There’s barely anything scarier than a sign that says that Jumanji comes to life here. Yes, it’s a bit of an exaggeration, but that’s the only thing that comes to mind, thanks to this sign at an Alaskan road.
The sign depicts what seems to be a giant mosquito flying away with a person. We can’t say exactly what it’s trying to say, but it does get the overall message across — be careful.
The Lost Cat
Losing a pet can be a difficult time for a loving owner. Sometimes, they luck out and find amazing photos they can use on their posters. They put up proper details, and then place that information everywhere they can.
But sometimes, people need to go farther. This individual’s idea of a lost poster might need to be more effective. It could be anything from a Persian cat to one who likes fishing for food down the street.
A Fair Warning
Do you know those small-town movies where the big and slick city-goers ignore a well-written warning telling them not to do something and end up paying for it dearly? Well, if only they had learned their lessons 20 movies ago!
This small town also warns newcomers about what not to do when they get there. The only question is, why not?
The Exact Speed Limit
Signs with numbers on them are obviously extremely common as they help us know what the speed limit on a certain road is. While we’re used to seeing whole numbers, sometimes, having strange numbers can do wonders for your purpose.
This particular person has laid down the law regarding the speed limit, and it’s an off 9 1/2. Not 9, not 10, but 9 1/2. It could only have gotten better if the numbers had been 9 3/4.
Fish for Hire
The correct wording and spacing can make all the difference when it comes to signs on the road giving you a message, whether it’s a speed limit sign or one outside a restaurant.
This particular one decided to catch two fish with one sign but ended up with a funny and jumbled-up one! You eventually come to the correct conclusion, but it’s fun to pretend that the restaurant is hiring fish sandwiches for work.
An Ork Problem
Someone posted this particular sign on the internet, much to the amusement of fellow internet users. According to him, his father passed this “Utility Work Ahead” sign missing a W.
Seeing the sign change the meaning entirely, the father took the “ork” too seriously and added a quick photo of an ork at work to the picture. This ork seems to be ready to do some digging.
It sometimes takes work to wrap our heads around how a particular board and message ever got approved. This specific sign on the road is an excellent example of a time when the proof checker could have done their job better.
It’s challenging to decipher the exact message of this sign. We know it’s something to do with buying houses fast, but the first word continues to elude our understanding.
Preparing for Storm
In a town in Great Britain, the warning of impending snow sent people to the market for some mass buying of products to stock up.
The grocer, seeing the possible trouble, decided to put up this instructional sheet so that everybody gets a fair share of the food on their shopping spree. His customers might be a bit annoyed at this but at least no one will be lacking.
Just a Word
We all know that some words have the power to make people change their course. Such words can include, “please,” “chocolate,” and “stop!”
Another word is “no.” This sign is a brief reply to any question anyone can ask here! Can you park here? No. Is this a building? No. Can you go in? No. And so on.
A Speed Hump
Not many people know that alongside the usual rigorous speed bumps used to keep speedy drivers in check, there are also speed humps.
These little humps ensure that the driver’s speed slows so everybody is safe and sound. With the drawing of a car, this sign was found in a zoo in California. The zoo, it turns out, is full of humps for your vehicles and the humps of the animals.
Customers are only sometimes on their best behaviour when they go out to places. This particular establishment suffered quite some damage, thanks to a few customers.
Sadly, their damages weren’t limited to an area that could be closed off to the public but to a pretty vital area. The establishment finally decided to lay the blame where it rightly was and printed a sign for everybody to read.
A Haircut for Your Eyes
This little salon needed to get its message on the poster about its services. The Ivy’s Magic Hair Salon & Boutique gives you a lot of benefits, like hair treatments and makeup, but their most unique service is the one for the eye.
If their poster is to be believed, they will also give your eyelashes a stylish trim. Either it’s a big misprint, or it’s best to stay away from this salon.
Driving on Water
You always have to be careful while driving on a bridge. It’s extra important there to not speed up and stick to your lane. Even the stop signs say this, but sometimes they get a little confused.
This stop sign at a bridge has an image of a cycle and a car. Funny part? For some reason, the car seems to be pointed toward the river instead of the road.
