Strangest Things That Have Been Banned In Countries

Some of the bans mentioned in the list have been lifted, but most of them are still existing.

The Top Ten

1 Time Travel - China

In fear that people will change its history, China banned time travel - yatharthb

That makes no sense, they should keep working on it so they can earn a lot of money! - NerdyPweeps

So any research on this field, even a mere speculation is banned too? What's the use of banning it anyway, there is no explainable physical law which can help us in going into the past. We only can go into the future, not vice-versa. - Kiteretsunu

Time Travel Exists? - AlphaQ

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2 Ketchup - France

It's not only ketchup alone, anything that has a tiniest bit relation to the English speaking world is banned there. Like many of the English words (like e-mail, fast food, blog, etc. ) used internationally are banned there, as it can endanger the French language (they say that they have found the French equivalent for these words, they don't need the English words to describe these things) - Kiteretsunu

The ban was originally to preserve the French cuisine, Ketchup is still easily available in France - yatharthb

I wasn't aware of this one, and this is weird, because they are easy to find, no matter where..

3 Gaming Consoles - China

Now I know the difference between Chine and Japan. Chine doesn't play gaming consoles but Japan does. - AeropostaleWolf

I know right. When China banned consoles from 2000, to 2014, they were part of the PC Master race. I think we should all know PC gaming beats the console gaming race.

China banned Consoles because they make people lazy - yatharthb

China has lifted the ban in 2014. I think they're making a huge mistake & they're about to have a console war.

Because a person beat the emperor od China at a game of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. - AlphaQ

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4 Valentine's Day - Saudi Arabia

When Valentine's Day comes, somebody take me to Saudi Arabia.

Aren't they the lucky ones.

5 Yellow Clothing - Malaysia

Yellow Clothing isn't the only item that is banned in Malaysia. The Cat in the Hat (a PlayStation 2 video game) is also banned in Malaysia due to copyright issues with Discovery Communications. - playstationfan66

I can't wear chains in Malaysia? That sucks. - AlphaQ

I've been to Malaysia, and there were a number of fellow Brits on the plane wearing yellow. And one wearing a SpongeBob SquarePants onesie. I'd hate to think what happened to them. - PositronWildhawk

6 McDonald's - Bolivia

The only South American country without McDonald's - yatharthb

McDonalds is evil, they had a reason to do this. - benhos

Now I wish I lived in Bolivia...

Yay! Those lucky Bolivians. - SammySpore

7 Cell Phones - Cuba

@#$% YES I'm moving to Cuba

They now have phones in Cuba

8 Baby Walkers - Canada
9 Women's Driving - Saudi Arabia

I'm a man and I think this is very wrong. women deserve their rights

This is untrue woman can drive

10 Masturbation - Indonesia

And there are children who chain smoke in Indonesia so they need to fix their laws - Gamer4life

haha - kim1001

The Newcomers

? Speaking Hindi - Nepal

The Contenders

11 Baby Girls - China

This is just sad - ivymae1

All above about China are wrong. but this one is true and it should be on the top of the list.

China is rude
This is ridiculous

12 Jasmine - China

Banning Disney Princess Is A Hobby Of China Emperor. - AlphaQ

You banned a Disney Princess? That's weird. - AlphaQ

13 Chewing Gum - Singapore

I have a friend from Singapore and he told me people apparently played too many pranks involving gum and...I guess I'm not welcome because I love pranking. He also told me prank calls are illegal there. Damn, this is one strict government. - AlphaQ

What M8 I CHEW GUM EVERYDAY BRO. Aright screw that reference.

Anyways. Why? Why ban something so good? It's harmless and doesn't kill people. - AlphaQ

14 Emo Culture - Russia

I guess My Chemical Romance's albums aren't gonna sell well in Russia.

Russia doesn't want people to be sad so it makes them happier. - AlphaQ

15 Trolling - New Zealand

Best Law Ever.

16 Minecraft - Turkey

Turkey banned Minecraft because you have to KILL in-game creatures and don't let mobs in to keep you safe

Nightmare for the worst youtuber ever - AlphaQ


Well, not yet

17 Batman Costumes - Australia

I know why. Because Bad Luck Brian went as Batman one Halloween and his parents were killed. So Australia made sure that wouldn't happen to them. - TwilightKitsune

Why can't I dress up as Batman? Because someone gonna kill my parents? - AlphaQ

18 Pigtails - China
19 Marijuana - United States
20 People's Rights - Egypt


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