Grilling Indoors Is Never a Good Idea
There is a reason that most BBQs are held outside and not indoors. Grills are generally an outdoor item and are not brought indoors, under normal circumstances. It seems that this family was very intent on having a grill and a BBQ, even though the weather was not permitting. Instead of giving up on the idea entirely, they decided to move things indoors. And they moved everything indoors, including the grill.
Sometimes it's worth it to just be a little cold in order to prevent such a serious potential catastrophe as this. Next time, just skip the grilling or bundle up for the cold, never bring in the grill indoors.
Water Resistant Does Not Mean Waterproof
You would be surprised by the number of people who have no idea that the terms "water resistant" and "waterproof" don't mean the same thing. Many people think that just because their electronics are water resistant, that they can literally submerge them in water and they will still work perfectly fine. This woman is the prime example of one of those people, who is trying to use her tablet underwater in the pool.
How can you think that the tablet would continue to work like normal, even after being submerged completely in water? You can't even click on the buttons!
That Is Not How You Should Use a Ladder
Ladders are a wonderful thing, as they help people to reach heights that they normally would not be able to reach. They are meant to help keep people safe, instead of using a chair or a table to prop themselves up as they reach for the heights. However, some people don't use them properly and still end up in risky situations. This man is breaking all the ladder rules in one quick moment.
What is he trying to reach that is so high up that it cannot be reached with a regular ladder? Maybe he should have brought a taller ladder to prevent this risky situation.
He Forgot How to Use an Umbrella
You would think that there is nothing worse than forgetting your umbrella on a rainy day. Nobody likes to get wet and cold. However, there is possibly something worse...having an umbrella and forgetting how to use it. This man walked out in the rain and didn't open his umbrella, despite having one, and just held it over his head horizontally. As you can clearly see, it didn't help very much.
Maybe the umbrella wasn't working, or he couldn't open it properly...or maybe there was a hole in it. However, whichever it was, it still seems like it would be better than using as he did.
Using the Straw Upside Down
Unless you have a very, very short cup, this is probably not the best way to use a bendy straw. Although it does technically work, it really doesn't make much logical sense. Why would you put the shorter part of the straw in the cup, so that you have to hold it the entire time? It seems like this girl just really didn't think this through and then got into a very strange habit.
It would be pretty strange to show up to a date with someone and see them using a straw like this. You would probably think that they were joking!
Every Road Sign in One
Ok, road signs can be confusing to everyone. There will always be that one sign that just doesn't quite make sense. However, sometimes the fault is not with the driver, but with the person that set up the signs. What exactly is a person supposed to do here except stop? They can't go left or right, straight or forward. The only sign missing is one saying "no loitering or stopping".
As the person has already arrived at this spot, they have to do something to get themselves out of it...maybe they just had an excessive amount of road signs and didn't know what to do with them, so they brought them here.
High Voltage by the Water Dunk Tank
Dunk tanks are a seemingly harmless and fun way to spend a day at a fair or a family event. It can be enjoyable to make every effort to send someone you know tumbling into the water. However, just about everyone knows that putting water near the electricty is never a good idea....and it's even worse of an idea when the electricity is high voltage. They should not have had any bit of water near this sign.
The man in the dunk tank looks completely oblivious to the potential danger of this situation. And why did the people who assembled it also not notice this?
Please Wear Proper Safety Equipment
It's perfectly fine if you have a hobby that involves a little bit of danger. Just about everything comes with its own set of risks. However, people really need to make sure that they are taking the proper precautions when it comes to working on those hobbies that involve dangerous tools. This man is working with a machine that has hot sparks and shards flying everywhere and only thought it necessary to put a plastic bag over his head.
The plastic bag won't do much to protect his face as the sparks are hot and they can easily burn through the flimsy plastic.
Should We Tell Him?
Walking your dog can be a pretty rote task. You put the leash on, walk throughout the city, and let your dog enjoy the scenery and sniff and smell everything around. However, you do have to pay attention a little bit more than this man was as he took his small dog for a walk along the riverside. It seems that the dog slipped into the water at some point on the walk, and the man didn't even notice.
He was completely oblivious and continued on his walk as if nothing had happened. How did he not notice that the pressure felt a little different as he dragged the dog through the water?
He'll Do Anything to Make This Repair
Have you ever needed to fix something, but had no way of physically reaching it? Sometimes it can be too high or just somehow out of reach and even the tallest ladders don't get you there. That is when you hire someone to help you. And sometimes you realize that they also don't have the needed tools, but they are willing to risk it all the make the repair, like this man.
