Failures of Design

Challenge #6 in the Jaysen dog-foods challenges series. Hosted by Jaysen Marais.
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Sometimes, despite the best of intentions, man-made creations either don't do what they're supposed to or conflict with other objects and/or their environments in such ways that we can't help but shake our heads. I'm specifically looking for examples of counter-productive human creations here, no poking fun at the natural world itself. Bear in mind that some designs are elegant yet unintuitive, so be careful when pointing the finger.
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No Parking on the Active Lava Flow...
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I guess the builders didn't think that Pelé would claim their road. There once was a subdivision near here, but it too was overrun by the volcano. I guess it's hard to out plan mother nature (or an active volcano).
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Submitted: Sunday, 5th April, 2009 03:38 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 7th March, 2003
Focal length: 13.06 mm
Shutter speed: 1/10 sec
Aperture: F4
ISO: 200
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