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21 Stupid Warning Labels That Will Make You Feel Like a Genius

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Warning sign on yellow metallic boardTraitov/Getty Images

Warning labels

People rarely read the warning labels on the products they buy, but sometimes it can give you a good laugh. So, for the sake of humor (and also safety) always read the warning label before use. Keep reading for some warning labels so strange that you’ll be left wondering why the company felt they had to even print them. For more laughs, these funny pictures will crack you up.

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wheelbarrow. Caution: not intended for highway useGetty Images, rd.com

Warning label on a wheelbarrow:

Not intended for highway use.

You have to buy the high-end model to get the wheelbarrow up to 65mph.

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stroller. caution: remove child before folding.Getty Images, rd.com

Warning label on a baby stroller:

Remove child before folding.

OK, who tried to fold up the stroller before taking their baby out? Here are our funniest jokes of all time.

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thermometer. warning: once used rectally, the thermometer should not be used orallyGetty Images, rd.com

Warning label on a thermometer:

Once used rectally, the thermometer should not be used orally.

You would think that this goes without saying.

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ipod shuffle. warning: do not eat ipod shuffleGetty Images, rd.com

Warning label on Apple’s website:

Do not eat iPod Shuffle.

It’s made by Apple so it must be nutritious. Check out these funny examples of irony is real life.

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chipotle truck. notice: drivers do not carry burritosGetty Images (2), rd.com

Warning label on a Chipotle truck:

Drivers do not carry burritos.

Don’t try to flag them down for a mid-road trip snack.

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drill. caution: this product not intended for use as a dental drillGetty Images, rd.com

Warning label on a carpenter’s electric drill:

This product not intended for use as a dental drill.

It’s recommended that you don’t try dental procedures at home. These funny Google searches will leave you wondering who asks these questions, anyway.

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coffee cup. caution: avoid pouring on crotch areaGetty Images, rd.com

Warning label on a takeout coffee cup:

Avoid pouring on the crotch area.

When this happens, it’s typically an accident, but thanks for the warning.

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jetski. warning: never use a lit match or open flame to check fuel levelGetty Images, rd.com

Warning label on a jet ski:

Never use a lit match or open flame to check fuel level.

Has someone really tried that?!

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dog sleeping next to medicine bottles. warning: may cause drowsiness, use care when operating car.Getty Images, rd.com

Warning label on a bottle of dog medication:

May cause drowsiness. Use care when operating a car.

Don’t worry, Fido doesn’t even have his driver’s license. These cartoons prove that daily life is funnier than any stand-up routine.

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dishwasher. notice: do not allow children to play in the dishwasherGetty Images, rd.com

Warning label on a dishwasher:

Do not allow children to play in the dishwasher.

Would they even fit?

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dead rat. warning: has been found to cause cancer in laboratory miceGetty Images, rd.com

Warning label on a box of rat poison:

Has been found to cause cancer in laboratory mice.

Well, we want the poison to kill them, so I guess in this case cancer is OK.

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markers. notice: should not be used for signing checks or any legal documentsGetty Images, rd.com

Warning label on a “vanishing ink” marker:

It should not be used for signing checks or any legal documents.

Sometimes the vanishing ink marker is the only thing around when you need to sign something.

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ironing board with shirts and iron. caution: do not iron while wearing shirtGetty Images, rd.com

Warning label on an iron-on shirt pattern:

Do not iron while wearing the shirt.

That does seem like the most convenient way to do it, but it would be pretty painful. These are the funniest thing people have said while sleeping.

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scooter. warning: this product moves when usedGetty Images, rd.com

Warning label on a Razor scooter:

This product moves when used.

Thanks, that’s why I bought it.

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hairdryer. caution: do not use while sleepingGetty Images, rd.com

Warning label on a hairdryer:

Do not use while sleeping.

How would someone even do that?

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wood. caution: risk of fireGetty Images, rd.com

Warning label on a package of fireplace logs:

Risk of fire.

Yeah, we know. Here are some ridiculously funny things people actually believed as children.

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fish hook. caution: harmful if swallowedGetty Images, rd.com

Warning label on a brass fishing hook:

Harmful if swallowed.

We’re trying to hook fish, not humans.

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pepper spray. warning: may irritate eyesGetty Images, rd.com

Warning label on a can of pepper spray:

May irritate eyes.

I hope so.

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toner cartridges. warning: do not eat tonerGetty Images, rd.com

Warning label on a cartridge for a laser printer:

Do not eat toner.

Sometimes fixing the printer is so frustrating that the only thing you can do is start eating its parts.

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letter opener. Caution: safety goggles recommendedGetty Images, rd.com

Warning label on a letter opener:

Safety goggles recommended.

How aggressively are people opening their letters?

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bar of soap. notice: use like regular soapGetty Images, rd.com

Warning label on a bar of soap:

Use like regular soap.

How do you use not regular soap? Now check out these road signs that are worth slowing down for.

Originally Published in Reader's Digest