Photos: Stick figures in peril

Who wants to see some stick figures in peril?

Stick figures in peril
SA Steve

While studying abroad in Europe several years ago, one of my favorite things to photograph were warning signs with stick figures. For some reason they're a lot more prominent outside of the United States, and in many cases, warnings of death, dismemberment, or other forms of bodily harm are made amusing when presented in the form of faceless figures. A Flickr group for such signs has been knocking about since 2004. It's accumulated nearly 14,000 shots, many of which are outlandish or otherwise far funnier than they should be given the intended warning.

About the author

Josh Lowensohn joined CNET in 2006 and now covers Apple. Before that, Josh wrote about everything from new Web start-ups, to remote-controlled robots that watch your house. Prior to joining CNET, Josh covered breaking video game news, as well as reviewing game software. His current console favorite is the Xbox 360.


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