If you travel a lot, you’ve probably noticed that street signs around the world are almost identical in every country you visit. That’s not a surprise – they are usually made in a way that everyone could understand them independent of nationality, and not get into trouble.

However, you will always notice even the slightest change in size or color if it differs from your hometown. Of course, slight differences in color and shape are nothing compared to the funny signs you are about to see because people’s stupidity (creativity?) around the world knows no bounds. In fact, these confusing signs do anything but help.

Starting with strange billboards and ending with weird town names and funny street names, this compilation of stupid signs has it all. There’s plenty of pedestrian crossing signs that don’t make sense and translation fails abound too. But we’d still like to know what’s the story behind a sign saying ‘Not responsible if seagulls eat your funnel cake.’ Did it happen that often? Do people really blame the cafe owner for that? Who knows.

Here is our list of 55 Funniest Signs Around the World- enjoy, comment and never forget to share it with other pandas!

1. $200 Fine

Bamboos for: jurvetson

2. Confusing Sign For Church

3. You Should Have Taken Bicycle Instead

Bamboos for: Alexander Somma

4. Translation Fail? Maybe Not

Bamboos for: TrevinC

5. Funny Pedestrian Crossing By Bar

Bamboos for: mtl2tky

6. Beware of People Crossing the Road

Bamboos for: Alex E. Proimos

7. Strange British Place Name

Bamboos for: ian boyd

8. Dinosaur Crossing

Bamboos for: emmar (catching up on photos v busy!)

9. BJ

Bamboos for: Doug Wallick

10. Funny Subway Signs

Bamboos for: Remy Sharp

11. Heavy Pedestrians Crossing

Bamboos for: TrombaMarina

12. Rainbow Rider

Bamboos for: BillRhodesPhoto

13. Mountain Lion

Bamboos for: ekai

14. Funny Street Sign For High Heeled Ladies

Bamboos for: espresso marco

15. Weird Town Name Or Traffic Accident?

Bamboos for: oh_candy

16. No Responsibility For Seagull Sign

Bamboos for: iirraa

17. Beware of Thieves

Bamboos for: scazon

18. Who’s Bob? Confusing.

Bamboos for: CaptPiper

19. Crows

Bamboos for: MIgracionTOtal

20. Don’t Do What…?

Bamboos for: -sel

21. No Swimming

Bamboos for: boldorak2208

22. Non-drying Paint

Bamboos for: clare_and_ben

23. Say No to Strangers and Strange Dogs Sign

Bamboos for: clare_and_ben

24. Don’t Ride Headless Horses

Bamboos for: Vallo

25. Annoying Penguins

Bamboos for: Silversprite

26. Sudden

Bamboos for: Silversprite

27. Problems With Elephants

Bamboos for: Silversprite

28. Funny Wild Children Sign

Bamboos for: Silversprite

29. Animal Sickness

Bamboos for: tenioman

30. Confusing Billboards From Church Again

Bamboos for: Sideshow Bruce

31. Don’t Hit This Sign

Bamboos for: josephleenovak

32. Sharp Edges

Bamboos for: dullhunk

33. Senior Citizens

Bamboos for: PittCaleb

34. No Laughing

Bamboos for: Toby87

35. Strange Sign That Actually Exists

Bamboos for: james_michael_hill

36. Control Your Pee


Bamboos for: un_owen

37. Dangerous Pigeons

Bamboos for: AMagill

38. May Lick You to Death

6. LGagnon

39. Beware of Owner!

Bamboos for: dan taylor

40. Always Use A Pedestrian Crossing

Bamboos for: doug88888

41. Tripping Hazard

Bamboos for: jcolman

42. Nowadays You Can’t Trust Anybody

Bamboos for: marctonysmith

43. At Least There’s No Translation Fail Or Misunderstanding

Bamboos for: geeknerd99

44. Glory Hole!

Bamboos for: eskimo_jo

45. Beware of Pegasus

Bamboos for: christophe dune

46. However, Cows Are OK

Bamboos for: http://capenomad.wordpress.com/

47. Be Careful

Bamboos for: Sree_

48. Car vs Bicycle Traffic Sign

Bamboos for: richardmasoner

49. Weird Sign Against Creeps

Bamboos for: wili_hybrid

50. No Shooting (notice the sign in the back)


Bamboos for: Silversprite

51. Low Flying Owls

Bamboos for: Silversprite

52. Linguistic Ambiguity Strikes Again

Bamboos for: Silversprite

53. Be Prepared

Bamboos for: Papaver Somniferum

P.S: you probably noticed that there are only 53 funny signs, and the title said 55. If you can’t live with that – send us your funny sign photo to ilove@boredpanda.com.