When you think about it, stairs are a basic component of many people’s everyday lives, and with good reason. Not only do they give you access to space above or below, but they’re also a great way for people to keep healthy. That is, of course, assuming that stair design was well thought out and executed accordingly.

You would think that by now, we would have stair construction all figured out. They are so ubiquitous that you can hardly go anywhere without seeing them. Believe it or not, though, there are staircases out there that defy the concept of function entirely, and we are here to show you the best of them!

The thing about designing and building stairs is that they should first and foremost be safe to walk on. That’s the number one consideration when building them and, coincidentally, it’s the number one thing that most of these stairs fail at. Whether it’s modern and edgy or pointless yet deadly, we’ll let you be the judge. Here’s a list of 50 hilarious stair designs that didn’t quite go as planned.