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Escalator smarts

From my files (sorry that the photograph is not in perfect focus):

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Fry the red hand

Maidhc Mac Roibin spotted this oddly named item on the menu (bottom right) of the Nutrition Restaurant in Cupertino, CA:

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Warm tip

Jan Söhlke received a fresh batch of Tieguanyin from China. The tea helps him get through the dark and cold season, this time the more so as it came with a »warm tip«:

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Rooster Caponizing Competition

Sign at the Hakka Cultural Museum in Kaohsiung, Taiwan:

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Do not animals

Sign from National Taiwan University:

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Snapshot punishment

Photograph of highway sign from Jinghong (Thai Chiang Rung) in Sibsongbanna / Sipsong Panna / Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, PRC:

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Use the rest room beautifully

This is a photograph of a sign above a urinal at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies taken by Joseph Williams who was there for a Japanese test.  Besides the Japanglish, it's interesting that spaces are added between the words.  And there are no kanji.

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If you have any complaints…

Anne Henochowicz spotted this sign in the bathroom at Lombardi's, the first pizza shop in NYC:

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Fragrant and Hot Marxism

This was covered fairly well five years ago, but it has recently come alive again:

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Lettuce in pain

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Big WHAT hall

This Shanghaiist photograph taken at a gym was posted to Facebook by Tristra Newyear Yeager on October 13:

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Six God toilet water itching

From the annals of Improbable Research, Marc Abrahams posted "Patent application of the day: six God toilet water itching" (11/24/15)

This is for Chinese patent application CN301200531 S, filed August 7, 2009 and published May 12, 2010.

The inventors (bless their souls!) are Yú Fāngfāng 于方方 and Shī Yì 施翼.

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Taste the translation

Unfair, but funny:

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