Do you ever wonder whether we are getting smarter as a species or the exact opposite is happening? Well, you’re not the only one. While we’ve achieved great progress in the last couple of centuries there are some worrying signs that the trend may be reversing.
The evidence for that is the signs we can see everywhere around us. Sometimes these signs are telling something that should be obvious to everyone but the trouble is, people can do some really dumb things so they need equally dumb signs you won’t believe exist.
You’re about to see 75 signs which demonstrate that we’re not as smart as we think we are.
In case you didn’t figure it out on your own, peanut butter is actually made of… peanuts. The same goes for the product on the picture. Peanut allergy is no joke so we understand why they needed to put a sign to warn their customers, if their own eyes failed to do the trick.
Some people may be tempted to break into a library during the night, which is why every library needs a sign to disssuade them from attempting something stupid. Next time you plan on paying a visit to the library, keep in mind that it’s closed until it’s opened.
You probably find it annoying and unfair when you buy a product and find out that it isn’t quite the same as what the image on the package showed. This sign has been posted for a reason – to avoid confusion.
Would you put your hand in the fire for someone? If you ever consider it, be sure to remember that the fire is hot.
People who don’t bother to read danger signs may often find themselves in real danger. Just in case you forget: flames are not good for your skin.
Watch your step or you might slip. You can’t say you haven’t been warned.
No matter what city, state or country we’re from, we’re all from Earth. This sign reminds us of that simple fact.
When God closes a door he opens a window and vice versa. You won’t need a window if you simply try the alternative entrance.
We love the drawing. When words aren’t enough, the drawing is there to remove any doubt in respect to the harmful impact of swallowing a hanger.
Cat food manufacturers obviously didn’t consider the possibility that their product name might be confusing for some customers. If they did, this sign wouldn’t have been necessary.
If you ever succumb to a reflex to breathe under water, remember this sign and let it serve as a warning. Unless you have gills, then this warning doesn’t apply to you.
Teens and adolescents have a habit to sit on the nearest fence they find to spend their leisure time. It really pays to be careful on what kind of fence do you sit on to avoid accidents.
When you’re attending a party it’s easy to get carried away chatting with your friends. One step too far while standing on a balcony can prove fatal, unless there’s a sign like this one warning you that you’re not on the ground level.
The first explorers didn’t need signs to guide them while they were discovering the Americas. If Columbus could do it, why shouldn’t you be able to do the same?
We can only wonder what’s the story behind this sign. It has to be a good one.
Too often we focus too much on the form and forget about the substance. It’s all nice to enjoy your lollipop when you’re getting a shot but don’t forget what it’s all about.
The best way to know what you’re buying is to try on the product before you actually pay for it. Sometimes that’s impossible, however, so we have to trust the manufacturer.
Think of all the underwater wonders just waiting to be discovered in a public toilet. Unfortunately, the risk of getting injured while attempting to dive in a toilet is too high.
Some things are just not meant to be used for hitting each other. If you really want to smack someone – use a pillow.
Nasty things can happen when we take sports too seriously. More sports facillities should have signs like this one.
Every home for sale should a have a sign ‘no ghosts on the premises’. Nobody wants to repeat the mistake that couple from the Amityville made.
Tourists can be a troublesome bunch, especially when they want to take selfies with crocodiles. Don’t ever attempt it yourself.
One can’t just walk into the ocean from a random point. Who knows what could be lurking in the depths. That’s why it’s always safe to enter the sea through the entrance.
Parents need to realize that their kids have limits. Signs like these are necessary to avoid heartbreaking scenes of weeping kids who are forced by their parents to ride the mechanical bull.
If only more manufacturers put tags such as this on their products, there would be less dirty t-shirts in the world. The only problem with that is that people who need to be reminded to wash their clothes may also need to be reminded how to wash them as well.
When you really need to go you hardly pay attention to what urinal you’re using. Even if it’s a hole in the wall.
Traffic safety is important and everyone needs to know all the regulations right down to the last detail. Better safe than sorry, right?
People who watched too many Jim Carrey movies might get some strange ideas from time to time. Licking the bathroom walls sounds disturbing enough to warrant a response from the staff.
Keys exist for a purpose. If you don’t have have one and door is locked it’s better you go back the way you came.
You need the best ingredients to prepare healthy and nutritious food. Doesn’t matter which ingredients, just make sure they’re organic.
Stepping into an empty elevator shaft is everyone’s nightmare. These folks were smart enough to put a sign to avoid unfortunate accidents from occurring.
This sign is very unfair to non-swimmers. You don’t have to be a swimmer to enjoy water sports like everyone else. Stop discrimination against non-swimmers!
Every sidewalk has to end somewhere. What’s problematic is what happens after you reach the end of the sidewalk.
There comes a time when you need coffee so badly you’d do just about anything to get your hands on that cup. If there’s no cup available, your hands will do just fine.
Stop signs are everywhere so we take them for granted and often forget about their existence. This sign is here to remind us of their existence.
Ordering a coffee should be a fairly straightforward task, no need to complicate things by speaking Klingon. Unless you’re at spaceship bar, that is.
Experienced skiers know that moving trees are just an illusion. We don’t live in Middle Earth and Treebeard is not real.
Showing in your underwear in public may be considered fashionable in come circles but most of us old-fashioned folks still see it as rude. The people who run this establishment have had enough.
You don’t have to be a first time driver to be reminded of some of the basics of road etiquette. If there were more signs like this one there would be less traffic accidents.
It must be a bad feeling to enter the toilet and unzip your pants just to find out that the toilet is actually a fake. Here’s another reason not to like IKEA.