Here we have a collection of bizarre bans instituted at one time or another by States around the world . Have a look and a laugh …
We can easily envision some of the more totalitarian states around the globe proscribing certain names , as a matter of fact Saudi Arabia just issued an edict banning certain “Christian” names , but Denmark ? The land of anything goes , in the “tolerant” EU ?
Here is one more example , again from a “tolerant” EU country , this time France …
Yes readers , apparently French culture is such a delicate flower that the authorities felt the need to protect their citizens from the well known effects of addiction to the famous American condiment . We guess the “haughty French looking”
Senator , er , Secretary of State John “Heinz” Kerry does not wield the clout his shrew of a wife would prefer .
Along with these two bizarre bans the reader can see which countries felt the need to ban such other mundane items as chewing gum , the color yellow , Scrabble and even Valentine’s Day . Visit the Chive to see more .