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[Tips] [world] 10 strange contraband items around the world [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2011-12-22 15:30:04 |Display all floors
8. Musical instruments, New Zealand
New Zealand clearly has way too many pesky musical instruments to deal with. There is no outright ban on travelers bringing their tune makers into the country, but they absolutely must not be left behind.

Bad news for those trying to "accidentally" lose the flute your floppy-haired hostel buddy bought you to remember him forever.
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9. Ceramic tableware, United States
There is no explicit prohibition on ceramic tableware, but U.S. Customs encourages American citizens to test ceramic goods bought abroad for levels of lead, especially from Mexico, China, Hong Kong, and India.
So those who always travel with a handy lead-testing kit, you're good. Otherwise, be sure to use your ceramic tableware only for decorative purposes.
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10. Chewing gum, Singapore

The ban on chewing gum in Singapore is well known. Nevertheless, it’s always good to remind people again that this actually isn’t an urban myth.
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angela627 Post time: 2011-12-21 23:24
2. Marmite and Vegemite, Denmark

The preferred yeast-extract spreads of Britons and Aussies were ba ...

I agree with this one. This vile stuff should be banned worldwide.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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Post time 2011-12-24 16:19:22 |Display all floors
It's hard to believe why these ten items are forbideen in these countries separately.  There must be some reasons to explain the names or impressions of the countries and the items.{:soso_e163:}

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Post time 2011-12-24 23:46:06 |Display all floors
A beautiful example that proofs how stupid politicians all around the world are. The WHO and the WTO should both get more power and a successor to the TRIPS Agreement is already overdue...

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