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Laser Jock
2005-Jan-06, 04:17 PM
The Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch has issued their wackiest warning label awards. The above warning was for a toilet brush. #-o

Link (http://money.cnn.com/2005/01/06/news/funny/warning_labels/index.htm?cnn=yes)

gethen
2005-Jan-06, 04:29 PM
Yuk!
A friend tells me that Preparation H has a warning label advising that the product should not be taken orally. Anyone know if this is true?

Nicolas
2005-Jan-06, 04:39 PM
A friend tells me that Preparation H has a warning label advising that the product should not be taken orally. Anyone know if this is true?


Yes it's true. You shouldn't take it orally. :D
I don't know about the warning label

Wally
2005-Jan-06, 04:55 PM
A friend tells me that Preparation H has a warning label advising that the product should not be taken orally. Anyone know if this is true?


Yes it's true. You shouldn't take it orally. :D
I don't know about the warning label

:lol: =D> :lol: =D> Gethen, I love the way you fall right into things like this!!!

Ilya
2005-Jan-06, 05:00 PM
I have a rather large collection of these labels. The one about the scooter is new to me, but I already knew about the toilet brush :) My absolute favorite, though, is the warning label on a curling iron:

"For external use only"

WHO did WHAT with the curling iron to prompt that label, I want to know?

Candy
2005-Jan-06, 05:02 PM
-- A scooter with the warning "This product moves when used."

-- A digital thermometer with the advice "Once used rectally, the thermometer should not be used orally."

-- An electric blender used for chopping and dicing that reminds users to "Never remove food or other items from the blades while the product is operating."

-- And a three-inch bag of air used for packaging that read "Do not use this product as a toy, pillow, or flotation device."
Seriously, there are some stupid people out there. I know some. :o

Swift
2005-Jan-06, 05:11 PM
The windshield sunshade I use in my car has a warning label to "not use when operating the vehicle". #-o

Gramma loreto
2005-Jan-06, 05:27 PM
Seriously, there are some stupid people out there. I know some. :o

Of course, you're right about that. However, I don't think that's the real reason for inane labeling. It's that a lot of these people want someone else to pay for their stupidity...and pay a lot.

I remember many years ago, when I had a serious bicycling habit, reading about a lawsuit in NJ, I think. It seems a not-so-bright fellow was riding his bicycle at night, with no light, and was struck by a car. He sued the bicycle manufacturer, claiming they should have warned him that doing so was dangerous. He won.

Things like this just further entrench an adage in my mind...

"A word to the wise is unnecessary. It's the really stupid people who need all the help they can get."

Careless
2005-Jan-06, 05:37 PM
And yet, nothing can match the stupidity of wetnap labels
For those of us who haven't studied them, they read as followed:
Tear open
Unfold
Use

Candy
2005-Jan-06, 05:45 PM
Don't tell anyone, but my mother once purchased diesel fuel for my brothers propane heater. #-o

Nicolas
2005-Jan-06, 06:19 PM
Well, if you take a pack of cookies in the local shop, it reads "open here" on top, but still you aren't allowed to!! :D Sue them, I say.

I stole that one

Candy
2005-Jan-06, 06:29 PM
Well, if you take a pack of cookies in the local shop, it reads "open here" on top, but still you aren't allowed to!! :D Sue them, I say.

I stole that one And what about all the items that say FREE? :lol:

Doodler
2005-Jan-06, 06:47 PM
I have a rather large collection of these labels. The one about the scooter is new to me, but I already knew about the toilet brush :) My absolute favorite, though, is the warning label on a curling iron:

"For external use only"

WHO did WHAT with the curling iron to prompt that label, I want to know?

Somehow, I really don't think you do. I don't either. And I know I've got a perverse imagination.

Candy
2005-Jan-06, 06:53 PM
My absolute favorite, though, is the warning label on a curling iron:

"For external use only"

WHO did WHAT with the curling iron to prompt that label, I want to know?
It was not me.........



this time. :lol:

zebo-the-fat
2005-Jan-06, 08:51 PM
A warning on a pack of peanuts, "Caution, may contain nuts" I hope so!

Nicolas
2005-Jan-06, 09:19 PM
Ilya wrote:
I have a rather large collection of these labels. The one about the scooter is new to me, but I already knew about the toilet brush My absolute favorite, though, is the warning label on a curling iron:

"For external use only"

WHO did WHAT with the curling iron to prompt that label, I want to know?


