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27 Peculiar Prohibitions

Bans on Everything from Photoshop to Diaper Sales

— October 30, 2009 — Lifestyle
Sometimes you think the government is doing a good job; other times you think the people in power are just trying to be mean. What other reason could there be for not allowing people to toss rice or buy diapers online? There are a lot of peculiar prohibitions out there, and they include everything from banning food photography to all swimwear except for Speedos!

Implications - There exist many consumers within society today who feel as if they are being controlled, manipulated and monitored by a higher power. Businesses that are able to provide relief to such anxieties, either through humor or irony, will appeal to a large clientele. These companies and their concepts will come across as much more approachable to consumers, which lead to them being more willing to invest their time and money.
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Delayed Smoking Bans
Delayed Smoking Bans
Economic Fears Stall Plans to Kick All US Smokers Outdoors
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25
State-Wide Fat Bans
State-Wide Fat Bans
Schwarzenegger Signs California Trans Fat bill
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24
In-Car Smoking Bans
In-Car Smoking Bans
Kids in The Car? Pay $200
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23
Cuba Lifts Computer Ban
Cuba Lifts Computer Ban
Raul Removes Some Tech Restrictions
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22
Eradicating Punctuation
Eradicating Punctuation
City in England Bans Apostrophes From Street Names to Simplify GPS
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21
Backfiring Detergent Bans
Backfiring Detergent Bans
Spokane Residents Reject Eco-Soap Law, Smuggle Fave Brands
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20
Country-Wide Food Bans
Country-Wide Food Bans
Egypt Nixes Imports & Exports of Genetically-Modified Food
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19
Google Bans Ads For Essay Writing Services
Google Bans Ads For Essay Writing Services
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18
Kids Not Welcome At Disney World Eatery
Kids Not Welcome At Disney World Eatery
Disney Restaurant Bans Under 10
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17
eBay Bans Sales of Diapers
eBay Bans Sales of Diapers
Why? Too Many Freaks in the World
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16
Venice Bans Rice Tossing
Venice Bans Rice Tossing
Pigeons Kill Tradition
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15
Online Gaming Restrictions
Online Gaming Restrictions
U.S. Government Bans Cash Virtual Gambling
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14
Alabama Bans Sex Toys, But Okay with Guns
Alabama Bans Sex Toys, But Okay with Guns
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13
White Pollution Ban
White Pollution Ban
China Bans Plastic Bags
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12
Speedo Only Pools
Speedo Only Pools
Finnish Pool Bans Shorts, Promotes Banana Hammocks
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11
Aussie Solution for Water Restrictions
Aussie Solution for Water Restrictions
Water-Leech
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10
Bottled Water Bans
Bottled Water Bans
Del Posto Restaurant in NYC Leads Green Revolution
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9
Banning Food Photography
Banning Food Photography
NYC Chef Bans Food Photography, Bloggers Rebell
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8
Ontario Follows Australia, Bans Incandescent Light Bulbs
Ontario Follows Australia, Bans Incandescent Light Bulbs
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7
Chinese Government Bans Western Adult Pop Culture Items
Chinese Government Bans Western Adult Pop Culture Items
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6
China Bans Plastic Surgery Reality Shows
China Bans Plastic Surgery Reality Shows
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5
Italy Bans Crotch Grabbing In Public
Italy Bans Crotch Grabbing In Public
Self-Groping & Scratching Prohibited
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4
Madrid Bans Skinny Models From Catwalk
Madrid Bans Skinny Models From Catwalk
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3
Controversial Ad Bans
Controversial Ad Bans
Italian Tom Ford Sunglasses Ad
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2
Skinny Jean Prohibitions
Skinny Jean Prohibitions
The Indonesia Ban on Hot Pants and Stovepipes
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1
Photoshop Bans
Photoshop Bans
Britain Aims to Asterisk Airbrushing & Eliminate It in Ads Geared at Youth
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