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  1. rootabaga

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    We see these from time to time, so I thought it might be fun to have a thread to collect them. Some are already in other threads, like funny pictures, so link/repost if you know of one.

    What prompted this is a warning I saw on canned air. I use the stuff regularly, but this is the first time I saw the warning. So important, in fact, it's on there twice...with no explanation:

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    Do not shake twice...What happens if it was shaken, I don't suggest trying it though. BOOM!!! possibly.

    Perhaps intentional misuse or abuse, might be something like squirting compressed air into your bloodstream or something...causing death by embolism or something very nasty.
     
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    ^^^ No, I know about huffing and the danger is explained on the can.

    I'm talking about the "do not shake!" dual warnings...
     
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    I just realized that, and edited my post. :)
     
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    Ouch, that would suck.

    Though I recall my training with hydraulic systems where they were very adamant about not trying to find leaks with your hands...

    Pinhole leaks are invisible, and can inject hot hydraulic fluid deep into your flesh; and the chances are very good that you will lose functionality if not the whole hand when you do.

    As for shaking the can, I am thinking that doing so would allow liquid propellant to be ejected from the nozzle when spraying (if so, then there is also a warning about not spraying with the canister inverted), which can be a freezing/frostbite hazard (and potentially an inhalation hazard, depending on the chemical).
     
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    I wasn't sure if this was a warning or just a funny picture, but it works either way.

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    Useful advice...

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    ^^^chingrish is an excellent site!
     
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    I did contribute a few to that site once. :D

    Here's one I spotted yesterday in an upscale shopping mall, that's having some remodelling done.
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    So the inconvenience is for the people doing the construction and not the customers? I think I understand.
     
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    I read it as the reason for the construction is the inconvenience, and I'm glad they clarified it.

    See, I always thought that construction had a larger purpose, and the inconvenience was simply a result of the process, when in fact it was the goal all along.

    This helps me understand why all the road construction projects around here go on for years with little progress...
     
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    This could have gone in the funny pictures thread, but it is a warning, and it's a bit weird, so... :D

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    Sometimes you gotta wonder what they were thinking...

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    And some of these warnings are just shocking, I tell you, shocking!

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    Is that a translation...

    or just a conservative estimate? :D :D
     
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    Also have this one from Rincon, always assumed it meant if there's a tsunami get your butt to higher ground. Yea that works.
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    ^^^ Or maybe it's showing you how to escape the Kraken?
     
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    Quite conservative. I was being kind.
     
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    No doubt posted by the Department of Redundancy Department...


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