11 Products Banned in Other Countries

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11 Products Banned in Other Countries


You probably never think twice about popping a minty stick of gum in your mouth, but you would in Singapore, where chewing gum is illegal. And eating French fries without ketchup may seem strange, but in France, the condiment is banned in primary school cafeterias.

Watch the video above to see what other unlikely things are prohibited worldwide.

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Copies of Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. 'Grand Theft Auto V' for the Microsoft Corp. Xbox 360 game system sit on display for sale at a GameStop Corp. store in Peru, Illinois, U.S., on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. GameStop Corp. is depending on new generation machines from Sony Corp. and Microsoft Corp. to breathe life into an industry hurt by consumers shifting play to social networks and mobile phones. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images
In this image provided by U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the baby walker imported by Le Hing Inc. of South El Monte, Calif., is shown. The walkers were recalled because they're not designed to stop at the edge of a step and can fit through a standard doorway .(AP Photo/U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)
Teenager in a supermarket, Conches. France. (Photo by: BSIP/UIG via Getty Images)
A Singaporean pharmacist works behind her counter where Impress chewing gum is for sale Tuesday, May 25, 2004 in Singapore. Gum, which is returning to Singapore after having been outlawed 12 years ago, is sold only by pharmacies and is legally considered a controlled substance. (AP Photo/Ed Wray)
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Blick auf ein Ueberraschungsei am Donnerstag, 7. August 2008, in Weimar. Die Kinderkommission des Bundestags hat laut einem Zeitungsbericht ein Verbot von Ueberraschungseiern vorgeschlagen. Eine Kombination von Spielzeug und Lebensmitteln sollte verboten werden. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer) --- General view to a Kinder egg in Weimar, Germany, on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008. The kinder egg is a combination with toy and chocolate. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
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