the dumbest ones for today’s post. From reincarnation without government consent to making ugly faces at a dog, check out these some Dumbest Banned Things You Might Not Believe.
 

Frowning

If you want to visit Milan, make sure to smile all the time. The Italian metropolis has imposed a ban on frowning. The city states that it is a legal requirement to smile at all times, except during funerals or hospital visits. Grouches who dare to break this regulation can face a fine.


Dancing

In 1948, Japan passed a law that banned dancing at public venues. Citizens were only permitted to dance until midnight at properly licensed clubs. This ban was originally introduced as a means to cut out prostitution, which was linked to dancing establishments.


 

Walking in public with ice cream in your pocket

Definitely one of the weirdest things that has been banned in America…walking in public with ice cream in your pocket is illegal in New York. Interestingly, this bizarre rule applies only on Sundays.


 

Ketchup

Renowned for its world-famous cuisine, France decided that local elementary schools would be better off without ketchup. The only exception when students can eat ketchup in school is when French fries are served.


McDonald's

The fast food giant has been running its restaurants in most countries of the world. However, there are actually several places where McDonald’s has been banned by local authorities, including countries such as New Zealand, Bermuda, Kazakhstan, or Monte Negro.


Yellow Clothes

In 2011, the Malaysian government banned the color yellow in clothing because it was the color of a group of opposition activists who called for then Malaysian prime minister to resign.


Scrabble

In the 1980’s, the infamous Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu went a little overboard and called for a ban on the popular word game Scrabble. He described it as “overly intellectual” and a “subversive evil.”


Black Cars

Customs officials in Turkmenistan reportedly refused to allow the importation of black vehicles. They did not give a reason for the decision, but they advised importers to buy white vehicles instead because it’s considered a lucky color in this Central Asian country.

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