People are never satisfied with what is present. Instead, we’re always searching for something elusive and magical. That could be why this sign is telling us that a dinosaur is about to cross the road.
Now we know that if the Ice Age is ever reversed and dinosaurs do make an appearance, there are signs to guide them in the right direction and help them follow correct road safety measures.
Riding a Rainbow
It’s easy to mistake signs for being something that they’re not. This one sign on a trail shows a person on a bike going over a speed bump, but it looks like it’s of a person riding a rainbow.
It’s probably a leprechaun who dared to undertake this feat in the search for a pot of gold. Who else would ride the seven-colored curve to the bottom?
A Heely Problem
All the ladies know that there are better ideas than wearing your heels in certain places. For example, any area with bars on the ground or a sandy beach is a big no-no for your beloved shoes.
This sign is a boon, telling them upfront that this area is not safe for heels. If only more places had such a disclaimer, many beautiful shoes would have been saved from breaking.
Run for Your Cake
Cakes are delicious, impressive, and finger-licking good! Funnel cakes are so good that they attract people around you, and it turns out even the seagulls want a piece of it!
This shop near a beach selling funnel cakes has warned its patrons that if a seagull swoops down and eats their funnel cake, it’s not the shop’s fault. So, if you’re ever here eating a piece of this cake, be careful of the birds circling you.
There are many ways to alert people to possible thievery in an area. You can just put up a sign that says ‘keep an eye on your belongings,’ but these options were too tame for this person!
For this particular message, this sign shows a cartoon bad guy sneaking toward a car — a brilliant, albeit funky little way to let people know to be careful. It’s kind of cute, too.
A Confidence Boost
There are some uplifting signs whose fundamental aim is to help you do better and be better. One such sign is this one which is a confidence booster wrapped up in a joke.
After all, imagining our younger selves feeling invincible in a superhero shirt is a great way to get a little pep into our step. As adults, we need to recapture the feeling.
A person on the internet came across the sign of a cow and was extremely puzzled as to why somebody had added a strip of tape right across its midriff. However, his question was soon answered when he walked a little further.
He came across a field of cows with; you guessed it, a tape-like white strip in their midriff. It’s hard to miss the likeness of the cow in real life and the sign!
An Owner’s Edict
Most shops have an open time and a more or less fixed closing. This is for the customers and also the shopkeeper to have a routine. But, this store or “small museum” follows different rules.
The owner has put up a sign outside proclaiming that the store is open when he is up and closed when he goes to sleep. He’s also warned that the store will remain closed the days he’s had enough.
An Influential Deal
We all know influencers are ruling the world with their followers and fans! These people love to grab those PR packages and free things for a few mentions.
However, this ice cream truck owner has had it with giving away free things. So he made a sign that influencers pay double for ice cream. He clarified that a 4$ item wasn’t worth giving away for free, and if influencers came to his door, he would charge them eight bucks.
Ring the Bell
We all know that missing the delivery person when eagerly awaiting a parcel can be pretty disheartening. But, what about when it’s happening over and over, even when you’re home?
This person decided to take action and posted a sign at his door for the delivery people explaining what a doorbell is and how it’s supposed to be used. Harsh but effective.
We were all once young and wild and brimming with ideas about what could be and what we should do. Slowly, as days turn into years and decades, we’re left with many what-ifs in our heads.
This sign at a retirement community is a funny take on being young, but it does get one thing right. Nobody goes through life only doing the right thing, and most decisions you make in your early years are probably not your smartest ones.
A Cab Ride
This very upfront and transparent cab driver decided to let his passengers know in the beginning what he carried. However, passengers probably got a lot more than they bargained for.
Along with some change, some cabbages (yes, the vegetable), and some Spice Girls for the mood, the driver also seems to be carrying some emotional baggage.
Fast-food Restaurants often have a signboard outside their premises which they use to run offers or relay essential messages. For this particular Arby’s, it became a form of ironic communication.
After a car drove through an Arby’s franchise, the restaurant cheekily took to getting the message of parking outside through their signage. This is how to turn all publicity into a good and funny one!
Libraries (incredibly informal ones on street corners) have a straightforward rule — you take a book, and you leave a book. This helps in circulating the books from one reader to another without losing the collection.