It seems that this man takes his job just a little bit too seriously. Although you always want to do the job to the best of your ability, using a ladder that is tilted with no support is just not worth the risk.
The Worst Knockoff in Existence
Everyone knows that when you buy a knockoff product, you are sacrificing quality for a lower price. Just how much quality you are sacrificing is dependent on the knockoff. This vacuum "replica" (if you can even call it that) is not quite as you would expect. It does not seem to have any suctioning abilities whatsoever and just looks like a vacuum without having any of the functions of a vacuum.
Rather than moving along the floor and vacuuming things up, it looks like this device just moves along the floor. There is literally no vacuuming involved in this "vacuum".
The Rabbit Ear Karma
Picture-taking can be uncomfortable. You don't know what to do with yourself or your smile...and especially your hands. That is why sometimes people decide to try to give their friends bunny ears in the picture. They think the person doesn't know and will only discover it once they take a look at the picture. This girl received instant karma for this action, as you can see from the shadows.
In the process of putting bunny ears on her friend, she ended up giving herself bunny ears as well! Thanks, shadow for your karma work!
The Password Is Not Really a Secret
In areas where security is a risk, you really want to make sure that your building is protected and secured with a passcode so that no strangers can enter. It looks like this building attempted that method, but something went wrong as the years passed and the password became much less secret. The house number is 3944, and there are three numbers that have clearly been used the most frequently on the keypad.
Even if the password isn't the exact same number as the house number, it is quite clear that it is some combination of those numbers...and it won't take too many tries to figure it out.
Don't Forget Your North Fake Jacket
Usually, when you buy a knockoff product, it looks pretty similar to the original. There aren't too many differences and most people would probably never know the difference, especially at first glance. However, it looks like this company made no effort to try to hide the fact that they are a knockoff. Instead of saying "The North Face", they called themselves "The North Fake". At least they are honest about it!
At least the people who purchase this know for a fact that it is a fake or a knockoff. There is no deception or hiding of the truth here.
The Anti-Perfectionist Shirt
This shirt is painful to look at for probably at least half of the population. The stripes are perfectly fine and lovely, but the fact that they do not line up at the seam in the back is difficult to cope with. They are so close to matching up, but then they do not. This person is probably oblivious to the fact that their shirt is a perfectionist's worst nightmare.
It really seems like this would be very distracting. Your brain would just be constantly trying to make the lines match up, hoping that somehow they miraculously would.
A Comical Knockoff Boot
Everyone has been here before. You don't want to spend the full, expensive price for an item, so you try to find a knockoff for half the price. However, not all knockoffs are created equally it seems. Although some may truly look just like the originals, this phony UGG boot didn't do the best job of copying the brand. You would have thought that this woman would notice that the logo says UGH and not UGG.
Although it is obvious that the knock-off brand has to create a different name than the original, they probably should have tried to come up with something that sounded a little better.
He Received the Short End of the Stick
You probably know the famous phrase, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Sometimes you are thrown into a strange situation and you just have to figure out how to make the best of it. It is unclear if this man started out without an oar or if somehow he lost it on the way. Whichever it was, he decided to make the best of it and enjoy himself despite being in a strange situation.
At least he seems to be enjoying himself despite his lack of an oar. Maybe it's actually more fun, as he has less work to do than the others.
Be Careful of Low Flying Planes
There is something cool about being so close to an airplane as it makes its landing. It is well known that in Maho Beach on the Caribbean Island of Sint Maarten, the plans get dangerously close to the shores. Despite the risks, people still regularly come to these beaches to take photos of the landing planes. This couple took it even farther by doing a handstand as the planes flew by.
This woman's feet were literally just a few inches away from a landing plane. The slightest different in elevation and she could have lost her legs and maybe worse.
Disaster When He Wakes up
There is nothing funnier than pranking your friends or coworkers when they fall asleep suddenly. Whether you take pictures of them when they are drooling all over the chair or you choose to build enormous cup towers around them, the results are almost always hilarious. This person took it to the next level with this prank and it seems like it will be sadder for him once he wakes up.
He probably won't wake up gracefully and will knock over the entire cup tower as soon as he awakens.
Driving With a Ladder on Your Neck
There are all different types of jewelry these days. Some people like small and delicate pieces and others choose excessive and strange pieces like...a ladder. Well, this man was not really considering having this ladder as a piece of jewelry, but for some reason he thought it would be fine to drive in his car with the ladder around his neck, disabling his movements. To say it was a dangerous choice would be an understatment.
It seems that this man could not think of how to transport this ladder in his car...and it seemed to fit in this awkward manner. It also seems that he forgot to consider the extreme danger of driving like this.
