Today, signs can be found everywhere in shops, hospitals, offices, and public toilets. We’re surrounded by them though we will never know why. But not all signs are boring instructions about what to do in an emergency. Here is a selection of the funniest signs from around the world as decided by LB’s crack team of investigators.
Do Not Breathe under the Water
Anyone who has read an article about human evolution will know that our ears are the remnants of gills. But we’ve since drifted too far away from our fishy forefathers to be able to breathe underwater and having a sign up about it only reaffirms what we know instinctively, so what gives? It’s entirely up to you whether you obey this one or not.
Please Be Safe
One of the central questions when it comes to running a zoo is what happens when a member of the public gets eaten. We thrive in the vastly altered terrain of the modern world but when it comes to being in proximity to deadly creatures we’d still like to know someone cared if we got nibbled.
Did that just say…?
Despite the Soviet Union of the 1960s having detailed maps of every military installation in the UK we thought they could do with a helping hand just in case they’d missed any. The keys are hanging up on the back of the door.
The medium of communication is highly contagious. After all, that’s how we became who we are today. But sometimes our cultural evolution sprouts a mutant sign maker. Barring the emergence of a strong new selective vaccine these signs are just going to keep popping up.
If you Hit this Sign…
Ah, a striking example of simple, honest ingenuity. This sign is practical, cheap and mobile. What’s not to like?
Don’t sit on Crocodiles
Never smile at a crocodile. No, you can’t get friendly with a crocodile. And sitting on it will not make you a hero. Oddly enough, Mick Tabone from Queensland, Australia spent his life sitting on one but that was OK because he and croc Gregory shared a “strong bond”.
This has to be one of the funniest signs we have seen for a while! Not content with feeding their cats cow’s milk some owners turn to formula. However, we think this sign was added after people worried about cat cruelty had begun pelting shop staff. More surprisingly, a recent background check revealed that cats don’t have a preference for the type of milk they drink.
They come out of nowhere
Rather like the “road wet when raining” sign, this one. Yet someone must have run straight into the nine foot chain link barrier for there to be a sign in place. If we find out who we’ll post up a picture. In the meantime we’ll wait for that vaccine.
Well at least it’s inspirational. But the fact remains you’re still heading for a place with a suspiciously high rat count. Enter at your own risk with a forward thrust of the chin and tense clenching of the fists.