Warning signs are there for a pretty simple reason: to warn you of imminent dangers or possible environmental hazard. In the past, a lot of people, companies, and businesses would get into lots of trouble for not having adequate warning signs on their premises to alert customers or passers-by that about any occupational hazards that may cause harm to them. As a result, a great deal of lawsuits were filed in the past that led to a lot of companies losing out on some serious settlements. As a result, businesses, companies, and governments have gone out of their way to ensure that there is a sign for any kind of eventuality, warning people of possible hazards.
Do Not Swallow
While we’re quite sure that none of you have ever really had the urge to swallow something as obtuse as a coat hanger, this company thought it best to ensure that you don’t try!
Now, we’ve heard about sword swallowers, but this is a little crazy! We’re not even sure how you’d manage to get a coat hanger in there, but if you do, at least you can’t say you weren’t warned! Either that or you should consider joining the circus!
Get A Room
If you’ve ever had to drop your partner, lover or spouse off at an airport, you’ll know how important that goodbye kiss is.
When you’re separated for a long time, it’s a good idea to make sure that the last moment you share together is a loving one. Though, in this case, it seems as though people have been doing a little too much of the loving. Parking is an issue at airports, so keep it under 3 minutes or get a room!
Please Avoid The Pipe
There is nothing funnier than seeing a sign get ignored as badly as this. Ultimately though, we suppose a sign is only that, a sign! It can’t blow a whistle, call the cops or do anything to stop you other than provide an honest warning.
So while these kids enjoy their time on the pipe, which they’re supposed to stay clear of, we wonder how long it will take the lifeguards to come and clear the kids out of the forbidden area.
Tiger’s are some of the most exquisite and exotic big cats in nature. They’re known for their magnificent fur and strikingly beautiful patterns. They’re also known for being pretty ferocious predators and have been known to attack humans in the wild.
These days, tigers are a lot safer in captivity, but this doesn’t mean that getting too cozy with the caged beasts is a good idea. After all, we do all look like tasty steaks to these gigantic cats. Might be best to stay away from the fence!
Don’t Play With The Alligators
Alligators are some of the oldest living reptiles on the planet with roots that stretch back to the time of dinosaurs.
They’re one of the last living relics that we have from that age in the Earth’s development. While most of us are only likely to encounter them in a petting zoo, these dangerous critters are known for being quite aggressive. So it’s best to stay on the other side of the barrier while in the zoo!
Watch Your Kids
While we’re not exactly sure where this photo was taken, or why children would ever be so close to a tractor, but I suppose safety always comes first when dealing with heavy machinery.
Our best bet is that this is most likely at a petting zoo of some kind – so if you’re not too busy watching the animals to make sure your kid is alright, be sure to remember the tractors roaming about as well.
Are Feet Shoes?
This is quite a deep question and we had to put some of our best minds on this one. While we don’t technically consider feet to be shoes, in a way, they kind of are.
Perhaps you’re interested in buying a specific type of leather or you want shoes that don’t make you feel like you’re wearing shoes? We’re not too sure whether you could actually consider feet to be shoes, but perhaps they have the answer you’re looking for inside!
Think Of The Animals
Most of us don’t find the idea of being eaten by animals all that appealing. Generally speaking, it’s something that most of us would try to avoid as much as possible.
It turns out that this is the same for the animals! Well, we’re not so sure if that’s always true, but this sign put a pretty funny spin on things by saying that the animals are likely to get sick if they eat us. Consider yourself lucky this time!
While we all agree that toilet humor is best left for, well, the toilet, sometimes it’s just too good to resist! For anyone who enjoys diving, you’ll already know this sign quite well. In many cases, signs like these have helped to save countless lives.
Without them, we’d have to deal with the murky depths by ourselves. However, for anyone interested in taking a dive into a toilet, the sign clearly states that you shouldn’t. Looks like you might have to find another toilet then!
At the end of the day, all of us can be a little selfish when it comes to enjoying the little things in life. There’s nothing better than being able to guiltlessly munch down on a bag of chips all by yourself.
The only problem is that most of us are forced to share these delicious snacks with our family or loved ones. However, this ingenious store may have just found the solution! Buy the flavor you know your spouse dislikes, and hey-presto, they’re all yours!
Open The Door Please!
Okay, so we’re not sure whether people aren’t able to remember how to use a door at this point or whether there’s a new unspoken trend going around for breaking through doors, but this sign takes the cake!
