Law, morality, and common sense aren’t always one and the same. We all have our own personal insights into what society does wrong and there’s no denying that there should (probably) be some new laws to improve everyone’s lives.

Well, Jimmy Fallon, the host of The Tonight Show, invited his followers to participate in the #ThereShouldBeALaw challenge. He asked them to tweet out their opinions about what new laws we should totally have.

We collected some of the very best responses, so scroll down, upvote the suggestions for new laws that you agree with, and remember to share them with your friends. If you have any ideas for laws yourselves, share your thoughts with everyone in the comments below.

When you’re done looking through this list, check out our previous posts about Jimmy’s challenges, including the dumbest family fights, ruining movies with one extra word, and the coldest insults they’ve gotten.

Image credits: jimmyfallon

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Colleen Coughlin
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8 months ago

If This were physically feasible, this would be a fantastic law!

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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8 months ago

Or if your church openly supports politicians and donates to them.

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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8 months ago

Makes total sense.

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Bored Panda reached out to Abby Lampe, one of the people who responded to Jimmy Fallon and said that people who "can't use the correct use of too, to, two, and your, you're" should go to a mandatory workshop.

She believes that "a lot of people misuse homophones and although they may have been through the education system, they still have flawed grammar."

"I see it all the time throughout social media and people texting," Abby added.

"The law would be helpful for those who maybe were dropouts or didn’t take school very seriously. It would emphasize that grammar is important in today’s society and hopefully would allow them to understand the differences and how to use homophones correctly," she explained why such a law would actually be useful.

Abby told Bored Panda that she's a big fan of Jimmy's: "I’ve been in the audience and I’ve had two tweets appear on his show. I’ve been a fan for about 7 years now."

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Colleen Coughlin
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8 months ago

Couldn't agree more...how is this NOT a law?!

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Louise B
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8 months ago

This should be passed into law immediately! What even are those weird pockets that are sewn up?

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Elsker
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8 months ago

Totally! And managing your money, and proper househhold skills, and dealing with feelings...

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Bored Panda also spoke with Jesser who explained how there should be a law against using the same knife for peanut butter and jelly when making a sandwich.

According to the Twitter user, their family inspired them to come up with this law and they hope that this new law would teach people better manners and etiquette.

Jesser revealed that they're a fan of Jimmy's as well. "I rarely watched The Tonight Show before Jimmy Fallon was the host. He's fantastic!"

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littlesaresare
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8 months ago

Or better yet, the bus doesn't have to stop.

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Andrea Jones
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8 months ago

we'd have just buildings of fried politicians!

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Colleen Coughlin
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8 months ago

I think carpeted bathrooms are so nasty... imagine what grows under there.... barf

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A lot of the things that people tweeted about in response to Jimmy’s challenge have to do with common sense. And you’re probably sick and tired of hearing this, but it’s applicable here: common sense is not common.

According to Dr. Jim Taylor on Psychology Today, common sense is one of the most “revered” qualities in the United States. Unfortunately, not a lot of people are as down to earth and practical as we might expect.

Taylor explains that if common sense were common, most people wouldn’t make the silly mistakes that they do every single day of their lives. In his opinion, if people had common sense, they wouldn’t “buy stuff they can’t afford.”

What’s more, they “wouldn’t smoke cigarettes or eat junk food.” In Taylor’s view, common sense is limited by our personal experience which can lead to bad decisions. In other words, for common sense to be common, we all need more education and worldly experience.

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Kurisurin Sutaringu
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8 months ago

Can I send this to my teachers?

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Colleen Coughlin
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8 months ago

People should just mind their own business, seriously. People can speak whatever language they want... they're not hurting anyone! I commend people that frequently travel or after drive to pick up and move to an entirely different country. It's become so intolerable, I just don't get it

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Colleen Coughlin
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8 months ago

There is actually the CALM act

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But what about morality not always being the same as the law? According to Dr. Eva Tsahuridu, the law “sets minimum standards of behavior while ethics set maximum standards.” That’s why something that’s legal doesn’t necessarily mean that we see it as acceptable or ‘good.’ It also works the other way, too: something that we consider to be ‘good’ doesn’t always become law. There’s an overlap between the two, sure, but they’re not one and the same.

However, that doesn’t mean that laws are useless. In fact, they’re vital for preserving civilization and allowing society to function. But it’s important to keep in mind that laws are very specific while morality is concerned with doing the right thing in life as a whole.

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Colleen Coughlin
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8 months ago

And if they get caught with one, a standard 10 year sentence should be implemented

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Living_Shadow
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8 months ago

Defintely. Would prevent a lot of disease

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kathryn stretton
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8 months ago

Yes. I am joining in.

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Atlas
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8 months ago

Companies actually do that?? God I feel so naive right now. That's mean and seriously 0% productive.

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OS
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8 months ago

And cats

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Sea Urchin
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8 months ago

just think of the convenience

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Hans
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8 months ago

The earth isn't dying. We will be if we do not change. The earth wil survive us, like any pest before.

