While the rest of the world enjoys the sweet chocolatey taste of a Kinder Surprise - America’s no-fun Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned them on the basis that the toys inside the eggs could be a choking hazard.
Continuing on their no-fun theme, the FDA has also banned Haggis imports. Americans can make their own but the US won’t let any food into the country which contains sheep lung.
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Shark fins, a traditional Chinese delicacy, have been banned in California since 2011. Once their fins have been removed sharks are often put back in the ocean where they are likely to drown because of their restricted movement.
The US state department has banned its diplomats from doing the ice bucket challenge, in support of research into Motor Neurone Disease (known as ALS in America). State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf told the Telegraph that people in public offices such as ambassadors could not use them for private gain "no matter how worthy the cause is".