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From deep within the “What Were They Thinking” file, here are some of the worst construction mistakes ever perpetuated by modern man. It’s amazin… Read More
From deep within the “What Were They Thinking” file, here are some of the worst construction mistakes ever perpetuated by modern man. It’s amazing to think that these errors actually occurred, and nobody realized the inherent stupidity. Fortunately, these photos are sure to get a laugh when you see them. Read Less
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AlexLevin is a writer for JW Surety Bonds, a bond agency offering hassle-free construction bonds.
• These two urinals are notfor the claustrophobic. Only the best of friends can use them simultaneously.
From deep within the “WhatWere They Thinking” file, here are some of the worst construction mistakes everperpetuated by modern man. It’s amazing to think that these errors actuallyoccurred, and nobody realized the inherent stupidity. Fortunately, these photosare sure to get a laugh when you see them.

Somebody thought this was a good idea, but why? Maybe the occupants werehedging their bets in case they went upside-down on their mortgage. Of course,the residents could be members of Cirque du Soleil who need to practice walkingon their hands.
Hopefully, this telephonepole isn’t blocking the express route. Maybe it’s meant to slow down runawaytrains. Either way, it sure is in the way.
Everybody knows about thestairway to heaven. This stairway looks more like the stairway to hell or a badpractical joke. Watch out for that last step. It’s a long drop to the ground.
Kids who ride down thisslide are never seen again, unless you look in the hole. It goes the whole wayto China.
This homeowner obviouslyowns two narrow cars, but he might ride a motorcycle. The mailman probablydoesn’t like the positioning of the mailbox either.
This door must be for anemergency fire escape. Too bad you’ll break your legs if you use it. Thenagain, it could be the entrance door for a family of stilt-walkers.
This security camera justdoesn’t inspire much confidence in the firm that was hired to watch the house.Maybe a burglar put the sign in front of the camera so nobody could see him.
Many importantconversations took place in this bathroom. You'll notice that the toiler paperdispenser is between the commodes, so it can be shared.
One half of this bridgeis too high, and the other half is too low. One half is too far to the right,and one half is too far to the left. This bridge is a fine example of your taxdollars at work.
Actually, the problemisn’t that this ATM was installed too high. The problem is that this customerwas built too close to the ground. The bank made the most of the situation byrenting ladders to its clients.
The occupants of thishome loved to watch the trains go by their back porch. Of course, they didn’thave a back porch for very long.
Why do contractors liketo play practical jokes on folks in wheelchairs? When given the choice, mostpeople decided it was safer to roll down the stairs.
It was necessary to putthis telephone in the middle of the road to tighten up the wires. The guydriving the steamroller, however, did a great job making the asphalt nice andsmooth.

The residents of theapartment on the left couldn’t wait to get to the breakfast buffet everymorning. The only problem is that they usually broke their legs jumping down tothe patio.
It’s hard to decide wherethis stairway goes or why it needed a railing. Maybe it was for ghosts whocould walk through walls but were afraid of heights.
A man’s outhouse is hiscastle. Somebody should close the door so the cold air doesn’t escape. Theresident must be a film fan. It has the full movie package.
When you gotta’ go, yougotta’ go. After using this toilet, you’ll probably have to go get your kneesX-rayed. Do you think the toilet paper sitting atop the commode was originallyblue, or did it fall into the water?
On a clear day, you cansee your house from this toilet.

This photo proves thatman can co-exist peacefully with nature.
It’s hard to decide ifthe telephone pole is positioned poorly or if the road was surveyed by adrunk.
These driveways are hardon cars, but they’re great for sleds and skiers in the winter. The ride isshort but fast.
• Five sinks equal nowaiting, unless you’re waiting to use the urinal.
• Here’s a prime example ofpole dancing on a budget.
• This photo proves thatdrunks should never lay train tracks. They don’t have a good sense of straight.
• Duct tape works oneverything.
• Water and electricitydon’t mix, except in this house.