Somehow, I really don't think you do. I don't either. And I know I've got a perverse imagination.

Looking for some hot stuff... :D :oops:

Irishman
2005-Jan-06, 09:23 PM
On the toilet brush one, I can see how a toilet brush might resemble a brush one might use for scrubbing your back. While I wouldn't want to use the same brush for both purposes, I am not sure I can come up with a reason why a toilet brush couldn't be used for personal hygiene, or especially shouldn't be used that way.

Superluminal
2005-Jan-06, 09:39 PM
From an Army survival manual on how to cook a snake: First, kill snake.

Swift
2005-Jan-06, 10:00 PM
A warning on a pack of peanuts, "Caution, may contain nuts" I hope so!
:lol: :lol: :lol:
I like that one! May contain nuts; you mean it might not? (Well, actually peanuts are legumes, not nuts :-k )

zebo-the-fat
2005-Jan-06, 10:04 PM
(Well, actually peanuts are legumes, not nuts)

I didn't know that, and it''s the first mistake I've made all year!!! :D

Swift
2005-Jan-06, 10:10 PM
(Well, actually peanuts are legumes, not nuts)

I didn't know that, and it''s the first mistake I've made all year!!! :D
If that was the worst mistake I'd made in the last six days, I'd be happy. :wink:

A reference from the peanut growers (http://www.peanut-shellers.org/index_files/Legume.htm)

Peanuts, along with beans and peas, belong to the single plant family, Leguminosae. Legumes are edible seeds enclosed in pods. As a group, they provide the best source of concentrated protein in the plant kingdom. While their physical structure and nutritional benefits more closely resemble that of other legumes, their use in diets and cuisines more closely resembles that of nuts

Ilya
2005-Jan-06, 10:23 PM
A warning on a pack of peanuts, "Caution, may contain nuts" I hope so!
:lol: :lol: :lol:
I like that one! May contain nuts; you mean it might not? (Well, actually peanuts are legumes, not nuts :-k )

I consider that one legitimate. For someone who is deathly allergic to nuts, but not peanuts, this is a very serious warning. It exists because same machinery is used to package all varieties of "nuts", and is often not cleaned in between. So the package of peanuts MAY have traces of (for example) macademia nuts, and vice versa.

Tuckerfan
2005-Jan-06, 11:02 PM
I have a rather large collection of these labels. The one about the scooter is new to me, but I already knew about the toilet brush :) My absolute favorite, though, is the warning label on a curling iron:

"For external use only"

WHO did WHAT with the curling iron to prompt that label, I want to know?Talk to anyone who's worked in an ER and they'll be able to tell you. Or check out the website with rotten in the name.

Oh, and Swedish chainsaw's don't have a warning label telling the operator to not stop it with genitals, even though there's an urban legend that they do.

Mars
2005-Jan-06, 11:24 PM
There was a premade Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich lunch set that was called Giggles To Go. The warning labels stated "Contains Peanuts".

Andromeda321
2005-Jan-06, 11:41 PM
I just came back from Colorado where I saw two signs on the side of a condo-
"WARNING: Falling Snow, do not park within 20 feet of building"
"Parking beside building for permit holders only"

gethen
2005-Jan-06, 11:53 PM
A friend tells me that Preparation H has a warning label advising that the product should not be taken orally. Anyone know if this is true?


Yes it's true. You shouldn't take it orally. :D
I don't know about the warning label

:lol: =D> :lol: =D> Gethen, I love the way you fall right into things like this!!!
Well, it's not exactly falling. It's more like pointing in a certain direction that's guaranteed to steer the conversation in an interesting direction. :wink:

Candy
2005-Jan-07, 12:00 AM
On the toilet brush one, I can see how a toilet brush might resemble a brush one might use for scrubbing your back. While I wouldn't want to use the same brush for both purposes, I am not sure I can come up with a reason why a toilet brush couldn't be used for personal hygiene, or especially shouldn't be used that way.
Speaking from experience? 8-[

Actually, I was thinking the same thing. You could really scrub some dead skin off with that thing. Using a new one, that is!

