These Construction Errors Will Have You Crying Tears Of Laughter
“Why in the world would someone do that?” “How did it even pass the blueprint stage?” “Is this even real?” Sometimes you wonder how things turned out a little bit far from the conventional, especially in the construction world. You may express disbelief, but construction blunders are here to remind us that the field is obviously not for everyone.
Check out some of the most hilarious construction blunders that will make you face palm and laugh at the same time.
Bunny hop, anyone?
Bike lanes keep cyclists away from danger. It gives them a safe space to travel, without worrying about sharing the road with vehicles. But sometimes, it can cause serious injuries if you’re not paying attention.
Here’s an example of a path that bikers shouldn’t take at full speed. Maybe it’s a reminder that we should always keep our eyes on the road. There is always a chance that an unexpected obstacle will greet you at the end of your ride. Unless you want to train for bunny hops, or you simply want to end your biking expedition with a bang.
Time fixes everything
“When something is broken, sometimes all you need is time.” The repairman must have faithfully followed this quote quite literally. He surely fixed the problem with his quick and easy solution.
We do not know if this is his repair style but we’re certain that his time is golden. He can’t waste another minute mending and dismantling old clocks. Yes to less effort and newer things! Hopefully the new clock works well, or else we’ll be seeing a smaller clock next time.
Hygiene before vanity
Employees in this office are not allowed to be narcissistic if they cannot practice good hygiene. One look at the mirror and they will be reminded to meticulously wash and soap their hands, or maybe even their faces?
Their bathroom is obviously not selfie-friendly, unless they want an instant soap dispenser filter right smack in the middle of their pictures. We’re not exactly sure what’s the latest management policy but it looks like their workplace will be a whole lot cleaner and virus-free.
When it hits the fan…
Yes, a ceiling fan is a cooling device. But who would have thought that it can also be used to slice and cut things? Whoever invented this is too clever. Now called the fan and slicer in one, it’s now highly sought-after in the market.
Just hit the switch and you will be rewarded with cool air… and demolish eyesores and unwanted things like this poor pillar. Now that you’ve been informed, you know what to do with your fan’s razor-sharp blades in case you want to chop down more wood, columns, or even metals.
Share the road (they said)
Practice what you preach but this road sign is an exception. Maybe road signs are there to remind us that it cannot read what it says, it is just there to deliver the message. In this case, the message was undeniably snubbed by its own dispatcher but it does not mean that the information dissemination was not effective.
Its good intentions are very clear, we just do not know where this space is. Surely not on this road where state-of-the-art signs rule the lanes. It’s for the cyclists to find out.
This dark tunnel was built for Spiderman, so better not get trapped inside. You will need some advanced parkour and bouldering skills in order to escape out of Spiderman’s modest refuge. Better pray that the superhero will help you get out of his dark cave.
Who knows? Maybe he’ll bite you with some of his superhuman strength and agility. Just be sure not to mess up with his cobwebs or you will end up getting bitten by his spider friends.
Feeling a little bit walled up
Emergency exits are important because they provide clear and safe ways to evacuate a place in case of emergencies. But what if your building’s emergency exit will lead you to a solid brick wall?
If you’re a resident of this building, be sure to always carry a sledgehammer to tear down the wall in case there’s an emergency. We do not know how thick the wall is, so better practice a lot of swinging movement. Good luck, you’re gonna need it.
Emergency not allowed
One must commend the staff who knows how to think one hundred steps ahead. It’s good that you’ve been warned that emergencies cannot happen here, all because of a broken emergency phone. Now that emergencies are scared of this location, fire, earthquakes, and other disasters and accidents are staying out of this place.
We do not know how long it would take the repairman to fix this phone but in the meantime, have an emergency somewhere else… unless you have a mobile phone with you.
Password: Just Climb Up!
Designers of this revolutionary door were too scared of burglars and trespassers. They had to install two door locks and an electronic security entry passcode. The only problem is that its modern metal slats contradict the door’s extra security features.
