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66 Bizarre Bans

From British Pajama Bans to Plus-Sized Ad Bannings

— June 13, 2010 — Social Good
There are a lot of things you can't do when you click through these bizarre bans. Everything from wearing pajamas to being Paris Hilton can get you banned here.

Bans take on many forms. Some are to increase health and safety, while others are just strange and unnecessary. These bizarre bans will have you scratching your head in confusion or rolling with laughter. The choice is yours.

Implications - While you're looking through this collection of bizarre bans, I ask you to put on your morality cap and think about which of these banned items deserves that classification and which are the victims of misplaced rage.
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Delayed Smoking Bans
Delayed Smoking Bans
Economic Fears Stall Plans to Kick All US Smokers Outdoors
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State-Wide Fat Bans
State-Wide Fat Bans
Schwarzenegger Signs California Trans Fat bill
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Banned Video Graveyards
Banned Video Graveyards
YouTomb
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60
First Entirely Smoke-Free City
First Entirely Smoke-Free City
Adelaide Butts Out
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59
Banning Negative Behaviour for Health
Banning Negative Behaviour for Health
New Policies in Serbian Hospitals
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58
In-Car Smoking Bans
In-Car Smoking Bans
Kids in The Car? Pay $200
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57
Cuba Lifts Computer Ban
Cuba Lifts Computer Ban
Raul Removes Some Tech Restrictions
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56
Pro-Choice Ad Bans
Pro-Choice Ad Bans
The NGO Marie Stopes Commercial Creates Controversy in the UK
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55
Ban on Patio Heaters
Ban on Patio Heaters
EU Committed to Energy Conservation
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54
Unsuccesful Viral Video Banning
Unsuccesful Viral Video Banning
Crazy Cruise on Scientology
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53
Banned Book Auctions
Banned Book Auctions
Signed Copy of Hitler's ‘Mein Kampf' Sells for $35,000
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Germany Lifts Tom Cruise Ban
Germany Lifts Tom Cruise Ban
Valkyrie Approved
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Banned Words for 2009
Banned Words for 2009
Which Overused Words Are Taboo This Year?
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50
Beijing Bible Ban?
Beijing Bible Ban?
Holy Book Restricted at Olympics
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Eradicating Punctuation
Eradicating Punctuation
City in England Bans Apostrophes From Street Names to Simplify GPS
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48
Backfiring Detergent Bans
Backfiring Detergent Bans
Spokane Residents Reject Eco-Soap Law, Smuggle Fave Brands
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47
Country-Wide Food Bans
Country-Wide Food Bans
Egypt Nixes Imports & Exports of Genetically-Modified Food
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Google Bans Ads For Essay Writing Services
Google Bans Ads For Essay Writing Services
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San Francisco May Ban Plastic Grocery Bags
San Francisco May Ban Plastic Grocery Bags
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44
Spectator Banning
Spectator Banning
Swine Flu Exiles Fans from Pro Soccer in Mexico
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43
Kids Not Welcome At Disney World Eatery
Kids Not Welcome At Disney World Eatery
Disney Restaurant Bans Under 10
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Fake Blogs Banned
Fake Blogs Banned
Crackdown on Corporate Fakes (Watch Out Wal-Mart, Sony and McDonalds)
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eBay Bans Sales of Diapers
eBay Bans Sales of Diapers
Why? Too Many Freaks in the World
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40
Venice Bans Rice Tossing
Venice Bans Rice Tossing
Pigeons Kill Tradition
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Banning Size Zero
Banning Size Zero
US Considers "The Beauty of Health"
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White Pollution Ban
White Pollution Ban
China Bans Plastic Bags
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Speedo Only Pools
Speedo Only Pools
Finnish Pool Bans Shorts, Promotes Banana Hammocks
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Prince Charles Wants To Ban The Big Mac
Prince Charles Wants To Ban The Big Mac
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Big Apple Ban on Mobile Phones
Big Apple Ban on Mobile Phones
iPods and Cellphones On the Chopping Block