Doe, John
2005-Jan-07, 12:08 AM
(Well, actually peanuts are legumes, not nuts)

I didn't know that, and it''s the first mistake I've made all year!!! :D
If that was the worst mistake I'd made in the last six days, I'd be happy. :wink:

A reference from the peanut growers (http://www.peanut-shellers.org/index_files/Legume.htm)

Peanuts, along with beans and peas, belong to the single plant family, Leguminosae. Legumes are edible seeds enclosed in pods. As a group, they provide the best source of concentrated protein in the plant kingdom. While their physical structure and nutritional benefits more closely resemble that of other legumes, their use in diets and cuisines more closely resembles that of nuts

Eatin' goober peas
Eatin' goober peas
Goodness how delicious
Eatin' goober peas

N C More
2005-Jan-07, 12:10 AM
Actually, I have a separate toilet brush that I reserve for scrubbing out my Jacuzzi tub...works great on the jets and saves on the uncomfortable bending and reaching! Don't know about the personal hygiene thing though, sounds like it could be painful.

beskeptical
2005-Jan-07, 02:42 AM
I just came back from Colorado where I saw two signs on the side of a condo-
"WARNING: Falling Snow, do not park within 20 feet of building"
"Parking beside building for permit holders only"So the permit protects you from falling snow, that's pretty straight forward. :wink:

Fortis
2005-Jan-07, 03:22 AM
A warning on a pack of peanuts, "Caution, may contain nuts" I hope so!
:lol: :lol: :lol:
I like that one! May contain nuts; you mean it might not? (Well, actually peanuts are legumes, not nuts :-k )

I consider that one legitimate. For someone who is deathly allergic to nuts, but not peanuts, this is a very serious warning. It exists because same machinery is used to package all varieties of "nuts", and is often not cleaned in between. So the package of peanuts MAY have traces of (for example) macademia nuts, and vice versa.
As someone who now carries an epinephrine injector I can empathise with this one. I had an "incident" involving cashew nuts (tree nuts) which scared the living daylights out of me. (One of the classic symptoms of anaphylaxis is a "sense of impending doom". Well, when things happened as fast as it did, I certainly experienced that.) I have no problem with peanuts, however. The specialist suggested that I try some (under supervision) and I was fine.

Getting back to the warnings, one that I saw really stuck in my memory. replacing a toner cartridge in (I think) an HP laser printer, I noticed the internal warning sticker. In a range of different languages it said, "Warning. Hot parts." The reason that it stuck in my mind is that on the English translation it also said "Do not touch."

Do you think that this may say something about which nations tend to be litigious? ;)

NASA Fan
2005-Jan-07, 03:52 AM
I once did something stupid that involved a small hot glue gun, as a result I burned my finger, lost some skin and developed some bad blisters.

One of my friends said that I should sue the manufacturer, I did not. I did something stupid--it was my fault, and I learned a valuable lesson.

Theta Orionis
2005-Jan-07, 04:09 AM
What about scientific truth in product warning labels?

WARNING: This Product Warps Space and Time in Its Vicinity.

WARNING: This Product Attracts Every Other Piece of Matter in the Universe, Including the Products of Other Manufacturers, with a Force Proportional to the Product of the Masses and Inversely Proportional to the Distance Between Them.

CAUTION: The Mass of This Product Contains the Energy Equivalent of 85 Million Tons of TNT per Net Ounce of Weight.

ADVISORY: There is an Extremely Small but Nonzero Chance That, Through a Process Know as "Tunneling," This Product May Spontaneously Disappear from Its Present Location and Reappear at Any Random Place in the Universe, Including Your Neighbor's Domicile. The Manufacturer Will Not Be Responsible for Any Damages or Inconvenience That May Result.

THIS IS A 100% MATTER PRODUCT: In the Unlikely Event That This Merchandise Should Contact Antimatter in Any Form, a Catastrophic Explosion Will Result.

PUBLIC NOTICE AS REQUIRED BY LAW: Any Use of This Product, in Any Manner Whatsoever, Will Increase the Amount of Disorder in the Universe. Although No Liability Is Implied Herein, the Consumer Is Warned That This Process Will Ultimately Lead to the Heat Death of the Universe.

ATTENTION: Despite Any Other Listing of Product Contents Found Hereon, the Consumer is Advised That, in Actuality, This Product Consists Of 99.9999999999% Empty Space.

PLEASE NOTE: Some Quantum Physics Theories Suggest That When the Consumer Is Not Directly Observing This Product, It May Cease to Exist or Will Exist Only in a Vague and Undetermined State.

