You know, humans are pretty smart cookies. We've built towering skyscrapers, conquered the highest mountains, and even sent man to the moon. But unfortunately, for every amazing achievement, there's always a blundering idiot ready to prove that human intelligence hasn't evolved since caveman times!
From a hospital that thought it was a good idea to paint blood streaks down its corridors to a restaurant with kids on the menu, these design fails will have you howling with laughter!
Get ready for a wild ride as we dive into some of the silliest and most mind-boggling blunders in history!
How to Subtly Let Your Boss Know What You Really Think of Him
Is this actually a fail of epic proportions, or is it the actions of a disgruntled, underpaid journalist looking for subtle revenge before handing in his resignation? Either way, both the editor of this magazine and the journalist who wrote this article are probably out there looking for a new job right now. We think the journalist definitely had issues, and this was his clever way to get even with his boss!
We can just imagine the journalist's excitement as his plan to subtly call his boss a "TWAT" escaped the scrutiny of the editor and was published in this magazine!
The Hospital of Horrors!
So today is the day you must head to the hospital for that all-important operation. You feel slightly nervous as you're led to your room to prepare for surgery. After you change into a hospital gown, a friendly transporter places you in a wheelchair to take you to the operating theater. As you're wheeled through the hospital corridors, something strange catches your eye. You grip your wheelchair in horror. The floors are covered in blood!
The last victim must have been hacked to pieces and dragged through the hospital corridors. You look to your transporter for help, but he just sniggers at you through yellow teeth!
“Jesus Cares” or “Jesus Scares,” What Do You See?
The preacher who designed this sign has probably been playing too much Scrabble in his spare time and wanted to score maximum points with this advertisement for his church! Either that or this is an attempt to let people make up their own minds about whether to love Jesus or fear him. While some people may choose to see "Jesus Cares" in the sign, others see "Jesus Scares," a much darker option!
Maybe this preacher should have taken a more traditional option and gone with "Jesus Saves" instead of complicating matters. But something tells me that this wasn't intentional!
It’s Rude to Point!
When this poor lady bought this blouse, she had no idea it would make her look like she just stepped out of a freezer! The two plastic decorations are so perfectly placed that it makes you wonder if it was done intentionally. That's what happens when you leave a man in charge of design. But if she's looking for attention, there's no doubt that this look will definitely turn some heads!
It must be annoying, though. Whenever she attracts unwanted attention, she probably has to open the zipper on her hoodie to reveal the real reason she's pointing at strangers!
These Two Are Hanging on Every Note!
Music has certainly connected these two! They were listening to way too much country music together, and eventually, they couldn't take it anymore! They got so depressed listening to Patsy Cline fall to pieces that they decided enough was enough and ended it all by hanging themselves from this wall! When this graffiti artist thought about using music notes as the heads of two people, they never thought the end result would look so grim!
A more appropriate caption might be, "The day the music stopped" or "If life is getting you down, don't listen to country music. It's definitely not worth dying for!"
Where Does My Half-Eaten Burger Go Exactly?
When we gave our newest employee some extra responsibility, we thought, what could possibly go wrong? "Take these directions and stick them to the trash basket," we told her. It couldn't have been more simple. But it turns out that if there is a job to be done, you're better off doing it yourself. When we pointed out the obvious mistake, it took her ten minutes to realize what she had done wrong!
We made her go through all the trash and put it all in the correct bags. She quit after the first day. But who cares? We soon found another fast food worker to grossly underpay!
Life Is Full of Ups and Downs, but This Is Going a Little Too Far!
This cycle path is not for the faint-hearted. It has so many ups and downs that by the time you reach your destination, you may find yourself wobbling more than a newborn giraffe. At the halfway mark, the contents of your stomach may want to join you on the road. It looks like a fun challenge for the more adventurous among us, but it doesn't take long for the novelty to wear off!
The guy in the picture doesn't seem to be bothered by the challenge, though. He doesn't even have his hands on the handlebars. He must be straight out of the circus!
I Wonder, Are They Sold Gift-Wrapped?