She Just Had to Take a Selfie
Most teachers insist that using a cell phone during class time is prohibited. But it looks like that doesn't prevent some people from taking a selfie. Instead of using their cell phone, they decide to take a picture with their computer. Unfortunately, it is not quite as discreet to take a selfie with a computer compared to taking one with a phone. However, nothing would stop this woman from taking a picture of herself.
She has no shame that the entire class can see that she is taking a selfie. The teacher probably also understood what she was doing, but it didn't technically go against the rules, so there isn't much that they could do.
The Truck Is Hanging by a Thread
Some mistakes are the result of ignorance or oblivion, however, in the case of this truck, there were no surprises. The state of this truck is terrifying, to say the least. It is literally hanging together by a few threads. It looks like with just one small gust of wind, it will fall apart, sending pieces of the truck flying in every direction. What happened to this truck that made it get to this state?
Not everyone can afford to make all the repairs that they need to make their car presentable and looking new, however, this truck driver took things to a whole new level.
The Least Convincing Advertising
It looks like whoever is in charge of the marketing for this product, needs to be replaced. It can be difficult to think of a name for a product, there is no doubt about that. However, they probably should have been able to come up with something better than "cleans ok". Who wants to buy a cleaning product that does the job with mediocrity? Not too many people you would think.
The only comforting thing about this is that at least you know what you are getting. It won't clean perfectly or wonderfully, but it will clean OK.
How Not to Change a Tire
There seem to be quite a few examples on this list of the way not to do something. Of course, there is always a proper way to do something and a thousand incorrect ways to do it. This person needed to change their tire and it appears that they did not have a jack. However, that wasn't going to stop them and they found a forklift and decided to use that instead.
This is a terrible idea on so many different levels. Besides risking the car, it is very dangerous for the person involved in the attempted tire change.
As if Busses Don't Run on Gasoline
Protesting what you believe in is very important in life. There is nothing quite like standing up for what you believe in. However, maybe you should make sure you get all the facts before standing for a cause you don't really understand. This person is very proud to take the bus and proclaim that, as a result, they do not need oil. What they seem to be forgetting is that busses too run on oil.
Maybe they were trying to say that they aren't spending extra money on oil because they take the bus. The bus ticket still costs the same and they aren't affected by the rising costs as they don't have a private car.
That Is Some Counterfeit Chocolate
Most of the time in life, when someone or something is being a copycat, they don't want to admit it to everyone. It is not usually the proudest moment and people are eager to make it seem like they are very original and unique. However, this chocolate company has no shame in announcing that they are indeed "chocolate copycats".
What exactly are they copying though? The name is pretty vague at the end of the day. They seem like they are copying M&Ms, but all they say is chocolate copycats. Is it even made of chocolate at all?
First Time Using a Thermometer
Imagine talking to your friend about going to school when you mention that you aren't feeling well. You send them a picture of a thermometer that shows that you have a fever, to explain that you won't be going to class the next day. But they just don't understand. They think that you are sending them a picture of a pregnancy test and want to know if you are pregnant or not.
It seems that this person has never used a thermometer before or taken a pregnancy test (or seen one). It must have been pretty embarrassing to read and understand what was going on after it was explained.
How Not to Tie Down an ATV
Sometimes you don't want to drive your ATV on big or busy roads, and it needs to be transported to another location. They are big items, so it can be difficult to transport them if you don't have the correct equipment. This person didn't seem to care and just went ahead and strapped his ATV to the back of his pickup truck and hoped for the best, not thinking much of the conssequences.
There are so many things wrong with this picture and how the person chose to "secure" the ATV to the truck. Why would you ever attach it to the wheel like that?
Technically It Is a Green Vehicle
Ok so this one is up for debate. Do you think it was a silly mistake on the part of the driver or do you think they were enjoying bending the rules? The sign reads "reserved for green vehicles". Although considering the context, most people would understand that they meant environmentally green vehicles, not vehicles in the color green. However, technically this driver was not in the wrong. The truck is indeed green.
This really could have been a person who simply misunderstood the sign and thought that the parking was color-coded, or they just wanted to take advantage of the situation.
How Not to Move a Sofa
No one likes moving day. There is so much heavy work to do and it can be quite the challenge to get all the big furniture items to fit in the car. Sofas can be particularly problematic, and you usually have to either hire a mover with a big truck or rent a U-Haul. However, it looks like this person chose to do neither. Instead, they strapped the sofa to the top of the car and held it in place themselves.
This person is taking Couchsurfing to a whole new level. You can only hope that he was able to stay securely on top of the car and didn't fall off!
