Is there anything more terrifying than a politician's campaign video? You know the ones – the sweaty, desperate people with tight smiles and loose morals , informing you in a honeyed, smarmy voice that they they need your vote? Well, brace yourself–if you thought individual politicians were bad, wait until you see their governments in action. we’ve collected some of the weirdest and most bizarre public campaigns from modern governments. From singing politicians to platforms made entirely of ice cream, these videos will make you laugh (or maybe cringe) until your sides hurt.

The fact is that governments all over the world have taken to some pretty bizarre public campaigns in order to get their messages out there. Sometimes they're funny, sometimes they're strange, but they’re always interesting. It seems interesting, right. So make some big popcorn and get chompin’because we have one serious line up for you!

Scroll down for some really bizarre examples of public campaigns. Don’t even get us started about the time Berlin tried to use mimes to shame people into drinking less.

Japan is planning to use AI to help people successfully date and find long-term partners. It's part of Japan's plan to get its birth rate up, and it involves applying AI to the matchmaking services that local governments already run. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: BBC

In the city of La paz, Colombia, people dressed up in zebra costumes direct traffic. Unlike police, they just kind of nudge you into behaving well - for example, if you stop your car on a pedestrian crossing, they'll lie across the hood. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: The Atlantic

The Finnish foreign ministry promoted the idea of pantsdrunk using emoji. the It means drinking at home, by yourself, with no pants on. In addition to two emoji for the concept, the ministry also created a promotional video. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: Vinepair

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