Even though there probably aren’t that many ways to get through a door otherwise, the storekeeper here has clearly had issues in the past and thought it best to put up a warning sign. Perhaps we should start issuing instruction manuals for these things?
Death Valley Health Center
Death Valley is known as one of the hottest places on Earth. It’s no doubt that this place earned the name ‘Death Valley’ as everything from the weather to the wildlife out here can kill you pretty quickly.
It’s a tough environment, so it makes sense to stay near a health center if you can, in case of an emergency. However, seeing the sign for the local health center definitely makes it seem like an oxymoron! Health care in Death Valley – who would have guessed?
We literally could not stop laughing at this perfectly timed picture. Something tells us that this driver was spending just a little too much time trying to decipher the sign that says “Thank You For Driving Carefully”.
At the same moment, he swerved out of the way and somehow managed to tip his or her car into a ditch – right behind the sign! If there was ever an image to sum up a priceless moment on the road, this would definitely be a worthy contender!
Define Your Eyes
The skincare and cosmetics industry is worth billions! Every year, millions of people flock to their local department stores to get a batch of creams, lotions, and potions to help restore their youth and make them look beautiful.
However, one thing that most beauty brands don’t think about when launching a new marketing campaign is ‘googly eyes’. We know Drew Barrymore is a natural beauty, but when you put a pair of googly eyes on her, she starts to look a little too defined!
Heavy Plant Crossing
Tom Hanks is one of our most-loved celebrities. Not only is he known for being a tremendous actor, but he is also well-known for taking some of the strangest photographs, ever.
Having a penchant for finding the strange an unusual in everyday life, Hanks stumbled upon this perplexing sign that had all of his fans wondering what on Earth they were referring to? While we’ve never seen a plant cross a street, we’ll be pretty sure to keep our eyes peeled for anything out of the ordinary!
Over the years, we’ve seen some pretty crazy street signs – but this one will definitely have you salivating! There’s nothing better than a tasty hotdog for lunch on a hot, sunny day.
The same can be said for a tasty, fatty sausage and while they might not always be the healthiest option, they’re definitely a tasty one! We only hope that this genuinely is a real intersection as it’s probably got a reputation for hosting some pretty mean barbeques over the weekends!
It’s not too unusual to come across some pretty strange sounding secondhand adverts over time. But seeing this one on the side of the road must have caused a couple of laughs from commuters on the road.
If you’ve ever tried or considered skydiving, it might be a good idea to invest in a good quality parachute. Having one open and not work is incredibly dangerous and will most likely lead to death. So we don’t want to know what happened to the owner of this parachute.
Sometimes a sign can instill more fear and trepidation in a person than is strictly necessary. This street sign shows us that this lane is called “New Life” but right underneath it, there is a sign for a ‘DEAD END’…
Is New Life Lane a dead-end street? We can only appreciate how funny, and utterly confusing it is to see the two signs and how stark the opposing words are when they are situated right underneath one another.
If you believe honesty is the best policy, you will appreciate this brutally honest sign, its message is refreshing and to the point. This kind of honesty is so blunt that it will make you stop in your tracks, and hopefully turn back if you heed the warning.
When it comes down to it when you read it, it demands your full attention as this brutally honest sign isn’t interested in wasting your time or anyone reading it for that matter.
Stop, No Stopping?
Signs are intended to give us the most practical message of what we can and can’t do. Signs can provide directions, for example, or make known the name of a street or place. Perhaps they are there to notify us of a potential hazard up ahead. But what if a sign fails and instead gives us conflicting messages?
Like this one for example, should we stop or is stopping not allowed at any time? Make up your mind!
Monitoring can be used in many situations, like in stores, malls, and even in the workplace. However, if a recording system is installed, there should be a sign to make those being recorded aware of it, like this sign displayed that informs those reading it, that they are being ‘monitored.’
The illustration that comes along with it perfectly depicts how it may feel for some people to be monitored, and it seems this kind of monitoring will only increase.
Well That’s Inevitable
We’re honestly surprised that a one-wheeled bike made it this far in the first place. And why would anyone use a one-wheeled bicycle?
Is this sign warning us to avoid riding one-wheeled bikes? We can’t help but find this sign difficult to understand, it’s clear that whoever made it aren’t sure how bicycles work.