Similarly, some person has come up with this very clever dog library where the rule is for each stick you take; you put one back. Hopefully, even if the dogs aren’t able to get this, their owners follow through and give a stick back.
Post or Post?
Posts now have taken on a new life. They’re what the world does; when people post things on social media, the whole world takes notice.
However, once upon a time, before Facebook posts, a wooden beam with an electrical wire had the honor of being a post! Some clever person had the idea to make a joke out of the similarity of names and added this sign.
Sometimes, an explicit request doesn’t get heeded, and your problem persists. The Noccalula Falls Park in Alabama was fed up with the people coming there and littering everywhere, so they decided to take some action to get through to them.
They put up this very clever sign that calls people out for littering and lists all the wild and (quite frankly) sad reasons why they would want to do so.
Hide and Seek
Playing in corn mazes is fun to pass the time at any fair. They’re chaotic and kind of scary, but they’re a lot of fun — as long as you’re with somebody.
This corn maze organizer decided to poke fun at the public, who panic when they find themselves lost in the yellow-green fields, cheekily stating that every Thursday is “rescue day.” Not only that, they even add that only two-thirds of people have recovered. Cheeky and spooky!
A Polite Gesture
It doesn’t cost anything to be polite, that’s true! But sometimes, it even pays to be nice. This one local store decided that being nice should be rewarded.
On their board, they put up the prices for coffee. The catch? The same coffee is served at different prices, depending on how polite the customer is! A please here will save you $2!
A Fitting Name
Take a person to the top of a mountain and they’re bound to make some exclamation sound at the view. So, this particular viewpoint at the Grand Canyon decided to go with it, and now it’s named the Ooh Aah Point.
We’re pretty sure that every time somebody pops by, the first sounds out of their mouth are something similar to the name!
Want Vs. Needs
We all know that what you want and need may not always be the same. They might even look like they come from different planets altogether.
This doughnut shop made a lovely joke highlighting the difference between wanting to have abs and needing to eat donuts! After all, workouts might keep the body healthy, but a donut will keep the heart happy.
A Little Jazzy
Who says that caution signs have to be boring? Indeed not this Moxy Nashville Hotel, where a warning sign hasn’t lost any flair!
For their “floor’s wet caution” sign, the hotel added a little pizzazz with the cartoon of a person falling with his jazz hands thrown in the air. Who says that the oomph factor can’t be added to a wet tumble?
Every morning when someone gets up, there are two things that they can’t escape — a great big yawn and a wish for coffee. This particular sign at a coffee shop decided to take a cheeky dig!
According to them, a yawn is nothing but a silent scream for coffee. We give it 10/10 points, as the only thing that can get that yawn to quit is coffee.
King Vs. Clown
The rivalry between Mcdonald’s and Burger King is a legendary one. The two fast-food joints love to take digs at each other, online and offline!
This was one of the most classic cases of their feud when Burger King asked people why they would work with a clown (McDonald’s mascot) when they could work with the king! The best part about this rivalry is that it’s tasteful, sarcastic, and always funny.
Two in One
This diner at a gas station decided to make the best of its usually unwanted location and put up a sign that tells a customer all they can do there.
Named Pump’n Diner, this sign proclaims that you can eat and get gas at this place! Hopefully, the gas is only the kind you put in your car, not your stomach.
Really Not a Door
Here’s a perfect example of why signs are worth the few minutes it takes to read them. This one, for example, makes sure that you don’t make a fool of yourself by attempting to enter here.
Those that bothered to read the sign will know that the entrance to this room is just a little way away. That’s apparently really important because this really looks like a door.
Joke of the Day
Who doesn’t love a silly dad joke to brighten up their day? The person in charge of this sign decided to take that to heart and change it to a different funny message every few days.
After seeing these great jokes, we’re sure that the residents around Westwood Hills can’t stop laughing every time they pass by this hilarious sign. This might not be informative, but it is entertaining!
More than the actual shopping, some people love to spend their time at the store haggling prices. That’s extra true with antique and second-hand stores where there’s usually a lot more wiggle room when it comes to the price.