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Colleen Coughlin
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8 months ago (edited)

I actually didn't realize until recently how huge of a problem this is. This is a documentary I bumped into not too long ago, and it angered me beyond belief. This couple blatantly admitted having children so they could be taken care of. It's one thing when nature takes its course, and something happens where a parent needs constant care. It's a whole nother ballgame when parents have children only to have someone to take care of them. So angering. https://youtu.be/wzJDpEzpQug

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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8 months ago

Why is this not number one?

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OS
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8 months ago

And cats

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Karen Johnston
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8 months ago

Oh thank god you didn't use Karen....

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Dilly Millandry
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8 months ago

Yeah - once.

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kathryn stretton
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8 months ago

Apart from the problem of employers not allowing you to be off work through sickness

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Colleen Coughlin
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8 months ago

...and there should be a secondary law that they must reply....bc that's just rude.

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Marky Mark
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8 months ago

A corollary axiom to this law - IF you chose to wear skin coloured leggings, they must have a dark triangular patch on the crotch so it looks like pubic hair. If you're not too embarrassed to wear that, then knock yourself out.

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Isidien Gudmundsdottir
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8 months ago

Don't listen to Frankie goes to Hollywood's "Welcome to the Pleasuredome" because you'd think the air raid alarms are going off in your neighborhood and these days it might be more realistic then ever.

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Mihran Hovnanian
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8 months ago

...or if you are facing a huge bill?

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Adrianna Mattox
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8 months ago

Decorations are fine, but Christmas music...

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WilvanderHeijden
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8 months ago

Or start singing off key and in your loudest voice: 99 bottles of beer on the wall, 99 bottles of beer. Take one down and pass it around, 98 bottles of beer on the wall. 98 bottles of beer on the wall, 98 bottles of beer. Take one down and pass it around, 97 bottles of beer on the wall. 97 bottles of beer on the wall, 97 bottles of beer. Take one down and pass it around, 96 bottles of beer on the wall. 96 bottles of beer on the wall, 96 bottles of beer. Take one down and pass it around, 95 bottles of beer on the wall. 95 bottles of beer on the wall, 95 bottles of beer. Take one down and pass it around, 94 bottles of beer on the wall. 94 bottles of beer on the wall, 94 bottles of beer. Take one down and pass it around, 93 bottles of beer on the wall.

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Rowlie
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8 months ago

Your two demanding, their doing what they can

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Aria
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8 months ago

CLOSE YOUR MOUTH, YOU FILTHY ANIMAL! NO ONE WANTS TO SEE YOUR HALF-CHEWED STEAK AND CHEESE SANDWICH

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Clem
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8 months ago

Yes! If they're charging 1000 bucks for a metal rectangle then I should at least get the music they're constantly shoving in my face

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Colleen Coughlin
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8 months ago

The power of manners is incredibly underestimated these days. they are so incredibly important and should be instilled in our children from day one.

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Karen Johnston
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8 months ago

I see no problem with this.

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CR82
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8 months ago

we didn't want to see their underwear in the first place. How about a law that states they get a ticket for indecent exposure instead?

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Karan Champaneri
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8 months ago

and ask them .... hey u awake?

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Colleen Coughlin
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8 months ago

Oh I like this one! All major city should have this, actually.

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kathryn stretton
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8 months ago

At least the roll was on the right way.

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CrunChewy McSandybutt
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8 months ago

I didn't realize people said this with any regularity.

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CrunChewy McSandybutt
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8 months ago

I foresee many safety issues with this one.

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Evil Little Thing
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8 months ago

Can't wait for equal coverage of Pastafarianism! Woot! I mean, Arrrgh matey!

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Nevits Yibble
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8 months ago

I find airports even worse. It's the walking texters who create the biggest bottlenecks. Next would be those individuals who have no idea where they are - and feel they must disrupt the flow of traffic while wearing their clueless face as they stand and stare in multiple directions. And almost as bad as the walking texters are the groups of travelers/families who create a slow-moving wall while mindlessly babbling with each other. In every case, some of us actually DO have somewhere we need to be.

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ADHORTATOR
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8 months ago

Talk to me bevor my fist coffee at your own risk

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Magpie
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8 months ago

Why can't I post a link to an image of Max and the Chief in a cone of silence ?

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chi-wei shen
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8 months ago

May I suggest to think first and write later?

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Jess-a-men
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8 months ago

There should be a law that makes it illegal to treat people badly because of their perfectly harmless outfit choices...

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Isabel Care
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8 months ago

I have a thick mat that can be cleaned so that when I drop crockery it doesn't shatter. I drop things quite often. Fitted carpet would be yeuch

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Lily Mac Dennard
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8 months ago

yeees 4 sure

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kathryn stretton
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8 months ago

You don't know they have wasted your time until they have already done it.

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WilvanderHeijden
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8 months ago

There's nothing wrong with searching your medical symptoms as long as you don't think that your 15 minute internet search outweighs the 10 years education of your doctor.

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chi-wei shen
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8 months ago

Forget pineapple pizza. Recently I have seen Kiwi pizza. That's an abomination the world doesn't need. kiwi-pizza...1e-png.jpg kiwi-pizza-5e2ee81e81f1e-png.jpg

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