How Did They Not Break
Step stools are a great way to help people reach things that are just a little too high, but still don't require a full ladder. However, it looks like this guy created a makeshift step stool that perhaps wasn't the safest or smartest choice. Choosing a "step stool" that is made out of glass is probably not the best idea, especially if it is lightweight glass and you are a full-grown adult man.
Hopefully, the man was just using this as a quick and brief step up (although it doesn't quite appear that way). No one wants to hear the crashing sound of all of this crashing down.
A Permanent Cheat Sheet on Your Wrist
People's choices of tattoos can always come as quite a shock. Sometimes it really doesn't seem like they put much thought into the fact that this will be on them...forever. They don't give much meaning to the word permanent. The prime example is this person here who tattooed on themselves what appears to be a cheat sheet or reminder that they didn't want to forget for that day or time.
Maybe this tattoo has more of a meaning than that, but it doesn't seem too likely. There are far too many stories about people who severely messed up their tattoo experience.
The Rock Is Hanging on the Edge
This is perhaps one of the most dangerous roads in the world, or at least it appears to be. however, it is not dangerous for any of the normal reasons that you would expect such as crazy drivers, sharp turns, or unclear pathways. This road is dangerous because there is a rock of doom dangling over the street, looking like it is hanging from a thread, ready to collapse on whatever driver it chooses.
This rock probably actually is much sturdier than it looks, but it would still be pretty scary to drive underneath that. It would feel like your last drive!
The Moment Before the Couch Squished Them
There is no shortage of photos that are taken right before a disaster strikes. This seems to be one that would fit right on that list. There are three men at the top of the stairs struggling to hold the sofa. They are trying to hand it over to their friends down below. However, there is practically no chance that they will be able to handle that sofa unless one of them is Hulk.
The funniest part about this picture is that someone is just watching from the side and photographing the entire soon-to-be disaster. They know it won't end well and decided to document it.
Hopefully This Wasn't the Last Picture She Took
Everyone knows that pictures can be deceiving. It all depends on the angle. You can choose to crop out certain aspects of the photo and can thereby make it look completely different than real life. In this case, you can only hope that that is what happened. Otherwise, this woman is taking what could be the last picture she ever took. Hopefully, there was a nice safety ledge underneath her.
It is quite an awesome photo, to say the least. However, is probably was not quite worth the risk involved in capturing it. No one wants to hear of another story of someone who died trying to get a picture.
Someone Has Never Packed a Truck Before
Have you ever looked at a picture and just thought to yourself...well it seems like there was someone new on the job. That seems to be the case here as you look at how this truck was packed. There is something so illogical about the placement of the items on the back of this truck. Why would anyone choose to put the heavy logs on top of the lightweight and soft pannels?
This is just a disaster waiting to happen. The lightweight panels underneath are already being crushed by the weight of the logs on top. There is no way that they will last for a long journey.
A Different Type of Google Slide
Most knockoff products are essentially just a lower quality version of the original sold for a cheaper amount of money. Most companies come up with cringe-worthy titles for their brands. However, this shoe brand actually came up with something pretty creative. They took the idea of the world-famous Google Slides and used it for the name of their shoe brand. They are slides after all, so it's technically accurate.
This almost seems like the ideal and prime dad joke in the form of a shoe. It would make a pretty great present for father's day.
The Oxymoronic Road Sign
Everyone has been confused by road signs every now and then. There are some that aren't so clear and in the moment it can be hard to process them. However, even the most skilled driver is most likely to be confused by this sign. It literally says two things that are the exact opposite. How can one possibly follow both of the instructions on this sign? They are too conflicting.
How did the people installing this sign not stop to think that something doesn't make sense? And the people creating it, as it is not two signs put together but one unifomed sign.
The Knockoff 7-Eleven
There is certainly no shortage of comical knockoffs on this list of embarrassing human mistakes. In this small town, someone tried to replicate the famous convenience store and gas station chain, 7-Eleven. They got the logo and coloring just right, but instead of calling it something similar and normal, they chose 7 days. The wording is very vague and confusing and it even sounds slightly forboding to the passerby.
Is the store open seven days a week or is it only open for seven days? There are more questions than answers when it comes to this sign.
The Newest Flavor of Chips
In case you went to the grocery store looking for a bag of Cheese Onion Lays chips, you would be out of luck. Instead, as you reached for a bag on the shelf, you would be surprised to feel something soft and furry instead. Sleeping in the box for the chip bags, there was a cute white cat. Maybe someone placed him there or he wandered in on his own.
It does look like a pretty comfortable and cozy stop to relax for a cat. After all, it is enclosed and is probably a comfortable temperature.