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11 Stupid Legal Warnings

Eggs may contain eggs. Pepper spray may cause eye irritation. Toy broomsticks cannot really fly. OK, we made that one up -- or did we? Join us in bafflement as you make your way through these 11 absurd warnings.


The Scopes Monkey Trial Was a Historic Debate Over Evolution … And a Publicity Ploy

The controversial case in the tiny Tennessee town of Dayton drew national media attention — and live apes. But all that spectacle wasn't for naught.

Loving v. Virginia: The Landmark Case That Legalized Interracial Marriage in the US

Richard and Mildred Loving's interracial marriage was against the law. But it led to the Supreme Court's historic decision in 1967 to ban anti-miscegenation laws across the country.

Can You Sue Over 'Thirdhand Smoke' Exposure?

Research shows that nicotine residue lingering in furniture and carpets may be hazardous to kids. Could that mean legal action for unsuspecting homeowners and tenants?

How One Missing Oxford Comma Changed an Entire Legal Decision

The divisive serial comma finally got its day in court—it was glorious.

Is it Ever Legal to Punch Someone in the Face? Oh Yeah

Guy walks into a bar looking for a fight. When is it legal and illegal to clock him?

The Real Reason Website and App Terms of Service Are So Confusing

Companies are actually hoping you won't read these 8,000-word documents before you click "agree." But why?

How Good Samaritan Laws Work

Good Samaritan laws are intended to protect you from a lawsuit if you help strangers during an emergency. But they may not protect you in every situation.

Saudi Women Petition Against Male Guardianship

Thousands of Saudi women signed a petition that seeks the end of the country's male guardianship system. How does that system affect Saudi women now?

Breaking the Law to Enforce It: Cops and the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has ruled in a big Fourth Amendment case that under certain circumstances, evidence found during an illegal stop could be used in legal proceedings.

The (White) Doctor Will See You Now: Why Racist Hospital Patients Often Win

Bigoted requests aren't as rare as you might think in hospitals. It's also not rare for hospitals to accommodate such requests. Why?