One look at this futuristic door and you’ll instantly know how to get in faster than unlocking those bolts. No need to guess for the password. Just climb up! On the upside, homeowners won’t need their keys to come in and out of their place.
Instant Snapchat filter
Not all mirrors will give you an accurate reflection of your image. Sometimes you will look better. Sometimes you will appear fatter. But once in a blue moon, you’ll chance upon a mirror that comes with an automatic Snapchat filter.
It automatically erases your nose, and gives emphasis to your mouth and chin. It’s like you’ve been transported straight out of an eccentric art gallery or a sci-fi film. It’s once in a lifetime so be sure to take a dozen selfies.
Best view to watch Santa Claus
At first glance, this design can be baffling. But upon careful inspection, you will know that whoever designed this is a big Santa Claus fan. He only wants the best for Father Christmas. With the carefully centered duct, Santa can now easily climb to the top without any help from his reindeers.
The balcony may have been slightly ruined, but residents of this house will surely get the best view to watch Santa Claus’ climbing prowess. We’re sure that the entire household will get extra presents from Santa.
Choose your own adventure
Two painters took the job of painting this road marking. The only problem was that they got two different directions. Well, one has to complete what they’re tasked to do, never mind if the outcome will turn out to be confusing.
It’s up to the motorists to decide if it’s gonna be left, right… or rueat? Even your GPS might get disoriented. Last time we checked in the dictionary, rueat is not yet a word. For now, you gotta choose your own adventure.
Doug, you only had one job!
We’ll always have forgetful bouts in this lifetime. But nobody can match absent-minded Doug. His boss and colleagues have already reminded him what needs to be done but it seems that Doug’s mind is too preoccupied.
His boss must have gotten tired of all the follow ups that he finally came up with a genius solution. We do not know for sure if Doug still has work, but it’s one big sign that Doug’s memory needs some sharpening. Poor Doug.
This door is the window to your soul
To what extent can a public restroom get public? This restroom takes the word public in a different level that there's no more room for privacy. Everyone is holding their pee and avoiding this throne.
Your bladder will give you extra space and your stomach will surely stop revolting upon seeing this see-through door. Unless you're an exhibitionist and you want the public to witness your toilet habits. Just be sure to flush the toilet! Remember that you’re being watched by passers-by.
No to social distancing
The residents of this house are not fans of social distancing. They want their home to be a place of sharing spaces, even in their bathroom. The owner is surely bragging about his intimate setting that helps his guests relax and share their deepest and darkest secrets.
It must be a powerful bonding experience to sit down and have a heart-to-heart talk while getting your business done. It’s the best room to take your relationship to the next level, embracing each other's nasty smells and all that wiping action.
Spiralling out of control
Hands down, this design wins in the spiralling out of control award. They missed the doors six feet from the right. Not that bad. They almost got it right. We have to cut them some slack. This has been their tenth project for the week and they're probably tired of curling staircases.
We are now sure that going up and down the spiral staircase can be dizzying. If you're feeling wobbly and you need to build something like this, better take a break or you might create a masterpiece like this.
Here is an acrobat performing a trick he learned from Cirque du Soleil. His prop is something called a reverse ladder and he knows how to balance while replacing light bulbs for his upcoming show.
He does not really need a helmet but his costume designer dressed him up as a repairman. We heard that this contortionist can also fly, bend, twist, spin and dive with just the aid of his magic ladder. Let’s all give this guy some standing ovation please.
The fast way down
Touted as the highest fire escape in the world, this building has given recognition for its acclaimed design. It took years to complete this fire escape, after rigorously planning the best placement of its trailblazing platform.
Guests cannot simply enter its premises. One must meet its special requirements for them to visit or reside here. The world’s best base jumpers and parkour masters are the only ones allowed to reside here. They all love the sound of emergency alarms as they all get to practice their passion.
So, who’s winning?
Do not blame the existence of this pillar, this economy seat is on sale! Described as the best value for money for pretentious sports fans who do not really want to watch the game, this seat can be the best seat in the house for those who are forced by their friend to tag along.
