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Please don't do this!

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WARNINGIf you need a little esteem boost, these fools will go a long way in making you feel like the smartest guy around. Why not lift a forklift with a forklift, or use your own body to balance a ladder? Because it's sheer stupidity, that's why. I don't typically like these sort of pictures, pointing out how dumb people are or how dangerous their decisions could be, but some of these guys are really over the top. Here are 8 of what are possibly the biggest DIY disasters just waiting to happen.

A moment of bad judgment could lead to a dangerous outcome. Some of these pictures look more like permanent hacks than just a moment of bad judgment, and are incredibly hazardous. What crazy hacks have you seen? Or better yet, what's your dumbest DIY moment?


  • Victor Agreda, Jr.

    I was a punk teenager at the time, but I inadvertently made nitroglycerin when I combined nitric acid and glycerin-- and got burns on my hands! That wasn't too bright.

  • xevia

    It really is amazing that they even have to make stickers like these to warn people of obvious dangers. The stickers always give me a good chuckle though!

  • Ryan Carter

    So you wake up one day thinking, "mowers are for grass" and then you hear on the news that some dude, who is now a bit less of a dude, because he lost his fingers, mostly due to trying to trim his hedges by lifting his lawn mower up about 3 feet to do it. I believe these stickers are from the handbook "Life For Dummies." People can be extremely stupid.

  • crazy rueben

    ryan carter

    Don't know for sure if true or not, but in 1987/88 while in MBA grad school @OSU-heard from college prof in class that two guys had lost their fingers/hands, etc from piccking up a mower-one on each side & trying to trim the top of the hedge with it-course it didn't work--but as story goes they then sued Murray Lawn Mower Co. for their loss AND WON big judgement--this is the origin of the safety(keep hands away,etc.) stickers we see today on mowers. The accident happened in the pre-warning sticker days. Also used to work for a company who manufactured trash trucks/compacters as engineer & sales. Our attorney advised us also that if you put too many warning stickers on-the arguement would be that if it were that dangerous, it was a tragedy waiting to happen and thus should not even be manufactured at all!!

  • diane.rixon

    Unbelievable. The swimming pool driller's my fav.

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