Environmentalists have kicked off a campaign called "Straw Wars" to rid London's Soho district of drinking straws.
Also, Ireland puts the chill on tanning beds and trashy fashion models of the U.K., beware.
Also, a girl can't wear the Confederate flag to prom in Tennessee; the British can't even support their own Olympics; Yertle the Turtle is banned in Canada.
Also outlawed around the world: "gay cure" ads in London, discrimination on the basis of sexuality in Indiana, South Carolina yarn bombing.
The bagpipe is possibly the only musical instrument to have been labeled a tool of warfare.
Also, a Florida town outlaws nightclubs and a skating rink that could possibly be used for illicit dancing, and more.
Also, Tampa is going to ban water pistols (but not real guns) from the 2012 Republican National Convention, and more.
Also, Hong Kong bans pregnant "birth tourists" from the mainland; New York City's public schools try to avoid using test words like "dinosaur" and "Christmas"; and Britain bans... something.
Plus, Los Tigres del Norte Rancho are banned in Mexico for singing about drugs; it's forbidden to sleep in your car in Santa Margarita; get those cars off of your front yards, Muskegon!
Also, a U.K. town takes care of a snowball-throwing teenager, and California cities ban mobile billboards and force medical-marijuana growers indoors.
Also recently banned in cities around the world: yobbos terrorizing a London suburb, "cruel" live-chicken art and the public roasting of whole cows in Phnom Penh.
Scandalous songs like "Sorry I Got You Pregnant" are banned from radio in Jakarta. Also, a British town restricts sidewalk solicitors; Fruita, Colo., drops its "WTF" tourist campaign; a New York city tells frackers to get drilled.
Also recently banned: Bath salts in Tennessee, prayers in England, and possibly "reckless skateboarding" in Los Angeles.
Plus, Tucson kills its Mexican American Studies program to comply with state law; Gulfport, Mississippi, clears out lawn couches; a meat thief is banned in Britain.
How a variety of policies aimed at reducing the environmental impact of shopping bags are working