If you think Obama is taking away your
FREEDOM . . . check this out. Here's a list of nine random, everyday
things that are ILLEGAL overseas, but legal here.Tell us what you think on our Facebook page.
1. Baby walkers. You know . . . those plastic things with handles
that let your baby walk around with some support. They've been banned
in Canada for almost a decade because they can delay a child's
development. You can get fined up to $100,000 just for having one . . .
or SIX MONTHS in jail.
2. Ketchup in school cafeterias. In France, they OUTLAWED ketchup at
school. Apparently they wanted to keep their national cuisine from
getting CONTAMINATED. Ironically, they still allow ketchup on French
fries. But that's it.
3. Mullets. It's against the law to wear a mullet in Iran. Men there
are also forbidden to wear ponytails or to spike their hair, and you
can get FINED if you disobey. Which actually seems pretty tame for
4. Plastic bags. Of all places, Bangladesh was the first country to
ban plastic bags, back in 2002. San Francisco and Los Angeles have
banned them too.
5. Spanking. Sweden disallowed spanking back in 1979 . . . for kids,
anyway. 23 other countries have banned it since then. In the U.S., all
parents still have the right . . . and 19 states still allow your
SCHOOL to do it for you.
6. BHA and BHT preservatives. You'll see them listed on just about
all the food you buy that comes in a package. But they cause cancer,
and they're banned in more than 160 countries.
7. Chewing gum. In Singapore, all gum was outlawed in 1992. In 2004
they finally allowed people to chew sugar-free gum . . . with a DOCTOR'S
8. Weird baby names. In Denmark, the government keeps a list of 7,000
approved names. If you don't find the right one on the list, you have
to get permission from a church. New Zealand, Sweden, and other places
keep a list of banned names too.
9. Tobacco. In the Asian country of Bhutan, they don't allow people
to grow tobacco, or to produce or sell tobacco products. But somehow
SMOKING is still legal.
Originally posted on July 22nd, 2013