Things That Are BANNED in the USA but NOT in the WORLD!

Things That Are BANNED in the USA but NOT in the WORLD!


Each and every country has its own legal framework
and set of laws. Unique geographical, historical, and political
environments play a big part in determining what governments decide is good or bad for
society and how these differences come about. So what about America? What are the things the government has decided
are illegal that other countries around the world have not? That’s what we’ll be looking at today,
in this Episode of The Infographics Show: Regular Things That Are Illegal in the USA. 1. Haggis – This is a famous Scottish dish that
contains sheep’s guts, including, heart, liver, and lungs, which are minced with onion, oatmeal,
suet, spices, and salt, before stock is added. The rich mixture is traditionally encased
in an animal’s stomach and slow cooked before eating. It’s an acquired taste, but not if you’re
in America, where imports of traditional Scottish haggis have been banned since 1971. The US Department of Agriculture or USDA,
has long objected to one of the key ingredients in haggis, sheep’s lung. The reasoning behind their ban is generally
couched in terms of food safety, specifically that fluids, such as stomach fluid, sometimes
make their way into the lungs of an animal during the slaughtering process. It doesn’t sound too tasty, but with a lack
of proper evidence to back up this ban, it looks like the law may soon be changing, according
to a CNN report posted in 2016. 2. Hip-hop and Rap – If you’re a fan of rap
or hip-hop, then Vegas may not be your place of choice. Concerts with this style of music have been
banned for sometime. In 2005 the Vegas police informed casinos
that they would be held responsible for any damages or violent crimes committed at rap
concerts hosted by their venues. The casinos didn’t fight back; instead they
cancelled gigs. And Vegas is also known for putting bans on
other things that are legal elsewhere. These include bath salts, feeding the homeless,
and following her 2010 arrest for cocaine possession, Paris Hilton herself was banned
from both of Las Vegas’s Wynn Hotels by the owner, Steve Wynn. 3. Fishing and boating on private property – As
crazy as this may sound, boating and fishing on certain waters in America, has been illegal
since 2006. It all came about as the result of a legal
case, Normal Parm vs Sheriff Mark Shumate, a case that happened after some Louisiana
anglers were caught fishing on a flooded private property. U.S. District Court Judge Robert G. James
ruled that landholders can file trespass charges against anglers who encroach on privately
owned waterfront, to fish when the Mississippi River floods. 4. Selling Old Children’s Books – In 2008
US congress passed the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, imposing strict limits on
the amount of lead permitted in any item intended for use by children aged 12 and under, such
as toys, bikes or books. Well it turns out that some children’s books
printed before 1985, may have been printed with ink that contains lead. Lead was a really big thing back in the day,
when we used to put it in everything like paint, toys, and other household items. But lead is dangerous and according to Walter
Olson, an author and blogger who writes about legal subjects, anyone who tries to sell these
old books may be in serious trouble. “Penalties can include $100,000 fines and
prison time, regardless of whether any child is harmed.” Says Olson. 5. Rainwater harvesting – In many countries,
collecting rainwater is the best way to enjoy uncontaminated water, but in some US states,
notably Colorado, collecting rainwater is illegal. The law is an old Western water law from more
than a century ago that is still enforced. Why was this law introduced? The thinking behind this law is that if the
raindrops are not collected by someone, then they might flow into the gutter, then into
the ground, and eventually find their way to rivers and reservoirs where the government
has a rightful claim. Legal experts say that this old law is incongruent
with the way that people demand water in the 21st century. “It’s this very rigid, very old system
of water rights that hasn’t really changed that much in over a century,” said Reed
Benson, a law professor at the University of New Mexico, who was quoted in a 2015 Washington
Post article. 6. No Singing After Dark In Hawaii – In Honolulu,
Hawaii it is illegal to sing loudly after sunset. As soon as the sunsets, it is quiet time in
this volcanic archipelago and considering Hawaii is one of the most vibrant summer holiday
destinations in the world, if you like singing at night you may want to consider choosing
another spot. In countries like Japan, karaoke is a favorite
past time and loud singing can be heard in local bars and clubs throughout the night. So if you find yourself in Hawaii and wanting
to break into song, check the clock before you do, as you maybe breaking law. 7. Holiday souvenirs – A lot of people like
to bring back souvenirs from their holidays abroad, such as musical instruments, some
clothing, or maybe a bottle of alcohol. But make sure you know exactly what U.S. Customs
and Border Protection legally allows before you bring it back. Some of these souvenirs you want to take home
might be on the banned list. Examples include Haitian animal-hide drums;
meats, such as wild game, jerky, or even soup mix with chicken bouillon; and the strong
spirit, Absinthe which can only be brought in if it is “thujone-free.” Thujone is a chemical component of wormwood
and is thought to induce hallucinations. 8. Fresh Ackee Fruit – Ackee and saltfish is
one of Jamaica’s traditional dishes and one you might have some difficulty making
in the US. It’s made with the ackee fruit which is
harvested from the ackee tree, native to West Africa, but also found in Central and South
America, and many Caribbean countries including Jamaica, and southern Florida. The fruit is banned because it contains the
toxin hypoglycin A, which is found in high levels in the rind and seeds. The substance causes something known as Jamaican
Vomiting Sickness. And if that’s not enough to scare you off,
you should know that the consumption of ackee can also lead to seizures, coma and even death. So if you really want to make this traditional
dish, you’ll need to buy the canned ackee, which you can find in some specialty stores. 9. Weight loss products – Not all weight loss
products are safe, and in June 1997, the Food and Drug Administration or FDA, proposed restrictions
on the ephedrine content of dietary supplement. Ephedra is used for weight loss and obesity,
and to enhance athletic performance, but it can also have serious side effects such as
dizziness, restlessness, anxiety, irritability, heart pounding, headache, loss of appetite,
nausea, vomiting, and even death. It was actually quite effective as a fat burner,
but was banned as an ingredient in weight loss products. Ephedra can still be found in some other countries,
but it’s probably better to be slightly overweight and alive, rather than skinny and
dead. 10. Kinder eggs – One of the most famous products
that is outlawed in the US are those tasty treats Kinder eggs. Incredibly, they’ve been outlawed since
the 1930s because of an old act, which deems the chocolate egg violates both the CPSC and
FDA regulations. The law outlines that any food with a ‘non-nutritive
object embedded’ is strictly prohibited. More than 60,000 Kinder eggs were seized by
US Customs and Border Protection in 2011. A spokesperson said, ‘While sold in many
countries, this product is banned from the US because young children can choke on it. Kinder eggs are made by the same company that
looks after Nutella, which Americans know all too well. Well, that’s our list of 10! Do you know of other things that are normal
everywhere else, but illegal in the US? Let us know in the comments. Also be sure to check out our other video,
Regular Things That Are Illegal In North Korea. Thanks for watching, and, as always, don’t
forget to like, share, and subscribe. See you next time!