Source- http://paul.merton.ox.ac.uk/science/warnings.html

Candy
2005-Jan-07, 04:11 AM
I once did something stupid that involved a small hot glue gun, as a result I burned my finger, lost some skin and developed some bad blisters.

One of my friends said that I should sue the manufacturer, I did not. I did something stupid--it was my fault, and I learned a valuable lesson.
It wasn't putting this (http://www.ooblick.com/lamp/) together, was it? :lol:

Assorted tools:
Drill
15/64" drill bit
Hacksaw
Sander
Jigsaw
Mask for toxic dust
Plumb line
Dremel tool to fix imperfections (unless you're much better with a hacksaw and sander than I am). (If you don't already have a Dremel tool, you can rationalize it as a Christmas gift for yourself.)
Wood glue
Hot glue and hot glue gun
Tape measure
Fish tape
Screws, washers, etc. to taste

Maksutov
2005-Jan-07, 04:15 AM
I once did something stupid that involved a small hot glue gun, as a result I burned my finger, lost some skin and developed some bad blisters.

One of my friends said that I should sue the manufacturer, I did not. I did something stupid--it was my fault, and I learned a valuable lesson.
It's a good thing your email address isn't listed in your profile, otherwise you'd have received a large number of irate messages from starving lawyers by now.

beskeptical
2005-Jan-07, 08:56 AM
Well I was going to post about the MRI machine damaged near here by a floor buffer being brought into the room. Google didn't have any news connected to it. But as I looked I found the official Medical Device Reports (http://www.reillycomm.com/it_archive/it_ip0111_2.htm) page and it had these MRI incidents documented:
M531154. An AC power transformer for a pulse oximeter was attracted to the magnet (1994 Jun 22).

M526280. A vendor carried a helium cylinder into the magnet room, and the cylinder was attracted to the magnet (1994 Jul 15).

M376631. An IV pole was pulled off a cot and drawn to the magnet (1993 Mar 4).

M362867. A stainless steel mop bucket was attracted to the magnet (1993 Jan 6).

M345725. A ferrous (i.e., composed of or containing iron) laundry cart was attracted to the magnet (1992 Aug 27).

M308257. A chair was attracted to the magnet (1992 Jul 9).

M305054. The ferrous braces of an aluminum ladder were attracted to the magnet (1992 Jun 8 ).

M271989. An oxygen bottle was attracted to the magnet (1992 Mar 1).

M247320. A floor buffer was attracted to the magnet (1991 Sep 24).

M232626. A weight bag was attracted to the magnet (1991 Jun 12).

M231855. Ferrous BBs from a sandbag that had sprung a leak were attracted to the magnet (1991 May 7).

M179495. A light fixture in a mobile scan room fell from the ceil-ing and was attracted to the magnet (1989 Nov 15).

M178048. A ferrous part from a patient lift was attracted to the magnet (1989 Nov 17).

M143702. A magnetic tool brought into the room by a workman was attracted to the magnet (1987 Sep 23).

Maybe in this case, the warning DO NOT ENTER ROOM WITH ANY METAL OBJECTS should have been pasted in reverse on everything metal in the building: DO NOT TAKE THIS ITEM IN THE MRI ROOM. Yes, it is metal. #-o

BTW, "attracted to the magnet" is an understatement. :o

kucharek
2005-Jan-07, 09:14 AM
Such warnings/lawsuits are a permanent source for lots of head shaking about some part of the US-way-of-life here over the pond.
First we shake our heads about the labels. Then we shake our heads about the lawsuits. Then we shake our heads about that the dumb user actually wins the lawsuit. And finally we shake our heads about the sometimes absurd compensation sums that have to be paid by the companies.
I sometimes think that may have to do with the jury system where you've twelve people who may think: Well, maybe some day something stupid will happen to me and then I also want to get lots of money.

Harald

Fram
2005-Jan-07, 09:44 AM
WARNING: no source or links is given for this post. It is only a (possibly false) remembrance and should not be taken literally or by any other means. Any damage caused by this message will be a reason for chuckles and other nasty habits.

Umm, what was I going to say? Oh, yes, I have read that although the US is infamous for its ridiculous lawsuits, apparently only 0,1% of those are ever won (and I guess in those cases there is real damage and you cannot say they are ridiculous), and in the other ones the only winners are the lawyers. Don't know were the number came from, but the message was that we often hear of a stupid case that has started and a ridiculous amount being asked, but that we seldom hear the result of it (oh yeah, and apparently even if the plaintiff (correct?) wins, the amount he gets is often way way way less than asked).

