Weekly Photo Challenge: The sign says

Somebody at WordPress really has been trawling through my physics photos, as yet again I find myself able to respond to this weeks Weekly Photo Challenge with photos from Cern!

The challenge announced last Friday is ‘The Sign Says

When we went to Cern (in Switzerland to see the ATLAS particle detector in the Large Hadron Collider) we were all in fits of giggles at some of the signs.  I just had to capture some of them;

A most difficult map

1. A most difficult map

All the streets in the complex were named after famous physicists

2. All the streets in the complex were named after famous physicists

An impossible map.... We are where now?

3. An impossible map…. We are where now?

None of us could work out what this one meant

4. None of us could work out what this one meant

Physicists have quirky senses of humour

5. Physicists have quirky senses of humour

I love this sign for a bike park

6. I love this sign for a bike park

He did it!

7. He did it!

Any ideas what this might mean? There were no buttons in sight!

8. Any ideas what this might mean? There were no buttons in sight!

The MAD device; instructions

9. The MAD device; instructions

No

10. No

A very clear stop sign

11. A very clear stop sign

This is my favourite.... I wonder if a man turned up with a bucket and a mop would he be allowed in?

12. This is my favourite…. I wonder if a man turned up with a bucket and a mop would he be allowed in?

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23 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: The sign says

  1. Al says:

    These signs are very clear to me.

    First sign = “No getting lost!”

    Second sign = “Be aware of falling apples.”

    Third sign = “We said, no getting lost!”

    Fourth sign = “No sleeping on the job.”

    Fifth sign = “No pointing.” ( That’s just common etiquette)

    Sixth sign = “This is what happens when you hitch a ride on the accelerator.”

    Seventh sign = “Eye tests to your right.”

    Eighth sign = “No skateboarding on accelerator.”

    Ninth sign = “If you need this sign to operate elevator, please do not work on accelerator.”

    Tenth sign – “No amputations on company property.”

    Eleventh sign = “Please wash hands before touching this sign.”

    Twelfth sign = “Do not bite cleaning lady!”

    You’re welcome.

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  2. Maxi says:

    Wow Al is really sharp. I’m with you Barbara, I like the last one best.
    blessings ~ maxi

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  3. Mike says:

    I did a search on the top sign. It’s a warning for oxygen depletion, apparently for the risk of nitrogen, argon or helium escaping in the air, lowering the oxygen content. The icon is a person sitting down, with head dropped.

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    • Barbara says:

      Thanks Mike! I would have never have thought of that in a physics lab, but of course we were 100m below ground so oxygen might run out if we all started exercising! Also they use liquid nitrogen lots in physics, we regularly had low oxygen alarms going off in our low temperature physics department! Even still, we had never seen the sign before!

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    • Barbara says:

      Any ideas for number 8?

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      • Mike says:

        I’t a trip hazard sign. It’s just mounted wrong. It should be rotated 60° clockwise so that the “hazard” is horizontal on the bottom. see http://vector.me/browse/124584/tripping_hazard_clip_art

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        • Barbara says:

          Brilliant! How did you work that one out?

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          • Mike says:

            Mutated brain cells from moving all that irradiated fuel over the years — actually I just did a google image search. When you go to google images and click on the camera icon in the search box, you can paste the URL of an image or upload an image. Google will then try to match it. That didn’t work for that picture, so I copied the image, eliminated everything but the sign, including removing the fasteners and tried with that, with a bit more success. Even with that it took a while longer, but it was in the wee hours of the morning and I can’t remember what else I did.

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  4. Grannymar says:

    Interesting signs and interpretations!

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  5. Barbara says:

    Good job with the photos…..I would never have thought to take photos of all those signs…..that is why these challenges are so good.

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    • Barbara says:

      I just take photos of anything that looks different or catches my eye. It is so great to be able to share these pictures with other people!

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      • Barbara says:

        I think I might get a little too particular…but with the blog I take more! How is the new job?

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        • Barbara says:

          The job is good, I’m enjoying it, but they keep wanting me to do more hours… I really shouldn’t until my health improves. At the moment my sinuses are really bad again so i am waiting for an appointment at the end of the month. Also the sun is actually shining in the UK and I want to get out and enjoy it while it lasts!

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  6. Your entry for the challenge is great! 🙂

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