Some people may use the expression “That’s so ironic” without knowing what irony is, the irony is a set of circumstance that is funny or odd because things happen in a way that is the opposite of what you’d expect. Take this funny warning sign, for example, indicating that ‘all illegally parked cars will be fine.’ It just shows us how vital spelling can be!
We were worried our car might get towed, but it turns out it will be fine. What a relief!
Every once in a while, we’ll come across a sign that seems determined to get a laugh out of us. Either by design or accident, some warning signs are just ridiculous. And thank goodness for that, it keeps our attention up where it belongs. It’s entirely reasonable to warn those entering this enclosure about the potential hazards.
After reading this sign, it would seem obvious that we’re not going in, despite the tempting warning sign, we’ll skip this one.
This Is A Sign
Well, thank you for the clarification, before the explanation we were without a clue as to what the big red post, with the written ‘stop’ notice, was all about. The stop sign at this suburban intersection wasn’t enough to get drivers to hit the brakes.
Is this the most pointless road sign in the world? This sign is so effective at grabbing attention that it now is grabbing the attention of people all over the world that aren’t even driving.
Holy Cat Family
At first, when we read this sign, we can’t help but laugh once we see the slogan on the building behind it. Some people like cats more dogs, while others claim to be more of a ‘dog person,’ but this sign certainly makes things crystal clear.
The story behind it is that the “H” in Catholic has fallen off the wall of the Holy Family Catholic School in Parkdale, but it’s all the more fun with this warning sign.
We’re not sure why anyone would put this sign over the fence? Maybe they wanted people to laugh at how absurd it is, or they must have thought what would keep trespassers off the property? What is the scariest animal to have walked the face of the planet? Dinosaurs probably but there is one small problem, they are extinct.
If anything, we’d definitely want to take a peek at the extinct creatures, as they are rare to come by!
Post Apocalyptic Current Affairs
Okay, so this is a pretty good joke with a refined and somewhat dry sense of humor. We suppose that with all the crazy things happen these days, from global politics to local issues, it may seem like the world is going a bit crazy.
You can’t help but laugh once you realize that we may well be living in the end times – but I suppose keeping up with current affairs is still important anyway – even after the apocalypse!
Not A Door
This one will most likely have you scratching your head – it certainly had us wondering. We’ve all seen doors before and we all know what they look like. So what on Earth do these people think they’re trying to get away with?
We’re pretty sure most discerning members of the public will definitely be able to tell the difference here and while we have to give them praise for trying to hide the obvious in broad daylight, they won’t be fooling us anytime soon!
We couldn’t help but utter a few chuckles at this perfectly timed photograph. In many ways, this photo can be viewed as many things.
Perhaps the seagulls are a lot smarter than we realize and don’t like the idea of us telling them where they can or can’t go in their natural habitat. Perhaps this gull is a bit of rebel without a cause. Who knows? Either way, it’s clear that putting up a sign like this has no effect on the local seagull population!
The existence of an after-life is something that has caused a great deal of speculation throughout our history here on earth.
The question alone has spawned thousands of different cultures and interpretations over the course of history and has helped create many of the values that we have or share today. This sign cleverly offers daring trespassers the chance to try and find the answer to this age-old question for those interested in finding out. Good luck for those stupid enough to trespass here!
Exit Before Tweeting
These days, our increased level of connectivity has enabled us to achieve some pretty amazing things in recent years.
Though, on the other hand, it’s not uncommon to see hordes of youngsters glued to their phones, updating their followers with every minor detail in their day to day lives. This building thought a warning to only post a Tweet after you’ve left the building in an emergency would be a good way to keep guests safe. Hopefully, they saw the sign!
The Shallow End
If you enjoy swimming around in the deep end of the pool or take pride in being able to dive off a high diving board at the local pool, then be sure to read the water markings before jumping in!
A brief examination of the signs that are left near the side of the pool will help to give you a better indication of the depth of the water before you dive in. In this case, 0 ft is pretty shallow, so no diving here!
Beware Of The Bull
Tresspassing is always a risky crime. But encroaching on someone else’s territory usually means watching out for the cops – or even worse, the tenants themselves – if they can catch you. You may think you’re a match for your peers…
…but what if you meet a beastly bull? Well, that’s exactly what this family was thinking when they got one. And timed him crossing the pasture. And trained him to make sure no one else could ever make it across. You’ve been warned.
