25 Hilarious Warning Signs from Around the World
Warning signs exist for a pretty straightforward reason: to warn the passerby of imminent danger or possible environmental hazard. Many people and companies have gotten into serious trouble for not having adequate warning signs, but the people who put these particular displays up went more than just a little overboard. But does that really exist or are people just looking to avoid spending the next six months of their lives in a court of law? This collection of hilarious signs shows just how far people go for a fair warning.
A Poke Around Their Insides
People have swallowed some strange things over the years, but it seems unlikely that a clothes hanger has ever entered the list. Yet, this dry cleaner thought that in order to be on the safe side, he would put a warning sign on the hanger in question, just in case a customer thought he would play circus freak for the day and have a poke around his insides.
On second thought, given the stupidity of the general public, it doesn’t seem like such a bad idea to warn them of the dangers of swallowing a coat hanger after all.
A Little Too Comfortable
This sign says what everyone thinks when they see a couple engaged in too long of a kiss at the airport. As touching as it can be to see people who are truly in love, there are some actions that are better kept in the home, or at least in a quiet movie theater.
The thing of it is, the 60s are over, as is the era of free love and public displays of affection.
A Real Warning Sign
Some people seem to think that all machines are designed for their idiocy in mind. This means that they expect even the most basic things, such as a water boiler, to be childproofed, without which the manufacturers would have a lawsuit on their hands.
The silly folks who would expect that the clearly hazardous machine behind the door would be able to think clearly enough.
Who Let the Dogs Out?
It is not uncommon for people to choose guard dogs as their pets, particularly if they live in rough neighborhoods. Such animals can be mighty useful when it comes to warning their owners of an intruder or of a bad situation happening outside.
But this sign suggests that their pet dog is not necessarily hazardous, but simply peculiar.
Children Do the Darndest Things
While it’s true that children do the darndest things, this is bordering on absurd. Sure, the kids climbing all over the pipe look young, but at least most of them should be able to read the sign.
Unless that is, all of them just happen to suffer from severe visual impairments, in which case they might be forgiven.
A Shortage of Robots
The tendency to explode at customer service representatives seems to be growing as time goes on, to the point that the era of being polite to your fellow human being is now obsolete.
This sign is giving a fair warning to those people who have forgotten to be amicable when they need something from somebody.
Always a Pleasure
Being at the zoo is always a pleasure. Wandering around the pathways looking at the animals going about their business as much as they can do in captivity is a lovely of spending the afternoon, but the tigers don’t necessarily agree.
Instead, they see such passerbys, especially small children, as a nice healthy snack to pick at lazily while the sun shines on their beautiful coats.
Square Inch Bite
People and their tendency to not respect animals seems to be a recurring theme in this serious. But if warning signs like the one below didn’t exist, the public would end up seriously injured or worse.
Alligators are especially known for their very high pound per square inch bite, which is fairly obvious to anyone who has ever considered counting their teeth.
Halloween Came Early
This sign taken out of context is quite disconcerting. After all, in what world would it be acceptable for an adult driving a tractor with babies crawling around them be a real concern?
Unless this is some kind of demented dystopia in which there are no sidewalks or strollers for children to learn to walk on, and so they are stuck in the middle of the road with all of the farm vehicles.
This warning sign is in pure defense of the animals. Even though most warning signs are generally designed for human safety, this one takes the side of the animals.
In all honesty, it is not necessarily accurate that animals would be unsafe if they were to eat a human, but it is better to give people that impression in order to stop them from toppling over the fence trying to get a better look at the lions.
As unreasonable as it may be to assume that someone might try to dive into a toilet, the legendary scene in Trainspotting might lead people to think otherwise.
After all, the film was an inspiration to young people all around, and some may have taken the moment just a little too literally.
Accidental Potato Chips
Though this warning sign is quite funny in theory, it is obviously geared towards couples who practice passive-aggressive behavior.
Though there is some honesty in this store tip, it is not healthy behavior for a couple to act so petty around their partner. Instead, a couple should either purchase two different bags of chips or agree on one that they both like enough to have around the house.
At a Moment’s Notice
Death Valley is known as being the hottest place in the United States, hence its rather somber name. It is thus quite ironic that their health center sign would be such a prominent feature in the area.
On the other hand, given the demographic and the frighteningly toasty environment, it makes sense that they would need expert medical care on hand at a moment’s notice.
Colors and Rough Terrain
This sign obviously wasn’t placed clearly enough on the road for the driver of this SUV, because the car has toppled over miserably on the side of the road.
Hopefully, no one was severely injured in this horrendous accident, if only because that would be a tale to tell the grandchildren.
