There’s good entering and bad entering, and when it comes to water the watchword here is KEEP OUT. That’s two words but still – enter anything you like as long as it isn’t the water. Delving deeper, the main issue appears to be whitewater, possibly during a blizzard, at least according to the red circle & diagonal bar graphic above the text. (image via Peter O’Connor)
Skin Eat Dipping
Y’know how people tend to ignore No Swimming Signs? This pair of warning signs should serve to concentrate their minds in a hurry! The only question is which type of deterrence is more effective: corrosive acid or suffocating quicksand. You’ve gotta admit, they make a formidable combination punch. Also, it’s nice to know that quicksand actually does exist in the real world and not just in cartoons. (image via Tobin Richard)
Did you know that Reclaimed Water is a recycled resource? That’s good, and we’ll drink to… wait, scratch that. According to the EPA, reclaimed water can be “used for agriculture and irrigation, potable water supplies, groundwater replenishment, industrial processes, and environmental restoration.” In short, grow food with it but don’t drink it – a seemingly small but certainly crucial difference. (image via Chic Bee)
Something to Ponder
Water? In my pond? It’s not just more likely than you think, it’s a firm requirement for any and all ponds! To elaborate: were the pond to fill rapidly with, say, acid and/or quicksand, the so-called “pond” wouldn’t really BE a pond since the definition of a pond is “a small area of water that is smaller than a lake.” But you already knew that, right? Evidently the powers that be in Willow Springs, VA did not. (image via Dion Hinchcliffe)
This somewhat confusing warning sign at the SevenStar Scenic Area in Guilin, south-central China promises much but doesn’t appear to deliver. In short, it’s posted in front of a… waterfall. So, like, did someone flush the toilet at an inopportune moment? If so, we heartily approve of the responsible use of precious resources. (image via Povl Abrahamsen)
Don’t take water warning signs seriously? Check out It’s A Tidalist: 10 Wet & Wild Tsunami Warning Signs!