It looks like this antiques store owner has had enough of those people, though. So, instead of constantly arguing and defending their prices, they decided to put up this sign that will hopefully deter people from haggling while still making them smile.
You Have Been Warned
Taking care of a dog is a big responsibility, and not just when it comes to the dog’s needs. There’s also a social responsibility to make sure your dog doesn’t harm anyone.
That’s why we have “beware of dog” signs. This one, though, decided to be extra cheeky by warning us not just of the dog in the house, but also of the fishy cat that lives here.
Usually, warning signs are placed somewhere before the actual danger to make sure that we have enough time to change our actions and stay safe. Because, obviously, having the sign come after the hazard is pretty useless.
This hilarious sign clearly doesn’t care about giving us early warning. After all, by the time you’ve started reading it, it’s already too late! What we don’t understand is why this bird house insists on having a sign like this outside.
Whether it’s booking a vacation or planning where to eat, getting recommendations from friends and family has always been a great way to insure that your plan is about to be fun. The internet, however, has made it so that we suddenly also have the opinion of strangers.
This pizza place decided that some random guy’s very strong opinions about their food would actually help them sell more food. Honestly, it’s working, because, now we kind of want to try it for ourselves, too!
High Skills Required
This museum thought it would be a fabulous idea to place a working piano in one of its main spaces, hoping that it would get skilled pianists to play some beautiful songs.
Unfortunately, it seems that the unspoken rule wasn’t enough to stop unskilled piano enthusiasts from trying their hand at playing badly. So, they just had to put this very clear sign.
What we love even more than silly signs, are signs that used to be normal but have been altered to be anything but! This sign, believe it or not, used to be a warning against deer in the area.
Now, it just makes us believe that somewhere in the next three miles there’s a portal to some magical world like Narnia or Hogwarts. That would defiently be a sight to see.
A perfect selfie normally entails more Instagram likes, a surge in the number of followers, and some social media cred to begin with.
Danger, What’s That?
For these self-proclaimed daredevils, taking a perfect selfie is way more important than adhering to safety standards. So, it’s a no-brainer that these people are one of the regular offenders when it comes to flouting safety rules. It doesn’t matter to them if they fall since they like to live life on the edge.
Hoping This Is a Dream
This image is the stuff nightmares – one wrong move and we shudder to even think what could happen. This guy, for instance, is hanging from the radio tower as if he has been doing this his entire life.
He not only looks relaxed and content but also confident. It seems like he knows exactly how well this picture is going to do on Instagram.
This guy’s grin is an indication of how much he values his life. Meet Serra do Mar from Rio de Janeiro, who, for a perfect selfie, didn’t think twice about risking his life. Here, he can be seen hanging precariously from the Gorge Bridge in Colorado.
Gorge Bridge, over the years, has emerged as a popular hub for extreme selfie fanatics. These bridges however are also a dangerous spot to take pictures as more than twelve people have lost their lives since 2014 while trying to take selfies.
Need for Speed
We don’t know who needs to hear this but risking life to take a selfie from a speeding train is nothing, but a dumb move. Taking a selfie like this is an extremely dangerous thing to do.
You can fall off the train’s window easily if you lose balance or worse, you could be hit by another train. In all probability, a selfie like this is not worth it – no matter how beautiful it turns out to be.
On Top of the World!
Does this selfie make you say Yikes? Because it is definitely making us do that. Taken by Angela Nikolau, this selfie, became one of the most extreme selfies that were ever taken. Considered illegal in many countries such as Singapore, Nikalou is indulging in what is known as rooftopping.
Also known as roofing, this selfie is about taking assisted or unassisted pictures (selfies) on the rooftops, cranes, antennas, and more in order to appear more attractive on Instagram.
Anything for a Selfie!
Some people can go any heights (quite literally) to take that prized selfie. Like this guy, who is not even a bit scared of that dizzying height! And to make the danger worse, he is not even wearing a shred of protective gear that can protect him from a potential fall.
All it matters to him is how his selfie will turn out, and he seems rather focused on it. Maybe it’s time you should rethink your life goals, Mister?
