Weekend Diversion: The Dumbest Sign in History (Synopsis)

“I went down the street to the 24-hour grocery. When I got there, the guy was locking the front door. I said, ‘Hey, the sign says you’re open 24 hours.’ He said, ‘Yes, but not in a row.’” -Stephen Wright

It seems like there's a sign for everything, from warnings to advisories to just plain good counsel. Have a listen to the Kelly Bell Band perform their entertaining song,

Must've Bumped Your Head,

while I share with you the most ridiculous sign ever discovered in all of internet history: a sign that warns you against banging your head on the sign itself.

Image credit: flickr user Lush, via https://www.flickr.com/photos/lush/52805877/. Image credit: flickr user Lush, via https://www.flickr.com/photos/lush/52805877/.

Go learn the whole sordid history behind it, and have a great weekend!

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There are other signs which are as mysterious as this one:

By Kees Roovers (not verified) on 17 Aug 2014 #permalink

There are other signs that are mysterious too:
How did someone put the sign on a lawn, which states it´s forbidden to walk on the lawn??????????????

By Kees Roovers (not verified) on 17 Aug 2014 #permalink

I have always been amused that our county works department will put up a sign saying:
- DIP IN ROAD -
before a spot in in the road where the subgrade has sunk a bit. Instead of repairing the road, they often put a sign which remains there for years. We DO have a large works department with a healthy budget. I can only assume that they have a large supply of signs and think they're putting them to good use.

By MandoZink (not verified) on 18 Aug 2014 #permalink

@ MandoZink

that sign exists here in europe as well, for decades. Dip and bump in the road... just here they are a red triangle sign.. as a warning sign.

By Sinisa Lazarek (not verified) on 18 Aug 2014 #permalink