Long ago forbidden – Today completely normal
Long ago forbidden – Today something completely normal:
1. Football: 4 bln fans
In the XIV century England men have to train archery,
and do not waste time on games. Effect: banning football.
England, between 1644 and 1660: the Puritans forbid festivities in days
winter solstice – already celebrated by pagans.
Year 1254: King of France Louis IX considers this strategy game
too boring and useless, so it is forbidden to think about it.
In the era of silent film popcorn is considered a cheap snack of the street people,
therefore it is banished from the “luxury” cinemas.
5. Bowling game
In the years 1366-1477 in England only aristocrats can play bowling.
You have to pay 100 pounds for running the bowling alley.
6. Trousers for women
For 214 years law prohibits Parisiennes wearing trousers.
The law finally disappears in 2013.
7. Credit cards for women
Until 1974, American women can get a credit card,
only with the consent of her husband.
8. Coffee shops
In 1675, King of England Charles II tries to forbid coffee shops – from fear
that his critics could plan a rebellion there.
In the early XX century, American cities issue regulations
with a minimum length of swimsuits.
Communist dictator of Romania, Nicolae Ceausescu,
forbids this game as “over-intellectualized”.