Hanging Out With Christ
This selfie was a part of the challenge the Brazilian tourism board gave photographer Lee Thompson. Thompson, in 2014, along with his colleague Oliver Harvey secured special permission from the Brazilian authorities to climb atop the statue of Christ: The Redeemer.
The duo was there to cover the ongoing World Cup in Brazil. Lee, not only managed to climb atop the statue successfully, he even documented his climb for the world to see.
Corrida de Toros (coursing of bulls) is a bullfighting tradition in Spain. Considered to be a blood sport, Corrida de Toros, is also an integral part of Mexican culture. While this game of bullfighting is a spectacle to watch, it is fraught with dangers, too.
This man, however, chose to ignore the danger unfolding behind him as a group of matadors tried to pacify an angry bull. He is busy documenting what’s happening around him without thinking about how he could have become a target, too.
I Came Here for a Selfie
This guy (Alexander Remnev) came all the way up just for a selfie. He also decided to bring two of his pals along. One question though: how did he manage to convince his two friends to accompany him? Our guess is that the guy has a silver tongue and can coax you into anything.
If he ever asks us to join him on his selfie sojourns, we would probably turn away from his offer with a polite no since we actually care about our lives!
It is said that couples who do things together are the happiest ones. Whoever wrote this perhaps didn’t include taking ‘extreme selfies’ in the list of things a couple should do. A pinch of foolishness is acceptable, but this one takes the cake.
Well, Ivan Kuznetsov and Angela Nikolau often team up together for taking extreme selfies atop high-rise structures and buildings. Couple goals? Naah, we don’t think so.
What would be your first instinct if you see fire around you? A person would normally respond to a stressful situation by either fighting it (dousing the fire in this case), removing themselves from the situation or by freezing out of fear (i.e. remaining clueless about what to do).
These ladies however are dealing with a stressful situation by taking happy selfies. Or wait have they actually placed themselves in the situation knowingly? Who wants to know, anyway? We say – Run!
Why on Earth Would You Do That?
A lot of people are taking selfies in front of volcanic lava or volcanic eruptions. In 2021, a large number of people were seen taking selfies in front of lava spewing out of Mount Nyiragongo in Congo. This was despite the fact that more than 30 people were hurt.
Dozens of homes were destroyed due to the searing volcanic heat. But at least this man was wearing his protective gear while he was taking that selfie. However, we are not sure how effective his gear would have been in case the lava got too close.
Taking selfies while standing on mountain tops always comes with the risk of falling off. But, these things hardly matter to certain people, who treat such potential dangers with the disdain they would normally reserve for the annoying calls from telemarketing agencies.
The only positive thing about this selfie is that its taker is well-aware of the dangers that come with it. He has captioned this picture as follows: “I don’t usually take selfies, but when I do, they are dangerous.”
Bro, You Need to be Careful
Some people are so caught up in getting their selfies right that their attention almost borders on intense meditation. This man’s attention is in fact, so exemplary, that he almost misses out on the fact that the sea lion, he’s gleefully capturing on the camera, is ready to sink his teeth into his flesh.
It looks like this man should have asked the lion’s permission before taking a selfie with him. He should have captured him from a safe distance.
‘I feel alive’ – that’s what this girl’s expression communicates through this (dangerous) selfie. First of all, standing near the cliff is an extremely bad idea.
Second, taking pictures alone in a setting like this is inviting trouble. The picture, no matter, how stunning, is definitely not worth risking your beautiful life for. There are other ways to feel alive, but this is just not one of them.
It’s About Perspectives
Horseshoe Bend in Arizona is definitely a great spot for taking pictures, but don’t let the beautiful scenery fool you as there are no railings installed. The place, thus, can be an immense safety hazard, if one is not careful.
This image gives new meaning to the saying “it’s all about the perspective” – as it can be thought of as a stunning shot by some while others may deem it as an extremely dangerous snap.
Don’t Look Back
A word of caution: that selfie with a shark might cost you your life. An interesting fact that needs to be brought up here is that as per a study conducted in 2020 by case24, more people have been killed when taking selfies than in shark attacks.
Considering what you have just read, this image seems rather funny. It is like saying that the sharks have joined forces (and fins) to even the odds.
