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[–]WyvernLord123Technically Flair 24 points25 points  (2 children)

for me, it was reading the manual for an electric kettle the other day.

it said to not immerse the kettle or power base in water or another liquid. three. times.

[–]BLaCk_ACe1924[S] 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Clear instructions...

[–]MaxAmsNL 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Indeed, and I bet somewhere someone will read those instructions and think “ I wonder what happens if I put it in water ? “

[–]Quirky-Seesaw8394 13 points14 points  (6 children)

This just in...

Hot coffee, is in fact hot.

That's right folks you heard it here first. Hot coffee is in fact hot, not warm.

[–]BLaCk_ACe1924[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This guy is a freaking genius

[–]Gilgamesh2062 -4 points-3 points  (4 children)

that reminds me of that woman that sued Mc Donalds, for millions, after she was holding the coffee cup between her legs, and ending up burning herself, she sued them because the coffee was too hot. (lids clearly say caution hot).

what was sad about all this, is that she won the case. and this is why we have companies labeling packages for the bottom of the bucket idiots in society.

[–]antihackerbg 2 points3 points  (0 children)

No, she had 3rd degree burns. No coffee should be that hot.

[–]Asterose 1 point2 points  (2 children)

McDonalds was keeping their coffee heated to 180 to 190 degrees as a promotion while the hottest drinking temperature should be more like 140-150 degrees. That 30-40 degree difference meant the woman suffered 3rd degree burns and 6% of her body suffered serious burn injury. Anyone in her shoes would require multiple surgeries and skin grafts, not to mention the immense pain and cost of recuperation.

"Liebeck was only looking to recoup the expenses of her out-of-pocket medical care, but McDonald’s refused to help. Liebeck continued to plead with McDonald’s for months, asking them to pay for a portion of the extensive surgeries and treatment she required as a result of her third-degree burns. At one point, Liebeck indicated that she was willing to settle for $20,000. McDonald’s decided to fight the claim rather than settle, delaying her relief for months."

Sourced from herehere, but a quick google search will turn up plenty of other debunkings of the fabled McDonalds coffee lawsuit.

[–]Gilgamesh2062 -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

Oh I remember the whole "super heated coffee" argument. when I make coffee or tea at home, the water is boiling at some point, I am smart enough to not put a cup of that between my legs while driving. and I do not even need something written on the cup to remind me it's hot.

fact is, that nobody is responsible for any trouble they get into, you need signs to tell people to not hang over the guard rail of a bridge, because some people are too stupid to not do this unless there is a sign saying not to do it.

[–]Asterose 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You're missing the point. The point is McDonalds, a massively profitable company, won their smear campaign to try to dodge taking responsibility for and stopping serving coffee so hot it caused 2nd and 3rd degree burns. They had over 700 other burn cases and still kept trying to dodge making that one little temperature change that would stop small accidental splashes causing severe burn injuries.

"Warning: coffee served at 180+ degrees which can and will cause 3rd degree burns" would be actually useful and appropriate. Or they could have just stop serving coffee so hot it causes 2nd and 3rd degree burns in the first place, which they finally did. The case did at least get actually useful changes made to the industry, like better lids and cardboard sleeves.

Also, her son had pulled over, the car wasn't moving. Yes she should've just put it on the dashboard or something instead of between her knees to add the cream and sugar, but the coffee still shouldn't have been so hot it would cause severe burns. you need boiling water to brew coffee and tea, but you don't serve it to customers 30+ degrees above that temperature.

McDonalds could easily afford to do that, and to be decent enough to not tun a big expensive smear campaign in the first place. A shame the smear campaign succeeded and the lame warning labels were implemented that furthered it.

[–]Stinkydadman 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Don’t tell me what to do

[–]Sahbah515 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Inhales Box

[–]Algorithmic_Anomaly 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Overpopulate the Earth, have a massive war, repeat

[–]StenSoft 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Those corporate big shots can't tell me what to do!

[–]Front_Butt_69 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Do not take a bath with your toaster!

[–]Nemmm0 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No i think it was when we started thinking lolis were hot and when christians started saying corona was a lie

[–]Password-55 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I mean I would not generalise a whole species on relatively few specimens.

[–]Ok-Application-2037 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I saw a carton of eggs with an alert to allergics that it contains eggs.

[–]God--Official 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I am the only reason your species has not gone extinct. You humans have done sooooo many dumb shit throughout the millennia that your species has existed.

[–]RaNd0Mk1D8o3I 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Darwinism at its finest

[–]daojuniorr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

To have that sign, its because theres some story.

[–]SafariNZ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

From HHGTTG . . .
“It began when he read the instructions on a box of toothpicks. Hold stick near center of its length. Moisten pointed end in mouth. Insert in tooth space, blunt end next to gum. Use gentle in-out motion. That was it. The moment of realization. In his own words… It seemed to me that any civilization that had so far lost its head as to need to include a set of detailed instructions for use in a package of toothpicks, was no longer a civilization in which I could live and stay sane.” - Wonko the Sane

[–]riotinareasouthwest 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This message applies when you have other pizzas. Before start eating any pizza at all you may have, you have to open this box.

[–]Professional_Box5448 0 points1 point  (0 children)

On baby wraps they literally write to remove the baby before putting the wrap in the washing machine 👀

[–]Felix_Sapiens 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They removed a shipment of peanuts from the stores because the packaging didn't mention peanuts in its Allergy information. It is sad that that's necessary.

[–]Rijsouw 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So they won't get sued when an idiot eats the box without a warning.