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Don't drive your car off a cliff! Good advice. Irish officials placed this road sign, picturing a car flying headfirst into the sea.
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updated 11/2/2010 1:08:39 PM ET 2010-11-02T17:08:39

Don’t drive your car off a cliff!

It seems that this is a real possibility around Ireland’s Dingle Peninsula. After all, authorities put up a warning sign, picturing a car flying headfirst into the sea. And that sign, juxtaposed against an actual cliff in the background, makes for a great travel photo.

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Fortunately, a T+L member took a picture of it and submitted it to our Funny Signs photo contest.

Snapping pictures of funny signs seen while traveling is a favorite pastime for many travelers. We’ve all come across these gems: a miswritten translation; an unusual warning; or an illustration that just doesn’t seem right. It might be an official highway sign or something written on a shop awning. All are perfect for adding to your travel photo portfolio and sharing with friends. And oftentimes, photographic evidence of such a sign not only makes for a great souvenir, but also serves as proof for doubtful folks back home.

Some of these signs aren’t just funny, but absurd — like one next to the water in Mystic, Conn., saying that throwing rocks will cost you 50 cents each.

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Other signs are just plain confusing. We’re all familiar with building maps — like at a large mall, for example — with a big star pointing out where exactly you are. But imagine seeing one — as one of our members did in Beijing — with a bunch of points all over the map, each clearly labeled: “You are here.”

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Confusing? Yep. And while this useless map was probably a cause of frustration at the time, it becomes a priceless souvenir when it’s added to the digital photo album.

So check out the collection of funny signs — and add your own in our community section. Or enter a different photo in one of our monthly photo contests for a chance at winning some great prizes!

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