Playing With Danger
There are some people who do not care for logic when it comes to taking selfies. This woman, for instance, took a selfie in the middle of a running stream.
Lucky for her, the current wasn’t that strong and so she hasn’t been swept away. But, what if it had been a little stronger on that day? We wouldn’t want to imagine the consequences.
Enjoying the View
“It can get lonely at the top” was a popular phrase in circulation during the ‘90s to describe how success can strangely feel like loneliness. We believe it’s still relevant today.
We hope the weather is nice, even though we are sure it gets lonely up there. We certainly wouldn’t want to trade places with him, however.
Livin’ on the Edge
There are two types of people: people who do things without thinking much and then there are people who like to commit to things only after giving them careful thought. On the surface, the guy in this selfie seems to belong to the first category, i.e. people who do things without prior thinking.
This dangerous picture may look cool, but is it really worth the risks? If someone were to startle him, he could fall off and lose his life.
Meet the Other Kind
Here is another man who thinks it would be cool to post a selfie like this one. Not only is it dangerous, but it is also downright foolish. He could have simply used a filter to get the same effect. Why risk your life?
You could also probably get a filter with a picture of sharks coming at you in the middle of the ocean. That would have been so much cooler than this.
Don’t Lean on Nothing
Major Lazer put it nicely in their hit song ‘all we need is somebody to lean on.’ It is a lovely song that is also very true. But some people just don’t get it.
This gentleman, for instance, didn’t seem to understand it and is leaning on nothing but a rock. One wrong move, and he might have found himself at the bottom of this mountain.
Coming at You
A phone, to a selfie lover, is no less than a lifeline. How else would they take a selfie? This duo is so caught up in the moment that they kinda don’t seem to realize that these huge waves behind are about to sweep them off.
Well, we don’t mean to state the obvious. But, the couple did end up getting drenched by the furious waves. We hope they had waterproof iPhones.
Not all selfies were created equal. Some are just worse than others in terms of the things you had to go through in order to take them. No, we are not talking about the angles here.
Needless to say, this selfie fails on the safety criteria since it features swarming jellyfish (they sting!). We can only hope this person came back to the surface safely.
The Instagram caption on this women’s photograph reads, “What some people would do for a selfie.” We guess she regrets it now. Though, we have to admit that we admire her courage very much. We wouldn’t be able to do anything like it.
As she is posing for the camera, she also seems to be looking for something to hold on to. Is it too late to say “too late”? We hope she made it back in one piece.
Confident for the Wrong Reasons
Train selfies are a huge problem in certain Asian nations such as India and Bangladesh. Taking a selfie with a speeding train or on a railway track is sort of becoming a local trend in these nations. However, such selfies should be avoided as they can cost one their life.
The man, in this image, is unfazed by the speeding train coming in his direction. The other person, his friend may be, is taking a picture of him taking a selfie. Who needs enemies when you have friends like these?
Is It Worth the Danger?
A selfie with alligators is one of the most dangerous forms of selfie-taking. Though most alligators don’t cause harm to humans unnecessarily, there are certain breeds of alligators that can maul you with their sharp teeth.
In November 2021, a tourist was attacked by a 12 ft. long crocodile in the Philippines while trying to take a selfie with it. So, the moral of the story is that no crocodile or alligator selfie is worth risking your life for.
See You Later, Alligator
Alligators can run at the speed of 20 miles per hour, which is more than the average speed of certain species combined. So, be sure that you are able to run faster than 20 miles per hour, next time you take a selfie with an alligator.
As of now, an average healthy human can run at a speed of ten to fifteen miles per hour. We suggest you put on those running shoes and start running!
On the surface, this selfie seems like a regular one — with the girl is enjoying the green, natural surroundings she is in, except there is something else in the picture. On closer inspection, one can see a giant black bear making his appearance at the top right corner of the selfie.
Bears, unlike humans, are fast runners and can easily run at the speed of twenty-five miles per hour. How fast can you run?
Safaris are great, but they can be dangerous too. Sure, these animals won’t bother you as long as they have had their meal but that is no reason to let your guard down.
They are wild animals, after all. These fellas here that they are probably more savage than the big cats behind them. Looks like they are in for a surprise.