Demons are going cheap these days. Hell must be overflowing with the little critters if they're selling them off for just 39 cents each! They must be running out of space down there. The place must be bursting at the seams with all the politicians and bankers. I wonder what they're doing in the fruit and veggie section, though. You would think they would be cooling down in the frozen food aisle!
I might just head down to the supermarket and pick up a few for myself. I do love a bargain. You never know when some demons might come in handy!
These Banners Raise Some Great Questions!
Someone needs to reshuffle these banners before the pastor shows up for work. Otherwise, his congregation may start asking questions like, “WTF am I doing here?” Or “WTF am I giving this guy all my hard-earned cash for?” Or, “WTF am I doing with my life that I ended up believing this guy?” These banners certainly have a lot of questions attached to them. Let's hope people find the answers!
Sometimes, asking yourself, "WTF?” is healthy. And it's possibly the best question people may ask themselves if they show up at this place on a regular basis and hand over money!
What’s the Peephole for?
When we bought this door, it was fully installed before we noticed the peephole. When we pointed it out to the door company, they gave us a huge discount, so we kept it. Now, whenever someone comes to our front door, my husband looks through the peephole to see who it is. Then he walks back into the living room, knowing full well that the person outside can see him. He thinks it's hilarious!
Some people just walk away scratching their heads, but if it's a friend or one of the neighbors, they shout something like, "You know I can see you, right?"
What’s That Big Red Button for Anyway?
Electrician's apprentice: "Where should I put this big red button?" Secretary: "What's it for?" Electrician's apprentice: "I'm not sure. It's probably not very important." Secretary: "It's pretty ugly! Just put it over there behind the door. The boss left me in charge while he's out dealing with the extremely dangerous machines on the factory floor." Electrician's apprentice: "Yeah, I saw those machines. I wouldn't like to get caught in one of them!"
Secretary: "I know, they're pretty scary." Electrician's apprentice: Someone should invent an emergency stop button that shuts down all the machines in case a worker gets trapped in one of them!"
There’s a “Wheelie” Good Reason for This Strange Fence!
The owner of this restaurant had to erect a new security fence because his restaurant had been broken into by a gang of burglars. But you're probably thinking, "That fence isn't going to keep anyone out. Someone could easily climb up on the small wall and go around the fence," right? Well, when the restaurant owner looked back at the footage from his security cameras, he noticed something very unusual about this gang of thieves!
The gang were all in wheelchairs! The restaurant owner was delighted because he knew he wouldn't have to fence the whole area. He even put down some thumbtacks to burst their tires!
What Were They Thinking?
If you've ever wondered what you get when you cross a chicken with a fish, here's your answer! It's called a "ficken," and it looks like a science experiment gone wrong! Do you remember that episode of "The Simpsons" when Lisa and Bart caught a three-eyed fish named Blinky in the river near the nuclear power plant owned by Mr. Burns? Well, it's as if Springfield has served up another fine specimen!
It looks like the main course at The Addams Family Sunday lunch! I can just imagine Wednesday staring expressionless at this creepy dish and the creepy dish staring back at her!
Oh, the irony! Martin Dorsey, the crusader against plastic, must be left feeling pretty depressed. There he was, thinking he had penned the perfect guide to banishing plastic from our lives, only to find his own book wrapped up snugly in the very material he was rallying against. We can imagine Martin staring at the finished product, thinking it must be a cruel attempt at a prank by the publishers!
Poor Martin just ended up being the laughingstock of his community. He was last seen sitting in McDonald's drinking a large cola from a huge “plastic” cup... but at least it had a paper straw!
The Greatest School Bus Ever!
I don't think this advertisement was meant for a school bus! When this bus showed up outside the school gates, the kids must have been so excited. Little Jimmy was overheard telling his friends, "This is the message I've been waiting for. I'm going to take action and take control. As soon as I get home this evening, I'm going to tell my mom that I'm quitting school for good!"
The next morning, when the other kids asked Jimmy what happened when he told his mom about quitting school, Jimmy replied, "My mom told me to start paying rent... I'm only nine!"
This Takes Hide-And-Seek to a Whole New Level!