It’s better than your couch plus you can always hug that post if you're already bored. Plus, I heard that it comes with free upsized drinks and popcorn. Best deal of the century!
Drivers should always keep their eyes on the road and their hands on their steering wheels in order to avoid accidents. Obstructions on the road can surprise you and you need to carefully avoid it when you see one right in front of you.
You’ll never know what you will encounter on the road, just like this telephone pole brilliantly standing tall in the middle of nowhere. We’re not sure if it can walk on its own. Perhaps it also has not yet reached its destination.
Watch your head
Say goodbye to high ceiling design. The no more ceiling space is the go-to trend of the year. The spot where your stairs meet the ceiling is the prime venue for meditation and sourcing the strongest mobile signal.
It’s perfect for those who want to get their ceilings spick and span, without needing the aid of their long broom sticks. Just watch your head, or you might fall down. It’s a long and exhausting way up to go back to the top.
A concrete solution
Sometimes the best solution you need to choose is the most unconventional way. Enter Quikrete, the best brand offering the most concrete fix for your construction problems. It’s the quickest concrete mix in the market that you do not even need to remove the mix from its packaging.
Who would have thought that we can repair things without wasting water, time, and effort. Just simply put the entire bag of Quikrete and you’re good to go. Slow clap for this genius!
When duct tapes lose its magic
Duct tapes solve almost everything in this world. It's sticky. It's strong. It's durable. It's flexible. It's resistant to weathering. You can rely on it at all times. But not until this pole refused the magic of this adhesive.
Perhaps you cannot repair an old tree. Or perhaps another roll or two would finally straighten up this tree. The solution to this stubborn pole might be too sticky. Let's just wish that the other pole will convince it to stand strong.
If you ever feel useless, look at this!
Feeling a little bit worthless because you've lost your purpose in this world? Don't know what to do after getting fired from work? Whoever designed this has gone through some existential crisis.
He knows how to make someone feel better, just by creating this piece of art in the middle of grassland. One look at this and you'll get your self-esteem boosted. Remember, folks! The grass will always be greener, even when you take small steps. Ah, the profundity of stairs!
The road for the intoxicated
More and more roads are getting constructed with the best engineering technology. This particular one is tailor fit for drunk drivers who want to be guided with utmost safety. It may probably look skewed from ordinary road lines, but once you’re under the influence of alcohol, everything will look normal.
This road, though, is only open for intoxicated people and has a maximum speed limit of 5 kilometers per hour. Reports say that the road for the intoxicated has effectively dropped alochol-impaired driving accidents by 100%. Sounds like a very drunk road plan!
Ain’t nothin’ broke if you’re broke
The shower is a magical place where you’re stripped of all your inhibitions. You take long showers to relax you. You sing. You dance. You meditate. You chill. This is why installing the best shower heads can be the best gift for yourself.
But who knew that you can get rainfall shower heads, straight from your trash? Nozzles and pressure boosters are customizable. Who would even need an expensive shower panel if you can have a spa-like experience with your aluminum can?
Here’s how you identify hazards
We’ve been warned. Those caution tapes are out there for a reason. It’s absolutely unsafe to go near that column. Do not even bother to be mesmerized by the caution tape's exemplary ribbon arrangement. Yes, it's like a work of art but flee the scene as soon as possible.
Those stacks look like they’re gonna fall anytime soon, like Jengga blocks waiting for a feisty wind to nudge it down. Nobody knows how those planks can balance those heavy bricks. Maybe the tape helps after all.
Literally a security loophole
Folks, never try this at your home even if it looks kinda hip. This is literally a security loophole, made out of one's distrust for door locks. Isn't it obvious that you can create a loophole with a loop chained around an improvised hole?
Let's just say that the owner of this place can never leave his roommates inside, or they'll end up tearing down the wall. Let's give a 1 out of 10 for this door lock technology's brilliant effort.
