15 Weirdest Things Forbidden in Other Countries, but Allowed in the U.S.
Posted on Mar 21, 2016
Every country has some strange laws, but this list of the most bizarre forbidden things from all around the world will amaze you.
1. Germany: Gender Neutral Names
A baby’s name must refer to the biological gender, so you cannot use gender neutral names like Sam, Alex, etc.
2. Cuba: Incandescent Light Bulbs
In order to save power, it’s forbidden to waste electricity on the bulbs that require more power.
3. Bhutan: Tobacco
Since 2004, they have made the consumption, production and sale of tobacco illegal. That makes Bhutan the most rigid country in the world when it comes to nicotine addicts.
4. New Zealand: Turning Right on a Red Light
People of New Zealand drive on the left side of the street, so you must not turn right.
5. France: Ketchup
From 2011, ketchup is banned from school cafeterias in France because it’s considered a degradation of French cuisine.