What's this? The Hunger Games! I enjoy a game of paintball from time to time, but this is next-level stuff! Maybe there's a place somewhere that zombies have already taken over. Once you enter the area, you can take out your shotgun and shoot the moving targets. What a scary thought! It's like a scene from the series "The Last of Us." Let's hope our future doesn't look so grim!
But really, you don't need zombies to make this a scary situation. Surely, hunting shouldn't be allowed in an area where children are playing. Kids could easily wander off into the forest!
An Interesting Selection of Meats!
Now I understand why the kids in the last picture are being hunted. They're being served for dinner at this prestigious event! Yes, there's a fabulous selection of choices for the entree. You can have chicken, beef, or "KIDS!" Cannibals everywhere must be licking their lips. Finally, they are being accepted as part of society. No more hiding behind closed doors, dreaming of a nice, juicy human. This event caters to everyone's taste!
If you're going to this event and you're a vegetarian, you're out of luck. This is a meat-eater's paradise. It's best you stay home and continue grazing on your wheatgrass!
This Could Be So Much Easier!
This is an interesting tactic to boost sales. Put a blue product in red packaging and a red product in blue packaging. By confusing the sh*t out of your customers, they will probably end up buying both products to be sure they're getting what they need. If you bought the "red" thread locker but wanted the "blue" one, there's no point complaining to the sales team. You'll just be told you “did” buy the blue one!
Maybe we're giving these guys too much credit. This is probably just a simple case of stupidity. Best of luck out there if you need to buy some thread locker!
Professional Wheelchair Stuntmen Only!
If you're a wheelchair user and you want to access this sidewalk from the parking lot, you better be able to do some special stunts on that thing! Yeah, if you want to shop here, you should start practicing how to balance on one wheel as you navigate your way uphill and around some obstacles. But if there's a car parked in the space blocking your access, sorry, mate, you're screwed!
I remember a time when this kind of problem was common for wheelchair users. But come on, there's no excuse for this happening these days. Get your sh*t together, guys!
Can Anyone Explain This Catastrophe?
I guess that's what happens when you get a dyslexic signwriter to paint a mural on your wall! I think it is supposed to read, "Welcome, May all who came as guests leave as Friends," but the first thing people should see as they enter is "Welcome Friends," in big fancy writing. Right! Now that we've cleared that up, let's focus on the catastrophe that ended up on this person's wall!
I can understand that it may have been confusing for the person printing it on the wall, but how do they explain "WelcomeF" and "riends." I mean, it's not a bloody Rubik's cube!
Mind the Step… Actually, You Should Mind All the Steps!
Whoever installed the stairs in this building missed the mark by about two feet! The landing should be at the same level as the doorway, or at most, it could be one step lower. The architect must have been related to Mr. Bean or something! There was only one solution to access the door without blocking the stairs. And that was to put in a set of corner steps, of course!
The people coming out of that doorway better pay attention every time. If not, someone could easily end up lying at the bottom of the stairs with a broken neck!
Well, That’s Another Famous Quote Butchered!
OK, our dyslexic sign-writing friend is at it again! This sign is supposed to read, "Do what you love, love what you do." I'm pretty sure it's a quote from the Chinese philosopher Confucius. But even Confucius would be confused if he saw his quote butchered like this! Maybe this time it was the work of a foreigner who can't speak English, and they just took a wild stab at getting the order right!
If so, they failed miserably. I mean, it wasn't even a brave attempt. It makes no sense at all. Can anyone else figure out what happened here? I’m stumped!
There’s Only One Woman Who Could Reach That!
This must be the restroom of Elastigirl from "The Incredibles!" I mean, who else could possibly reach the toilet paper while sitting on the throne? This restroom looks a little drab for Elastigirl, though, doesn't it? I did hear that she's going through a divorce at the moment. She got so fed up with Bob, Jack-Jack, and Dash leaving the toilet paper holder empty all the time that she decided to go solo!
Now, all she has to do is reach over with her elastic arms, grab a few sheets of toilet paper, and wipe her elastic butt without worrying about the men in her life!
Come On, Canada, You Can Do Better Than That!