Bold Googly Eyes
Talk about a throwback to the 90s. Not only did someone break out the googly eyes, but Drew Barrymore was thirty years younger. This is just an insult to two beautiful parts of the era, a beautiful actress and the most useless of craft objects known to man.
Well done to whoever thought this was a good idea, but we personally think it’s more than a bit silly.
On the Face of the Earth
There really is nothing better than a good hot dog in the sun on a weekend afternoon, and whoever put on this sausage festival knew that.
This is possibly the greatest type of event on the face of the earth, though it looks as though it is taking place in the dead of winter given how barren the trees look. Still, we’re looking at a pleasant way of embracing casing culture.
All Sorts of Confusion
This warning sign is more than just slightly alarming. Who would even consider purchasing such a defective item than a parachute that had only been used once and had never been opened?
It is likely that this is just a mere grammatical error committed by a person who had very low mastery of the English language.
More Than Trepidation
There are times when a sign can instill more trepidation in a person than is at all necessary. This optimistic street sign indicates that the street is called New Life Lane, but then a newer sign indicates that it is a dead-end.
The oxymoron here is irreplaceable. It is quite disconcerting to see these two signs and how different the words are when they are stuck together.
The Demise of the Cat
This rather new looking warning sign is quite the threat for the passerby. One must wonder exactly what is at the end of the road if a sign is indicating it so blatantly. Perhaps a set of large and dangerous animals for silly people to try to make friends with, then wonder why they were left with quite a severe injury.
Still, they do say that curiosity led to the demise of the cat, so it really is entirely their fault.
The Funniest of All
Ok, so this is possibly the funniest sign of all, at least to us because of our fondness for plays on words. This is quite a whimsical way of letting potential shoplifters know that they shouldn’t be trying to steal from the store.
Teenagers are the most common culprit, and they tend to respond best to corny humor, so this is a great way to go.
It’s quite amusing that the manufacturer of this warning sign though it was possible for a person to ride a bicycle with just one wheel in the first place, at least sufficiently so to advertise against it.
Naturally, the sign depicts a person tumbling to the ground, likely because he fell into what looks like train tracks. Nonetheless, let’s not forget, boys and girls, to not ride a one-wheeled bicycle unless you’ve just joined the circus as a clown who rides a unicycle.
A Little Morphology
Yet another prime example of what a little knowledge of morphology can bring to the validity of warning signs. This is a perfectly good reason to give a police officer who would come to give you a ticket for parking illegally.
Just snap a picture of the sign on your smartphone and show it to the cop with a goofy smile on your face.
Push Bats, Push
Zoos tend to bring out the most ridiculous behaviors in people, as is shown by their tendency to complain when winged creatures go and do their business on their heads.
Until they provide fully flushing toilets for each bird and bat, they are fully allowed to carry on in their current manner of relieving themselves.
This is a Stop Sign
Just because many people, including cyclists, tend to run stop signs, the mayor of this town decided to emphasize the use of the sign in question.
Perhaps the snow that fell heavily over the long winter covered up the stop sign so badly that a second bright red sign was needed, or perhaps the whole contraption is just located in the middle of a bad intersection.
Current Affairs Section
What a somber sense of humor this bookstore clerk has. Although we live in rather difficult times, that they can be paralleled to post-apocalyptic fiction is quite an exaggeration.
Then again, with the last 3 years having been among the worst since World War II, perhaps the clerk in question was right.
Bye, Bye Birdie
This is just too good to be true. How is it possible that a seagull would land on the one sign forbidding such animals? What audacity the bird has to show its face in a place where it is clearly not welcome.
But, as whoever wanted the sign put up should have known, it is not up to humans to tell the seagulls where to go.
Of Our Generation
This warning sign is a perfect example of the doings of our generation. All a person has to do during a fire, as is learned during childhood, is to abandon all belongings and exit the building in a calm and orderly fashion.
Instead, many people would first be glued to their cell phones to announce to the world that they were caught in a building fire.
For a Crush
Many people enjoy diving into a large swimming pool for dramatic effect, and whoever made this “no diving” sign is well aware of it.
Ergo it is a pure mockery of these folks who like to show off that same cannonball that they mastered as a child over and over again for the sake of getting the attention of the woman they have a crush on.
Just For the Ents
This guy is thinking the same thing as anyone who has ever come across this sign. Why would any institution feel the need to warn the public about plants crossing the street?
Unless this seen was taking place in the forest of Fangorn and Treebeard and the Ents were about to wander by, in which case the terminology used was more than a little offensive towards this creature from Middle-earth.