15 Innovations, Banned For Rocking Too Hard

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People are always coming up with better tools, better processes, and better products, and that's an objectively good thing. The thing is, sometimes the new invention is so far ahead of the competition that it's too good. And our solution is to ban it or make it illegal, to give the rest of the field time to catch up.

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Entry by Scott Laffey

15 Innovations, Banned For Rocking Too Hard

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A dancing ban made the country of Japan into a scene from Footloose. Public dancing was banned in Japan after World War U to hinder prostitution at da

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15 Innovations, Banned For Rocking Too Hard

Before they were Mythbusters, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman built a battle bot they named Blendo. GRAINGO MY tor MNOUA SensAble ia* Their creation (an

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LRealnaemns rea In 2009, a San Francisco court ruled Realnetworks' Realdvd illegal for enabling DVD copying. The court perplexingly ruled that while i

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Big Bertha drivers are banned by the US Golf Association for propelling CRAC the ball too far. GREATT BERTHP BIG ADE DRAW The USGA claims that the c

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Z uTD 55 BAUGHMAN HASPEED The Dodge Charger Daytona was the first car to break the 200 mph barrier in NASCAR in 1969. It was later banned by authoriti

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The Speedo LZR full body swimsuit, which is designed to emulate the skin of a shark... WAS BANNED FROM PROFESSIONAL SWIMMING AFTER IT HELPED SWIMMERS

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Photo of an inhaler with the text 'Salbutamol, an asthma drug, is banned in sports, on the grounds that it can be used to improve lung performance.'

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THE LUCKY PATCHER APPLICATION FOR ANDROID MOBILES CAN - BLOCK ADVERTISEMENTS FROM FREE APPS BYPASS LICENSE VERIFICATIONS FROM PAID ONES UNLOCK ALL LOC

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Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick once challenged race car driver Jeff Gordon to build The Ultimate Race Car while following all the rules se

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The Polara Ultimate Straight Golf Ball was banned by the United States Golf Association in 1981. 111510813 NLwtee POLARA ULTIMATE STRAIGHT 2. Piece Ba

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Photo of a Hit-box, a custom controller. Capcom banned it from a Street Fighter V tournament because it made performing combos easier.

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Entry by Sagar Parikh

15 Innovations, Banned For Rocking Too Hard

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In the late 80s, javelins had to be redesigned partly because they flew too far. With the longest throw being over 340 ft, javelins were made more blu