OK, we know that Canadians are a little slow off the mark sometimes, but there's no excuse for this! If you enlarge the picture and look very closely, the word “NOT” is actually present in the sentence. It may appear that this group of people outside the Canadian House of Parliament was laughing at the rest of the world during the pandemic, telling them, "You are alone," but that's not the case!
It turns out that they ran out of black paint for the giant letters, and the only color they had left was pink. So they just went with it, hoping no one would notice!
Rocco Is in a Bit of a Pickle!
Sorry, Rocco, but you could be homeless from now on! There's no way to get you home unless you break a few rules. You won't be able to climb over the wall, so either break it down or start building a ramp. What's that, Rocco? You're afraid. You want me to ask the kids for help. OK, let me ask the kids. "Kids, Rocco is stuck and wants your help to get home!"
Sorry, Rocco, it's not good news. The kids think you should grow a pair of balls under your hood and start smashing down the walls to get home yourself!
Maybe We Should Ask Jessica’s Family First!
It looks like the cannibals are at it again. They've had enough of the kids at the earlier party, and now they're targeting Jessica's family! But what is it about Jessica's family that they want to eat them so badly? Well, we've done some investigating, and it turns out everyone in Jessica's family is pretty obese, apart from Jessica. She's actually quite fit, which doesn't go down well with the cannibals!
But the rest of Jessica's family is finger-lickin' good, and there's plenty to go around in the cannibal community. But come on, guys, there's no need to announce your plans with these big neon signs!
Do You Think Anyone Will Notice?
When I asked the builders to install a vent in my bathroom, I kind of expected them to make a hole in the wall first. And to add insult to injury, they even expected to be paid for their work. What the bloody hell am I supposed to do with this? The building regulations in my block say that I am required by law to have ventilation in my bathroom!
Do you think the building inspectors will notice if they come around? Maybe I'll chance it. I'll cover it in dust so it looks like it's sucking air. That will save me a fortune!
Not the Best Way to Ask for a Phone Number!
The world of UX design has seen its fair share of head-scratching moments, and this scenario is a prime example of a design fail that leaves everyone questioning the decision-making process. It's a classic case of overcomplication, where a seemingly straightforward task like adding phone numbers has been turned into a labyrinthine adventure. You can almost picture the design meeting where this idea was presented. "Let's make adding phone numbers an experience they'll never forget!"
Users must be left wondering if they've accidentally stumbled upon a secret initiation test rather than a mundane data entry task. This is worthy of a place in design fail history!
Fire Extinguisher or Flamethrower?
Best of luck trying to put out a fire with this flamethrower! Imagine there's a small fire in your home, and you reach for the extinguisher to put it out. You would end up burning down the whole house! You would be walking around like "The Terminator," frying everything that gets in your way. And who knows? You may even start enjoying it. Soon, your whole neighborhood would be in flames!
According to this sign, if there is a fire, you should leave the extinguisher where it is. You're better off getting the hell out of the building. It's not worth the risk!
Well, at Least They’re Honest!
If you're thinking of going to see the Saints vs. the Rams, don't bother! According to this advertisement, the non-action will just stop any chance of excitement! Why on earth would you fork out your hard-earned cash to sit in an arena, bored out of your mind, watching two teams try to play basketball? I mean, are they really that bad? How the hell did they get into the NBL?
These basketball players are not going to be very happy when they come out to an empty arena. Maybe they should hire someone else to design their game poster next time!
Be Careful Where You Shop!
Warning: If you're a black person looking for some electrical accessories... do not shop at this store! This store is owned by the KKK, and you will only be welcome if you wear a pillowcase over your head while carrying a burning cross and chanting, "White Power, White Power!" Only then will you be served. Yes, when you have chosen some items, the Grand Wizard himself will be waiting at the cash desk!
And if you're only kinda racist, fear not. These white power accessories will help you transition into a complete racist. Before you know it, you'll be a member of the KKK yourself!
⅓, ¼… Who Cares? It’s Probably All Lies Anyway!
There seems to be some confusion here. Either someone is skimming off the top, or the designer of this poster needs to go back to school and learn basic math! Trying to figure out what one-third of $80 million is just gave this person a headache, so they decided to go for a much cleaner, easier number. One-quarter of $80 million is $20 million—perfect! They probably thought no one would notice!
