Sometimes you come across a sign that states something so obvious, you wonder why the heck somebody decided to put it up in the first place. But then you wonder if maybe, just maybe, somebody did something so stupid once that someone else put a sign up to dissuade other people from doing something equally ridiculous.

Check out the list below for some perfect examples. From signs helpfully instructing people not to breathe under water, to signs asking customers not to try out condoms before they buy them, this hilarious collection of obvious signs compiled by Bored Panda will both confuse you and amuse you. Don't forget to vote for your favorite!

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Jamal W
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3 years ago

Ya don't say..

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Anne Madag
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3 years ago

hahahaha only giant can eat a big size of that hotdog sandwich

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cyberbird
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3 years ago

... and will remain opened until closing time.

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Kjorn
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3 years ago

now i know

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Anna Thouvenin
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3 years ago

Ahah, this was a prank, I already saw this.

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Anne Madag
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3 years ago

i hope there's an receipt made in mars

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Jeremie Guerra
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3 years ago

But why? And it comes with the drawing!

bern Habubbi
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3 years ago

haha the guy in the drawing seems to be pretty happy

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Kevin A
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3 years ago

Its only there because its happened

IZCER ZERO
Community Member
3 years ago

I know. I know. Chewing first, right?

Kilian Vanheede
Community Member
3 years ago

They even took the time to manage a picture how it looks for if you WOULD try this lol

Come With Me
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3 years ago

i am sure there must be some logical explanation

Anne Madag
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3 years ago

if could only fit in mouth

Linda Ford
Community Member
3 years ago

I hope that is really a joke...

Amina Hays
Community Member
3 years ago

I work in a hospital and a teenager in the psych ward would eat coat hangers. Well, she'd straighten them and then feed them down her throat

Rhéal Cyr
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3 years ago

Lol

Tiffany Zhu
Community Member
3 years ago

*CHOKING HAZARD - not for humans 200 years old and under*

Bunnies are better!!
Community Member
3 years ago

Terrible as it would be I actually wanna see someone try to swallow this....

cyberbird
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3 years ago

... unless you want to hang your esophagus.

Sue Clasen
Community Member
2 years ago

Cautious cleaner, I should go there!

J Andrew Knowlton
Community Member
3 years ago

Has this been done before?

Philip Moriarty
Community Member
3 years ago

Love the drawing

Chacha Grey
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3 years ago

How in the world can you eat that? -_-

Christopher Preston
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3 years ago

Yummmm....lots of iron-y goodness and it's gluten free.

Stacia Howard
Community Member
3 years ago

Yea?wow

Donna Oades
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh wow, this one is definitely the best, especially with that pic to go with it!

moonsong23
Community Member
3 years ago

The picture though...

Linda Ford
Community Member
3 years ago

I hope that is a joke...

Daniel Daly
Community Member
3 years ago

The artwork is the best

Debbie Small
Community Member
3 years ago

This is the best - the drawing - made me guffaw!

Dick van Zalinge
Community Member
3 years ago

I've done that and survived.

MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
3 years ago

wonder what's the reason behind this

Try Sutrisno
Community Member
3 years ago

now I want the story behind that sign..

Cheesy Potato
Community Member
3 years ago

why? why would anyone ever swallow this?

Robin Mayhall
Community Member
3 years ago

Why is this one not No. 1??? That illustration alone ... worth more than a thousand words! :-D

Barbara Baxendale
Community Member
3 years ago

Who the hell would want to swallow a coat hanger !!

Lori Kempf-Gardilcic
Community Member
3 years ago

no practicing sword-swallowing with a hanger....what about the other thing hangers have been used for? wouldn't want to see that visual aid

Sam Thorne
Community Member
3 years ago

NOW they tell me!

Megan Spainhour
Community Member
3 years ago

How do you even?

Martin Forbes
Community Member
3 years ago

There probably was someone who tried this and then sued, so now they have to state the bleeding obvious.

olemann77
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3 years ago

You know whats gonna happen now.. Someone must try to see if thats really possible.

endelbendel
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3 years ago

Of course someone would try that!

Khristal Shoosh
Community Member
3 years ago

Dont thin anyones that silly to swallow a coat hanger 😂😂

CV
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3 years ago

People :|

Elsa Campos
Community Member
3 years ago

Swallow wath?😎

Too Lazy To Care 🐼
Community Member
3 years ago

Challenge accepted.

Dabernathy
Community Member
3 years ago

Why would anyone try in the first place?????

Dabernathy
Community Member
3 years ago

Why would anyone try the first place??????

Prussia
Community Member
3 years ago

Someone must have one hell of throat to swallow that thing

Willow
Community Member
3 years ago

this is beautiful

Socially Awkward
Community Member
3 years ago

How do you even swallow a hanger anyway????

Dick van Zalinge
Community Member
3 years ago

straighten it out insert the tip of the coat hanger into the oral cavity, repress the gag reflex in the back of the throat, navigate a 90 degree turn down the pharynx, find the proper alignment into the esophagus, slide the hanger through the cricopharyngeus upper esophageal sphincter (UES), flip open the epiglottis so that the hanger goes into the glottal chamber behind the prominentia laryngea and the voice box, repress the peristalsys reflex, slide the hanger down the esophagus into the thoraxic chamber, between the lungs, nudge the heart slightly to the left, slide the hanger past the sternum and breast bone through the diaphragm, relax the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), slide the hanger through the lower esophageal sphincter and into the upper stomach, past the liver and kidneys, repress the retch reflex in the stomach, and insert the hanger all the way down to the duodenum.

