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11 Stupid Legal Warnings

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Author's Note

This article was so much fun to write. I loved throwing my imagination into concocting what could only fictionally be ridiculous or flat-out bizarre scenarios of consumer incompetence, above and beyond the manufacturer paranoia that created them. These warning labels are so over-the-top, they provide more amusement than caution to those who buy them.

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Sources

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