One giant leap for mankind
Maybe it is a balcony for giants. You'll need a giant leap to get up and down that balcony. If you're not blessed with long legs, the residents of this place have placed a cooler that also acts as a ladder for you to step on.
The design may appear substandard but if it's serving its purpose, why complain? Take note that the plant is still in bloom so we are sure that the balcony is still their favorite spot.
Generous microwave door opening
Nobody knows how they can use this microwave oven. Do you just toss some popcorn inside? Do you use tongs to take in and take out food that you need to reheat? How do you even clean its interior? Maybe it's in the manual, or there's a secret opening in the center.
The only obvious detail is that it has a generous microwave door opening. Just don't overextend your oven's door, you might end up putting more dents on your precious wall.
We got you, buddy
Here's one sweet proof that trust fall exercises in team building really work. You simply can rely on your friends for your dear life. Hang in there, they got you covered. Take your sweet time for they will not let go of their feet.
We are pretty sure that after completing this task, this brave man will thank his best buddies for eating that extra pizza. Another pound less on his lifesavers and he'll end up tasting gravity. Bravo for teamwork!
It is what it is!
Sometimes people look for an easier workaround when they are confronted with a tedious job. Repairing and painting fences, for example, take a lot of effort. It's not a task for the lazy. This genius' solution? Follow directions too literally.
Yes, it's now a brown fence, though not looking as aesthetically pleasing as one would imagine. At least he got the job done in five minutes, using just spray paint and plywood. Now, he has the whole afternoon off, waiting for his paycheck.
Trial and error
Accurate measurements are not always followed in construction design. Others simply adhere to the trial and error rule. They just drill random holes according to their wild imagination and if it does not fit, they simply need to try and try and try again... until they get it right.
They just need to keep persevering and hoping that they will get it right for the nth time. There is no guarantee that they will save time and money, or if it will look exceptional. But hey, if it works, it works!
It seems like these handrails were given the highest priority when these stairs were being built. There has to be adequate room for plenty of hands. Everything is perfect until the builders overlooked one thing.
The center area will lead to nowhere but.. a bump. People may avoid this unfortunate center pole by crawling up if they want to feel the shape of a triangle. We will not be surprised if these handrails will eventually function as a clothes line.
Newest member of the Avengers
Let us all welcome the newest member of the Avengers-- Mr. Handyman! He's got superhuman powers, including balancing on top of ladders, renovating buildings for free, and fixing your household's damages.
He does not need to don any costume to prove his superiority. Rumor has it that he is the long lost son of MacGyver. He works fast. He has the nastiest DIY skills. He can get things done in less than a minute. Everyone will surely love this unassuming superhero.
Special window access
This Airbnb boasts of its special window access that leads to its secret stairs. It may not have the best view but its special window will give its guests the most unforgettable and comfortable stay ever.
Who needs doors when one can roll out of the window and get out of the house without being seen by his nosy neighbors? You can sneak in and sneak out whenever you want to. Just be careful when using your special access. Burglars might discover their next target.
A road drainage system is used to remove the water from the road and prevent flooding. But this latest invention is quite extraordinary. It seems like this drain is miraculously repelling water.
No matter how flooded it gets, the water will avoid this drain. We do not know if they used a water-repellent substance for this drain to ward off water. Another theory is that someone must have spilled their smart water. At least we're given early warning on what road to avoid next rainy season.
The indispensable tree
Everything may go, except this special tree. You may demolish structures, bulldoze walls, construct roads, and build houses... but do not ever dare to touch this precious one. Even telephone lines, dogs, motorcycles and bedsheets feel protected when they go near this tree of life.
Not even the threat of speeding trucks and destructive hurricanes can topple this nature's finest. This one has a special shield from outside forces. This one will surely be a good contender for the world's oldest tree. All hail to this indispensable tree.
Reading between the lines
SOTP? SPOT? TOPS? POST? Oh, STOP! It's not a typographical error. And it's not exactly an anagram where you need to jumble letters to find its meaning. A popular theory says that it's a discreet protest from an underpaid painter, who never got fairly compensated for his years of OT work.