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Lauren Southwood
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3 years ago

I'm curious if someone thought that it would fit into their shoulders.... Lol

Kirill Kolesnikov
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3 years ago

Chew carefully

Edwin Lesperance
Community Member
3 years ago

Someone's idea of a joke. To brighten up your day after you spend all your money on dry cleaning.

Thomas Kolev
Community Member
3 years ago

Yeah, I can totally see this happening before to neccessitate the sign. *sigh*

Lahney Boggs
Community Member
3 years ago

wtf

Sheralyn
Community Member
3 years ago

Idk if this is Japanese, but Japanese manufacturers put strange warnings like that on their products. For example, I saw a mirror for sale warning people not to use it to reflect sunlight.

Kristin Ingersoll
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3 years ago

That's freaking fantastic!

Firestorm
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3 years ago

Oh gosh hahaha

Meowoui
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3 years ago

You just ruined my day.

Nora
Community Member
3 years ago

hilarious😂

Nancy E
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3 years ago

As if this was possible !

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Daria B
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3 years ago

Got it, Aquaman?

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George Perrin
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3 years ago

i'm bothered that one of the spikes is brown..perhaps someone has been sitting on the fence

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Firestorm
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3 years ago

"Gosh, that is one heck of a fall! now I know this isn't ground level"

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Daria B
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3 years ago

Good to know. I was gonna have a spy mission at this shop, and was counting on that exit. Looks like we have to switch to plan B.

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Hope Floats
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3 years ago

I never would have spotted that.....

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Jeremie Guerra
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3 years ago

yeah, the flush is broken ^^

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Stijn V.
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3 years ago

So just after raining ends it's dry again?

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Anne Madag
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3 years ago

can we knock?

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Daria B
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3 years ago

These ones are both scarry.

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Anne Madag
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3 years ago

what ingredients?

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Jesus Wäre
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3 years ago

*walks on water*

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ADHORTATOR
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3 years ago

because hot beverages are hot.....

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Nancy E
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3 years ago

This seems like a waste of time & concrete. What government supervisor approved it?

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Hope Floats
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3 years ago

Just incase you were confused...

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Emily Black
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3 years ago

If they did, we would have a major problem!

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bern Habubbi
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3 years ago

iv been driving wrong for years!

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cyberbird
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3 years ago

Press it twice to the 14th floor.

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Jason Hook
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3 years ago

However, manslaughter is perfectly fine

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Anne Madag
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3 years ago

can be high mountain

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cyberbird
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3 years ago

If red man turns to Hulk .. run.

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Anne Madag
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3 years ago

HOT is HOT

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ㅤㅤ ㅤㅤ
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3 years ago

I have seen a sign like this and some guy just ignored it and drove into the water anyways. I don't know what was going through his mind, but I know he soon regretted his decision.

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Susan Forbes
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3 years ago

Technically correct

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COOLSKELETON95
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3 years ago

THIS IS NOT MINECRAFT!

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Anne Madag
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3 years ago

i can still sit on that ,

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cyberbird
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3 years ago

Used: 4 for $1.00

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Kori K. Warriner
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3 years ago

WTF??

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Pepper
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3 years ago

wow really?

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GoodWolf
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3 years ago

Why not??

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Anne Madag
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3 years ago

or else you will die

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cyberbird
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3 years ago

Zip at your own risk

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Daria B
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3 years ago

This one is actually important.

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Adogcalledkitty
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3 years ago

And all my life, I thought it's a pen... :(

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COOLSKELETON95
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3 years ago

Wow such punishment

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Anne Madag
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3 years ago

staircase.

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Ladam
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3 years ago

I wonder what's on the menu today.

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bern Habubbi
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3 years ago

Can i blink?

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Anne Madag
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3 years ago

is the a blood?

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Anne Madag
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3 years ago

yes like falling to the guy who didn't catch you and love you? feels like you already dead.

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Daria B
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3 years ago

This one is not stupid or too obvious, actually. The sea in my hometown is not so deep, so I wouldn't see the water as a big deal. But if it's suddenly very very deep, it can be dangerous even for good swimmers.

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PurpleUnicorn
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3 years ago

It's not so easy to remove the child after inserting the cart!

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Emily Black
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3 years ago

It is if you believe in Narnia

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ADHORTATOR
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3 years ago

good news for the hockey team!

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Pepper
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3 years ago

kudos to whoever actually got to that sign in high heels.

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Susan Forbes
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3 years ago

Reminds me a little of the old Burma Shave signs (which were before my time, but still)

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Little Menace
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3 years ago

Yeah but does it come with a burger? After all it doesn't seem to be obvious if they have to point out about the cheese. I want to see "Cheeseburger with Cheese and Burger!" or none of this.

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jo_shortland
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3 years ago

enough said

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Amber Ice
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3 years ago

What's a caution fence? :p

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Anne Madag
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3 years ago

but if someone forgot to lock but she/he inside of it?

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Amber Lyon
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3 years ago

It's like when people ask, "what's the time?" I say "time to get a watch!"

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Nancy E
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3 years ago

Yep, it sure is.

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jo_shortland
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3 years ago

Dam right

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Daria B
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3 years ago

With all the integrated battery products, I forsee we will actually need such a sign in the future.

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