19 Things That Really Should Be Illegal


Medical advertisements (in the US). I work in the pharmaceutical industry and I think it’s a horrible idea to put these ads on TV for medication for the lay-person to see and take in. Give this information to medical professionals so they can know what to give their patients; don’t promote it to people that genuinely don’t understand medicine/science/etc. and have them request it by name and get mad at the scientific community when it doesn’t work or something goes wrong.


Clamshell packaging. I shouldn’t have to slice my fingers open just to get access to a seven-dollar pair of earbuds.


Clickbait download buttons that are close to an actual download button. Also the adds and stuff that pop up when something is loading on your phone, so when you scroll you accidentally tap on it.

Written by Alex Cogen

Alex is a New Yorker currently living in Austin. She loves cats, grass, and latex but unfortunately is allergic to all 3. She makes mom and dad jokes more than she cares to admit (jk she'll admit it loud and proud). She isn't as funny as she thinks she is. She is the founder of