And who can blame them, really? If you make the calculation, one-third of $80 million is $26666666.6667! Let's be honest. That wouldn't look very good on the poster now, would it?
Was This a Sign of Things to Come?
This is what Lee Harvey Oswald may have seen seconds before pulling the trigger on the 35th president of the United States. Or was it a shooter from the grassy knoll? The assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas, has been the subject of numerous conspiracy theories since the event occurred. Oswald was arrested but killed by nightclub owner Jack Ruby before he could stand trial!
Some of the most common conspiracy theories suggest that there was a larger plot involving multiple individuals or groups to assassinate Kennedy. CIA and Mafia involvement are two popular theories!
Best of Luck Finding Your Way Home!
If you ever find yourself driving on these roads, you better have a good sat nav system in your car. Otherwise, you could be left driving around in circles, wondering where the bloody hell you are! You would have to be a genius to read these road signs. And because you're driving and you only have a split second to look up, You will need a brain like Stephen Hawking's to figure it out!
It's like one of those labyrinth puzzles you did as a kid. This must have been the road Chris Rea was on when he wrote the song "The Road to Hell!"
This Sounds Like a Sticky Affair!
Have any of you joined the "Cool Jizz Association?" I hear it's a bit of a messy affair. But whatever you're into, right? We certainly won't judge you. I do have one question, though. Why is the jizz cool? That's a bit weird! Shouldn't it be the "Warm Jizz Association?" or at least the "Room Temperature Jizz Association?" The thoughts of cool jizz everywhere just send shivers down my spine!
According to the poster, it looks like there will be music at this particular event. At least that will take the focus off all the cool jizz everywhere. I hope nobody slips!
It Would Be Nice to Stop the Memories From Fading!
Aw! It was such a lovely sentiment, but unfortunately, it didn't stand the test of time. It looks like this sign belongs at Coney Island or one of those old beach resorts that were once teeming with people on vacation. In case you're wondering, the sign should read, "The tans will fade, but the 'Memories' will last forever." Someone could easily bring this sign back to its former glory!
Or maybe it's better left the way it is. Tom Waits or some other great American songwriter would probably be inspired by this sign and write a song about the fading memories of happier times or something!
It’s Very Hard When You Swim in This Pool!
This must be the pool outside the Cool Jizz Association! When the music stops, the club owner announces, "OK, it's getting pretty sticky in here, so we need to mop the floors. Everyone outside for a dip in the penis pool!" It looks like the head of the penis pool could be a jacuzzi too. And let's be honest. I'd rather sit in the head than swim around in the ball bag area!
It tends to get pretty crowded down there with all the other millions of swimmers. But, like any other pool design, this one probably has plenty of ups and downs!
A Proud Moment for This Young Lady!
After years of appearing in small publications and magazines, this model finally caught her big break. With all the beautiful ladies out there trying to become the next big thing in the modeling industry, the competition was very high. But for this young lady, nothing was going to stop her from living her dream. And the hard work paid off when she appeared on the cover of "Orange County Whore!"
This magazine is a best seller, and to be on the cover is like being crowned the queen of the Orange County whores. We're sure her mother must be very proud!
What a Mess!
Whoever put out this ad should go back to design school and learn how to make their designs a little less complicated! If you look at it long enough, you may figure out what they were trying to achieve, but on first impressions, it just looks like a complete mess. If these guys are going to teach you how to be leaders in their design world, maybe you should look elsewhere!
These people probably spent years at university learning how to create simple, effective designs that get you places. Maybe this designer spent too much time partying instead of attending class!
It’s Best to Approach This Kiosk From a Different Angle!
It's lunchtime at your office, and you're feeling a little hungry. You have a craving for a hotdog, and one of your colleagues tells you about a great hotdog joint just around the corner from the office. You head off, licking your lips. Your mouth starts watering as you get closer. As you turn the corner, the sight before you almost burns your eyes. Your stomach starts turning. Suddenly, you've lost your appetite!
Why would anyone order food from a kiosk that looks like a huge butt squeezing out a giant turd? If that's what your hotdogs look like, maybe it's time for a career change!