How Stupid Are People?

@skirvy (250)
United States
January 16, 2007 12:06pm CST
How stupid do you have to be for them to put these on lables? In case you needed further proof that the Human Race is doomed through stupidity, here are some actual label instructions on consumer products: 1. On a blanket from Taiwan - NOT TO BE USED AS PROTECTION FROM A TORNADO. 2. On a helmet mounted mirror used by US cyclists - REMEMBER, OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR ARE ACTUALLY BEHIND YOU. 3. On a Taiwanese shampoo - USE REPEATEDLY FOR SEVERE DAMAGE. 4. On the bottle-top of a (UK) flavoured milk drink - AFTER OPENING, KEEP UPRIGHT. 5. On a New Zealand insect spray - THIS PRODUCT NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS. 6. In a US guide to setting up a new computer - TO AVOID CONDENSATION FORMING, ALLOW THE BOXES TO WARM UP TO ROOM TEMPERATURE BEFORE OPENING. (Sensible, but the instruction was INSIDE the box.) 7. On a Japanese product used to relieve painful hemorrhoids - LIE DOWN ON BED AND INSERT POSCOOL SLOWLY UP TO THE PROJECTED PORTION LIKE A SWORD-GUARD INTO ANAL DUCT. WHILE INSERTING POSCOOL FOR APPROXIMATELY 5 MINUTES, KEEP QUIET. 8. In some countries, on the bottom of Coke bottles - OPEN OTHER END. 9. On a packet of Sunmaid raisins - WHY NOT TRY TOSSING OVER YOUR FAVOURITE BREAKFAST CEREAL? 10. On a Sears hairdryer - DO NOT USE WHILE SLEEPING. 11. On a bag of Fritos - YOU COULD BE A WINNER! NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. DETAILS INSIDE. (The shoplifter special!) 12. On a bar of Dial soap - DIRECTIONS - USE LIKE REGULAR SOAP. (And that would be how?) 13. On Tesco's Tiramisu dessert (printed on bottom of the box) - DO NOT TURN UPSIDE DOWN. (Too late! You lose!) 14. On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding - PRODUCT WILL BE HOT AFTER HEATING. (Are you sure? Let's experiment.) 15. On a Korean kitchen knife - WARNING: KEEP OUT OF CHILDREN. (Dammit! Who are they to tell me what to do with my kids?) 16. On a string of Chinese-made Christmas lights - FOR INDOOR OR OUTDOOR USE ONLY. (As opposed to use in outer space?) 17. On a Japanese food processor - NOT TO BE USED FOR THE OTHER USE. (Now I'm curious.) 18. On Sainsbury's peanuts - WARNING - CONTAINS NUTS. (Really? Peanuts contain nuts?) 19. On an American Airlines packet of nuts INSTRUCTIONS - OPEN PACKET, EAT NUTS. (I'm glad they cleared that up.) 20. On a Swedish chainsaw - DO NOT ATTEMPT TO STOP CHAIN WITH YOUR HANDS OR GENITALS. (What kind of consumer phone-call led to this warning?) 21. On a child's superman costume - WEARING OF THIS GARMENT DOES NOT ENABLE YOU TO FLY. (That's right, destroy a universal childhood fantasy!) 22. On some frozen dinners: SERVING SUGGESTION: DEFROST. 23. On a hotel provided shower cap in a box: FITS ONE HEAD. 24. On packaging for a Rowenta iron: DO NOT IRON CLOTHES ON BODY. 25. On Boot's "Children's" cough medicine: DO NOT DRIVE CAR OR OPERATE MACHINERY. 26. On Nightly sleep aid: WARNING: MAY CAUSE DROWSINESS. (Duh!)
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@elisa812 (3033)
• United States
14 May 08
Haha, I think I have seen some of those before, but some of them were new. I always get a good laugh out of those sorts of things, but it is pretty scary to think that companies actually find it necessary to put that stuff on the labels! It sure makes you wonder...
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@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
14 May 08
I can't believe these are actually on product labels!
@suedarr (2382)
• Canada
16 Jan 07
Some of these are just too funny and you'd think common sense. However, I think the labels are necessary to protect manufacturers from either very stupid people or those that might try a hoax lawsuit. Cheers!
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
15 May 08
these twenty six are just so funny specially the nightly sleep aid. welljust look on any of your prescription labels it says take one tablet by mouth okay how else would you take it, surely they dont mean as opposed to the other end the a** end of you? on my frozen dinners be careful it will be hot huh I would hope so after being in the microwave or the one on hair dryer, do not use while sleeping pardon me? these warning areso silly.
• Canada
14 May 08
I know what you are saying. some of those warnings are asolutely crazy, and I would also love to know what lead to such warnings. In other cases, it's a mistranslation, because they were originally done in a language besides English.
17 Jan 07
Infinite, Unlimited lol
@SK401001 (934)
• United States
17 Jan 07
These are just to funny. Thank you for giving me a good laugh. I can't belive some of these they are just to crazy. But I guess someone actually had a make these crazy mistakes. That atleast would explain why they created these strange warning labels in the first place. What a crazy world we live in. Thanks again for the laugh, I needed it.
@Raghunadh (121)
• India
17 Jan 07
good set of jokes
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
17 Jan 07
Oh dear these statements are completely stupid alright there are so many aren't there the people that write these must think the human race is made up of stupidity.