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Manitoba Town Bans Disposable Bags, Fines Bag Pushers
Manitoba Town Bans Disposable Bags, Fines Bag Pushers
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Banning Cars In School Zones
Banning Cars In School Zones
UK Encourages Kids To Walk
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Bottled Water Bans
Bottled Water Bans
Del Posto Restaurant in NYC Leads Green Revolution
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Proposed Ban on Under-16 Models
Proposed Ban on Under-16 Models
Fallout from Size 0 Continues
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Banning Women
Banning Women
Brides Unwelcome at ChiTown Gay Bars
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Banned Smoke Shipments
Banned Smoke Shipments
FDA Disapproves Electronic Cigarettes Entering the U.S.
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Banning Food Photography
Banning Food Photography
NYC Chef Bans Food Photography, Bloggers Rebell
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Banana Hammock Bans
Banana Hammock Bans
UK's Alton Towers Implements Speedo Ban
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Ontario Follows Australia, Bans Incandescent Light Bulbs
Ontario Follows Australia, Bans Incandescent Light Bulbs
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Fighting The Clothes Line Ban
Fighting The Clothes Line Ban
Hang Laundry, Save Energy, Even If Its Ugly
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Banned Mini Ad
Banned Mini Ad
Controversial Guerrilla Campaign
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Chinese Government Bans Western Adult Pop Culture Items
Chinese Government Bans Western Adult Pop Culture Items
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China Bans Plastic Surgery Reality Shows
China Bans Plastic Surgery Reality Shows
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Public Pajama Bans
Public Pajama Bans
China Cracks Down on Public PJ Parties
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Banning Controversial Ads
Banning Controversial Ads
Kotex Beaver Ad
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Banning Lady Boys
Banning Lady Boys
Thai Men Must Keep Balls
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Entrepreneurs Embrace Smoking Ban
Entrepreneurs Embrace Smoking Ban
Smokeless Cigarettes (Follow-Up)
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British Pajama Bans
British Pajama Bans
Tesco Grocery Store Bans Pajamas in Customer Dress Code Policy
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Banned Scarevertising
Banned Scarevertising
Shocking NHS Video for Teen Pregnancy Banned from YouTube
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Italy Bans Crotch Grabbing In Public
Italy Bans Crotch Grabbing In Public
Self-Groping & Scratching Prohibited
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Ad Ban Lifted
Ad Ban Lifted
Eva Mendes Calvin Klein Obsession Ad Now on Web
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13
Banning Macabre Art
Banning Macabre Art
Encore Events' 'The Universe Within' Banned in France
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12
Madrid Bans Skinny Models From Catwalk
Madrid Bans Skinny Models From Catwalk
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11
Controversial Ad Bans
Controversial Ad Bans
Italian Tom Ford Sunglasses Ad
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10
Sexy 'Booth Babes' Banned at Game Trade Show
Sexy 'Booth Babes' Banned at Game Trade Show
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9
Plus-Sized Ad Bans
Plus-Sized Ad Bans
Fox and ABC Cause Controvery by Editing Lane Bryant Bra Ad
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8
Exposed Underwear Ban
Exposed Underwear Ban
Atlanta Cracks Down
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Size Zero Models Banned By Unilever
Size Zero Models Banned By Unilever
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Banned Designer Billboards
Banned Designer Billboards
Sexy Armani Exchange Promo Deemed 'Too Racy'
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5
Photoshop Bans
Photoshop Bans
Britain Aims to Asterisk Airbrushing & Eliminate It in Ads Geared at Youth
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'Jersey Shore' Bans
'Jersey Shore' Bans
New Orleans Club Republic Dress Code Takes Aim at the MTV Reality Show
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Banned Shockvertisements
Banned Shockvertisements
Overly-Morbid Print Ads
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Banvertisements
Banvertisements
10 Over-the-Top Ads Banned Worldwide (This is Why We Love the Web)
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Banned Celebrity Ads
Banned Celebrity Ads
Eva Mendes for CK Secret Obsession
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