Yes, this overtime maltreatment needs to stop right away. Yes to better road signs and no to poor labor practices! Count us in. We are all supporting the SOTP movement. We will rally behind your cause!
Stairmaster at the comforts of your home
This staircase will not lead you anywhere. Its main purpose is for you to get into an active lifestyle, without stepping out of your home. It functions like your regular Stairmaster, making it easier for you reach your daily 10,000 steps target.
You are guaranteed to lose 10 pounds in one month just by stepping up and down. When you're not enjoying the adrenaline rush of your stepper, you may also sit on these steps and take a rest. Pretty functional, eh?
Let that sink in
The sink can sometimes be the bathroom's main attraction. Forget about getting the right measurements. The sink should be of topnotch quality. It does not matter if the size will fit, they will let that sink in.
Doors and table tops can always adjust, especially when you need a giant sink for all your washing needs. A hole on your door should not be an issue here. You got a lot of washing to do, just look at that overused soap and helpless nail brush.
The Great Flood started here
The Great Flood all started with a miscalculated measurement. We do not know who is to blame. Was it the faucet or the basin? It was built with the wild assumption that it will come with an automatic basin detection splash technology.
But alas, the water was not trained to go sideways. A little bit of spout reach might have solved the problem but this will not be happening anytime soon. Now we gotta find Noah's ark, before it gets too late.
Faucket: Faucet and Socket in one!
Here is another 2020 top-selling invention. Introducing the faucket-- a surprising hybrid of faucet and socket. You can get unlimited supply of your alkaline water, while you connect your electrical gadgets.
The water and electricity are free flowing, so waterproofing your gadgets is a must. Do not fret about getting electrocuted. Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters were carefully installed for everyone's safety. The only problem is when you need a repair. We may never know whom to call-- is it the plumber or the electrician?
Protect the wall at all costs
This precious wall must be secured from wall thieves. This brick wall was from the ancient times, and has withstood time and natural disasters for centuries. It is not exactly a beautiful sight to behold, but its colorful history deserves preservation and appreciation.
Gangs of thieves have already attempted to steal this historical wall plenty of times, but nobody has managed to break in its heavy-duty gates. Nobody exactly knows what's on the other side. Maybe dinosaurs, or more walls?
One level up
You might be able to reach the next level. Simply go through this door and you're on the second floor. It took a lot of engineering effort to built a door leading to the next story so do not complain when you got to make a big big step.
The stairs are coming soon so be extra careful when you step out. Engineers have long thought of coming up with this sleek design and they have finally incorporated an anti-flooding system.
Nails can be tricky. Sometimes its flat heads can be mistaken as its hook. We do not know how these were able to stick in with such depth. Hammers may have been out of supply when they had to repair this structure but we are sure that it gave them a harder time.
These nails will be protruding for everyone to see and count. Nobody wants to stay below these nails though. Getting nailed on the head from falling nails will surely hurt.
The Doorless House
Not all architects have thought of building front doors. They must have used up all the budget for its heavy-duty gate and fancy staircase. Or they probably want an extra leg workout every time they step in and out of their house.
All it takes is a window for easy access. No need to install those annoying door locks. The only downside is that it's not handicap-friendly, and they cannot bring in big furniture. No more couch upgrades in the future!
Venting out an exhausting job
The monotony of work can be exhausting. You work the same type of job everyday to make ends meet. But wait till you hear the story of a guy who needed to install the smallest vent in the planet. It looks ridiculous, but he was just following orders.
He's not sure if the vent will work fine, but he said that it's the hardest job he's ever done in his lifetime. One look at this vent and you will commend this guy's attention to the tiniest detail.
Curtains are there for a reason. You need it to cover your area for privacy, or to block the light from entering your room. It can make your room look more stylish and it can complement your room's interior design.
But what if your curtain rod is too short for your window? We do not exactly know if this curtain will eventually be taken down but it's a powerful reminder that we should carefully measure before purchasing accessories for our homes. What a waste!