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It almost feels like a right of passage for Americans to make this joke when they visit Europe.

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24th July 2021
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3 months ago #9860132        
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This is because you are not allowed to have inedible objects embedded inside edible produce. This is a less than well thought out law which aims to do something very sensible: stopping food manufacturers from leaving all sorts of debris in their food items which can break teeth, lacerate your mouth, or even kill.

And while everyone likes to make fun of America because of Kinder Eggs, most other countries have laws that are even worse. Like, for example, in the UK it is technically illegal to remove a fish from a fish tank without a fishing rod and a rod licence.


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3 months ago #9860248        
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Just to clarify for people, they are not banned because of choking or anything like that. They are just caught under the somewhat broad wording of food safety laws much older than the product itself, and are not an important enough exception to go through all the trouble of re-writing them.

Simplified as much as possible (I am not a lawyer), anything contained within a food product must be approved as safe for consumption (to avoid companies putting antifreeze in cough medicine, for example), with the only exception being embedded inedible objects "necessary" for the function of the product, such as lollipop and popsicle sticks. The toy egg has no structural value to a chocolate egg, and the lack of a toy egg does not stop a chocolate egg from functioning, so kinder surprise eggs do not qualify as an exception.


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3 months ago #9860295        
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Pity they don't have those metal figurines in them anymore. They were kind of neat.

"Rite of passage" btw.


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Humility

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3 months ago #9860274        
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I say we smuggle in kinder eggs, take them to various schools and hold earing contests with them. Then hand out Darwin Awards to the winners.


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3 months ago #9860192        
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Karen would give her kid the egg, let him swallow the thing and choke, then scream and cry about how there was no warning and OMG LAWSUIT blah blah.

Karens are why we can't have those eggs in the first place. Don't let your toddlers eat this shit.


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Hinoron

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3 months ago #9860162        
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They WERE banned from somewhere in the 1930s to... 2017, I believe. The ban has been lifted for several years now.

...Because the USA is the only place in the world where morbidly obese children will try and put the entire, 6.5cm chocolate egg in their mouth at once. :/


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3 months ago #9860131        
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All you need to do is replace that bit of plastic with an AK-47, problem solved!


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3 months ago #9860130        
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Laughs in Canadian across the border.


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3 months ago #9860129        
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"rite" of passage, altho 'right' might be more apropos, at times.

1 month ago #9861603        
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Dude you wana talk dumb laws ? I offer a dumb active law for each state in the u.s.

Washington
When two trains come to a crossing, neither can go until the other has passed

Oregon
A door on a car may not be left open longer than is necessary

California
Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship

Nevada
It is illegal to drive a camel on the highway

Idaho
It is illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing less than fifty pounds

Montana
It is illegal to have a sheep in the cab of your truck without a chaperone

Wyoming
It is illegal to wear a hat that obstructs people’s view in a public theater or place of amusement

Kansas
The state gaming board prohibits the use of mules to hunt ducks

Alabama
It is illegal to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church

West Virginia
Whistling underwater is prohibited

Maine
After January 14th you will be charged a fine for having Christmas decorations still up

South Carolina
A person must be 18 years old to play pinball

New Mexico
Idiots may not vote

Minnesota
It is illegal to sleep naked

Michigan
It is illegal to kill a dog using a decompression chamber

Vermont
Women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth

Massachusetts
At a wake mourners may eat no more than three sandwiches

Connecticut
It is illegal to dispose of used razor blades

Hawaii
Coins are not allowed to be placed in one’s ears

Arkansas
The Arkansas river can rise no higher than to the Main Street bridge in Little Rock

Tennessee
It is a crime to share your Netflix password

Utah
It is illegal to not drink milk

Alaska
It is considered an offense to push a live moose out of a moving airplane

Maryland
Thistles may not grow in one’s yard

South Dakota
No horses are allowed into Fountain Inn unless they are wearing pants

North Dakota
It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on

Virginia
Children are not to go trick-or-treating on Halloween

Arizona
Hunting camels is prohibited

Texas
It is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time while standing

Colorado
It is illegal to ride a horse while under the influence

Nebraska
If a child burps during church, his parent may be arrested

Oklahoma
It is illegal to have the hind legs of farm animals in your boots

Wisconsin
It is illegal to cut a woman’s hair

Kentucky
One may not dye a duckling blue and offer it for sale unless more than six are for sale at once.

Louisiana
It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot the bank teller with a water pistol

Georgia
You cannot live on a boat for more than 30 days during the calendar year, even if you are just passing through the state

Mississippi
It is illegal to teach others what polygamy is

Florida
Doors of all public buildings must open outwards

North Carolina
It is against the law to sing off key

New Jersey
It is against the law to wear a bulletproof vest while committing a murder

Pennsylvania
It is illegal to sleep on top of a refrigerator outdoors

Ohio
It is illegal for more than 5 women to live in a house

New York
The penalty for jumping off a building is death

Rhode Island
Riding a horse over any public highway for the purpose of racing or testing the speed of the horse is illegal

New Hampshire
You may not tap your feet, nod your head, or in any way keep time to the music in a tavern, restaurant or, cafe

Indiana
One armed piano players must perform for free

Missouri
Single men between the ages of twenty one and fifty must pay an annual tax of one dollar

Illinois
You may be arrested for vagrancy if you do not have at least one dollar on your person

Iowa
Moustaches are illegal if the bearer has a tendency to habitually kiss other humans

Delaware
It is illegal to fly over any body of water, unless one is carrying sufficient supplies of food and drink


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