Laguna
2005-Jan-07, 10:02 AM
I have a rather large collection of these labels. The one about the scooter is new to me, but I already knew about the toilet brush :) My absolute favorite, though, is the warning label on a curling iron:

"For external use only"

WHO did WHAT with the curling iron to prompt that label, I want to know?Talk to anyone who's worked in an ER and they'll be able to tell you. Or check out the website with rotten in the name.

Oh, and Swedish chainsaw's don't have a warning label telling the operator to not stop it with genitals, even though there's an urban legend that they do.
I expect the chainsaw not to have such a label.
Here in Europe we expect that a user has a brain and knows how to use it!

Wolverine
2005-Jan-07, 11:18 AM
The Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch has issued their wackiest warning label awards.

Don't forget the past winners (http://www.mlaw.org/wwl/pastwinners.html), either. On that page, my long-standing favorite has been:

“Shin pads cannot protect any part of the body they do not cover.”

:lol:

Candy
2005-Jan-07, 03:28 PM
I have a rather large collection of these labels. The one about the scooter is new to me, but I already knew about the toilet brush :) My absolute favorite, though, is the warning label on a curling iron:

"For external use only"

WHO did WHAT with the curling iron to prompt that label, I want to know?Talk to anyone who's worked in an ER and they'll be able to tell you. Or check out the website with rotten in the name.

Oh, and Swedish chainsaw's don't have a warning label telling the operator to not stop it with genitals, even though there's an urban legend that they do.
I expect the chainsaw not to have such a label.
Here in Europe we expect that a user has a brain and knows how to use it!

But remember, a man's brain is located in two areas. 8-[

Candy
2005-Jan-07, 03:39 PM
Such warnings/lawsuits are a permanent source for lots of head shaking about some part of the US-way-of-life here over the pond.
First we shake our heads about the labels. Then we shake our heads about the lawsuits. Then we shake our heads about that the dumb user actually wins the lawsuit. And finally we shake our heads about the sometimes absurd compensation sums that have to be paid by the companies.
I sometimes think that may have to do with the jury system where you've twelve people who may think: Well, maybe some day something stupid will happen to me and then I also want to get lots of money.

Harald
Every Country has some strangeness associated to it. Wasn't it a man in Germany that advertised online to be eaten alive by another man? Whatever happened to those guys? :o

I believe it was on 60 minutes, where the producers staged a fake US city bus accident with hidden cameras. The camera caught a handful of people jumping on the bus just after the accident. Then they claimed they were injured in the accident, in order to get compensation. When the producers busted the people showing them the footage, it was like sweet justice watching them squirm. I seriously don't understand people sometimes. :evil:

SeanF
2005-Jan-07, 03:47 PM
Every Country has some strangeness associated to it. Wasn't it a man in Germany that advertised online to be eaten alive by another man? Whatever happened to those guys? :o
Actually, the person doing the online advertising was the diner, not the dinner. He did get a taker, though, and did eat him.

Apparently, he got 8.5 years (http://edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/europe/01/29/otsc.germany.cannibal/).

ktesibios
2005-Jan-07, 04:40 PM
I remember many years ago, when I had a serious bicycling habit, reading about a lawsuit in NJ, I think. It seems a not-so-bright fellow was riding his bicycle at night, with no light, and was struck by a car. He sued the bicycle manufacturer, claiming they should have warned him that doing so was dangerous. He won.

Things like this just further entrench an adage in my mind...

"A word to the wise is unnecessary. It's the really stupid people who need all the help they can get."

When I bought a bike a few years ago, the owner's manual and a decal on the bike both said "DO NOT RIDE AT NIGHT".

My favorite is one I found on a can of "canned air" for dusting. It was an image of a little sign-icon guy blasting the can into his ear, with the international circle/slash "DO NOT DO THIS" symbol over it.

And another "well, DUH" label, though it's not a warning: how about a five pound bag of sugar, with the word SUGAR in big letters on every surface, and, in much smaller print on one side: "Ingredients: sugar".

It's enough to make me think that Wonko the Sane got it right. :wink:

Enzp
2005-Jan-08, 05:23 AM
Local grocery store had a sign in the seafood section that read "boneless crab."

I would hope so.

