Signs are supposed to have the most basic of practical purposes. They can give directions, for example, or give the name of a street or place. Perhaps they are there to warn us of a potential hazard up ahead.
Sometimes though, a warning sign can instill more fear and trepidation in a person than is strictly necessary. Sure, it's better to be safe than sorry, but who really wants to be told to watch out for falling snakes? I mean, how often is that really happening?
This list, compiled by Bored Panda, is a series of sinister signs that captured people's attention for their slightly threatening nature. Sometimes tongue-in-cheek, sometimes deadly serious, these are the kind of warnings that everyone is definitely taking notice of! Which is, ultimately, the point in putting up signs in the first place.
Scroll down to check them out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!
Sign At An Irish Zoo
Sarcasm Meets Capitalism
Thanks For The Heads Up
I Have Well Meaning Neighbours Who Knock On My Door At All Times (All Times) To Inform Me Of Neighbourhood Discord
This Sign Outside A Cabin My Family Is Staying In
Public Service Announcement To All Kids
This Is A Real Sign
Just Another Day In Alaska
Trust Me, I Won't
No Worries, 3 Layers Of Glass Still Remain To Protect You From The King Of The Jungle
My Relaxing Road Trip From Darwin To Melbourne, Australia
Killer Coconuts In Oahu Hi
Advertisement For An Anti-Malaria Medicine (1941)
Found This Gem At A Local Bulk Foods Store
Note: this post originally had 56 images. It’s been shortened to the top 40 images based on user votes.