Love Will Tear Us Apart
We were in our mid-twenties when we realized that the “no-tear” label on the conditioner bottle didn’t mean literally no tears, and what that it really meant was that your hair wouldn’t tear. Looking at this sign brings us back to the moment we reached this epiphany, and we’re not sure which kind of tear this refers to.
What do you think? Perhaps someone is planning on tearing something apart? Or do you think this is a warning sign – and they are planning on making someone cry?
Reading this sign, we look exactly like the actress in the photo, Samira Wiley. We’re guessing this is a sign to warn hikers about pieces of deer that seem to be falling out of the sky. The people in charge of this reserve want travelers to know that it is not uncommon to see deers falling out of trees.
Imagine walking around this beautiful trail, looking up, and seeing leftover deer pieces without a warning sign! Scary!
We’re Talking to You, Abby!
What better way to get your employees to come to work than to call them out for skipping shifts publicly? Dairy Queen is speaking our language – we love this.
When texts and phone calls just don’t work, why not just get your message across by using the restaurant’s billboard? Abby, we hope that all those unanswered calls from your boss were worth it because now you’re the talk of the town!
Wait Your Turn
Few things in life are as excruciating as a long line when your stomach is growling. And when it comes to Chipotle, the crowd is dragged in by more than just hunger. The menu has grown a cult-like following, with fans sometimes adopting less-than-normal behaviors.
In fact, their food transports have even been interrupted by hungry, devoted fans of their burritos in the hopes that they can skip the torturous restaurant line and leave happy with a blessed burrito in hand. But sadly, that’s not now it works.
In That Order
Financial woes tend to be the first chapter in a long series of relationship problems. Marriages in particular can feel a more-than-manageable amount of stress over a shared bank account – and all too often, bankruptcy is the beginning of the end…
These business people know more than anyone what comes after bankruptcy: divorce. And what comes after that? Well…something to dull the pain. Located conveniently next to each other, so you can at least save on gas.
Please Just Be Safe
Some things in life people just shouldn’t have to be told. But there seems to be no end to the dangers that people can put themselves in, against their best judgment. For decades now, train tracks have continued to pose a threat to people against despite their obvious danger.
We don’t recommend googling the statistics, but there is a reason every train station has a sign warning people to stay away from the trains. And they know you can read it, too.
Caution: Jazz Hands Ahead
There’s nothing worse than slipping on a wet floor when you’re walking through an area. Cleaners are instructed to always ensure that they put a sign out while cleaning up a mess. Sometimes though, cleaners can get a little creative with the warnings that they put out.
This sign simply reads: ‘Caution: Jazz Hands’. We’re not sure if that means you should be ready to do jazz hands or if you’ll be accosted by jazzy cleaners – but it’s best to watch where you’re going!
Every Parent’s Nightmare
We get it – it’s hard keeping track of kids every second of every day. But coffee shops and their devoted clientele like to think of the space within as sacred – a place for taking care of business in a relaxing setting.
And nothing can destroy this more than kids on the loose. So as a punishment, parents are warned they may get the score evened on them: children with way too much energy, paired up with equally energetic puppies, to run the parents right out of the store.
The truth about most modern machines is that they’re pretty stupid. Well, that doesn’t mean that they aren’t incredibly useful, it just means that they aren’t sentient like human beings.
Whether you think this makes them better or not than humans is one thing, but in general, it pays to be extra careful around them as one mistake could lead to some serious damage. This sign sums it up pretty well – use your brain because the machines don’t have one (yet).
There’s something to be said about cats making good guard dogs as well. The standard norm is to have a large breed of dog around your home to make sure that no unwelcome guests make their way onto your property – at least without you knowing.
However, having a weird cat prowl around your property can be just as effective it seems. Thankfully, this family decided to warn possible intruders ahead of time. Hopefully, that will keep them at bay, or they’ll have the cat to answer to!
While we know that we’re making some pretty steady progress towards achieving a more automated society in the future, the world of self-aware AI and day-to-day industrial robots is still a little while away.
In the interim though, these employees have left signs out reminding customers and employers alike, that they aren’t robots and are still subject to the same old human mistakes we’re all so vulnerable of making. So please be patient until the robots finally manage to relieve us!
If you’re the kind of person who takes your job seriously, then you know how annoying it can be to have someone try and tell you what to do all the time.
Sometimes a helping hand is really necessary, but too much of it can lead to tension in the workplace. This sign seems to have been made by someone who was dealing with this exact problem. For your own safety, it might be a good idea to head the warning or land up with a light concussion!