ZaphodBeeblebrox
2005-Jan-08, 08:55 AM
I remember many years ago, when I had a serious bicycling habit, reading about a lawsuit in NJ, I think. It seems a not-so-bright fellow was riding his bicycle at night, with no light, and was struck by a car. He sued the bicycle manufacturer, claiming they should have warned him that doing so was dangerous. He won.

Things like this just further entrench an adage in my mind...

"A word to the wise is unnecessary. It's the really stupid people who need all the help they can get."

When I bought a bike a few years ago, the owner's manual and a decal on the bike both said "DO NOT RIDE AT NIGHT".

My favorite is one I found on a can of "canned air" for dusting. It was an image of a little sign-icon guy blasting the can into his ear, with the international circle/slash "DO NOT DO THIS" symbol over it.

And another "well, DUH" label, though it's not a warning: how about a five pound bag of sugar, with the word SUGAR in big letters on every surface, and, in much smaller print on one side: "Ingredients: sugar".

It's enough to make me think that Wonko the Sane got it right. :wink:

Yeah ...

Oh well, perhaps Some People, don't Know How to Use a Toothpick ...

I mean, you Can't Throw the Whole World, into an Asylum, or CAN you?

Gillianren
2005-Jan-10, 04:57 AM
I read about a case where one of these warning, lo and behold, prevented a lawsuit. a woman ate a (rather large) bag of . . . it was either sunflower seeds or peanuts; I cannot now remember, shells and all. and indeed, very unpleasant and disgusting medical complications resulted from all that fiber. she tried to sue, and the company pointed out to her the warning on the bag: "do not eat shells."

and I don't actually know what part of the story makes me angriest. I think it's that the woman sued, but it might be that they had the warning, which implies rather strongly that she wasn't the first person to try suing over this.

NASA Fan
2005-Jan-10, 07:17 AM
Conserning the MRI and the magnet, and what people think is metalic.

We operate a metal detector at my work, and it is sometimes an amusing game to see what things some people forget to take out of their pockets before going through the metal detector.

Coins
keys
cameras
cell phones

There are other less obvious ones such as the foil wrappers around their gum, but it is still funny to see people taking out a big handfull of coins asking if it could be that which is setting of the detector.

Candy, no I would not make something as tacky as that--I make other tacky stuff but not leg-lamps.

Candy
2005-Jan-10, 07:32 AM
http://home.att.net/~candy.stair/leg.jpg
Guess the movie. :lol:

[edit to delete a word]

Maksutov
2005-Jan-10, 08:01 AM
http://home.att.net/~candy.stair/leg.jpg
Guess the movie. :lol:

[edit to delete a word]
Gaslight, starring Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer?

NASA Fan
2005-Jan-10, 08:07 AM
I skimmed throught the description of how to make it, and he does not state if his friend liked the gift or not.

I have to say that I like his optemism in thinking that he can convince the sales people to let him buy only one shoe, or return the shoe he did not use.

mickal555
2005-Jan-10, 08:46 AM
My plasma globe said on the side
Do not use in wartierness situations
and
If brocked connect a repairer
Thats not all
I'm telling you the lawsuits that could come out of this :o

Wally
2005-Jan-10, 03:55 PM
http://home.att.net/~candy.stair/leg.jpg
Guess the movie. :lol:

[edit to delete a word]
Gaslight, starring Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer?

Nah. . . that's the infamous leg lamp from A Christmas Story, I believe!

cyswxman
2005-Jan-10, 06:30 PM
Yes, it is. There was a channel (TNT?) that showed this movie over and over again for 24 hours, sometime before Christmas.

Candy
2005-Jan-10, 06:40 PM
Yes, it is. There was a channel (TNT?) that showed this movie over and over again for 24 hours, sometime before Christmas.
But what did he do with the other shoe. NASA Fan and I want to know. I could never sit through the whole movie.

Irishman
2005-Jan-10, 08:43 PM
When I bought a bike a few years ago, the owner's manual and a decal on the bike both said "DO NOT RIDE AT NIGHT".

I see it more frequently than you would imagine. Bike at night, no headlight, no red flasher tail light, riding along a busy street (cars driving 50+ mph).


And another "well, DUH" label, though it's not a warning: how about a five pound bag of sugar, with the word SUGAR in big letters on every surface, and, in much smaller print on one side: "Ingredients: sugar".

Curiously enough, look at the ingredients on a package of iodized salt.

