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Skulduggery
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Posted:I think there maybe a thread about this already somewhere but I couldn't find it. So feel free to flame grill me if you can. You can even hipthrust if you wish as long as you produce a link to it biggrin



Today through the post I got a delivery of beads and a bead loom set, which included a loom frame, some beads, thread and 2 needles. On the outside of the box it all came in there is this statement..... not once but 4 times in english and and 8 more times in various other languages.



 Written by: packaging

ATTENTION!: Needles have sharp points. Keep this packaging for futre reference.





No Sh!t Sherlock, needles are sharp! I better keep the box just incase one day I forget that fact.... rolleyes



Are we all so dumb now days that we have to be told this sort of stuff? Thats as bad as the peanut butter spread jar having "warning!: This jar may contain peanuts."



Arggggghhhhhhhhhhhhh!

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TinklePants
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Posted:I did some googling hehe

http://www.dumb.com/productwarnings.htm
br>http://www.dullmen.com/silly_warnings.htm
http://humor.smilezone.com/funnystuff/000675.htm
br>http://www.sebourn.com/stupid/stprod.html
http://mooreslore.corante.com/archives/032773.html


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JonnyRok
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Posted:Heh, I liked the toiletbrush "Do not use orally" one ubbrollsmile
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Asena
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Posted:ubblol I love the "sleeping pills: may cause drowsiness"...

Its something we have to say at work as well when selling to the customers... the looks I get biggrin


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NYC


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Posted: Written by: Skulduggery


Are we all so dumb now days that we have to be told this sort of stuff?



Of course we are! Have you met us? Have you checked out the latest Darwin Awards?

Go read some other forums on the internet and you'll be surprised that more people haven't died trying to inject themselves with peanut butter. wink


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UCOF
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Posted:Like Ducky, ive said it before and I will say it again...

Invent something idiot proof, and someone will invent a better idiot.

Companies have to put this stuff on their products nowerdays otherwise they will get people suing them for not warning about how the seemingly obvious somhow becomes oblivious to the stupid/ greedy when they injure themselves.

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Skulduggery
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Posted:I know they do hun, but 4 times in letters so big it covers one third of the box? ubblol

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jo_rhymes
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Posted:What's worse is now they're putting little traffic light colours on food packaging to tell us whether they're bad for us or not!
"hmm, Lard, why is that red? duhhhhhh"

Perhaps the government assume we're as dumbass as they are?


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Just_Another_Clown


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Posted:I like this one. Its blatent not to do that.

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NYC


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Posted:Sadly, I'm sure that most warnings are only put up after someone is stupid enough to do it. I'm sure there are some babies that have sufficated.

Every time a new stop sign or stoplight goes up, it's usually because there have been accidents at that site.

Just ask the Simpsons....

The end of a commercial for tickets to the big game:
Voiceover: Warning: tickets should not be taken internally.
Homer adds: "See, because of me they have a warning."


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Tao Star


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Posted:i like..

'Toilet Plunger
Caution: Do not use near power lines.'

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alien_oddity


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Posted:confused i'm sure i posted a list of dumbass warnings on a while back but i cant think where i put it confused



stuff like " warning on a hair dryer DO NOT USE IN A SHOWER"


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Pen Draven


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Posted:i always like seeing the 'Warning may contain nuts' notices on bags of peanuts.

Some men see things and say why....

I Dream of things that never were and say Why Not....?

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yoni
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Posted:This week, front page of the paper was a woman complaining that there wern't enough warning signs on the coast after she decided to walk round part of the coach in the mud at low tide and ended up losing her shoes because they got stuck.

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Posted:A packet of the shotgun ammunition that I used to buy said "Warning: Shotguns can kill."

I don't buy those anymore. smile


The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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Igirisujin
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Posted:Did you move onto deadlyer rounds? tongue



These days everyones too soft, stupid, and not brought up properlly, I think social attitudes have moved on way too much since around about the 60's give or take a decade or two.


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Hanz


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Posted:People are stupid these days... everyone knows that.

Wet-Nap
Directions: Tear open packet and use.

When I was in Canada in my 'brown paper bag lunch' one day my host family had put in a wet-nap, and yep, you guessed it, the instructions were in fact, tear open and use


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TheBovrilMonkey
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Posted: Written by: Pen Draven


i always like seeing the 'Warning may contain nuts' notices on bags of peanuts.



Yeah, I always like that one too.
It's pretty handy for those with nut allergies, or for people (like myself) who just like the opportunity to point out that, in all likelihood, a bag of peanuts will contain no traces of nuts whatsoever, as peanuts aren't nuts smile tongue


But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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Igirisujin
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Posted:*Inspiration strikes* I know what my first tatoo will be wink

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Hanz


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Posted:what? Dumb People Suck

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Posted: Written by: Brit_Joe


Did you move onto deadlyer rounds? tongue



I don't think you can get "deadlier" rounds. Specially not at my age. wink

 Written by: Brit_Joe

These days everyones too soft, stupid, and not brought up properlly, I think social attitudes have moved on way too much since around about the 60's give or take a decade or two.



Were you even around in the '60s?

Bit of a broad, sweeping statemnet, don't cha think? Cos I Know for a fact I don't fit into that. Nor do any of my friends.


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jo_rhymes
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Posted:Personally I like the label on bottled water "suitable for vegetarians" biggrin

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Posted:ubblol what dumbass thought of that ubblol

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Hanz


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Posted:My sister brought home a pair of thongs in a bag today, and in large lettering the bag said "This bag is not a toy" sure it is... it's called let's kill the baby by stuffing him in a bag!

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FoxInDocs
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Posted:
That sounds more like a game than a toy to me...


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Hanz


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Posted:but you need the toy to play the game

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Igirisujin
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Posted: Written by: Hanz


what? Dumb People Suck



Nope, may contain nuts! *looks downwards*

Yeah FRD its very broad, but ya know thirty or so years ago chavs wherent knifing each other on the streets, and if you watch heartbeat the worst crime they have to deal with are cases of missing tea bags or something....so ya know....BRING BACK FLOGGING!


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animatEd
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Posted: Written by: Brit_Joe


and if you watch heartbeat the worst crime they have to deal with are cases of missing tea bags or something....



rolleyes

You don't honestly think that program is REAL, do you? Crime and murder have been around since people began noticing their emotion called jealousy...


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TheBovrilMonkey
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Posted: Written by: Brit_Joe


 Written by: Hanz


what? Dumb People Suck



Nope, may contain nuts! *looks downwards*

Yeah FRD its very broad, but ya know thirty or so years ago chavs wherent knifing each other on the streets, and if you watch heartbeat the worst crime they have to deal with are cases of missing tea bags or something....so ya know....BRING BACK FLOGGING!



Yeah, chavs weren't knifing each other 30 years ago.
The mods and rockers were though.

'Darkie' was an accepted part of many people's vocabulary, interracial marriage was illegal in most of the US, women were expected to stay at home all day and do housework, gay people had almost no rights and we were in the middle of the cold war.

I think you're looking at the past with rose tinted spectacles and I'm glad we've moved on.


But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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faith enfire
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Posted:on a superman costume: wearing of costume does not enable one to fly
christmas lights: for indoor and outdoor use only
on food processor: not meant for the other use ????
chainsaw: do not stop with hands


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