100 Replies to “Things That Are BANNED in the USA but NOT in the WORLD!”

  1. To all you saying you can find Kinder Eggs at your stores… you can’t. You are talking about Kinder Joy, which is not the same as European version of Kinder Surprise.

  2. I don’t understand the whole Vegas point in this video… I live there. There’s rap and hip hop events going on all the time. Billboards, clubs, downtown… literally everywhere and all the time.

  3. What really surprised me is Kinder eggs. As a Canadian I love those things, but I can’t bring them into the States? That just doesn’t seem right…

  4. You liar ackee is sold here. I had a patient in 2016 from Jamaica who told me that it was dangerous if you ate it unripe and near her house here in nyc I saw canned ackee at a near store so that's not true. And I've been buying kinder eggs to my daughter for as long as I can remember and about Hawaii people sing after dark ALL the time.

  5. Someone actually just uploaded a page that said "Everyone should start collecting rain water".
    I know a little bit about it, like it's not legal in all states! The reasoning behind it all is that the state wants to be able to freaking sell it to you!So I pray no one followed through with any of it without checking there states laws about it first!

  6. I always see the kinder eggs in stores. They are indeed the chocolate covered plastic eggs with the small toys.

  7. original uncensored digimon dvd, same for the mangas or dragon ball and dr slump. anything awesome, America takes something awesome and kills it and says yea its better derp!

  8. Feeding the homeless is illegal ??!?
    I'm not easily shocked, but if it's true then I am shocked by that !
    It's just disgusting.

  9. Kinder Eggs are sold in US. I buy them from specialty stores like Jungle Jim's that specialize in global groceries. 😛

  10. That’s strange, because our Walmart sells Kinder Eggs here in Virginia. My sister gets them.

    Edit: just saw the pinned comment, but there’s still toys in the ones my sister gets, so…..

  11. As a Vegas native I can confirm hip hop / rap is NOT banned and thriving quite well. My friends also perform hiphop / rap shows often.

    We do have a homeless issue however there are shelters than the homeless can get food / shelter.

    Jeez infographics make us look more awful why don’t ya 😂

  12. Why cant you sing at night in Hawaii? It dont make sense. Is this one of those laws that was made of a reason in our grandparents day but has no use in todays age but no one realizes it still exists?

  13. I've had actual kinder before, and it's literally the best chocolate you could ever taste. (Except for maybe swiss chocolate)

  14. I remember my grandma brought them in kinder eggs in like 2010 or so from Germany
    Man I enjoyed those kinder eggs those toys inside were delicious

  15. You morons, many of these things aren't ILLEGAL, just IMPORTING it is. There's a big difference. For instance haggis. You can make it here.

  16. Las Vegas has so many homeless people… but no feeding them nor having rap or hip hop. Wow rasist I heard LA is unike but now… idk

  17. Without watching I guarantee this dude says some liberal b.s. at some point that has little or nothing to do with the video. The other narrator is WAY better and doesn't try to advance liberal narrative s

  18. HIP HOP IS BOT BANNED IN ANY CASINO LAS VEGAS IVE LIVED HERE FOR YEARS AND NO SUCH THING EXISTS, SOME CASINOS DO HAVE THEIR PREFERENCE BUT ITS NOT BANNED!!!!

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