Contradictory and amusing signs across the world

Funny, thought-provoking and odd signs can make us laugh, or even doubt our sense of the world we live in.

Signs often serve the purpose of supplying useful directions, or notifications of important events. However, some of them simply turn out weird, funny, or even thought-provoking. Here are six of them.


Opposing news headlines

These newspaper headlines in Zimbabwe, Africa are about the fuel situation in Zimbabwe. Recent shortages left massive queues of cars at filling stations. Many of the people stay in the their cars overnight to ensure obtaining precious fuel. The shortages come after the new presidency struggles with the economic situation in the country. Can you guess which is the main state newspaper?


The most obvious warning sign about water

This sign is one of those general warnings we all became used to once Health & Safety officers were invented. Please, never do this.


The sign reaction we don't see enough of

This sign is about picking up after your pooch does its business. We really don't see enough people following instructions like this funny guy.


The lacking detail sign

This sign could really have used a bit more detail. The brevity means it looks like they offer to vacuum the elderly. This promotional sign may not increase business very much.


Cryptic animal crossing sign

OK, so you are driving along and you see this sign. What can it mean? By the time you figure it out you may be very far away.


Falling rocks sign with a twist

Wherever we go in hilly or mountainous country we see signs warning of rocks falling. But this one comes with a twist. Beware rocks falling....oh yeah, and cows!

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