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Things That Exist Because of Human Stupidity

Stupidity is one of the only attributes we can trust people to have consistently. Because of this, we have to get extra explicit when it comes to labels and laws. Stuff like, "please don't put salt in eyes" and junk like that. In a similar vein, here are some jobs that only exist because people are dumb. And for some extra scary warnings, here are spooky signs that are doing their job too well.

Laws, rules and warnings that exist because people are stupid | reddit posted by flipping_birds tag on iron says "Do not iron clothes while wearing them."
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Police Officers Share Laws They Feel Uncomfortable Enforcing

Someone on AskReddit asked for police officers to share the laws they feel uncomfortable about enforcing, because they don't necessarily agree with them. We've got responses like, how they don't particularly want to bust people out having a good time on the river, as long as they're not being total inconsiderate animals. As well as, angelic cops who literally carry nickels on them to feed the meters to avoid writing tickets. Wherever that is happening sounds like a hell of a place. 

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13 Angry Tumblr Users React To The News That Article 13 Passed

Article 13 passed today and Tumblr users have some strong feelings of anger and resentment about it. The basic rundown of Article 13 is that it says online platforms are held accountable for content uploaded by any users that infringes copyright; this includes TV shows, music, movies, videos, and pictures. The implications of that run deep when you look to giant online publishing platforms like Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, GitHub, and Reddit. If that's still not making sense, check out this helpful Twitter thread here, that explains why Article 13 passing is serving as its own kind of Doomsday event for the state of the Internet, and things to come. 

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Twitter User Explains Why Article 13 Passing Took A Dump On The Internet's Future

Article 13 has passed. And what might be the potential upsides? The world wants to know. And this comes after countless professionals have said that Article 13 is IMPOSSIBLE to do. 

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MET Police Act 1839: "Shaking a rug in public after 8am." A solid way to see if anyone takes ridiculous laws seriously is to break as many as you can...in front of the police! 

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25+ Made-Up Facts That Are Way Too Convincing

None of these "facts" are true. They're basically a fun exercise in how things can sound true if you make up some context and throw in some names and dates. They sure sound like they're real though. You may even find some stuff that you've been mistakenly telling people for years. We take no responsibility if you end up repeating these as the truth at a party. That's on you, doofus.

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16 Bizarre US State Laws You Never Would've Considered

It's as if these were created with the sole intention of making people unknowingly break the law. 

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Some laws that may have been appropriate 100 years ago may have just fallen through the cracks, therefore they're still on the books and seem pretty funny to us now. Some of the crazier laws still on the books as of 2016 are: • Wisconsin- It is illegal to serve butter substitutes in prison • Virginia- Children are not allowed to go trick-or treating on Halloween • Tennessee- It is illegal to share your Netflix password