01101001
2005-Jan-10, 09:33 PM
But what did he do with the other shoe. NASA Fan and I want to know. I could never sit through the whole movie.
In the movie, the leg-lamp was the father's "Major Award" won in some contest, I think, and there was no other shoe. If someone made such a lamp, from scratch, I agree it could be hard to buy a single shoe.

One could always just buy a leg-lamp (http://www.leglamps.com/content.htm) and let the manufacturer deal with the single-shoe problem.

ktesibios
2005-Jan-11, 12:44 AM
<snip>
Oh, and Swedish chainsaw's don't have a warning label telling the operator to not stop it with genitals, even though there's an urban legend that they do.
I expect the chainsaw not to have such a label.
Here in Europe we expect that a user has a brain and knows how to use it!

To stop the chainsaw? :o


I see it more frequently than you would imagine. Bike at night, no headlight, no red flasher tail light, riding along a busy street (cars driving 50+ mph).

I see that all the time myself. Can't figure it out.

When I lived in Philly, my bike was a principal means of transportation for me. I had it lit up like a flying saucer coming in for a landing- generator head and taillights , a battery-operated headlight that snapped off its mount for use as a flashlight, and a battery-operated flasher in the back. When the oddball Chinese bulb in my taillight died, I modded the fixture to use 4 12000 mcd red LEDS, and that thing was bright. "If I'm gonna get gished, it won't be because they couldn't see me" was what I was after.

Kaptain K
2005-Jan-11, 04:35 AM
Case of "karmic justice". I was sitting at a traffic light at 2 a.m., when a bicyclist (no lights) rode between the lanes of cars to cross against the light. Just as I was starting to think "where's a cop when you need one", the light turned green and the police officer in the left turn lane hit his lights and siren and took off after him. Nailed him in less than two blocks! =D>

Laguna
2005-Jan-11, 09:52 AM
I have a rather large collection of these labels. The one about the scooter is new to me, but I already knew about the toilet brush :) My absolute favorite, though, is the warning label on a curling iron:

"For external use only"

WHO did WHAT with the curling iron to prompt that label, I want to know?Talk to anyone who's worked in an ER and they'll be able to tell you. Or check out the website with rotten in the name.

Oh, and Swedish chainsaw's don't have a warning label telling the operator to not stop it with genitals, even though there's an urban legend that they do.
I expect the chainsaw not to have such a label.
Here in Europe we expect that a user has a brain and knows how to use it!

But remember, a man's brain is located in two areas. 8-[
I hope every man is able to use the right brain when using a chainsaw....

papageno
2005-Jan-11, 03:50 PM
There are other less obvious ones such as the foil wrappers around their gum...
I had this yesterday at the airport! :oops:

ktesibios
2005-Jan-16, 08:28 PM
A neat little collection of warning labels that I just stumbled upon:

Think Safety! (http://flyingmoose.org/stage/safety.htm) :D

Candy
2005-Jan-16, 11:25 PM
A neat little collection of warning labels that I just stumbled upon:

Think Safety! (http://flyingmoose.org/stage/safety.htm) :D
:o
DO NOT read the eye-straining fine print. :lol:

Gillianren
2005-Jan-18, 12:14 AM
I once stepped on the hem of my skirt (ankle-length) while climbing on a bus and fell. (of course, I came down on the worse knee! [since both my knees are bad, I can't really refer to my "bad" knee].) the bus driver asked me if I wanted to file an incident report, in case I had caused serious damage.

I didn't. strangely enough, if I'd broken my knee tripping over my own skirt, I'd've considered that my own fault. apparently, I'm practically alone in this.

Candy
2005-Jan-18, 05:31 AM
I once stepped on the hem of my skirt (ankle-length) while climbing on a bus and fell. (of course, I came down on the worse knee! [since both my knees are bad, I can't really refer to my "bad" knee].) the bus driver asked me if I wanted to file an incident report, in case I had caused serious damage.

I didn't. strangely enough, if I'd broken my knee tripping over my own skirt, I'd've considered that my own fault. apparently, I'm practically alone in this.

Perhaps, the bus driver thought you had tripped on something faulty (slippery) with the bus steps.

I was coming down the stairs (three flights) at work and slipped. The cleaning lady was on the bottom floor and heard me. She was mopping the stairs and didn't put a sign out to warn people to use extra caution. I didn't get hurt, but if I did, it clearly would've been the company's fault.